Foreword by Karsten Müller
Russell · 2011
Paperback · 264 pp.
Celebrated author and trainer Mark Dvoretsky
presents this entertaining collection of
instructive endgame errors, and promises
readers improved tournament results through
a systematic study of endgame theory.
This work is for the serious chess student,
and can be taken as a supplement or complement to his
landmark Endgame Manual. For those of us
who have not yet embarked on serious endgame study,
this may be the book to whet the appetite, and
lead us to the main course.
Chapter 1 is the largest, covering rook endings and
queen endings, including queen vs. rook, and rook and bishop
vs. rook (an ending not uncommon in practical play).
Chapter 2 focuses on king play, Chapter 3 pawns,
Chapter 4 zugzwang. Chapter 5 illustrates
defense: the fortress, stalemate, and the perpetual.
In Chapter 6 we look at endgame tactics. Chapter 7 covers piece play,
maneuvers and exchanges, then Chapter 8 takes a peek at technique.
Chapter 9 shows examples of premature resignation and
agreeing to a draw in a won position.