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These two works are as unalike as books about the same game can possibly be. Both are fine choices for their respective audiences. Pandolfini's, which uses algebraic notation throughout, is aimed at the beginning or intermediate player. It consists of 239 specific endgame positions, progressing from elementary endings to some subtle minor piece and pawn situations. Almost every example illustrates a specific principle, which is usually clearly stated. Since in many chess games, the choice of strategy is determined by the player's knowledge of what constitutes a winning endgame advantage, this is a valuable source of information. By contrast, Suetin's book, which uses the universal figurine, algebraic notation, is aimed at the more advanced club player who is trying to improve to expert or master status. Such players often find the crucial step to be the transition from the "book" position to the middle game. It is this transition that Suetin addresses. Each section has an introduction in which certain basic strategic principles are given; one or more illustrative games with some detailed analysis; and several unanalyzed sample games. Both books are recommended for libraries which have or are developing a chess collection. Harold D. Shane, Baruch Coll., CUNY
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“Pandolfini’s Endgame Course” is a decent book, and I was a little split on whether to give it three or four stars, but I decided on four because the book has merits beyond... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David Milliern
One of the best books for basic endgame knowledge every player should know, even if they never play in a tournament. Read morePublished 11 months ago by William Paul B.
Ifound the bokk really good. It's amazing how you should move 1 or 2 squares by seeing if your enemy king is on adark or light square. Read morePublished 14 months ago by kindlle customer/ paperback
This is probably the EASIEST endgame book available. It is written like a Tactics Puzzle book, but that is a good thing not a bad thing. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Ivey
Low price .. don't really mind a paperback edition, and taught me quite a few new tricks. A great buy, came well-packaged and delivered well before time. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Regi Sylvain
This is more of a puzzle book that does a poor job of explaining the moves. The book is NOT suited for beginners. Maybe intermediate players would find the book useful.Published 20 months ago by PK
Next to Silmans Complete Endgame Course, I would reccomend this book for people just starting out learning how to play the end game. Read morePublished on July 23, 2013 by Deep Blue