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Endgame General Chess Books

Studying endgame's learns you a lot about endgames itself and chess in general. That's why in the Russian (or Sovjet) school of chess young players always are taught the endgame first. This may seem counterintuitive, but is quit logical if one thinks about it. In the endgame you'll learn about the strength (and weakness) of the pieces, basic patterns, calculation and last but not least, the theoretical endgames themselves. Later on, if one improves as a chess player and meets players with the same strength, endgames may appear more and more often on the board. In this chapter you’ll find the books with so called table based endgames (must know theoretical endgames) with only a few pieces on the board, interesting endgame studies and endgames with general strategies. The endgame is a beautiful, interesting part of game of chess, and a lot of fun to study in depth. While doing that you’ll find out that you become a better and more complete player.



100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons For Every Chess Player - Jesus De La Villa
2016 New In Chess,Csi 100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons For Every Chess Player-Jesus De La Villa

This book can be considered as a modern endgame bible. De La Villa writes that the approach towards the study of the endgame must be multi-staged and always keep pace with the player's overall playing level. Therefore, the different stages must be separated in time, if necessary. The 'exact endings' we need to remember are just a few, according to the author. It's however important to know them well. This can be considered the starting point of other positions of greater complexity.
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Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master - Jeremy Silman
2007 Siles Pr Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master-Jeremy Silman

The endgame is not something for experts only, but rather an essential part of the game. To become a better player this part shouldn't be neglected. This book helps developing love for the endgame and study it in a rewarding way. If you want to know everything there's to know about endgames necessary for your level, this is your book. But the main aim is to reach the next level over and over again. American IM Jeremy Silman is one of the best chess teachers around, and a writer of many books.
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Endgame Strategy (cadogan Chess Books) - Mikhail Shereshevsky
1994 Everyman Chess Endgame Strategy (cadogan Chess Books)-Mikhail Shereshevsky

Mikhail Shereshevsky's standard work Endgame Strategy was first published in 1981 in the USSR and a direct success. This new version contains methods from the successful Russian School of Chess, completed with some modern ideas. Shereshesvky is a well established chess trainer who worked with many youngsters. For refining his system of studying endgames he used the method of another legendary chess teacher, Mark Dvoretsky.
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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - Mark Dvoretsky
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual-Mark Dvoretsky

Mark Dvoretsky is generally considered as the best chess teacher in the history of the game. He also was an expert on endgames, and this may tell you this is not your average book. This work is rightly called a manual, that learns chess players almost everything there's to know about the endgame.
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Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play - Jacob Aagaard
2014 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play-Jacob Aagaard

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How To Play Chess Endings (dover Chess) - Eugene Znosko-borovsky
2012 Dover Publications How To Play Chess Endings (dover Chess)-Eugene Znosko-borovsky

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Secrets Of Endgame Technique: School Of Future Champions Vol. 3 (dvoretsky School Of Future Chess Champions) - Mark Dvoretsky, Artur Yusupov
2007 Edition Olms Secrets Of Endgame Technique: School Of Future Champions Vol. 3 (dvoretsky School Of Future Chess Champions)-Mark Dvoretsky Artur Yusupov

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Domination In 2,545 Endgame Studies - Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan
2007 Ishi Press Domination In 2,545 Endgame Studies-Ghenrikh M. Kasparyan

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Pandolfini's Endgame Course: Basic Endgame Concepts Explained By America's Leading Chess Teacher (fireside Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
1988 Touchstone Pandolfini's Endgame Course: Basic Endgame Concepts Explained By America's Leading Chess Teacher (fireside Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory - Pal Benko
2007 Ishi Press Pal Benko's Endgame Laboratory-Pal Benko

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Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge - Yuri Averbakh
1993 Everyman Chess Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge-Yuri Averbakh

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Endgame Tactics Training Magnus Carlsen: How To Improve Your Chess With Magnus Carlsen And Become A Chess Endgame Master - Frank Erwich
2018 New in Chess Endgame Tactics Training Magnus Carlsen: How To Improve Your Chess With Magnus Carlsen And Become A Chess Endgame Master-Frank Erwich

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Winning Chess Endings (winning Chess - Everyman Chess) - Yasser Seirawan
2003 Everyman Chess Winning Chess Endings (winning Chess - Everyman Chess)-Yasser Seirawan

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Understanding Chess Endgames - John Nunn
2009 Gambit Publications Understanding Chess Endgames-John Nunn

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Winning Chess Endgames: Just The Facts!, Second Edition - Lev Alburt, Nikolay Krogius, Lev Albert
2005 Chess Information & Research Institute Winning Chess Endgames: Just The Facts!, Second Edition-Lev Alburt Nikolay Krogius Lev Albert

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Fundamental Chess Endings - Karsten Müller, Frank Lamprecht
2001 Gambit Publications Fundamental Chess Endings-Karsten Müller Frank Lamprecht

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Easy Endgame Strategies - Bill Robertie
2003 Cardoza Easy Endgame Strategies-Bill Robertie

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Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide To The Sunny Side Of Chess Endgames - Ger Van Perlo
2014 New In Chess,Csi Van Perlo's Endgame Tactics: A Comprehensive Guide To The Sunny Side Of Chess Endgames-Ger Van Perlo

