Understanding Rook Endgames by Karsten Müller,Yakov Konoval

By Karsten Müller,Yakov Konoval

“Unbelievably good written ... many new discoveries are printed the following. the most effective endgame books of all time” – John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl

Endgames with rooks and pawns are the main usually taking place in chess, bobbing up in approximately 1 online game in 10. should you examine a big process during this endgame, likelihood is you'll prove utilizing it or later.

And there are a good many equipment and ideas that may be mastered with a bit attempt. This booklet highlights the major subject matters in rook endings, and at every one flip invitations the reader to check his wisdom and abilities with ample exercises.

Rook endgame concept doesn't stand nonetheless. New sensible examples illustrate novel methods as gamers search to pose difficulties to their competitors – Magnus Carlsen has proven that even the driest-looking positions can characteristic lethal traps. the continuing production of latest endgame tablebases – of which co-author Yakov Konoval has been on the leading edge – allows new periods of positions to be assessed with definitive simple task. utilizing six-man and the new seven-man tablebases, the authors re-evaluate a number of the previous reviews and achieve new and enlightening conclusions approximately vintage rook endings. you may be startled and surprised, and shortly observe that you're turning into a much more potent endgame player.

“You can think convinced that something you learn and examine at the foundation of Müller’s publication is a hundred% right” – Matthew Sadler, New in Chess

German grandmaster Karsten Müller is arguably the world’s most suitable author on chess endgames. His ‘masterwork’, primary Chess Endings, is a contemporary endgame ‘bible’ and used to be studied intensively in his early life by means of present international Champion Magnus Carlsen.

Yakov Konoval is a Russian chess-player and programmer who studied at Mikhail Botvinnik’s chess institution. He has written courses for fixing chess difficulties and has pioneered new recommendations for producing endgame tablebases.

“Understanding Rook Endgames might be worthy its weight in gold to the bold who're keen to take the time to glean its secrets and techniques” – IM John Donaldson, Gold-Medal successful united states crew Captain

“The final e-book on rook endgames – hugely steered” – Heinz Däubler, Der neue Tag

“Rook endgame thought doesn't stand nonetheless. Magnus Carlsen has proven that even the driest-looking positions can function lethal traps. the continuing construction of recent endgame tablebases of which co-author Yakov Konoval has been on the leading edge permits new sessions of positions to be assessed with definitive simple task. utilizing six-man and the new seven-man tablebases, the authors reassess a number of the outdated reviews and succeed in new and enlightening conclusions approximately vintage rook endings. you may be startled and surprised, and shortly detect that you're changing into a much more potent endgame participant. German grandmaster Karsten Müller is for me the world’s superior author on chess endgames. i've got commented on his first-class paintings earlier than. His masterwork, primary Chess Endings, is a contemporary endgame bible and used to be studied intensively by way of present global Champion Magnus Carlsen in his adolescence” – Carl Portman, Carl's Planet

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