The endgame is the part of the game in which the result of the game is decided, yet few players devote as much study to it as they know they should.
This book will help remedy the problem.
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!
Starting with entertaining, cautionary examples of resignations in drawn or even winning positions, Mednis moves on to discuss the key practical aspects of rook endings, minor-piece endings, and endings with a double pawn.
Mednis touches on many other facets of the practical endgame struggle, including psychological factors, making use of special insights, and risks in the endgame.
Grandmaster Edmar Mednis is an extremely experienced chess writer, whose work has been praised by no less an authority than leading trainer Mark Dvoretsky. His column, The Practical Endgame, is syndicated in chess magazines around the world, and renowned for its accessibility and originality. His previous books for Cadogan include 'From the Opening into the Endgame' and 'Practical Opening Tips