Ger van Perlo
A new and substantially expanded edition of a modern chess classic. By chance, in 2013, publisher New In Chess discovered a previously unnoticed and unpublished extra batch of endgame tactics collected by the legendary Dutch correspondence grandmaster Ger van Perlo (1932-2010).
More than 250 fresh examples have been added, making this fourth edition 25% bigger than its predecessor.
By enjoying the entertainment of real life endgame tactics, and (at least for the moment) forgetting about theoretical positions that seem distant from everyday practice, the amateur player learns to love the endgame. Endgame Tactics is an affordable guide that reduces the psychological burden of endgame instruction by showing that endgames are actually quite enjoyable - because of the tactics!
Van Perlo includes over 1200 diagrammed endgame fragments from actual games with chapters on pawn, rook, minor piece and queen endgames. This book is the result of 30 years of collecting, analyzing and catagorizing, by the author, of tactical endgames whichappealed to him. Many of the positions and games will be unknown to the reader.
The book is indexed, according to player names but is eminently browseable as well.
G C van Perlo is a Dutch correspondence chess Grandmaster.
Published 2014, softback, 607 pages.View sample pages (pdf)