Mastering the Transition into the Pawn Ending
New end extended edition of this Winner of the CJA Chess Journalists of America Best Book Award. Joel Benjamin has added 50 new examples, besides other additions and carrying out corrections.Sample pages (pdf)
Pawn endings do not arise out of nowhere. Liquidation is the purposeful transition into a ending with only kings and pawns. It is a vital technique that is seldom taught. Strange, because knowing when and how to liquidate can help you win games or save draws.
In this book, former US Chess Champion Joel Benjamin teaches you all you need to know about successfully liquidating into pawn endgames. He focuses on the practical aspects: what to aim for and how to get there. When to start trading pieces and how to recognize favorable and unfavorable liquidations.
New edition published 2019, softback, 335 pages.