Karsten Müller

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Karsten Müller
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Full name Karsten Müller
Country  Germany
Born (1970-11-23) November 23, 1970 (age 46)
Hamburg, West Germany
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2532 (January 2017)
Peak rating 2536 (December 2013)

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 had placed third in the 1996 German championship and second in the 1997 German championship.[3]

An authority on 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 (Russell Enterprises 2003) with FIDE Master Claus Dieter Meyer. His column "Endgame Corner" has appeared at ChessCafe.com since January 2001 and he has been a regular contributor to ChessBase Magazine since 1997.

The seventh chapter of Tibor Karolyi's 2009 book Genius in the Background is devoted to him. His main interest apart from chess are football and mathematical games.


ChessBase Products[edit]

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


  1. ^ Chessgames profile
  2. ^ FIDE card
  3. ^ Fundamental Chess Endings, back cover.
  4. ^ Fundamental Chess Endings, back cover

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