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  1. 14 Feb '07 21:24
    I need to improve my endgame.
    I've heard this is one of the best books out there for it.

    What type of notation does this use? Descriptive/algebraic?
    Where can I get it?
  2. Standard member Redmike
    Godless Commie
    14 Feb '07 21:28
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I need to improve my endgame.
    I've heard this is one of the best books out there for it.

    What type of notation does this use? Descriptive/algebraic?
    Where can I get it?
    Algebraic.

    I cannot recomend this book strongly enough.

    Excellent, with the key ideas put across thoroughly, with follow-up material to back it up.

    Don't know about the accompanying CD, but the book is great.
  3. 14 Feb '07 21:28
    I have the software version so can't comment on the book I'm afraid. Highly recommend the cd, though, as it makes playing through the examples a lot simpler, also you can just turn on the Fritz (whatever) engine and play the endgames out to test yourself.
  4. Standard member rotk
    Orc slayer
    14 Feb '07 21:33
    It's in algrebaic notation. I advise you to get the second edition too, the book is fairly new, came out in 2003 I think, so you should be able to get it almost anywhere, I start with amazon.com

    Looking at your profile I'd say you should be able to understand it, although I will warn you that it's a big book and isn't for the light hearted.

    P.S. looking at your profile I couldn't help but notice about golbal warming, I wish it would get warmer here, it around -15 F with wind shields of -33 F and I'm about 400 miles south of canada!
  5. 14 Feb '07 21:34
    Originally posted by Redmike
    Algebraic.

    I cannot recomend this book strongly enough.

    Excellent, with the key ideas put across thoroughly, with follow-up material to back it up.

    Don't know about the accompanying CD, but the book is great.
    Algebraic - Excellent! I was worrying it was going to be descriptive, and I really don't like that.

    Don't know about the accompanying CD, but the book is great.
    - Where is the best place to get it then?
  6. 14 Feb '07 21:36 / 2 edits
    I got mine at the chess and bridge shop on/near Baker Street in London.

    They have a website but for some reason my work firewall blocks it! Google should come to your rescue.
  7. 14 Feb '07 21:40
    Originally posted by rotk
    It's in algrebaic notation. I advise you to get the second edition too, the book is fairly new, came out in 2003 I think, so you should be able to get it almost anywhere, I start with amazon.com

    Looking at your profile I'd say you should be able to understand it, although I will warn you that it's a big book and isn't for the light hearted.

    P.S. looking a ...[text shortened]... here, it around -15 F with wind shields of -33 F and I'm about 400 miles south of canada!
    It's in algrebaic notation. I advise you to get the second edition too, the book is fairly new, came out in 2003 I think, so you should be able to get it almost anywhere, I start with amazon.com

    - Cool, I'll do that.

    Looking at your profile I'd say you should be able to understand it, although I will warn you that it's a big book and isn't for the light hearted.
    - Well, I'm sure I can handle it.

    P.S. looking at your profile I couldn't help but notice about golbal warming, I wish it would get warmer here, it around -15 F with wind shields of -33 F and I'm about 400 miles south of canada!
    - We are still in winter...its the summer that you should start getting worried about.
  8. 03 Apr '07 13:33 / 1 edit
    I haven't gotten it yet...but I have found a few site to get it from...
    hopefully I'll get for my birthday (14th April)

    This sites appears to be really inexpensive (especially considering the current exchange rate), but I don't think it will ship to the UK...
    http://tinyurl.com/2ojgup

    This site is based in London so shipment shouldn't be a problem.
    http://tinyurl.com/2ub5lf

    And while we're at it, eBay:
    http://tinyurl.com/2sum2x



    Which site would be best.
  9. 03 Apr '07 13:47
    I bought the book a couple of months ago and highly recommend it for the advanced player, but for those under 1700, it will be too complex. Try instead Averbakh's "Chess Endinging: Essential Knowledge," or Euwe's "A Guide to Chess Endings."
  10. 03 Apr '07 13:59
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    I bought the book a couple of months ago and highly recommend it for the advanced player, but for those under 1700, it will be too complex. Try instead Averbakh's "Chess Endinging: Essential Knowledge," or Euwe's "A Guide to Chess Endings."
    Luckily I'm rated at 1724 currently, though my rating is getting stagnant for the moment...

    I assume you got the 2nd edition?
  11. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    03 Apr '07 14:04
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    I bought the book a couple of months ago and highly recommend it for the advanced player, but for those under 1700, it will be too complex. Try instead Averbakh's "Chess Endinging: Essential Knowledge," or Euwe's "A Guide to Chess Endings."
    I think you have to be significantly over 1800 it assumes you know alot.
  12. 03 Apr '07 14:16
    Originally posted by HomerJSimpson
    I think you have to be significantly over 1800 it assumes you know alot.
    Perhaps for the whole book, but for much of it I would hope someone like myself would understand it.
  13. 03 Apr '07 14:40
    I'd highly recommend both Dvoretsky's book and Jeremy Silman's "Complete Endgame Course." Both are great resources.
  14. 03 Apr '07 19:02 / 8 edits
    Originally posted by Bad wolf
    I need to improve my endgame.
    I've heard this is one of the best books out there for it.

    What type of notation does this use? Descriptive/algebraic?
    Where can I get it?
    I'd suggest getting these books first:

    Basic Chess Endings revised edition by Reuben Fine

    Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master by Jeremy Silman

    Pandolfini's Endgame Course By Bruce Pandolfini

    The Fine book alone has enough reading/study material for a Player for at least 1-2 years.
  15. 03 Apr '07 19:22
    Originally posted by Aristolle
    I'd suggest getting these books first:

    Basic Chess Endings revised edition by Reuben Fine

    Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner To Master by Jeremy Silman

    Pandolfini's Endgame Course By Bruce Pandolfini

    The Fine book alone has enough reading/study material for a Player for at least 1-2 years.
    I've made my choice...