Essential Endgames by Glenn Flear, Chris Ward, John Emms (K-5370)

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Three classic titles from the Everyman Chess: Starting Out Series in one volume. Starting Out: Pawn Endgames by Glenn Flear Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms Starting Out: Rook Endgames by Chris Ward

Three classic titles from the Everyman Chess Starting Out Series in one volume.

  • Starting Out: Pawn Endgames by Glenn Flear
  • Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms
  • Starting Out: Rook Endgames by Chris Ward

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Language versionsEnglish
PublisherEveryman Chess
Publication date1st edition 2017
Pages512
ISBN9781781944585
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height24.4 cm / 9.61 inch

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Endgames involving only kings and pawns are the most fundamental of all chess positions, and a firm understanding of them is required in order to become confident of tackling more complex endings that preceded them. As is commonplace with the renowned Starting Out series, there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings throughout the book to help the improving player

In Starting Out: Pawn Endgames, Grandmaster and distinguished endgames expert Glenn Flear focuses on the very basics of pawn endings. Beginning with the simplest of positions and only gradually working through to more challenging material, Flear outlines the key principles and rules, and demonstrates how these work in practical examples. As one of the priorities of such endings is to promote pawns to queens, Flear additionally deals with queen endings that arise naturally from the simpler form.

In Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames Grandmaster and notable endgame authority John Emms begins with the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings. This slowly but surely arms the reader with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Emms highlights the correct procedures as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.

In Starting Out: Rook Endgames Grandmaster Chris Ward begins with the absolute fundamentals of rook endgames. He gradually arms the reader with the indispensable knowledge and confidence needed to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Ward highlights the correct plans as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender.

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Essential Endgames by Glenn Flear, Chris Ward, John Emms (K-5370)

Essential Endgames by Glenn Flear, Chris Ward, John Emms (K-5370)

Three classic titles from the Everyman Chess: Starting Out Series in one volume. Starting Out: Pawn Endgames by Glenn Flear Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms Starting Out: Rook Endgames by Chris Ward

Three classic titles from the Everyman Chess Starting Out Series in one volume.

  • Starting Out: Pawn Endgames by Glenn Flear
  • Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames by John Emms
  • Starting Out: Rook Endgames by Chris Ward

Content

Starting out: Pawn endgames

004 Bibliography
005 Introduction
007 1 Pawn Endings are Special!
020 2 The Last Pawn
031 3 Play in a Limited Area
049 4 The Power of the Passed Pawn
064 5 Passed Pawns Galore
079 6 Races!
094 7 Manoeuvring Monarchs
110 8 Pawn Power
128 9 Further Positional Themes
151 10 When Pawns Become Queens
163 11 Exchanging into Pawn Endings
174 Additional Exercises
177 Solutions to Exercises

Starting out: Rook endgames

004 Bibliography
005 Introduction
007 1 The Basics
021 2 Rook versus Pawn(s)
035 3 Rook and Pawn versus Rook
055 4 Introducing More Pawns
070 5 Tricky Situations and Advanced Techniques
086 6 Applying Principles to Practical Play
104 7 Twenty Questions

Starting out: Minor piece endgames

004 Bibliography
005 Introduction
007 1 Bishop (and Pawns) versus Pawns
053 2 Bishops of Same Colour
089 3 Bishops of Opposite Colour
118 4 Knight (and Pawns) versus Pawns
153 5 Knight Endings
174 6 Bishop versus Knight Endings
199 7 Solutions to Exercises

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