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more than 100 years, the world's leading chess players and teachers
have told their students to study the endgame. Now, for the first time, a
revolutionary richly instructive endgame book has been designed far
players of all levels.
'Silman's Complete Endgame Course' is
the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder
from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.
to "speak" to a player in a very personal way, Silman's book teaches
the student everything he or she needs to know at his or her current
rating level, and builds on that knowledge for each subsequent phase of
the player's development.
Starting at the beginner's level, all
basic mates are dearly and painstakingly explained. After that, the
critical building blocks that form the endgame foundation for all
tournament hopefuls and experienced tournament competitors are explored
in detail. Finally, advanced endgame secrets based on concepts rather
than memorization are presented in a way that makes them easy to master.
basic keys to a well-rounded endgame education (Opposition, the Luceno
and Philidor Positions, Cat and Mouse, Trebuchet Fox in the Chicken
Coup, Triangulation, Building a Box, Square of o Pawn, Outflanking, the
Principle of Two Weaknesses) are vital.
But equally important is
creating a love of the endgame, which is addressed at the end of the
book with a look at chess tactics, minor piece domination, and a
discussion of the five greatest endgame players of all time-all things
that every fan of chess at every level can enjoy.
If you have
found the endgame to be a mystery, if you have found that your
confidence plummets once you reach on endgame, if you have searched for
an instructive endgame book that will turn your weakest link (the
endgame) into your personal field of power, your search is over.
Jeremy Silman is an International Master and a world-class teacher, writer, and
player who has won the American Open, the National Open, and the U.S.
Open. Considered by many to be the game's preeminent instructive writer,
he is the author of over thirty-six popular books, including How to
Reassess Your Chess (universally accepted as a modern classic), The
Amateur's Mind, The Complete Book of Chess Strategy, and The Reassess
your Chess Workbook.
John Watson, The Week In Chess:
"Confirming Silman's status as the king of instructional writing."Publisher: Siles Press, 2007
Edition: Paperback large