Tragicomedy in the Endgame
Instructive Mistakes of the Masters
by Mark Dvoretsky
The key concepts of chess endings.
When it was released in 2003, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual became an instant classic. Now the chess instructor extraordinaire offers an introduction to the fascinating world of chess endings. 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.
The author has countless practical suggestions for improving your endgame play in this era of rapid-time controls so that you don't end up "drowning" in an ocean of endgame theory. Let Mark Dvoretsky help you win more games as he examines some elementary endgame errors from master play and shows you how to avoid making the same mistakes.
About the book
This book was previously published under the same title by Russell Enterprises, Inc., ISBN 978-1-936490-04-2. The original paperback has 264 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. Wherever the author has indicated that you should stop and think about the position, the continuation of the game has been hidden and can be revealed by tapping the Reveal button. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player.