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Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge, Grandmaster John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames and typical thinking methods and so equips readers with the skills needed to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and beyond.
Using diagrammed examples Nunn illustrates the most important ideas in each type of endgame (e.g. rook on the 7th rank in rook and pawn endgames or the opposition in king and pawn endgames). The ten chapters of the book each cover a different endgame type. Prior knowledge of these ideas will save any player a great deal of time in the crucial final phase of the game.
From his wealth of endgame expertise, John Nunn has distilled a course of fundamental knowledge that is highly targeted at practical success for all levels of players.
Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. He is a much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won 'Book of the Year' awards in several countries. In both 2004 and 2007 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions.
Published 2009, softback, 231 pages.