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Title Understanding Minor Piece Endgames
Author Karsten Müller
Publisher SCB Distributors
Release Date 2018-11-27
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781949859041
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding = Mastery! Knowing the abilities and limitations of the minor pieces is very valuable for mastering the secrets of the royal game, and this can be studied best in the endgame. It is essential to understand the management of the long-range bishop, albeit confined to one color, as well as the short-range, ubiquitous knight. This book is the second volume in the authors’ acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous work, Understanding Rook Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail. These endgames are often so deep that pre-tablebase analysis almost always contained errors. Many new discoveries are revealed here. In addition, the authors emphasize the important five- and six-piece endings every club player should know. But to really understand minor piece endings, these theoretical positions are of course not enough. Sub-chapters on the principles of each material configuration have therefore been added. Understanding Minor Piece Endgames will take you a long way to mastering these important endings. “Having had the pleasure to preview this book, I can tell you that you are in for a treat. Careful study of this book will benefit your chess immensely...” From the Foreword by GM Jacob Aagaard

Title Understanding Rook vs Minor Piece Endgames
Author Karsten Müller
Publisher SCB Distributors
Release Date 2020-01-10
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781949859126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Journey into the Land of Rook vs. Minor Piece Endgames Knowing the abilities and limitations of the minor pieces and their cooperation with a rook is very valuable for mastering the secrets of the royal game and this can be studied best in the endgame. The book before you now will take you into a mysterious and charming world. The actors in these fairy-tale stories are the rook, the bishop, and the knight. This book is the third volume in the authors’ acclaimed Understanding Endgames series. It follows a dual philosophy, like their previous works, Understanding Rook Endgames and Understanding Minor Piece Endgames. It deals with seven-piece minor-piece endings in some detail. These endgames are often so deep that pre-tablebase analysis almost always contained errors. Many new discoveries are revealed here. In addition, the authors emphasize the important five- and six-piece endings every club player should know. But to really understand minor piece endings, these theoretical positions are of course not enough. Sub-chapters on the principles of each material configuration have therefore been added. “If you enjoy beauty in chess, if you want to improve your handling of the endgame, and if you want to become closer friends with the rook, bishop, and knight on the chessboard, then this journey into the land of rook and minor piece endgames will reward you.” – from the Foreword by Alex Fishbein

Starting Out by John Emms

Title Starting Out
Author John Emms
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004
Category Games
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1857443594
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Endgames with kings, bishops, knights, and pawns are generally considered among the most complex and can seem quite bewildering to improving players. This is hardly surprising given that even Grandmasters have been known to struggle in some areas of these endgames, with some examples resulting in embarrassing failure to deliver elementary checkmates! In this user-friendly book, Grandmaster and notable endgame authority John Emms begins with the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings. This slowly but surely arms readers with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Emms highlights the correct procedures as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender. As is normal with the famed Starting Out series, there are an abundance of notes, tips, and warnings throughout the book to help improving players. Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames is perfect for those who have previously honed their chess skills with the earlier books Starting Out in Chess, Tips for Young Players and Improve Your Endgame Play. Key features: *Covers all crucial minor piece endings *Easy step-by-step guide to better endgame play *Ideal for improving players *User-friendly layout to help readers absorb the key ideas

Understanding Rook Endgames by Karsten Muller

Title Understanding Rook Endgames
Author Karsten Muller
Publisher Gambit Publications
Release Date 2016-03-22
Category Games
Total Pages 240
ISBN 1910093815
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Endgames with rooks and pawns are the most frequently occurring in chess, arising in about 1 game in 10. If you learn an important technique in this endgame, chances are you will end up using it sooner or later. And there are a great many methods and concepts that can be mastered with a little effort. This book highlights the key themes in rook endings, and at each turn invites the reader to test his knowledge and skills with abundant exercises. Rook endgame theory does not stand still. New practical examples illustrate novel approaches as players seek to pose problems to their opponents - Magnus Carlsen has shown that even the driest-looking positions can feature deadly traps. The ongoing creation of new endgame tablebases - of which coauthor Yakov Konoval has been at the forefront - enables new classes of positions to be assessed with definitive certainty. Using six-man and the brand new seven-man tablebases, the authors re-examine many of the old evaluations and reach new and enlightening conclusions about classic rook endings. You will be startled and amazed, and soon discover that you are becoming a far more effective endgame player. German grandmaster Karsten Müller is arguably the world’s foremost writer on chess endgames. His 'masterwork’, Fundamental Chess Endings, is a modern endgame 'bible’ and was studied intensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen. Yakov Konoval is a Russian chess-player and programmer who studied at Mikhail Botvinnik’s chess school. He has written programs for solving chess problems and has pioneered new techniques for generating endgame tablebases.

