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Chess Endgames Books

Year of Publication
1982 2014 1982 to 2014
Author(s)
  1. A.A. Troitzky (1)
  2. Al Lawrence (1)
  3. Alex Fishbein (1)
  4. Alexander Panchenko (2)
  5. Artur Yusupov (1)
  6. Bill Robertie (1)
  7. Bruce Pandolfini (1)
  8. Chess Informants (4)
  9. Chris Ward (3)
  10. Daniel Naroditsky (1)
  11. David Hooper (1)
  12. Edmar Mednis (2)
  13. Efstratios Grivas (1)
  14. Eric Schiller (1)
  15. Eric Schiller (1)
  16. Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (1)
  17. Frank Lamprecht (1)
  18. Frisco Del Rosario (1)
  19. Georges Renaud & Victor Kahn (1)
  20. Ger Van Perlo (1)
  21. Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1)
  22. Glenn Flear (3)
  23. I.A. Horowitz (1)
  24. Igor Sukhin (2)
  25. Ilya Maizelis (1)
  26. Ilya Rabinovich (1)
  27. Irving Chernev (1)
  28. Jacob Aagaard (1)
  29. Jeremy Silman (1)
  30. Jesus de la Villa (1)
  31. Johan Hellsten (1)
  32. John Emms (2)
  33. John Nunn (3)
  34. Karsten Muller (1)
  35. Kevin Stark (1)
  36. Lev Alburt (1)
  37. Mark Dvoretsky (3)
  38. Max Euwe (1)
  39. N. Kopayev (1)
  40. Nikolay Krogius (1)
  41. Norman T. Whitaker (1)
  42. Pal Benko (1)
  43. Paul Keres (1)
  44. Ron Burnett (1)
  45. Steve Giddins (2)
  46. Tim Onions (1)
  47. Victor Henkin (2)
  48. Vitaly Chekhover (2)
  49. Yasser Seirawan (1)
  50. Yuri Averbach (5)
  51. Yuri Averbakh (2)
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Chess Notation Type
  1. FAN - Figurine (37)
  2. AN - Algebraic (27)
  3. DN - Descriptive (6)
Topics
  1. Endgames (5)
  2. Tactics (1)
Popular Book Series
  1. Comprehensive Chess Course (1)
  2. Comprehensive Chess Endings (5)
  3. Starting Out (6)
  4. Winning Chess (1)

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    The Survival Guide to Rook Endings
    A Practical Course in the Most Important Type of Chess Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0115GB

    For all chess-players - from beginners to grandmasters, and whatever their style of play - one thing is certain: rook endings will arise in a great many of their games. Yet it is precisely in this area of the game that many players give away hard-earned points, either through lack of knowledge or inadequate understanding. Most previous books on the subject have been extremely technical and theoretical, but this one is different. John Emms provides the essential specific knowledge and explains the key concepts that will enable readers to find the right plan in most common types of rook endings.
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    The Survival Guide to Rook Endings

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    Practical Endgame Play - Master the Basics
    The Essential Guide to Endgame Fundamentals
    Catalog Code: B0146EM

    The Essential Guide to Endgame Fundamentals.

    How can you improve your chess? It's not by chance that the top players say: 'Study the endgame!' This is because a great number of encounters reach the endgame, and studying these positions will teach you how to convert winning positions, and how to save or even overturn inferior ones. Moreover, it's a well-known fact that studying endgames undoubtedly enhances other aspects of your play.
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    Practical Endgame Play - Master the Basics

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    Endgame Workshop
    Principles for the Practical Player
    Catalog Code: B0070RE

    This is an endgame book. It deals with the final phase of a chess game, the one that comes after the opening and the middlegame. But it doesn't take the point of view that the endgame is separate from the other two phases. Rather it argues that the game is an organic whole, and that everything is related, at least up to a point. What happens earlier can explain what happens later. The book also recognizes that the endgame tends to have special characteristics. As much as possible, the author tries to bring out those characteristics so that the reader can come away with basics and underlying principles to help find his or her way through the final phases of their own games.
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    Endgame Workshop

