Endgames with rooks and pawns are the most frequently occurring in chess, arising in about 1 game in 10.
If you learn an important technique in this endgame, chances are you will end up using it sooner or later.
And there are a great many methods and concepts that can be mastered with a little effort.
book highlights the key themes in rook endings, and at each turn
invites the reader to test his knowledge and skills with abundant
Rook endgame theory does not
stand still. New practical examples illustrate novel approaches as
players seek to pose problems to their opponents – Magnus Carlsen has
shown that even the driest-looking positions can feature deadly traps.
ongoing creation of new endgame tablebases – of which coauthor Yakov
Konoval has been at the forefront – enables new classes of positions to
be assessed with definitive certainty. Using six-man and the brand new
seven-man tablebases, the authors re-examine many of the old evaluations
and reach new and enlightening conclusions about classic rook endings.
You will be startled and amazed, and soon discover that you are becoming a far more effective endgame player.
• New insights
• Deep understanding
• Helpful guidelines
German grandmaster Karsten Müller is
arguably the world’s foremost writer on chess endgames. His
‘masterwork’, Fundamental Chess Endings, is a modern endgame ‘bible’ and
was studied intensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus
Yakov Konoval is
a Russian chess-player and programmer who studied at Mikhail
Botvinnik’s chess school. He has written programs for solving chess
problems and has pioneered new techniques for generating endgame