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Pawn Endings Chess Books

Every chess player who ever lost a kings and pawn ending knows that can be very painful, maybe even more painful than most other losses. How hard can it be with only kings and pawns on the board? Very hard, as many past games have proven. Pawn endings can be very tricky and complicated. A lot of themes are of the essence: tempos, zugzwang, triangulation, passed pawns, and king activity. Knowing the finesses of this endgame also helps you evaluate positions before and judge whether or not to make the transition into a pawn ending - the so called liquidation. The list below contains books from Joel Benjamin, Yuri Averbakh, Glen Flear, and Eric Schiller. If you're not new to the game anymore, studying pawn ending seems like a interesting way to broaden your knowledge and become a better, more allround player.



Essential Pawn Endings In Chess: Know The Secret Concepts Of Pawn Endgames (complete Endgames Manual) - Karthik Pm
2018 Independently Essential Pawn Endings In Chess: Know The Secret Concepts Of Pawn Endgames (complete Endgames Manual)-Karthik Pm

This book can be considered as precise, rather complete study material on the theme of pawn endings. The first chapter is on opposition and is divided in no less than 12 subchapters with titles such as Distant Sleeping Opposition, Standing Opposition, and Long Distant Virtual Opposition. This may tell one a game with only kings and pawns left on the board is everything but easy and not just a matter of counting. In over 200 pages this publication teaches one the basics and more on pawn endings.
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Liquidation On The Chess Board: Mastering The Transition Into The Pawn Ending - Joel Benjamin
2015 New In Chess Liquidation On The Chess Board: Mastering The Transition Into The Pawn Ending-Joel Benjamin

The title tells the tale, the inside contains all one should know on liquidation into pawn endings. A rather niche subject, one could think? Not at all, as every active player realises at a certain point. The material is divided into chapters according to the material present before the liquidation. The author has explored the unique aspects of particular pieces in regard to the endgame, e.g. placement of pawns on light and dark squares in relation to bishops, the dynamics of knights and outside passed pawns, positions that favour one minor piece over another, and so on.
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Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 4 Pawn Endings - Yuri Averbakh, Ilya Maizalis, Mikhail Zinar
2012 Ishi Press Comprehensive Chess Endings Volume 4 Pawn Endings-Yuri Averbakh Ilya Maizalis Mikhail Zinar

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Starting Out: Pawn Endgames (starting Out - Everyman Chess) - Glenn Flear
2004 Everyman Chess Starting Out: Pawn Endgames (starting Out - Everyman Chess)-Glenn Flear

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Of Kings And Pawns: Chess Strategy In The Endgame - Eric Schiller
2006 Universal Publishers Of Kings And Pawns: Chess Strategy In The Endgame-Eric Schiller

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