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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course
    A Revolutionary Book on Chess Endgames, Designed to Ensure that Players Understand Everything They Need to Know at their Rating Levels, and Prepare them to Advance to the Next Level
    Catalog Code: B0001SI

    For more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a revolutionary, richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course, by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman, is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
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    Silman's Complete Endgame Course

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    Secrets of Endgame Technique
    Dvoretsky School of Future Chess Champions - VOLUME 3
    Catalog Code: B0008OE

    Proper technique is central to executing successful endgame play. This instructional guide provides information on how to study the endgame and analyze endgame positions. It also illustrates the highly important technique of converting an advantage.
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    Secrets of Endgame Technique

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    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory
    Catalog Code: B0024IS

    Pal Benko is one of the world's leading grandmasters of chess. He was once ranked in the top ten players in the world and is now the world's leading authority on chess endgames.
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    Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory

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    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies
    Catalog Code: B0050IS

    Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan (1910-1995) is considered to have been without doubt the greatest composer and analyst of chess endgame studies ever. He was so great that when a great new chess star named Kasparyan appeared on the scene, the Soviet authorities decided to change the name of the second Kasparyan to Kasparov to avoid confusion. In this book, his master work, Kasparyan first classifies endgame studies into the analytic as opposed to artistic. Analytic studies are those likely to arise in an actual game.
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    Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies

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    365 Selected Endgames
    One for Each Day of the Year
    Catalog Code: B0062IS

    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.
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    365 Selected Endgames

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    Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics
    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter
    Catalog Code: B0148EM

    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter!

    Welcome to a new type of endgame book. A book that includes...
    The most common endgames you will ever encounter.
    Examinations of material balances you will reach in almost half of your games.
    Over 500 pages of grandmaster advice and analysis, assisted by the latest computer software.
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    Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics

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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play
    Beyond the Basics
    Catalog Code: SWB0148EM

    The Definitive Guide to the Endgames that Really Matter!

    Welcome to a new type of endgame book. A book that includes...
    The most common endgames you will ever encounter.
    Examinations of material balances you will reach in almost half of your games.
    Over 500 pages of grandmaster advice and analysis, assisted by the latest computer software.
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    SHOPWORN - Practical Endgame Play

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    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    Catalog Code: B0001EM

    Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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    Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky
    Catalog Code: B0058IS

    Alexey Alexeyevich Troitzky (1866-1942) is considered to have been the greatest composer of chess endgame studies ever. To call him a genius is to trivialize his accomplishments, because there are many geniuses, but few can equal the output of Troitzky. In his lifetime, Troitzky composed more than one thousand chess endgame studies.
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    Collection of Chess Studies by Troitzky

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates
    Catalog Code: E-B0001EM

    Once a chess player has figured out how all the chess pieces move, what is the next step on the chess ladder? This helpful and entertaining book provides players with the complete answer. In this easy-to-follow guide, renowned chess teacher Chris Ward explains all the crucial checkmating patterns, plus how to catch out opponents with an assortment of tricks and traps, commonly known as chess tactics.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Chess Tactics and Checkmates

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    Just The Facts
    Comprehensive Chess Course - VOLUME 7
    Catalog Code: B0007LV

    Nothing more clearly separates chess master from chess wannabe than winning endgame play. For most chess players, victory is the real finish line. And the endgame is the last lap of the race. This revised, updated edition of Just the Facts! brings English readers the once strictly guarded and time-tested Soviet training methods, the key to the 50-year Russian dominance of the chess world. Winning Chess Endgames can take you from beginner to master.
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    Just The Facts

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    Starting Out - Rook Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0009EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
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    Starting Out - Rook Endgames

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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Rook Endgames
    Catalog Code: E-B0009EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and well-known endgames expert Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.
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    EBOOK - Starting Out - Rook Endgames

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    Starting Out - Pawn Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0007EM

    Endgames involving only kings and pawns are the most fundamental of all chess positions, and a firm understanding of them is required in order to become confident of tackling more complex endings that preceded them. In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and distinguished endgames expert Glenn Flear focuses on the very basics of pawn endings.
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    Starting Out - Pawn Endgames

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    Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames
    Catalog Code: B0008EM

