Chess Endgame Training

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Gambit Publications, Aug 1, 2003 - Games - 160 pages
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This is an endgame manual with a difference. As soon as a topic has been introduced and a few basic ideas discussed, you are immediately invited to immerse yourself in the subject by solving a series of relevant positions. The solutions to these positions feature a wealth of practical advice and further discussion of endgame principles and the key theoretical points. All the main types of endgames are covered: pawn endings, minor-piece endings, rook endings and queen endings. Rosen discusses important elements in endgame strategy, such as pawn-structure, passed pawns, space advantage, breakthrough and Zugzwang. Endgames are often highly tactical, and this is reflected throughout this book in exercises that require precise calculation, and in sections devoted to typical tactical themes. There is a wealth of exercises throughout the book.

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Great Endgame Training AND Fun!

User Review  - edwardjboyle -

I am a chess teacher who believes in just a little bit of opening theory to get to the middle game even and then a big time study of the endgame. I fell in love with this book. Starts of with K+P ... Read full review

About the author (2003)

Bernd Rosen is a highly qualified trainer who writes a regular column in a German chess magazine. He gained his FIDE Master title in 1987 and has played in the German Bundesliga for many years.

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