New (4th) and improved edition of an all-time classic.
Jesus de la Villa presents the endgames that show up most frequently in practice, are easy to learn and contain ideas and concepts that are useful in more difficult positions.
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International Master Jonathan Hawkins was a relatively slow starter in the world of chess.
This book focuses on patterns based on material left on the board – bishops of opposite color and rooks. It explains the ideas of bishop endgames alone, and then shows how the strategy changes when rooks are also present on the board.
This second book focuses on endgames. There are a lot of things to learn “by heart” about them — but they are often difficult to apply at the board, unless you get exactly the same position as you studied. This is why I believe it is an interesting approach to present an endgames book as a series of exercises, with instructive but practical positions.
When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual.
The book provides valuable insight into the qualities that made Karpov such a great endgame player, maybe the greatest of all time.
International Master Tibor Karolyi has studied Carlsen’s career and selected more than 90 of his best endgames. He reviews them in chronological order to show how Magnus developed his skills. His technique and his choices are being explained in a manner that is easy to understand for club players.
Jacob Aagaard presents the reader with a few key concepts in the endgame and invites him to test his skills with a lot of examples from recent tournament practice.
The author’s aim in this volume is to improve the tournament chess player and professional alike in their ability to evaluate and execute crucial and hard-fought practical endgames – either in converting a winning position or holding a draw. This book will also sharpen the player’s overall cognitive competences in practical situations, where the normal laws of endgame theory have little or no value. Dreev accomplishes this by providing categorized and detailed examples with clear commentary from his own tournament games, as well as from other Grandmasters’ at the elite level.
This book is going to help you to become better in the same-colored bishop endgames (SCBE). Being an adherent of Mark Dvoretsky’s method of coaching, author supports his idea about optimal way to study chess endgames. First, one needs to study the theory of a given type of endgame; secondly, a player needs to improve his or her practical skills with exercises.
The second volume in the series Improving the Endgame Technique by GM Aveskulov covers Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames
In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.