Arkady Naiditsch & Csaba BaloghSample pages (pdf)
"Most Instructive Endgames of 2016" is the continuation of last year's successful starter "Most Instructive Endgames of 2012-2015"
The authors select and analyze the 70 most instructive endgames from the past year: the choice was wide and even the simplest looking endgames have their hidden beauties! The book aims to find the most instructive, interesting and, of course, useful endgame ideas - those which might also occur in our own practical games.
The main idea behind this book stands out clearly: to reduce the importance of endgame table-base analyses or many other forms of computer help, and rather get inside the workings of the best chess-playing brains on the planet, in an attempt to explain the most complex endgames ideas in a way that is simple and understandable to any chess lover.
Throughout the book the authors have not used much computer assistance during their commentary on the games. They try to see the game the way we would do in a practical game.
Sadly, nowadays, we have more-and-more computer analyses: yes, you can make a very deep engine analysis at home - but the question is, can you do the same during your practical
game over the board?! Chess is a game where everyone makes mistakes and this is what it is all about in the current book!
We would advise all our readers to take out a real chessboard and enjoy these beautiful masterpieces. This is how we learned to play chess and this is why we still enjoy every wonderful game.
Published 2017, softback, 218 pages.