    In this easy-to-read guide, Grandmaster and renowned endgame expert John Emms concentrates on the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings and slowly but surely arms the reader with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions.
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    Starting Out - Minor Piece Endgames

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    Winning Chess Endings
    Endgame-Winning Moves, Strategies and Philosophy from One of the World's Best Chess Players
    Catalog Code: B0198EM

    Approach every endgame with a winning strategy! Good books about endgames for beginners are few and far between. WINNING CHESS ENDINGS is a great one, a gripping introduction to what you need to know to win chess endings, taught by American Grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. His entertaining, easy-to-understand style, incisive stories and insiders advice will help you develop a solid grasp of proven principles that you can apply with confidence whenever a game goes the distance. You'll learn to prevail time and again in endgames with common and uncommon combinations and pieces.
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    Winning Chess Endings

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    Fundamental Chess Endings
    A New Endgame Encyclopedia for the 21st Century
    Catalog Code: B0109GB

    In a major event in chess publishing, two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia that covers all major endgames. This is the first truly modern one-volume endgame encyclopaedia. It makes full use of endgame tablebases and analytical engines that access these tablebases; where previous authors could only make educated guesses, Muller and Lamprecht have often been able to state the definitive truth, or get much closer to it.
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    Fundamental Chess Endings

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    639 Essential Endgame Positions
    The Essential Guide to Closing Out and Winning Games
    Catalog Code: B0011CZ

    From basic mates to sophisticated double-rook endgames, every important endgame concept is explained. Topics include every key combination of king and pawn endgames, bishops, knights, rooks, and queens, plus tricky endgames with no pawns. The thinking behind every position is explained in words, unlike diagram-only books.
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    639 Essential Endgame Positions

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    EBOOK - Improve Your Endgame Play
    Catalog Code: E-B0216EM

    In this ideal book for players wishing to improve their endgame play, grandmaster Glenn Flear explains the fundamental principles which must be mastered. Taking examples from his own games and those of other players, he shows how drawn positions can be converted into victories and lost positions saved at the last moment.
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    EBOOK - Improve Your Endgame Play

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    Practical Endgame Tips
    Catalog Code: B0033EM

    By addressing important practical aspects of the endgame in lively fashion, Mednis draws the reader into exploring the endgame in a painless and captivating manner. Here at last is an endgame book designed to be read from cover to cover!
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    Practical Endgame Tips

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    Basic Endgame Strategy - Queen & Rook
    Catalog Code: B0048CZ

    A guide to endgame strategy which shows the basic checkmating principles and combinations needed to finish off opponents. Players learn how to translate middlegame advantages into victories, how to use the king as a weapon, clear the way for rook mates and recognize tactical combinations.
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    Basic Endgame Strategy - Queen & Rook

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    Endgame Play
    Catalog Code: B0046BT

    Win with your extra material! The experts usually win with an extra pawn, but many players discover from experience how easy it is to go wrong, even in the simplest of endgames. Chris Ward explains in easy steps how to handle typical endgame situations.
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    Endgame Play

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    American Chess Art
    Catalog Code: CB0038CD

    There is no longer any excuse for study enthusiasts familiar with the contemporary scene to remain uninformed, as I admit to have been myself, about the development of composition on the other side of the Atlantic. All is now revealed by the man most competent to do so. Walter Korn, for many years the leading American endgame columnist, traces the evolution of the endgame study. Walter Korn writes with feeling. He shares the suffering and elation of those he writes about. He has been through it all himself and his descriptive writing stems from a deep love of his subject and of the work of his compatriots. A warm hearted book." - an excerpt from a review by C.M. Bent in the British Chess Magazine.
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    American Chess Art

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    Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players
    Catalog Code: CB0046CD

    This book deals with how to develop endgame technique in essential, but practical endings for advanced players (Class B and above). The eleven chapters are:

    (1) A Review of Basic Endgames,
    (2) Knight Endings-Part One,
    (3) Knight Endings-Part Two,
    (4) Bishop vs Knight,
    (5) Bishops of Opposite Color,
    (6) Rook Endings,
    (7) Double Rook Endings,
    (8) Rook & Bishop vs Rook & Bishop,
    (9) Queen and Rook vs Queen and Rook,
    (10) Queen Endings, and
    (11) Queen and Bishop vs Queen and Knight.

