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Karsten Mueller
Number of games in database: 184
Years covered: 1988 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2491 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2536

Overall record: +58 -39 =87 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (41) 
    B32 B90 B48 B47 B87
 French Defense (13) 
    C01 C09 C11 C05 C02
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B11 B13
 Sicilian Taimanov (9) 
    B47 B48 B46 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A45 D00 D02
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (21) 
    D44 D45 D47 D43
 French Defense (15) 
    C16 C00 C02 C12 C05
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A61 A67 A60 A65 A63
 Scandinavian (7) 
 Sicilian (6) 
    B30 B51 B22 B36 B58
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    D02 A46 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Mueller vs Uhlmann, 2001 1-0
   D King vs K Mueller, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Khalifman vs K Mueller, 1991 0-1
   A Cioara vs K Mueller, 2013 0-1
   K Mueller vs Acs, 2003 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2013/14 (2013)

   🏆 Bundesliga 2015/16
   K Mueller vs V Polischuk (Dec-11-15) 1/2-1/2
   K Mueller vs Dinstuhl (Feb-21-15) 1-0
   K Mueller vs R Tomczak (Nov-07-14) 1/2-1/2
   C Renner vs K Mueller (Dec-14-13) 1/2-1/2
   D Abel vs K Mueller (Nov-23-13) 0-1

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(born Nov-23-1970, 48 years old) Germany

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Wikipedia article: Karsten M%C3%BCller

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 184  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marc Weber vs K Mueller 0-1111988Bundesliga 1988/89D02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Shabalov vs K Mueller  0-1491989Pula 47/519 (Shabalov,A)D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Hertneck vs K Mueller  ½-½521989Bundesliga 1989/90D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. Balashov vs K Mueller  1-0681989BielC00 French Defense
5. K Mueller vs Barsov 0-1551989Spring opC05 French, Tarrasch
6. K Mueller vs H Wegner  ½-½281990Hamburg (Germany)C45 Scotch Game
7. Adorjan vs K Mueller  ½-½241990BalassagyarmatD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Van Wely vs K Mueller  ½-½131990EU-ch U20D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Khalifman vs K Mueller  0-1651991Hamburg SKAC14 French, Classical
10. Piket vs K Mueller ½-½301991Hamburg SKAD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. K Mueller vs Yusupov 0-11151991Hamburg SKAC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
12. Romanishin vs K Mueller 1-0311992AltensteigC02 French, Advance
13. K Mueller vs P Schlosser  0-1911992AltensteigB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
14. K Mueller vs Van Wely  1-0381992Munich op9192B06 Robatsch
15. K Mueller vs T Cording 1-0231992Hamburg OpenB01 Scandinavian
16. Hort vs K Mueller  ½-½331992Bundesliga 1991/92D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. K Mueller vs I Stohl  1-0411992Munich op9192B86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. K Mueller vs Khalifman  0-1581992GER-CupT f Frankfurt-Hamburg (1) (Ernst,T)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. K Mueller vs Vaganian  ½-½221993BL 9293 ;BL 90C09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
20. K Mueller vs Hort  0-1311994GER-CupTB41 Sicilian, Kan
21. L Christiansen vs K Mueller  1-0601994Bundesliga 1993/94D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Vaganian vs K Mueller  0-1721996Bundesliga 1995/96A07 King's Indian Attack
23. K Mueller vs L Christiansen  1-0711996Bundesliga 1996/97B32 Sicilian
24. Chekhov vs K Mueller  ½-½231996Hamburg HSKD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. K Mueller vs A Hennings  ½-½401997GER-chB33 Sicilian
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  cu8sfan: reports:

<Karsten Returns!
We are delighted to welcome back German GM Karsten Müller to! Fighting serious illness, his last column was in September. But now he has returned and we hope you will welcome back him and his very popular Endgame Corner.>

I'm glad he's doing fine again!

Apr-16-06  BIDMONFA: Karsten Mueller

MUELLER, Karsten

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  keypusher: Here's to the player of the day, co-author (with Frank Lamprecht) of the fabulous <Fundamental Chess Endings>
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  cu8sfan: <Zebra> According to the chesscafe, Karsten Mueller is doing fine again.

<Gute Verbesserung> (-: When someone's ill you say <Gute Besserung>.

<keypusher> My favorite single chess book! And don't forget

<Zebra> You have a book, just for yourself! (-:

Apr-16-06  Zebra: <cu8sfan> <<Gute Verbesserung> (-: When someone's ill you say <Gute Besserung>.>

Thanks for the correction - that is my Sunday morning hangover again. <Gute Verbesserung> is what I wish to myself as a chess player.

