de la Villa: 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook


de la Villa: 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook

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Jesus de la Villa’s worldwide bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know successfully debunked the myth that endgame theory is complex and that endgame books are tedious. Reviewers praised its clarity and completeness and thousands of players dramatically improved their endgame understanding (and their results!).

In recent years, De la Villa’s students sometimes complained that when they had to apply what they had studied in 100 Endgames, they didn’t always have the material ready at their fingertips. De la Villa then made an important discovery: most of the errors his students made are being made by others as well, even by strong and sometimes famous chess players!

De la Villa started collecting training material and selected those exercises best suited to retain and improve your knowledge and avoid common errors. In this book the Spanish grandmaster presents hundreds of exercises grouped according to the various chapters in 100 Endgames. Solving these puzzles will drive home the most important ideas, refresh your knowledge and improve your technique.

This book contains a massive amount of clear, concise and easy-to-follow chess endgame instruction. The advice De la Villa gives in the solutions is practical and useful. Ideal for every post-beginner, club player and candidate master who wishes to win more games.

Jesus de la Villa (1958) is an International Grandmaster born in Spain. He has won the Spanish Championship twice and is a well-known chess coach. De la Villa is the author of the world famous bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know.

Contents

Explanation of symbols

Introduction

Chapter 1 - Basic endings

Chapter 2 - Knight vs. pawn

Chapter 3 - Queen vs. pawn

Chapter 4 - Rook vs. pawn

Chapter 5 - Rook vs. two pawns

Chapter 6 - Same-coloured bishops: bishop + pawn vs. bishop

Chapter 7 - Bishop vs. knight: one pawn on the board

Chapter 8 - Opposite-coloured bishops: bishop + two pawns vs. bishop

Chapter 9 - Rook + pawn vs. rook

Chapter 10 - Rook + two pawns vs. rook

Chapter 11 - Pawn endings

Chapter 12 - Other material relations

Chapter 13 - Appendix

Chapter 14 - Solutions to exercises

Index of players

 

Figurine Notation, 287 Seiten, 1. Aufl. 2019, kartoniert, englisch.

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