Winning Chess Endings

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Microsoft Press, Nov 1, 1999 - Computers - 240 pages
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"Winning Chess Endings" is a gripping introduction to the moves, strategies, and philosophy of chess endings from one of the world's top-rated players, American grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. Blessed with peerless story-telling skills and the technical knowledge to describe exactly when winning positions occurred in famous matches, he is the perfect guide for readers of all levels who want to identify winning game positions and actively participate in the book. With his convivial writing style and expert teaching methods, he helps readers develop a solid understanding of endgame principles they can apply to every game they play. This title includes tests throughout with answers at the end.

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User Review  - William Herbst - Goodreads

Some of the earlier material in the book was helpful to my game but the later chapters on the more complex endings make my head spin and I'm afraid I get lost in the endless lines of variations. Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER TWO King and Pawn Endings
21
CHAPTER THREE Queen and Pawn Endings
49
CHAPTER FOUR Rook Endings
65
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About the author (1999)

Yasser Seirawan is a three-time U.S. Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion, and an eight time member of the U.S. chess Olympiad team. He was the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. Currently one of the world's top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

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