Originally posted by ObssTry this site
Recently I’ve noticed a lot of problems with my late (end) game strategy. Specifically, I don’t seem to have any. I understand basic king-rook, king-queen checkmates but have trouble in games that advance to a point with both sides having a few pawns and maybe a minor piece or two.
I was wondering if anyone could suggest a decent book (or other ...[text shortened]... ss is, but I play a lot of Kasparov Chessmate vs. AI which buts me at around 1250 if that helps.
Originally posted by ObssGood advice already posted. I'd add that you should also get into the habit of analysing your games. Analysing your games won't give you complete coverage of what you should know in advance (hence read a book too) but when you learn something from one of your own games, it may stick a lot more.
I was wondering if anyone could suggest a decent book (or other resource) on the subject.
Originally posted by nimzo5Sure, I did emphasise a combination of both was needed. Even if post game analysis fails to find all the answers, it still complements our reading. Compare someone who has never seen a Lucena position in play versus someone who has misplayed it several times and failed to solve in post analysis. The latter case is more likely to hit home harder with "Ah!! So that's what I need to do". Relating to some concrete benefits motivates learning.