Title Understanding Chess Endgames
Author John Nunn
Publisher Gambit
Release Date 2009
Category Games
Total Pages 231
ISBN 1906454116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames! Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond. The endgame is the stage of the game where precision is most important, and where errors are punished most drastically. It is also deceptive: many endgame positions look too simple to require prior knowledge, but yet contain fiendish concealed pitfalls that can reverse the result of the game on the spot. Some key positions simply have to be memorized, as they can hardly be worked out at the board, especially when playing with today's faster time-controls. In such perilous terrain, an expert guide is necessary. John Nunn could not be better qualified: he is a battle-hardened grandmaster of top-level over-the-board chess and a solving world champion. From his wealth of endgame expertise, he has distilled a course of fundamental knowledge that is highly targeted on practical success for all levels of players.

Secrets Of Pawn Endings by Karsten Muller

Title Secrets of Pawn Endings
Author Karsten Muller
Publisher Gambit
Release Date 2008-02-24
Category Games
Total Pages 287
ISBN 1904600883
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Understanding Queen Endgames by Karsten Müller

Title Understanding Queen Endgames
Author Karsten Müller
Publisher SCB Distributors
Release Date 2020-01-15
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781949859324
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Daunting Domain of Queen Endgames Explained! Knowing the abilities and limitations of the powerful queen is very valuable for mastering the secrets of the royal game, and this can be studied best in the endgame. Queen endgames are very difficult, if only for purely mathematical reasons – the queen is the most mobile peace in chess, and the amount of possible options is incomparably higher than in any other type of endgames. This book follows a dual philosophy as in the three previous works by the same authors: Understanding Rook Endgames, Understanding Minor Piece Endgames and Understanding Rook vs. Minor Piece Endgames. The 7-piece endings are dealt with in great detail. They are often so complex that pre-tablebase analysis almost always contains errors. Many new discoveries are revealed here. But to really understand the fight of a queen against a queen or minor pieces with rooks, these theoretical positions are of course not enough. So subchapters on the principles of each material configuration have been added. All in all, this fantastic book is already on my (very short) “must study” list for chessplayers of different levels, including the top ten! I want to thank the authors for the courage which is required just to start working on such a complex topic, as well as for the very high quality of their work, which will endure for decades to come and will be very useful for many future generations of chessplayers. – from the Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik,14th World Chess Champion

Title Secrets of Minor piece Endings
Author John Nunn
Publisher B. T. Batsford Limited
Release Date 1995
Category Chess
Total Pages 288
ISBN 071347727X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Following his successful volumes on rook endings and pawnless endings, John Nunn and his computer database turn their attention to the intricacies of endings with just knights, bishops, and pawns -- tricky endings of great practical importance.

Title Rook Vs Two Minor Pieces
Author Esben Lund
Publisher Quality Chess Uk Llp
Release Date 2005
Category Games
Total Pages 174
ISBN 9197524379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many chess players shy away from positions with material imbalances, because they feel insecure in the face of their unclear nature. Traditional chess teaching does not spend much time on understanding such imbalances, but in this original book Esben Lund discusses one of the most common imbalances, where one player has a rook, and the other two minor pieces. The author begins with basics, covering theoretical foundations and basic endgames and then moves on to deep studies of two main lines from the Catalan Opening and the Scotch Opening. Neither of these lines has been studied in such depth before. Lunds lucid explanations carry the reader effortlessly through the book, with the reader's understanding increasing at the same pace as the complexity of the chess.

Understanding Maroczy Structures by Adrian Mikhalchishin

Title Understanding Maroczy Structures
Author Adrian Mikhalchishin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2019-07-20
Category
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9492510545
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Using carefully selected examples, the authors want to make you familiar with the strategic ideas behind the famous Maroczy bind. These plans arising from both colors, are a must for your arsenal of chess knowledge and understanding.

Mastering Complex Endgames by Adrian Mikhalchishin

Title Mastering Complex Endgames
Author Adrian Mikhalchishin
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-09-15
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 411
ISBN 9492510111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Adrian and Oleg compiled, resulting from all different kind of middlegames, an impressive amount of most instructive endgames. The ideal material for any chess player or trainer in search of the need endgame finesses and skills.

