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

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 - Silman, Jeremy
2006 Siles Press Silman's Complete Endgame Course-Silman, Jeremy

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) - Shereshevsky, Mikhail
1994 Everyman Chess Endgame Strategy (cadogan Chess Books)-Shereshevsky, Mikhail

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 - Dvoretsky, Mark
2014 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual-Dvoretsky, Mark

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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The Chess Endgame Exercise Book - Nunn, John
2020 Gambit Publications The Chess Endgame Exercise Book-Nunn, John

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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual - Dvoretsky, Mark, Kramnik, Vladimir, Müller, Karsten
2020 Russell Enterprises, Inc. Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual-Dvoretsky, Mark Kramnik, Vladimir Müller, Karsten

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Murray's Complete Endgame Exercices :: From Unrated Player To 999 Elo - Murray, John.c
2019 Independently Murray's Complete Endgame Exercices :: From Unrated Player To 999 Elo-Murray, John.c

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The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises For Every Chess Player - De La Villa, Jesus, Jessurun, Ramon
2019 New In Chess The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises For Every Chess Player-De La Villa, Jesus Jessurun, Ramon

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How To Win Chess Endgames - Robertie, Bill
2018 Cardoza How To Win Chess Endgames-Robertie, Bill

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Basic Chess Endings - Fine, Reuben, Sloan, Sam
2018 Ishi Press Basic Chess Endings-Fine, Reuben Sloan, Sam

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Oleg Pervakov’s Industrial Strength Endgame Studies: A World Champion’s Favorite Composers - Tkachenko, Sergei
2018 Elk and Ruby Publishing House Oleg Pervakov’s Industrial Strength Endgame Studies: A World Champion’s Favorite Composers-Tkachenko, Sergei

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Endgames Made Easy Book 1: Basic Concepts - Jordan, Fm Bill
2018 Independently Endgames Made Easy Book 1: Basic Concepts-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Endgames Made Easy Book 2: Lone King Endgames - Jordan, Fm Bill
2018 Independently Endgames Made Easy Book 2: Lone King Endgames-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Endgames Made Easy - Jordan, Fm Bill
2018 Independently Endgames Made Easy-Jordan, Fm Bill

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Chess Endings From Modern Master-play - Mieses, Jacques
2018 Westphalia Press Chess Endings From Modern Master-play-Mieses, Jacques

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Practical Chess Endings: With Modern Chess Notation - Keres, Paul
2018 Batsford Practical Chess Endings: With Modern Chess Notation-Keres, Paul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rate Your Endgame (everyman Chess Classics) - Mends, Edmar, Crouch, Colin
2016 Everyman Chess Rate Your Endgame (everyman Chess Classics)-Mends, Edmar Crouch, Colin

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Chessboard Magic!: A Collection Of Brilliant Chess Endings - Chernev, Irving, Fine, Reuben, Sloan, Sam
2015 Ishi Press Chessboard Magic!: A Collection Of Brilliant Chess Endings-Chernev, Irving Fine, Reuben Sloan, Sam

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Practical Chess Endings - Chernev, Irving, Harkness, Kenneth
2015 Simon & Schuster Practical Chess Endings-Chernev, Irving Harkness, Kenneth

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Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play - Aagaard, Jacob
2014 Quality Chess Grandmaster Preparation: Endgame Play-Aagaard, Jacob

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Practical Chess Endings By Keres - Keres, Paul, Littlewood, John, Sloan, Sam
2014 Ishi Press Practical Chess Endings By Keres-Keres, Paul Littlewood, John Sloan, Sam

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

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Essential Endgames Every Tournament Player Must Know - Suveg, Craig
2014 AuthorHouse Essential Endgames Every Tournament Player Must Know-Suveg, Craig

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Essential Endgames Every Tournament Player Must Know - Suveg, Craig
2014 AuthorHouse Essential Endgames Every Tournament Player Must Know-Suveg, Craig

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Guide To Chess Endings - Euwe, Dr. Max, Hooper, David, Sloan, Sam
2011 Ishi Press A Guide To Chess Endings-Euwe, Dr. Max Hooper, David Sloan, Sam

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

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

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

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

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Practical Endgame Play - Mastering The Basics: The Essential Guide To Endgame Fundamentals (everyman Chess) - Grivas, Efstratios
2008 Everyman Chess Practical Endgame Play - Mastering The Basics: The Essential Guide To Endgame Fundamentals (everyman Chess)-Grivas, Efstratios

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

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

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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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