9780735607910

Winning Chess Endings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780735607910

  • ISBN10:

    0735607915

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Microsoft Pr

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Summary

"Winning Chess Endings" is a gripping introduction to the moves, strategies, and philosophy of chess endings from one of the world's top-rated players, American grandmaster Yasser Seirawan. Blessed with peerless story-telling skills and the technical knowledge to describe exactly when winning positions occurred in famous matches, he is the perfect guide for readers of all levels who want to identify winning game positions and actively participate in the book. With his convivial writing style and expert teaching methods, he helps readers develop a solid understanding of endgame principles they can apply to every game they play. This title includes tests throughout with answers at the end.

Author Biography

Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time U.S. Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion, and an eight-time member of the U.S. Chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the world's top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Introduction vii
Basic Mates
1(20)
King and Pawn Endings
21(28)
Queen and Pawn Endings
49(16)
Rook Endings
65(66)
Bishop Endings
131(20)
Knight Endings
151(24)
Bishop vs. Knight
175(24)
Rook vs. Minor Pieces
199(20)
The Rare and the ``Perfect''
219(12)
Resources 231(2)
Index 233

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