Catalog Product Code: B0062IS
Be the first to review this product
Publisher: Ishi Press Author: Norman T. Whitaker Year of Publication: 2007 (2nd)
Pages: 336 Notation Type: Algebraic (AN)
This book is written in both German and English. Some knowledge of both Classic notation and Algebraic (mainly the latter) is needed to follow all the notes.
The book is mainly a series of fairly difficult endgame studies. I went through the book and solved each problem in the manner that the authors suggested in their preface. It helped me win many Chess tournament games that would have otherwise been draws and also draw many games that should have been lost.
Most tournament players do not take the time to fully study the endgame, but it is essential to do this. There are few enough pieces left so that perfect play is possible. Many a hard earned victory in the middle game can be lost in the endgame. Out of the 40 books that I studied on the endgame, this one was my favorite. The endgame problems chosen for study cover all the key themes that were presented in the other books. The other books had more analytical discussions about the themes, whereas this book only gives the problems that challenge us to learn them for ourselves.
This book is not a beginners book on the endgame, it is mainly for class A and expert levels of tournament play and is mainly for people who want to systematically master all the aspects of the game. I think a class B player could also benefit, but only after a few simpler endgame books have been studied first. Unlike other Chess endgame books, I usually find one or two errors that need revision. The solutions in the book seem to be the only ones and seems completely error free. This is rare for an endgame book, though there might one yet undiscovered. The book is a very slow read, because it has 365 problems. The first few may take a few days each, but you will solve them faster as you get the knack. Even a quick study may need to take about three months to move through all the problems in this book.
We're sorry, but all purchases of Download Productsare final and can not be returned or exchanged. There are NO exceptions to this rule as this is the industry standard for downloadable products.
Computer Software and DVDs that come on Physical Media (such as CD-ROMs and DVD-ROMS) can only be returned or exchanged if the product is in its original, shrinkwrapped packaging and has not been installed or used in any way. Once you open the packaging of a Computer Software or DVD title, it can only be exchanged for a new copy of the same title and only if the original media is defective. There are NO exceptions to this rule.
Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies
Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky
Questions and Answers on Practical Endgame Play
Please Log In
* Required Fields
Please create an account
Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register
You have no items in your shopping cart.