    This book will provide the advanced player with practical advice on how to play positions and is an invaluable guide to the properties of the individual pieces and how they combine together

    There is no other endgame book for the stronger player like this one - it is a classic.
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    Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players

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    From the Middlegame into Endgame
    Catalog Code: B0210EM

    Grandmaster Edmar Mednis, a world expert on the endgame, shows how to proceed in the minimum number of moves from the opening to a favorable endgame, essentially bypassing the middlegame. He discusses 11 different openings, including both open and closed systems, in each case explaining the best routes to particular endgame positions. These positions are then analyzed, using master games to illustrate various winning plans. Because of the clear exposition of endgame principles, the student will learn not only about these specific positions, but also about endgame play in general.
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    From the Middlegame into Endgame

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    King and Pawn Endings
    Catalog Code: B0003AC

    Now for the first time, the average player can sit down with a strong teacher and study king and pawn endings effectively and completely. GM Fishbein has selected the basic positions essential to any player's chess education, arranged them in a logical ascending order of difficulty and explained them move-by-move in clear language. To make sure that every lesson finds its mark, he has classified every example according to the basic idea or theme it illustrates.
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    King and Pawn Endings

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings
    Catalog Code: B0008ECO

    The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK V - Minor Piece Endings

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    Chess Endings Essential Knowledge
    Catalog Code: B0050EM

    By concentrating on the basic principles the average player is not only given a working knowledge of the endgame but also a firm foundation on which to further develop his or her interest and technique in this fascinating stage of a chess game.
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    Chess Endings Essential Knowledge

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    The Best of Chessbase - VOLUME 1
    Catalog Code: B0009AC

    The Best of ChessBase, Volume One contains the most interesting, timely and instructive material from volumes 21-27 of ChessBase Magazine. Now the best and most current material from the world's leading chess information Software is available in convenient printed form!
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    The Best of Chessbase - VOLUME 1

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    Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2
    Catalog Code: CB0067CD

    Smith: "Have you studied Volume 1 by Silman? If you have not, you are wasting your time and my time. You must have the basics he covers. Basics are everything. Basics are to build on. The difference between strong endgame players and weak ones is not rating strength, but rather a lack of basic knowledge, and maybe even a lack of will and perseverance. This 2nd and final volume will take you to endgame Master strength. Take your board and men and set up each of the 275 positions and work through every move. I explain each White and each Black move so you know what is happening from each side of the board. As White with the advantage you must learn how to win a won position, and as Black with a bad position, you must learn to put up a fight - such a fight to give you a chance to draw or even win. I teach you this endgame technique in 298 pages."
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    Essential Chess Endings Explained Move By Move - VOLUME 2

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings
    Catalog Code: B0007ECO

    The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK IV - Queen Endings

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    Pandolfini Endgame Course
    Basic Endgame Concepts Explained by America's Leading Chess Teacher
    Catalog Code: B0017SS

    The endgame has always been a particularly instructive phase of chess play. It provides the perfect opportunity for understanding the potential power of each chess piece in every chess situation-from opening move to checkmate. Yet unfortunately, the endgame is often viewed as an inaccessible area of play by average players whose experience is usually limited to watching championship games. Now Pandolfini's Endgame Course changes all that.
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    Pandolfini Endgame Course

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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO
    Catalog Code: B0006ECO

    The Encyclopedia of Chess Endings (ECE), published by Chess Informant, is a five-volume comprehensive reference work on endings. Contributors to the series include experts such as Adorjan, Averbakh, Beliavsky, Botvinnik, Browne, Ftacnik, Gelfand, Gligoric, Hort, Huebner, Karpov, Kasparov, Kavalek, Korchnoi, Kovacevic, Mikhalchishin, Miles, Minev, Nunn, Parma, Speelman, Sveshnikov, Thompson (BELLE), Timman, Uhlmann, and Unzicker.
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    Encyclopedia of Chess Endings - BOOK III - Rook Endings - PART TWO

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