Karsten Muller & Frank Lamprecht BCF BOOK OF THE YEAR 2002! Sample pages (pdf)
This is a major event in chess publishing. Two German endgame experts have produced a masterly one-volume encyclopaedia which covers all major endgames. It supersedes all previous works of this type by being far more accurate and readable.
With new time-controls meaning that competitive games are played to a finish, it is especially important that chess-players understand the main endgame principles, so this is no dry reference work; throughout the book, the authors emphasize the practical elements of endgame play: principles, rules of thumb and thinking methods. They have also provided a feast of detailed analysis for those looking to study the endgame in depth.
The book offers many practical examples showing how to play key positions of varying difficulty.
Published 2001, softback, 416 pages.