Karsten Müller

Karsten Müller (born November 23, 1970 in Hamburg, West Germany) [1] is a German chess Grandmaster and author. [2] He earned the Grandmaster title in 1998 and a PhD in mathematics in 2002 at the University of Hamburg. He was placed third in the 1996 German championship and second in the 1997 German championship. [3]

An authority is Endgames , [4] he is the author of Fundamental Chess Endings ( Gambit Publications , 2001) and Secrets of Pawn Endings ( Everyman Chess , 2000), both, with Frank Lamprecht . He also wrote How to Play Chess Endgames , with Wolfgang Pajeken (Gambit, 2008) and Magic of Chess Tactics (2003) with FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer. His column “Endgame Corner” has appeared at ChessCafe.com since January 2001 and has been a regular contributor to ChessBase Magazine since 1997. Chess Today Chess Today . [5]

The seventh chapter of Tibor Karolyi’s book Genius in the Background is devoted to him. His main interest is from chess and football and mathematical games .


  • Müller, Karsten; Lamprecht, Frank (2000), Secrets of Pawn Endings , Everyman Chess , ISBN  978-1-85744-255-7 Corrected by Gambit edition in 2007, ISBN 978-1-904600-88-6 .
  • Müller, Karsten; Lamprecht, Frank (2001), Fundamental Chess Endings , Gambit Publications , ISBN  1-901983-53-6
  • Müller, Karsten; Meyer, Claus Dieter (2002), The Magic of Chess Tactics , Russell Enterprises, ISBN  1-888690-14-3
  • Müller, Karsten (2004), The ChessCafe Puzzle Book , Russell Enterprises, ISBN  1888690216
  • Müller, Karsten (2008), The ChessCafe Puzzle Book 2: Test and Improve Your Positional Intuition , Russell Enterprises, ISBN  9781888690439
  • Müller, Karsten; Pajeken, Wolfgang (2008), How to Play Chess Endings , Gambit Publications, ISBN  978-1-904600-86-2
  • Müller, Karsten (2009), Bobby Fischer (The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion) , Russell Enterprises, ISBN  978-1-888690-59-0
  • Müller, Karsten; Van Delft, Merijn (2010), ChessCafe Puzzle Book, No. 3: Test and Improve Your Defensive Skill! , Russell Enterprises, ISBN  9781888690668
  • Müller, Karsten (2013), Gelfand-Anand 2012: Match for the World Chess Championship , Russell Enterprises, ASIN  B00GI0R28O

ChessBase Products

Karsten has a large number of ChessBase products. These can be found online here


  1. Jump up^ Chessgames profile
  2. Jump up^ FIDE card
  3. Jump up^ Fundamental Chess Endings, back cover.
  4. Jump up^ Fundamental Chess Endings, back cover
  5. Jump up^ “1000th Issue of Chess Today” (PDF) . chesstoday.net. 2017-06-08.

Further reading

  • Karolyi, Tibor; Aplin, Nick (2009), Genius in the Background , Quality Chess , ISBN  978-1-906552-37-4

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