The endgame is a subtle phase of the game many ordinary players would like to improve.
In taking the reader through over 150 instructive examples, taken mostly from his own games, Smyslov covers a very broad range of positions - and provides an excellent overall insight into the endgame as a whole.
Unlike standard endgame manuals, which concentrate purely on the most basic and technical positions, this book has numerous examples with many pieces on the board - the type of endgame you are in fact most likely to reach. By learning from Smyslov's impeccable technique, readers will improve their own endgame ability - and results!
- Pawn Endings
- Minor Piece Endings
- Rook Endings
- Endings with Rooks and Minor Pieces
- Endings with Queens
- My Studies
- Illustrative Games