Efstratios Grivas - The Modern Endgame Manual. Mastering rook vs pieces endgames (K-5241)

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As you may already be aware, the publishing house ‘Chess Evolution’ is printing a series called ‘Th e Modern Endgame Manual’ which will consist primarily of eight books and will deal with everything concerning the endgame.

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Language versionsEnglish
Author / AuthorsEfstratios Grivas
PublisherChess Evolution
Publication date1st edition 2017
Pages344
ISBN978-61580713-2-1
HardcoverNo
PaperbackYes
DownloadableNo
Width17 cm / 6.69 inch
Height24 cm / 9.45 inch

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I was surprisingly pleased when the Editor in Chief, GM Arkadij Naiditsch, asked me to write two of the eight books. But I was a bit ‘disappointed’ when it was made clear to me that I would have to deal with a quite diffi cult subject: Rook vs Pieces Endgames!


But OK, nothing is really diffi cult nowadays. Th e modern author has at his dis-posal powerful databases, tablebases, analysed material, books and — by adding his own knowledge he will always fi nd what he is looking for! 
The endgame is a phase of the game that has been extensively analysed and reduced to concrete conclusions, although in nearly all the books I know of, very little space is dedicated to the queen vs pieces endgame subject. I think this is mainly because of space limitations and because it’s a diffi cult
theme that doesn’t appear too interesting for readers. But a modern chess player cannot really choose what he likes or prefers — this has nothing to do with openings!


Today we have shorter time-controls and there isn’t really enough time to dig around in the subtleties of each ending. You have to know and to repeat knowledge; don’t be carried away by the usual myth of the ‘chess talent’. As I have repeatedly written and proved, ‘talent is the excuse of the failed’.
‘Unfortunately’, the modern chess player is entitled and forced to work more than his predecessors. Th e modern chess trainer also needs to prepare more delicate themes, understand them and then teach them to his students as well. So, there is plenty of room for everything and for everybody who is thirsty
for knowledge.

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Efstratios Grivas - The Modern Endgame Manual. Mastering rook vs pieces endgames (K-5241)

Efstratios Grivas - The Modern Endgame Manual. Mastering rook vs pieces endgames (K-5241)

As you may already be aware, the publishing house ‘Chess Evolution’ is printing a series called ‘Th e Modern Endgame Manual’ which will consist primarily of eight books and will deal with everything concerning the endgame.

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