By Paul Keres. An essential practical book, for all chess players, from one of the world's greatest grandmasters. Rather than attempting to cover every theoretical possible endgame position, Paul Keres deals with the basic types of position into which all other endgames will eventually be resolved. He examines these in great detail and, in so doing, reveals the fundamental principles of the endgame and the main ideas for each player. It is not by memorising moves but by understanding the basic positions that a player, of whatever rating, will most improve his endgame play. For this reason, Keres does not simply point out the best move; rather he explains the positions in such a way that the reader's understanding will lead, almost automatically, to the best move.
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It is difficult to overestimate the importance of good endgame play—and rather than trying to cover every theoretical possibility, grandmaster Paul Keres looks in close detail at fewer, but carefully chosen, examples. He explains the fundamental principles and main ideas An essential and practical book for all chess players, from one of the world's greatest grandmasters. He explains the fundamental principles and main ideas, giving players—even the great ones—the practical help they need to figure out the best moves for themselves.
Keres concentrates on frequently occurring basic positions, going through elementary endings, like king and queen against king, as well as a wide range of pawn, queen, rook, bishop, and knight endings. Back in paperback, this classic chess study features new algebraic notation.
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A book for the serious player only. Paul Keres was one of the stronger players that never won the world championship. He defeated about 8 or 10 world champs in his day, however. This is a book that ostensibly reaches out to beginning chess players by including instructions on basic endgame mates.
However, I wish he could've devoted more time to the bishop and knight mate. That one is very hard! I picked this book up toward the end of my serious chess studies. Full disclosure requires me to admit A book for the serious player only. Full disclosure requires me to admit that I did not finish it. However, this content is a must for anyone wanting to take their game to the next level. There are tons of book out there that discuss how to open a chess game but what do you 50 moves later when most of the pieces are gone?
This book gives a detailed examination of likely endgame scenarios. The analysis is very detailed. It will probably take you a long time to complete this book. Once you do, you should have an advantage over many of the players out there provided you continue refining your endgame prowess. A good knowledge of the endgame will also help you formulate your strategy mid-game.
This book is an excellent vehicle toward that end. Oct 31, Karthik Ramesh rated it it was amazing. Great book for brushing up on the practical side of endgames that everyone should know this is an early 's edition of Paul Keres book in descriptive notation there was a later edition released in algebraic notation that came out in it has a different cover.
I was thinking of buying Keres book from used book dealers but I didn't want to take the risk getting someone else's used copy that might have crayon and pen marks in it, torn corners, coffee stains in it and other surprises when I s Great book for brushing up on the practical side of endgames that everyone should know this is an early 's edition of Paul Keres book in descriptive notation there was a later edition released in algebraic notation that came out in it has a different cover.
I was thinking of buying Keres book from used book dealers but I didn't want to take the risk getting someone else's used copy that might have crayon and pen marks in it, torn corners, coffee stains in it and other surprises when I saw the reprint edition on Amazon I bought it instead.
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