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Sharp Endgames

312 pages, paperback, Quality, 1. edition 2017

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Endgames often give rise to the most difficult and pivotal moments of a chess game. In Sharp Endgames , International Master Esben Lund tackles this crucial topic in a unique and innovative way, focusing on the 16 Parameters involved in this type of decision-making.

The main chapters deal with various categories of forcing endgames, using different scenarios involving material imbalances, pawn races and attacks on the king. The author focuses on Critical Moments, where the player must assess priorities and weigh up many factors against each other before deciding upon a move.

The book contains more than 100 carefully chosen exercises, with solutions linked to the 16 Parameters. The feedback is concrete and gives the player a clear way to improve his or her understanding and skill. The exercises can be played out against a partner or engine; the book even contains a step-by-step guide explaining how to configure a chess engine for this purpose.

Esben Lund , an International Master from Denmark, is a respected author and coach. His two first books for Quality Chess, Rook vs. Two Minor Pieces and The Secret Life of Bad Bishops, were both well received for their new ideas and interesting study material.

More Information
Weight 590 g
Manufacturer Quality
Width 15 cm
Height 23 cm
Medium Book
Year of Publication 2017
Author Esben Lund
Language English
Edition 1
ISBN-13 978-1-78483-039-7
Pages 312
Binding paperback

006 Key to symbols used & Bibliography

007 Foreword by GM Lars Bo Hansen

009 Preface

011 1. The Aim of the Book

028 2. General Introduction

053 3. Introductions to Endgames

053 3.1 Knight Endgames

080 3.2 Rook Endgames

106 3.3 Bishop versus Knight Endgames

124 3.4 Rook versus Bishop or Knight Endgames (exchange up)

150 3.5 Queen Endgames

197 4. Main Exercises

209 5. Solutions to Main Exercises

267 6. Extra Exercises

275 7. Solutions to Extra Exercises

297 8. Exercises from My Other Books – A List of Recommendations

300 9. How to Set Up a Position in Komodo 10

303 10. Index of Games and Studies

306 11. List of Parameters

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