Many players, of all levels, use their chess study time to concentrate almost exclusively on the openings. Very few players spend much time at all studying endgames and this is almost certainly a mistake. Making a poor move in the opening might leave you with a slightly uncomfortable position. Making a poor move in the endgame can easily transform a win into a draw or even a loss.
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|Author / Authors||Cyrus Lakdawala|
|Publication date||1st edition 2017|
If you want to make any sort of serious progress at chess it is vital to understand fundamental endgame play. Having an instinctive understanding of which positions are winning, drawing and losing is essential as it enables you to plan your endgame strategies with great confidence, knowing that you are heading for positions that are favourable to you.
In this book, Cyrus Lakdawala analyses all the fundamental endgame positions and carefully explains the methods needed to win the favourable ones and draw the unfavourable ones.
First Steps is a new series and is ideal for improving players who want simple and straightforward explanations. First Steps emphasizes:
003 About the Author
009 1 Essential Knowledge
023 2 Pawn Endings
063 3 Rook Endings
119 4 Queen Endings
144 5 Bishop Endings
172 6 Knight Endings
184 7 Minor Piece Endings
206 8 Rooks and Minor Pieces
243 9 Queen and Other Pieces
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