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  An Endgame Book that;s fun! (almost)

nihao

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I like the one by Jesus de la Villa best.



Nokarookoff

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juicy_plums: "I was thinking of purchasing Capablancas Best Chess Endings to accompany my endgame studies, would that be a good idea. Also my understanding is that Akiba Rubenstein was even better at endings, does anyone know of a book studying his endgames."

There is no book studying Rubinstein's chess endings.

Purchasing Capablanca's Best Chess Endings is an excellent idea.



TicklyTim

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Wed Jun 7 2006 11:40PM | MsgID: 4445859


Just re-read my last comments.
What a load of drivel.
Apart from the bit about your book being very good!



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Wed Jun 7 2006 11:34PM | MsgID: 4445820


Thanks buddy.



TicklyTim

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Wed Jun 7 2006 6:11PM | MsgID: 4443800


Think you've gone and picked yourself the best 'textbook' style book on endings. It'll cover all technical areas that you'll need.
Studying endgames is a strange matter, either you know the technique or you don't.
As a complement to your textbook on technique, the book on Endgame tactics would give you something different.
Any other endgame book (if it covers technique) will give similar things. The problem with endgames, are that they are unique to the position - up to a point. The only thing you can study that might be benificial is the techniques, and this is what you have with FCE.
Studying masters who are good at endings might give you a few pointers, but you'd benifit more from learning the techniques first. If have a good grasp of the 'givens', then you might be able to build on them with more of the preceding play.
Enjoy your book, it IS a good one!



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I'd read a lot of the previous discussions on FCE and Dvoretskys Endgame Manual and from the vibe I was picking up plumped for the former, the latter seemingly going to be too advanced for me.

I was thinking of purchasing Capablancas Best Chess Endings to accompany my endgame studies, would that be a good idea. Also my understanding is that Akiba Rubenstein was even better at endings, does anyone know of a book studying his endgames.

Thanks,

Martin.



TicklyTim

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Wed Jun 7 2006 8:01AM | MsgID: 4441257


Originally posted by: "juicy_plums"
Darn, I just went and bought FCE too.




No worries, you've got yourself a good book there!



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Wed Jun 7 2006 2:28AM | MsgID: 4440499


Darn, I just went and bought FCE too.



TicklyTim

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Tue Jun 6 2006 11:59PM | MsgID: 4440004


At last!!
A book on Endgames that's readable.
By covering 'sparkling tricks and traps' it's engaging but with the sound endgame priciples 'riding underneath'.
As the sub-title states: A Comprehensive Guide to the Sunny Side of Chess Endgames.
I've got quality endgame books before, but they're to dry to read. It's work!
But this book I've almost managed to get passed 30 pages and still going. Now that's a first.
The book is by New-In-Ches publishers.
title: Endgame Tactics, by Van Perlo.

It's a 1000+ positions with tactics. You can study the position yourself or play through the examples. Chapters are, pawn endings, Queens, Rooks, and minor piece endgames. Through looking at the solutions you pick up techniques (I'm still working through pawn sacs in pawn endings!).
It is a more enjoyable experience than the usual textbook approach.

Tickly.