Apr-16-06  Zebra: <cu8sfan>: <<Zebra> You have a book, just for yourself!>

Right :-). Actually that was why I carried my username over here (it was originally chosen for a football forum).

Apr-16-06  Rocafella: What was wrong with him?
Jan-12-07  danielpi: I'm watching his chessbase lecture on the endgame. This guy is incredible. I'm not quite sure if I'm laughing at him or laughing with him, but he is just hilarious.

He's describing Philidor's Position, and he says something like, "...and after f6 you play..." and he looks dramatically into the camera and exclaims, "You remember?!" Then he looks distractedly away and mutters, "Of course..."

Jan-12-07  danielpi: Oh, it's too hilarious. "You can't find sheks from the shelter, er, checks from che, uh, shelter from checks..."
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  whiteshark: I wonder why he never made a commercial for <Mueller Milch>?
Mar-30-09  notyetagm: GM Mueller seems to be a big fan of an idea in New In Chess SOS 2 against the Caro Kann in the Exchange Variation:

Repertoire Explorer: Karsten Mueller (white)

1 e2-e4 c7-c6 2 ♘g1-f3 d7-d5 3 e4xd5 c6xd5 4 ♘f3-e5!?

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This idea is discussed by GM Ian Rogers in an article entitled <"Refining Fischer's Plan">.

Oct-30-09  siamesedream: He also wrote: "Bobby Fischer: The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion".

Jun-06-11  Blunderdome: <danielpi>, I enjoyed his chessbase lectures too. I'll say I was laughing with him.
Jan-11-12  timhortons: in his book secrets of pawn endings his name is spelled karsten <muller>, not mueller, even at where he got monthly endgame show for subscribers<monthly end game magic show>, the site spell it muller, with 2 period over to top of u.
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  lost in space:
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  Pyke: <timhortons: in his book secrets of pawn endings his name is spelled karsten <muller>, not mueller, even at where he got monthly endgame show for subscribers<monthly end game magic show>, the site spell it muller, with 2 period over to top of u.>

His name is definitely spelt with the german umlaut <�>, or as you put it <Tim> an <u> with two <dots>. But it's also (phonetically) correct to spell it as <ue>.

The main problem is, that there are in general problems while displaying an umlaut correctly. I believe it's sometimes the same with some accents and so forth.

Therefore chessgames went for the phonetically correct <ue> instead. This works fine with me, since the name "sounds" right, although admittedly it looks a bit funny.

For convienience' sake, other chess pages may have choosen to use the simple <u> without dots. Which looks better, but is phonetically inferior.

Another example of this would be "infamous": Friedrich Saemisch Here it's actually an <a> with two <dots>.

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  Pyke: Hehe, here's an example, I've just reposted the above message in order to correct some spelling mistake.

And look what that did to the umlaut in the first sentence. It's easy to see, that it's a lot easier to just us a <ue> instead.

Jan-11-12  timhortons: thanks for clarification pyke.

i just ask about it after i checked his name in our databse and i cant find it with muller.

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  whiteshark: "Dr. Karsten Müller was born November 23, 1970 in Hamburg, West Germany.

He is a German chess Grandmaster.

He earned the Grandmaster title in 1998 and a PhD in mathematics in 2002 at the University of Hamburg. He placed third in the 1996 German championship and second in the 1997 German championship.

He is an authority on endgames.

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 since January 2001 and he has been a regular contributor to ChessBase Magazine since 1997." redirected!

Sep-12-12  Conrad93: I just got his biographical chess book on Bobby Fischer.

An amazing work.

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  HeMateMe: So much has been written about Fischer--what do you feel he has added, to make one buy the book? Improved analysis of games, relying more on computers? Just curious. I remember seeing that book for sale, didn't get it.

I do have the large endgame manual he put out, which is very good.

Sep-13-12  Conrad93: It's a very good biography on Fischer with great notation. It does not just flood you with a wave of variations, but actually explains the game, and gives you the specific details of the match.

For example it tells you the politics and history of the game being played.

Overall, it's just a nice book, and the fact that it has many of his games is a plus.

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  whiteshark: Belated happy birthday, Dr. Mueller!

D Abel vs K Mueller, 2013 must have been the icing on the cake.

Apr-10-14  Mating Net: Whenever I play an endgame, I hear Dr. Karsten Mueller admonishing me to "activate the Rook." His endgame literature really is top notch.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Karsten Mueller.
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