Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?: A Practical Endgame Guide - Nikola Karaklajic (K-5443)

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Chess Informant proudly presents the timeless classic by Nikola Karaklajic

Now, for the first time this hidden jewel of chess literature is being presented to the worldwide chess audience in all its excellence. The structure of the book was a revolutionary one at the time of its first release, and influenced the production of many instructive chess volumes.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsNikola Karaklajic
PublisherChess Informant / Informator-Verlag
Publication date1st edition 2018
Pages352
ISBN978-8672970913
HardcoverYes
PaperbackNo
DownloadableNo
Width17.6 cm
Height24.5 cm

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"Let Me Ask You, Do You Know ...?" is a highly entertaining mix of tricky endgame puzzles and irreverent witty humor; once the most popular radio host and DJ in former Yugoslavia, Karaklaji c uses his wit and charm to play his audience like a fiddle. The challenges often appear deceptively simple at first, but as the plot thickens the readers are put on their heels, constantly guessing whether they are on the right track, as the author keeps serving red herrings on a black-and-white board with gusto. The exercises feel refreshingly different, having a delicate balance of difficulty and educational value, while the prose is thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable at all times, utterly dispelling the myth that chess is inaccessible and dull.

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    003 Foreword

    004 Scoring System

    PAWN ENDGAMES

    005 Lesson 1 Pawn vs. Pawn

    013 Lesson 2 2 Pawns vs. 1 Pawn

    020 Lesson 3 2 Pawns vs. 2 Pawns

    027 Lesson 4 3 Pawns vs. 2 Pawns

    033 Lesson 5 3 Pawns vs. 3 Pawns

    038 Lesson 6 Opposition

    044 Lesson 7 Distant Opposition

    053 Lesson 8 Distant Passed Pawn

    058 Lesson 9 The Magic Square

    065 Lesson 10 The Power of Separated Pawns - "Electric Pawns"

    073 Lesson 11 Triangulation

    080 Lesson 12 Instrcetive Positions - Recapitulation

    087 Lesson 13 Stalemate Salvation!

    MINOR PIECE ENDGAMES

    093 Lesson 14 Knight vs. Pawn

    101 Lesson 15 Knight vs. Knight

    105 Lesson 16 Knight Dominates Bishop

    113 Lesson 17 When is a Knight Stronger than a rook?!

    118 Lesson 18 Knight Endgames - Stalemate Salvation!

    122 Lesson 19 Bishop vs. Pawns

    128 Lesson 20 Bishop vs. Bishop (Bishops of the same colour)

    135 Lesson 21 Bishops of the Opposite Colours

    143 Lesson 22 The Wrong Bishop

    150 Lesson 23 Bishop Dominates Knight

    158 Lesson 24 When is a Bishop Stronger than a Rook?!

    165 Lesson 25 Bishop Endgames - Stalemate Salvation!

    ROOK ENDGAMES

    169 Lesson 26 Rook vs. Bishop

    176 Lesson 27 Rook vs. Knight

    182 Lesson 28 Rook vs. Pawn

    191 Lesson 29 Rook vs. Two Connected Pawns

    199 Lesson 30 Rook and Pawn vs. Rook

    208 Lesson 31 Rook and Pawn vs. Rook and Pawn

    215 Lesson 32 Rook and Two Pawns vs. Rook and pawn

    222 Lesson 33 Rook Endgames with Equal Number of Pawns

    228 Lesson 34 Rook Endgames with an Extra Pawn

    233 Lesson 35 How to Get a Draw Being Two Pawns Down

    241 Lesson 36 Stalemate Salvation!

    QUEEN ENDGAMES

    247 Lesson 37 Queen vs. Queen

    252 Lesson 38 Queen vs. Pieces

    261 Lesson 39 Queen vs. Pawn on the 7th Rank

    267 Lesson 40 Stalemate Salvation!

    USEFUL ENDGAME MOTIFS AND TRICKS

    273 Lesson 41 How to Create a Passed Pawn?

    279 Lesson 42 A Key Square Blockade

    285 Lesson 43 Minor Promotions

    297 Lesson 44 How to Avoid a Stalemate?

    303 Lesson 45 A Pawn in the Starring Role!

    307 Lesson 46 A Knight in the Starring Role!

    313 Lesson 47 A Bishop in the Starring Role!

    319 Lesson 48 A Rook in the Starring Role!

    324 Lesson 49 Starring - Her Majesty, the Queen

    329 Lesson 50 Starring - His Royal Highness, the King

    335 Lesson 51 Do not be greedy!

    341 Lesson 52 How to draw a chess game?

    348 About the Author

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    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?: A Practical Endgame Guide - Nikola Karaklajic (K-5443)

    Let Me Ask You, Do You Know...?: A Practical Endgame Guide - Nikola Karaklajic (K-5443)

    Chess Informant proudly presents the timeless classic by Nikola Karaklajic

    Now, for the first time this hidden jewel of chess literature is being presented to the worldwide chess audience in all its excellence. The structure of the book was a revolutionary one at the time of its first release, and influenced the production of many instructive chess volumes.

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