Originally posted by a4h4
Is it possible that Pandolfini has out of many books published finally made a book that is worthy of study?
I just bought it and I am flipping through it.
So far it looks decent, mainly focusing endgames for players under 1800.
Well done Bruce, well done.
I thought his "Weapons of Chess" book was well done, and a great second book to have by when reading annotated games.
For instance, there was another thread where the question was asked about isolated pawns and how to handle them. Pandolfini had two separate chapters/sections in the book, one on advantages, and one on disadvantages, that explained the fundamentals of isolated pawn positions very well.
I tell newer players that it is a great book to have, because other chess books will often give an assessment to a position, and explain it with "due to the two bishops" or "due to (white's/black's) isolated pawn" etc without any further explanation, and his book does a great job of answering the question "What does that mean?"