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100 Endgames You Must Know: Vital Lessons for Every Chess Player Improved and Expanded Paperback – July 15, 2008
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"We all admired '100 Endgames' for its clarity and practical value." --Danny King & Ronan Bennett, The Guardian
"The material is well chosen and the presentation is excellent (..) The greatest strength of the book: breaking things down into well-worded chunks of easily digestible information."
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Not only have the positions been well selected, but they are logically structured so that the reader can build a deep comprehension by studying problems that increase in difficulty. Also of great value are the two tests that are included. The first is a basic test at the start of the book that gives a clear indication of current endgame strength - I'm sure many will be surprised by the results. The book also concludes with another test to see if you have really absorbed the ideas and principles. The use of these tests, along with the overall arrangement and presentation of the material, makes it clear that the author has thought about the process of training and cares about the reader being able to develop practical skills and apply theory to real world problems.
My only criticism is that the book has been translated and there are occasionally a few convoluted sentences and odd phrasing. Generally it is a very good translation, but now and again some of the writing is a bit unclear and requires extra work to make sense of. This, however, is a minor gripe, as the majority of the book is extremely good, and where the language occasionally falls down, the compelling logic and care taken with the selection of endgames compensates for any other shortcomings.
I believe players of all strengths would benefit from this book. This is without a doubt one of the best endgame books ever written.
100 Endgames You Must Know is also almost right there with Silmans book. While Silmans book is bigger, and covers more, This book would make a very good first end game book. You will learn from it, and learn well.