Endgames often give rise to the most difficult and pivotal moments of a chess game. In Sharp Endgames, International Master Esben Lund tackles this crucial topic in a unique and innovative way, focusing on the 16 Parameters involved in this type of decision-making.
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|Author / Authors||Esben Lund|
|Publication date||1st edition 2017|
|Width||17.2 cm / 6.77 inch|
|Height||24.4 cm / 9.61 inch|
The book contains more than a hundred carefully chosen exercises, with solutions linked to the 16 Parameters. The feedback is concrete and gives the player a clear way to improve his or her understanding and skill. The exercises can be played out against a partner or engine; the book even contains a step-by-step guide explaining how to configure a chess engine for this purpose.
“Esben Lund has issued you a challenge: invest time and effort in this book, and your chess results are going to improve – no matter your current level. The question is: are you ready to accept the challenge? I strongly encourage you to accept – you will not regret it.” – From the Foreword by GM Lars Bo Hansen
Esben Lund, an International Master from Denmark, is a respected author and coach. His two first books for Quality Chess, Rook vs. Two Minor Pieces and The Secret Life of Bad Bishops, were both well received for their originality and absorbing study material.
006 Key to symbols used & Bibliography
007 Foreword by GM Lars Bo Hansen
011 1. The Aim of the Book
028 2. General Introduction
053 3. Introductions to Endgames
053 3.1 Knight Endgames
080 3.2 Rook Endgames
106 3.3 Bishop versus Knight Endgames
124 3.4 Rook versus Bishop or Knight Endgames (exchange up)
150 3.5 Queen Endgames
197 4. Main Exercises
209 5. Solutions to Main Exercises
267 6. Extra Exercises
275 7. Solutions to Extra Exercises
297 8. Exercises from My Other Books – A List of Recommendations
300 9. How to Set Up a Position in Komodo 10
303 10. Index of Games and Studies
306 11. List of Parameters
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