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Post  WhiteKingCHESS on Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:41 pm

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This is a breezy, chatty book in Robertie's own unique style, the best feature of which is his positive attitude encouraging you to get out there and WIN! It's a good "first" book, written at an assume-nothing level, not trying or pretending to be complete, deliberately leaving out more advanced and esoteric material. It starts with the basic checkmates (omitting the relatively rare and quite difficult king+knight+bishop vs. king), and goes on to present a good selection of important endings. The descriptions make for easy reading and the discussions and play are easy to follow.

One omission that I think is unfortunate, and lowers my rating of the book a bit, is material on having an advantage of the exchange, such as rook+pawns vs bishop+pawns or knight+pawns. These endings are common and need to be studied even by endgame debutantes.

(An alternative "first" endgame book, if you don't mind descriptive notation, is Horowitz "How to Win in the Chess Endings," which is even more chatty and a bit more complete, though still lacking a few things.)

Like most Cardoza books, sadly, proofing was not a priority and there are many obvious typos.

But still all in all, four stars, and, with used prices in the sub-$5 range, you can hardly go wrong. Study this book, follow up with Pandolfini's Endgame Course, and then much later on, go into the big stuff such as Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual.

Publisher         Cardoza
Publication date 22 Jul 2003
Language        English
Pages                     288

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