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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Capablanca - A Primer of Checkmate
      Catalog Code: B0055EU

      Jose Raul Capablanca is renowned for his exquisite positional play and flawless endgame technique. But "The Chess Machine" was also a master of that other way to deliver mate: the attack on the enemy king. In this groundbreaking work, award-winning chess coach and author Frisco Del Rosario shines a long-overdue light on this neglected aspect of Capablanca's record. He illustrates how the Cuban genius used positional concepts to build up irresistible king hunts, embodying the principles of good play advocated by the unequaled teacher, C.J.S. Purdy.
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      Capablanca - A Primer of Checkmate

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      Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION
      A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
      Catalog Code: B0053NIC

      ENDGAME TACTICS is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable because of the tactics! There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, but the fact of the matter is that we always work harder at something we love. By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame.
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      Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics - 4TH EDITION

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      Tragicomedy in the Endgame
      Instructive Mistakes of the Masters
      Catalog Code: B0052RE

      This book is designed to highlight the key concepts of the most common chess endgames and will prove quite instructive to chessplayers of all levels. Topics include: The King in the Endgame, Pawn play, Zugzwang, Saving Methods, Tactics in the Endgame, Piece Maneuvering, Piece Exchanges, "Technique"... and much more!
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      Tragicomedy in the Endgame

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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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      A Guide To Chess Endings
      Catalog Code: B0118IS

      This book makes a fairly thorough study of those endings most likely to occur in play, especially those with rooks. This book is best worked through as a course of study, so that the underlying ideas are absorbed and a sound positional judgment is acquired it is at first not necessary to understand every nuance, far less to try to remember the more difficult variations; indeed one might pass over the sub-variations at first reading.
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      A Guide To Chess Endings

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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0145GB

      In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames.

      Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

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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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      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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      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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      Challenges in the Endgame
      Catalog Code: CB0012CD

      By working through Robert Brieger's collection of endgames studies, one will discover that there is a Knight figuring predominately in many of his problems: sometimes one sneaks in by underpromotion. The Houston Chess Club members have enjoyed watching Robert Brieger put together this very stimulating group of endgames. We are sure you will enjoy playing through the solutions. But beware the Brieger Knight!
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      Challenges in the Endgame

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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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      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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      Understanding Chess Endgames
      Featuring the 100 Most Important Endgame Ideas
      Catalog Code: B0171GB

      One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to know about chess endgames!

      Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond.
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      Understanding Chess Endgames

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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
      The Definitive Work on Practical Endgame Tactics
      Catalog Code: B0163GB

      In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames. Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
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      Nunn's Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

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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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      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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      Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2
      Catalog Code: B0048EU

      The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure). The result surpassed all expectations: dozens of grand masters and masters graduated from the school - Sergey Rublevsky, Alice Galliamova, Ruslan Scherbakov, Maxim Sorokin, Michael Ulibin, Svetlana Prudnikova, Tatiana Shumjakina and many others.
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      Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 2

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      Dvoretsky Endgame Manual
      3RD EDITION
      Catalog Code: B0007RE

      Russian International Master Mark Dvoretsky is perhaps the most respected chess instructor in the world today. His latest work, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual, is sure to become a classic reference book on one of the most difficult and subtle phases in chess.
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      Dvoretsky Endgame Manual

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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 - 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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      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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      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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      Ten Ways to Succeed in the Endgame
      Catalog Code: B0003PA

      This easy to read and understand book tells young players how to play the Endgame better. It is written in a format designed specifically for young players and is illustrated throughout with many great diagrams and cartoons to keep interest high.
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      Ten Ways to Succeed in the 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1
      Catalog Code: B0047EU

      The author of the book is the Grandmaster and honored Russian coach who headed the All-Russian chess school. At his lessons Alexander Panchenko, following the advice of world champions J.R.Capablanka and V.V.Smislov, placed the highest emphasis on endgame (without neglecting the other stages of a chess game, for sure).
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      Theory and Practice of Chess Endings - VOLUME 1

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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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      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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