Winner of the 2015 Best Book Award of the Chess Journalists of America (CJA)
Shortlisted for the English Chess Federation 2015 Book of the Year Award
SECOND, IMPROVED EDITION
endings do not arise out of nowhere. Before emerging as endgames with
just kings and pawns, they 'pre-existed' in positions that still
contained any number of pieces.
the purposeful transition into a pawn ending. It is a vital technique
that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to
liquidate can help you win games or save draws.
In this book,
former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know
about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames.
He focuses on
the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to
start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable
Enter a fascinating world of tempo play
(triangulation, zugzwang and opposition), breakthroughs, king activity,
passed pawn dynamics, sacrifices and counter-sacrifices.Publisher: New In Chess, 2015
Exercises will test your growing skills.
This is a ground-breaking, entertaining and instructive guide.
At thirteen years of age Joel Benjamin broke
Bobby Fischer's record as the youngest ever US master, and this was
followed by countless tournament successes. He won the US Championship
three times and was the chess consultant for IBM's Deep Blue computer,
which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic
Edition: Paperback medium