A Matter of Endgame Technique
890 pages, hardback, Quality, 1. edition 2022
The most hated cliché in chess is: And the rest is a matter of technique. In A Matter of Endgame Technique Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard deals with one of the few things chessplayers hate even more – losing a winning position. No serious chessplayer is new to the misery of spoiling hours of hard work in a few minutes...
A Matter of Endgame Technique offers the second-best happiness – the misfortune of others – as well as deep explanation of the underlying patterns of how and why we misplay winning endgames. At just under 900 pages, this hardcover book is actually six books in one, explaining the technical and practical areas of chess endgames plainly, simply and deeply. Endgame theory is well covered elsewhere; this book is all about technique and devoid of material to memorise.
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Championship at his first and only attempt. Aagaard has won more awards than any other chess author, and is co-founder of Quality Chess and the online academy killerchesstraining.com.
Aagaard’s students have won school tournaments, national titles, FM, IM and GM titles, international opens, the US Championship, the World Cup, the Candidates Tournament and Olympiad medals of all denominations.
009 You don't have to read everything!
015 Exercises to Chapter 1
027 Chapter 1 – Endgame Elements
307 Exercises to Chapter 2
311 Chapter 2 – Lack of Technique
449 Exercises to Chapter 3
451 Chapter 3 – Fortresses
505 Five advanced examples
545 Exercises to Chapter 4
547 Chapter 4 – Rook vs Bishop
621 Exercises to Chapter 5
623 Chapter 5 – Exchanges
731 Exercises to Chapter 6
739 Chapter 6 – Illustrative Games
890 Name Index