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.
Explanation of symbols
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.