Principles for the Practical Player
Number Of Pages: 251
Publication Year: 2008
More Wins in the Endgame!
In Endgame Workshop, popular chess author Bruce Pandolfini explores all the important topics typically covered in most endgame treatises, but does so differently. To be sure, he follows the format usually employed in his own lessons, treating ideas across the board as they seem to apply. However, this book is designed to give the reader maximum comprehension of this critical phase of the game in an easy-to-follow presentation. Basic concepts such as elementary mates, the opposition, critical squares, pawn promotion and much more are presented in Bruce’s clear, easy-to-understand style. Endgame Workshop will help you score more wins in the endgame!
Tested in thousands of actual private and classroom settings, Endgame Workshop is a fresh take on both reliably older concepts and cutting-edge new ones. In conversational ease, it instills insights for experienced players to firm up their grasp of fundamentals while enabling newcomers to overcome their endgame fears with the sangfroid of battle-ready veterans.
Chess Master Bruce Pandolfini has been one of the most popular chess writers in the world for more than four decades. He has written on all aspects of the game and is also considered one of the premier chess instructors in the United States.
"Pandolfini sums up the nature of his book best when he writes, 'This is not an exhaustive textbook. But it does contain many useful practical ideas that amateur players can exploit to win and save games. Sometimes analysis is simply too difficult, and ordinary players can easily wind up getting lost in a maze of variations.'
"If you recognize a bit of yourself in that last sentence, and you’d like an easy-to-read text that covers a wide range of endgame fundamentals, Endgame Workshop is your book. Or if you’ve been a bit intimidated by the idea of endgame study, this is a painless way to dip your feet in without getting burned." - Steve Goldberg, in his review appearing at Chesscafe.com