Title Van Perlo s Endgame Tactics
Author Ger van Perlo
Publisher New In Chess
Release Date 2015-09-01
Category Games
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9789056915315
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New and substantially expanded edition of a modern chess classic. By chance, in 2013 publisher New In Chess discovered a previously unnoticed and unpublished extra batch of endgame tactics collected by the legendary Dutch correspondence grandmaster Ger van Perlo (1932-2010). More than 250 fresh examples have been added, making this fourth edition 25% BIGGER than its predecessors. For casual players and club players. Why is it that most amateur chess players love opening and middlegame tactics but hate endgames? Why do you usually look at only a couple of pages in any endgame theory book you see? Sit back, forget about theoretical endgames, and enjoy the entertainment of real life chess in Endgame Tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, as a wise grandmaster once said. But you always work harder at something you enjoy. Make the first step towards improving your endgame play (and beating more opponents) by learning to love the endgame. Endgames are fun, and the examples from everyday practice in Endgame Tactics prove it. • New (4th) and 25% expanded edition of a best- selling modern classic • More than 1,300 Sparkling Tricks and Traps • WINNER of the ECF Book of the Year Award • WINNER of the ChessCafe Book of the Year Award • Makes regular players discover the fun in endgame

Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine

Title Basic Chess Endings
Author Reuben Fine
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Chess
Total Pages 573
ISBN OCLC:1028651001
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Liquidation on the Chess Board
Author Joel Benjamin
Publisher New In Chess
Release Date 2015-04-28
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9789056915544
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still contained any number of pieces. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws. In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations. Enter a fascinating world of tempo play (triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), breakthroughs, king activity, passed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices. Exercises will test your growing skills. This is a ground-breaking, entertaining and instructive guide.

Winning Chess Endings by Yasser Seirawan

Title Winning Chess Endings
Author Yasser Seirawan
Publisher Everyman Chess
Release Date 2003-10-01
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781781944318
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS teaches endgame strategies in an exciting new way: by putting you in the middle of the action with firsthand stories taken directly from famous matches. Pull up a chair and watch the world's most exciting chess endings. Then become an endgame master!

Title Practical Endgame Play Beyond the Basics
Author Glenn Flear
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Games
Total Pages 544
ISBN 1857445554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Here... at long last... we have it. A new type of endgame book. A book which explains how to handle those positions that frequently occur in practical play but, curiously, are hardly ever the subject of theoretical works. Most endgame books rely upon recycling established theory on basic positions, or concentrate on fantastical studies. This one is different. Well known Grandmaster and endgame expert Glenn Flear examines in depth all endgames which feature either two pieces for each side, or two pieces against one. Why is this an important subject? Because these situations arise surprisingly frequently in practical play. For example, an examination of any big database will reveal that the endgame of rook and minor piece versus rook and minor piece arises in nearly 20% of games. That means that if you open with 1 e4, you are more likely to reach one of these endgames than you are to face the French Defence. And overall, every time you sit down to play a game of chess, there is nearly a 50% chance that you will reach one of the endgames covered in this book. If you can handle such endgames well, your results will inevitably improve. This book will show you how.

100 Endgames You Must Know by Jesus de la Villa

Title 100 Endgames You Must Know
Author Jesus de la Villa
Publisher New In Chess
Release Date 2015-12-28
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 254
ISBN 9789056916183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'New (4th) and improved edition of an all-time classic The good news about endgames is: • there are relatively few endings you should know by heart • once you know these endings, that's it. Your knowledge never goes out of date! The bad news is that, all the same, the endgame technique of most players is deficient. Modern time-controls make matters worse: there is simply not enough time to delve deep into the position. Jesus de la Vila debunks the myth that endgame theory is complex and he teaches you to steer the game into a position you are familiar with. This book contains only those endgames that: • show up most frequently • are easy to learn • contain ideas that are useful in more difficult positions. Your performance will improve dramatically because this book brings you: • simple rules • detailed and lively explanations • many diagrams • clear summaries of the most important themes • dozens of tests.

Title Capablanca s Best Chess Endings
Author Irving Chernev
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2012-09-26
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780486138442
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

DIV60 complete games, annotated throughout but emphasizing endings that seem like long-contemplated works of art. /div

Endgame Magic by John Beasley

Title Endgame Magic
Author John Beasley
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
Release Date 2017-10-18
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780486819433
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Written by a pair of experts, this completely updated introduction to endgame studies offers a series of training exercises. Three diagrams accompany each clearly worded study. Suitable for players at all levels.

Title 100 Chess Master Trade Secrets
Author Andrew Soltis
Publisher Batsford
Release Date 2013-10-30
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781849941556
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

If you want to become a chess master, there are certain things you need to know essential tips and techniques that the masters know, and you need to learn. This incredibly useful book collects all these techniques together in one volume, so you can try them out, tick them off, and start on your path towards chess greatness. Arranged in chapters covering every aspect of chess, from openings to endgames, renowned chess author Andrew Soltis provides top 20 rundowns of these specific positions and techniques: chapters include Top 20 Sacrifices, Top 20 Crucial Middlegame Decisions, Top 20 Endgame Techniques and Top 20 Exact Endgames. Written in Andrew Soltis's eternally engaging and accessible style, this book will prove invaluable to any player who wants to become a chess master.