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  1. 07 Jan '07 20:42
    Last night I made a decision - that for the next month I'm going to hit endgame study hard (after midterms...). So I've been looking around to see which books I should use. I already have read part of Pandolfini's Endgame Course, but once I finish that I need something a little more advanced, so I decided to look at Silman's new book - which apparently comes out...tomorrow! It's over 500 pages, and is only about $17 on amazon.com

    I'm definitely going to buy it if I get the chance, anybody else interested in it?

    http://www.amazon.com/Silmans-Complete-Endgame-Course-Beginner/dp/1890085103/sr=8-1/qid=1168202192/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-3449269-2773559?ie=UTF8&s=books
  2. 07 Jan '07 20:51
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    That's why I haven't bought that yet - but I plan to - I want to become extremely proficient in the endgame, because that's my weakest spot right now.
  3. Standard member BillyVoltaire
    Achiever
    07 Jan '07 22:34
    I still think that Reuben Fine's Basic Chess Endings is the best and most thorough endgame book ever written...

    BV
  4. 07 Jan '07 22:44
    Originally posted by BillyVoltaire
    I still think that Reuben Fine's Basic Chess Endings is the best and most thorough endgame book ever written...

    BV
    I just ordered this off amazon.com for less than $5.00 including shipping.
  5. 07 Jan '07 23:05
    Fine's book is very good, esp for that price. The Dvorestsky book takes more time to get through (I haven't yet) but will increase your understanding, I believe. Also, good, though I don't own it is the Dvorestsky book "Endgame Analysis". All of the School of Chess Excellence books from Edition Olms are well worth having. Actually, I haven't seen a bad or even mediocre book from Mark Dvorestsky yet.
  6. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    07 Jan '07 23:34 / 1 edit
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    dvoretsky's manual might be excellent, but I can't stay conscious reading it. I hope the silman book offers something in that regard...

    I'm now going through (drilling the examples against fritz) the karsten müller endgame dvds, and although dvd's can't contain as much information as a book, I'm still constantly amazed how much there are elementary theory I don't know. well, I knew most of the basic stuff, but watching karsten slamming the variations at lightning speed made me realize I was no where near mastering them, making my feeble knowledge almost useless. so now I'm drilling the stuff until I can instantly recognize & perform the necessary procedures.

    and unlike reading the dvoretsky book, it's actually fun.
  7. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    08 Jan '07 00:19
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    Last night I made a decision - that for the next month I'm going to hit endgame study hard (after midterms...). So I've been looking around to see which books I should use. I already have read part of Pandolfini's Endgame Course, but once I finish that I need something a little more advanced, so I decided to look at Silman's new book - which apparently c ...[text shortened]... er/dp/1890085103/sr=8-1/qid=1168202192/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-3449269-2773559?ie=UTF8&s=books
    I emailed him about it and he actually responded with basically what it's all about. I posted it here somewhere, you could probably find it pretty easily, but he also posted a better description on his site. It sounds glorious, and I also already preordered it.
  8. Standard member rotk
    Orc slayer
    08 Jan '07 19:12
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    I also have that book, great book already through the King and pawn chapters, it's amazing how easily I'm beating people in endgames, didn't realize how much stuff there is to just king and pawn endgames.
  9. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    09 Jan '07 06:40
    Ive had Silmans book preordered for three months, its supposed to be delivered in just two days so Im excited
  10. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    09 Jan '07 17:50
    Son of a *****, amazon just delayed the book 6 freakin days
  11. 09 Jan '07 18:06
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    That's why I haven't bought that yet - but I plan to - I want to become extremely proficient in the endgame, because that's my weakest spot right now.
    I think you should wait about 120 (2 x 60) days before you get it
  12. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    09 Jan '07 18:12
    I just talked to boarders, and they said February first!
  13. Standard member HomerJSimpson
    Renouned Grob Killer
    09 Jan '07 18:13
    Originally posted by wormwood
    dvoretsky's manual might be excellent, but I can't stay conscious reading it. I hope the silman book offers something in that regard...

    I'm now going through (drilling the examples against fritz) the karsten müller endgame dvds, and although dvd's can't contain as much information as a book, I'm still constantly amazed how much there are elementary theor ...[text shortened]... cessary procedures.

    and unlike reading the dvoretsky book, it's actually fun.
    Where did you get those dvds?
  14. 10 Jan '07 00:58
    Originally posted by stevetodd
    I think you should wait about 120 (2 x 60) days before you get it


    Nah, I think I'll get it right when you and I look about to enter the endgame.
  15. 10 Jan '07 08:18
    Originally posted by cmsMaster


    Nah, I think I'll get it right when you and I look about to enter the endgame.
    Then my only hope is that they bring out the 'new improved' Silmans-Complete-Endgame-Course-Beginner product within the 120 days for me to buy