It' not by chance that grandmasters say 'Study the endgame!' This is because a great number of encounters reach endgames, 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 your skills in other aspects of the game.
Practical Endgame Play - Mastering the Basics is a comprehensive guide to all fundamental chess endings, and a godsend for those looking to improve their endgame play.
Crucially, the emphasis is just as much on practical play as it is on theoretical understanding. Whenever an idea is introduced, GM Efstratios Grivas immediately illustrates it with a number of entertaining and instructive examples, a considerable number of which are drawn from his own over-the-board experiences.
- All the fundamental endgames are covered
- Full of practical tips and opinions
- Written by an prominent endgame expert