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Practical Chess Endings By Keres - Paul Keres
2014 Ishi Press Practical Chess Endings By Keres-Paul Keres

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First Steps: Fundamental Endings - Cyrus Lakdawala
2017 Everyman Chess First Steps: Fundamental Endings-Cyrus Lakdawala

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Secrets Of Chess Endgame Strategy - Lars Bo Hansen
2006 Gambit Publications Secrets Of Chess Endgame Strategy-Lars Bo Hansen

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Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso - Vasily Smyslov
1997 Everyman Chess Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso-Vasily Smyslov

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101 Chess Endgame Tips - Steve Giddins
2007 Gambit Publications 101 Chess Endgame Tips-Steve Giddins

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Sharp Endgames - Esben Lund
2018 Quality Chess Sharp Endgames-Esben Lund

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Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 5 Rook Endings - Yuri Averbakh, Nikolai Kopayev
2013 Ishi Press Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 5 Rook Endings-Yuri Averbakh Nikolai Kopayev

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200 Brilliant Endgames (dover Chess) - Irving Chernev
2003 Dover Publications 200 Brilliant Endgames (dover Chess)-Irving Chernev

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From Middlegame Into Endgame - Everyman Chess
1994 Everyman Chess From Middlegame Into Endgame-Everyman Chess

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Endgame Challenge - John Hall
1995 Hays Publishing Endgame Challenge-John Hall

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Essential Endgames - Glenn Flear, Chris Ward, John Emms
2018 Everyman Chess Essential Endgames-Glenn Flear Chris Ward John Emms

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Mastering Endgame Strategy - Johan Hellsten
2013 Everyman Chess Mastering Endgame Strategy-Johan Hellsten

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One Pawn Saves The Day: A World Champion's Favorite Studies - Sergei Tkachenko
2017 Elk and Ruby Publishing House One Pawn Saves The Day: A World Champion's Favorite Studies-Sergei Tkachenko

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The Russian Endgame Handbook - Ilya Rabinovich
2012 Mongoose Press The Russian Endgame Handbook-Ilya Rabinovich

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The Chess Endgame Study: A Comprehensive Introduction Second Edition - A. J. Roycroft
2016 Dover Publications The Chess Endgame Study: A Comprehensive Introduction Second Edition-A. J. Roycroft

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Practical Endgame Play - Neil Mcdonald
1998 Everyman Chess Practical Endgame Play-Neil Mcdonald

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Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons On Critical Ideas & Plans - Daniel Naroditsky
2013 New In Chess,Csi Mastering Complex Endgames: Practical Lessons On Critical Ideas & Plans-Daniel Naroditsky

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Chessboard Magic!: A Collection Of Brilliant Chess Endings - Irving Chernev
2015 Ishi Press Chessboard Magic!: A Collection Of Brilliant Chess Endings-Irving Chernev

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Chess Endgame Quiz - Larry Evans
2002 Cardoza Chess Endgame Quiz-Larry Evans

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The Art Of The Endgame - Jan Timman
2012 New In Chess,Csi The Art Of The Endgame-Jan Timman

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Endgame Magic - John Beasley, Timothy Whitworth
2017 Dover Publications Endgame Magic-John Beasley Timothy Whitworth

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Tragicomedy In The Endgame: Instructive Mistakes Of The Masters - Mark Dvoretsky
2011 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Tragicomedy In The Endgame: Instructive Mistakes Of The Masters-Mark Dvoretsky

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Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 1 - John Nunn
2010 Gambit Publications Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 1-John Nunn

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Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 3 Queen And Pawn Endings Queen Against Rook E - Yuri Averbakh, Victor L Henkin, Vitaly Alexandrovich Chekhover
2012 Ishi Press Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 3 Queen And Pawn Endings Queen Against Rook E-Yuri Averbakh Victor L Henkin Vitaly Alexandrovich Chekhover

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Greatest Ever Chess Endgames - Steve Giddins
2012 Everyman Chess Greatest Ever Chess Endgames-Steve Giddins

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Practical Endgame Play - Beyond The Basics: The Definitive Guide To The Endgames That Really Matter (everyman Chess) - Glenn Flear
2007 Everyman Chess Practical Endgame Play - Beyond The Basics: The Definitive Guide To The Endgames That Really Matter (everyman Chess)-Glenn Flear

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200 Chess Endgame Challenges - Larry Evans
2018 Cardoza 200 Chess Endgame Challenges-Larry Evans

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Reinfeld On The Endgame (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics) - Fred Reinfeld
2017 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Reinfeld On The Endgame (fred Reinfeld Chess Classics)-Fred Reinfeld

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Endgame Workshop: Principles For The Practical Player (the Pandolfini Chess Library) - Bruce Pandolfini
2008 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Endgame Workshop: Principles For The Practical Player (the Pandolfini Chess Library)-Bruce Pandolfini

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Modern End-game Studies For The Chess Player - Hans Bouwmeester
2006 Hardinge Modern End-game Studies For The Chess Player-Hans Bouwmeester

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Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 2 - John Nunn
2010 Gambit Publications Nunn's Chess Endings Volume 2-John Nunn

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Improve Your Endgame Play - Glenn Flear
2000 Everyman Chess Improve Your Endgame Play-Glenn Flear

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