Ian Snape is a strong club player and correspondence chess International Master. He has produced this book with the aim of improving the endgame strength of other amateur players who don't have the time or inclination to remember massive amounts of complex theory.
With that in mind he concentrates here on endgames which occur frequently in practice, which can be explained in terms of concepts and plans rather than long calculations and in which the scope for improvement is greatest. So, for example, in the section on basic checkmates he deals only with B&NvK, QvR, RvB, RvN and R&BvR and not with the really simple checkmates. In all chapters the emphasis is on key techniques and on highlighting the most common mistakes made in practice.
The second half of the book features 100 diagrammed exercises, with solutions, all taken from real games. This should be a very useful handbook for tournament and club players rated under 2000 (175BCF) although there may be stronger players around who need to brush up their technique!
Published 2003, softback, 144 pages.View sample pages (pdf)