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Practical Chess Endings

338 pages, paperback, Batsford Chess, 2. edition 2018.

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An essential practical book, for all chess players, from one of the world’s greatest grandmasters. Rather than attempting to cover every theoretical possible endgame position, Paul Keres deals with the basic types of position into which all other endgames will eventually be resolved. He examines these in great detail and, in so doing, reveals the fundamental principles of the endgame and the main ideas for each player.

It is not by memorising moves but by understanding the basic positions that a player, of whatever rating, will most improve his endgame play. For this reason, Keres does not simply point out the best move; rather he explains the positions in such a way that the reader’s understanding will lead, almost automatically, to the best move.

Paul Keres (1916 – 1975) was an Estonian chess grandmaster and chess writer. He was among the world’s top players from the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s and runner-up in the Candidates’ Tournament on four consecutive occasions. Many chess historians consider Keres one of the greatest players in history, and the strongest player never to become world champion.

Language English
Author Keres, Paul
Publisher Batsford Chess
Edition 2.
Medium Book
Weight 470 g
Width 15.3 cm
Height 23.4 cm
Pages 338
ISBN-13 9781849944953
Year of Publication 2018
Binding paperback
Diagrams 333

003 Preface

007 Introduction

008 1. Elementary Endings

017 2. Pawn Endings

073 3. Queen Endings

119 4. Rook Endings

239 5. Bishop Endings

311 6. Knight Endings

Practical Chess Endings