A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames
by Van Perlo
New In Chess
Here is help for those who are tired of studying endgames that never come up in real life! Why is it that most amateur chess players love opening and middlegame tactics but hate endgames and why do they usually look at only a couple of pages in any chess endgame theory book they own? Enjoying the entertainment of endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, is the first step towards mastering this important part of the game.
There is no substitute for hard work in getting better at chess, as a wise grandmaster once said. But you always work harder at something you enjoy. Make the first step towards improving your endgame play (and beat more opponents) by learning to love the endgame. Endgames are fun, and the examples from everyday practice in this book prove it.
WINNER of the ECF BOOK of the YEAR 2006 Award!
WINNER: ChessCafe 2006 Book of the Year!
From the report of the judges of the English Chess Federation BOOK of the YEAR 2006 Award:
"The winning factor for the judges was the sheer entertainment value."
John Watson, The Week In Chess:
"The thing's addictive!"
"Destined to achieve classic status."
Thomas Behrens, Chess-International:
"The most entertaining endgame book I ever had in my hands, and one of the most instructional."
Glenn Petersen, ChessCafe:
"A fantastic collection of endgame positions from actual play. Van Perlo's respect for the game, his delight in every twist and turn, is undeniable. And it is infectious."
About the book
This book was previously published under the same title by New In Chess, ISBN 978-90-5691-168-6. The original paperback has 479 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. All the positions have a key point in the solution hidden - tap on the Solution button to reveal the answer. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player (White or Black).