Bishop Endings 72 pages Knight Endings 27 pages It appears that the original edition of Practical Chess Endings was first published in West Germany in , with an English translation by John Littlewood being published by Batsford in This new edition has been converted to algebraic notation and offers diagrams, which is said to be more than five hundred extra diagrams compared to the original edition. However, none of the diagrams stipulate which side is on move. Thus, one cannot try to solve any given position based on the side to move. If the reader wished to do this, they would have to analyze from both sides and then continue reading. The purpose of this book is to give the reader practical help in endgame technique.
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Feb 12, 16 There are relatively few books devoted just to Rook endgames. He tended to prefer puzzles often his own creations over the best examples for learning the openings. His book on Rook endings is one of the classics. The examples flow logically one to the next, the explanations are clear and memorable, and the analysis mostly stands up even now.
There are flaws. In my book, there are some messed up symbols, and there are some famously incorrect analyses. But the mere fact that the analyses are famous shows how important they were in the first place. Anyone, including Magnus Carlsen, could still learn from that book! The first chapter is devoted to "basics". His comments are typically derogatory toward any of his opponents, but the analysis is brilliant. He claims that anyone who works through the entire book, even grandmasters, will gain perhaps rating points in strength as a result.
I rather doubt that, but it will certainly help anyone. It may be an issue with style, but I always feel like Silman is talking down to his students rather than trying to help them. They cover a wide range of topics, but tend to focus on practical positions.
They are both well written and designed to teach a novice how to play endgames. They have both incorporated many of the best lessons from Levenfish and Smyslov. CM JamesColeman Feb 12, 18 The Korchnoi book is incredibly heavy going with reams of analysis and not much there for anyone who is starting studying rook endings for the first time. I got through about 4 pages of it and decided it was too much like hard work. Nothing else. Incredibly detailed but incredibly specific.
Much appreciated. An endgame book should be a guide. If analysis is too difficult even to follow, then it should be put aside until later. Virtually all top players, and particularly endgame specialists i. Dvoretsky, for example, starts each section with basics. As he says, work through the positions on your own. Get them wrong, labor, etc.
Apologies for those who may feel this is somewhat tangential. Good luck to all.
Practical Chess Endings, Paul Keres
Feb 12, 16 There are relatively few books devoted just to Rook endgames. He tended to prefer puzzles often his own creations over the best examples for learning the openings. His book on Rook endings is one of the classics. The examples flow logically one to the next, the explanations are clear and memorable, and the analysis mostly stands up even now. There are flaws.
Practical Chess Endings
Keres c. With the scarcity of chess literature in his small town, he learned about chess notation from the chess puzzles in the daily newspaper, and compiled a handwritten collection of almost games. His playing matured after playing correspondence chess extensively while in high school. He probably played about correspondence games, and at one stage had correspondence games going simultaneously. From to he studied mathematics at the University of Tartu , and competed in several interuniversity matches. His success there gave him the confidence to venture onto the international circuit.
Practical chess endings by paul keres pdf