|Digital List Price:||$14.99|
Save $3.50 (23%)
Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
"Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual is quite simply a masterpiece of research and insight. It is a tremendous contribution to endgame literature, certainly the most important one in many years, and destined to be a classic of the literature.
John Watson, reviewing DEM at The Week In Chess
"This is an extraordinary good chess book. To call this the best book on endgames ever written seems to be an opinion shared by almost all reviewers and commentators. And I must say that I am not to disagree." - Erik Sobjerg --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B004NNVYTG
- Publisher : Russell Enterprises, Inc.; 2nd edition (November 12, 2010)
- Publication date : November 12, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 17244 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 1233 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #754,550 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It is said that he only writes for top players above 2200, but this book is for all player, if you want to study endgame, this is one of the best books you can find.
Now chessplayer, seeks to defeat the enemy as soon as possible, but when you participate in high level, the endgame domain is indispensable. And it is here frontier between a great chess player and grandmaster.
Dvoretsky begun in Botvinnik's school, coached a young Kasparov his best student Artur Yusupov, Dolmatov.
Botvinnik as having as a mentor, and Yusupov, dolmatov, what else can we say. It is considered the best coach of his generation.
this book is a new classic, can not imagine missing this book for chess players who take seriously.
I give my best recommendations, use many key positions, which serve as end Parameters paraidentificar issues. It is very practical, with a few schemes that you learn, you have a good sword and shield to go at the end when you play a strong opponent and it is impossible to defeat it quickly.
How does the book, work?
the chapter, are diveded in pawn, rook, minor peaces, and queens.So far you don see any diferent but the key position, hepls to easy pather recognotion. that helps to infered the rigth move.
Another fact, dvoretsky took the time to use two ink, black and blue. Black for estudies and blue for pather recognition. easy way to remenber the theme.
In knight endgames, he shows that the most of this endgames were finished by distraction tactic theme.Any one never told me that.
Unbelievable book- you most enjoy.
Top reviews from other countries
But just wait a moment, and think first about what you are looking for. Are you a strong international master, looking for your next grandmaster norm? Are you a chess academic or collector who is interested in every technical detail of the game? OK, ignore my review. But if you are, like me, an average club player looking to improve your endgame using a book that is entertaining, engaging and accessible, then this is probably not going to be your best choice.
The clue is to read between the lines of the reviewers praising the book in the product description. Here is a glimpse: "deep level of analysis", "tremendous contribution to endgame literature", "clarifying, correcting, and extending the theory of endings." All spot on - and it all should raise the suspicion that this is not the type of book you read in quick bursts on your daily commute.
As for my rating - it is obvious that this is a work of exceptional quality and enormous scope. It is most certainly not the book's fault that is gets erroneously recommended to inappropriate players - so how can I penalise the book for it? However, I decided to take the approach of giving it a rating based on the product description and how it applies *to me*. For me, this book was less valuable than the product description made me believe it would be.
If you are still uncertain, the product description contains a snippet of IM John Watson's review of this book from "The Week in Chess". I urge you to go and read the rest.
One complaint; I was disappointed with the quality of the printing. The essential points are in blue text, a nice touch, but the ink is faint and hard to read. Given the size of the book and the fact it is meant for longterm study, it's a non-trivial point which the printers should attend to whenever they do another print run.
I reckon I'd have to read it at least three times with systematic practice to get the full value.
Dvorestsky never achieved Grandmaster, and makes me wonder is the endgame over-rated.