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Karsten Mueller
Number of games in database: 242
Years covered: 1988 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2532 (2491 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2536

Overall record: +78 -53 =111 (55.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (56) 
    B90 B32 B33 B47 B48
 French Defense (17) 
    C01 C09 C07 C15 C02
 Sicilian Taimanov (11) 
    B47 B48 B46 B49 B45
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B10 B11 B13
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
 Four Knights (8) 
    C47 C48
With the Black pieces:
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D45 D44 D47 D43
 French Defense (23) 
    C16 C00 C02 C12 C11
 Scandinavian (9) 
 French (9) 
    C00 C11 C12 C10
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A67 A61 A60 A56 A65
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    D02 A46 D00 D04
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Mueller vs Uhlmann, 2001 1-0
   K Mueller vs T Cording, 1992 1-0
   D King vs K Mueller, 2001 1/2-1/2
   K Mueller vs Acs, 2003 1-0
   L Espig vs K Mueller, 2004 1/2-1/2
   Vaganian vs K Mueller, 1996 0-1
   A Cioara vs K Mueller, 2013 0-1
   Khalifman vs K Mueller, 1991 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   German Championship (1997)
   German Championship (1996)
   German Championship (2001)
   Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90 (1989)
   Altensteig (1992)
   75th German Championship (2004)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 1998/99 (1999)
   European Club Cup (2003)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   Bundesliga 2005/06 (2005)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   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, 52 years old) Germany

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Wikipedia article: Karsten Müller

Last updated: 2020-11-23 05:14:58

 page 1 of 11; games 1-25 of 267  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 OpenD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. Gheorghiu vs K Mueller  ½-½331989Biel MTO opD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Hertneck vs K Mueller  ½-½521989Bundesliga 1989/90D44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. K Mueller vs P Sjodahl  1-0341989Nordic-ttC07 French, Tarrasch
6. H Clara vs K Mueller  ½-½361989Bundesliga 1989/90D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Balashov vs K Mueller  1-0681989Biel MTO opC00 French Defense
8. K Mueller vs Barsov 0-1551989Spring opC05 French, Tarrasch
9. K Mueller vs M Wahls  ½-½221989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90C45 Scotch Game
10. S Mohr vs K Mueller  1-0551989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. K Mueller vs C Lutz  0-1601989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. K Berg vs K Mueller  ½-½421989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90C00 French Defense
13. K Mueller vs Brunner  1-0541989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90C15 French, Winawer
14. K Mueller vs S Feick  1-0221989Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
15. L Somlai vs K Mueller  ½-½91990Utasellato IM-BC03 French, Tarrasch
16. K Mueller vs T Koch  ½-½51990Utasellato IM-BB56 Sicilian
17. K Mueller vs H Wegner  ½-½281990Hamburg (Germany)C45 Scotch Game
18. K Mueller vs Z Zivkovic  1-0211990Utasellato IM-BB32 Sicilian
19. K Mueller vs M Fette  ½-½111990Utasellato IM-BC45 Scotch Game
20. E Kahn vs K Mueller  ½-½411990Utasellato IM-BD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Sherzer vs K Mueller  0-1351990Utasellato IM-BC05 French, Tarrasch
22. B Lengyel vs K Mueller  ½-½451990Utasellato IM-BC18 French, Winawer
23. K Mueller vs Z Nemeth  ½-½441990Utasellato IM-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
24. Z Horvath vs K Mueller  ½-½251990Utasellato IM-BC00 French Defense
25. H Gruenberg vs K Mueller  1-0501990Lasker-Steglitz 1989/90D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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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..."
Feb-25-08  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.
Jan-11-12  lost in space:
Jan-11-12  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>.

Jan-11-12  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.

Jan-11-12  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.

Nov-25-13  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.
Nov-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Karsten Mueller.
Feb-17-23  farticchio: He also wrote "Danish Dynamite" with Martin Voigt
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