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  1. 09 Aug '07 22:54 / 1 edit
    It's finally here! I've been waiting a week for it. It's much bigger than I expected, not only is is 500+ pages, it's extra large too, almost like a paperback textbook.

    I've skimmed over the Beginner, Class E, and Class D sections and I'm ready to tackle the rest.

    Good luck to anyone else who has it!
  2. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    09 Aug '07 23:05
    i have it... very nice book... ive skipped to the back, with the world champs..
  3. 09 Aug '07 23:08
    In case you're interested, here's Jeremy's errata sheet for the book.

    http://www.jeremysilman.com/chess_news/endgame_eratta.html
  4. 09 Aug '07 23:14
    Thanks a lot! I've been looking for that when I heard there were errors
  5. 09 Aug '07 23:17
    It's a very good book It also makes endgame study easy. I have Just the Facts! another very good endgame book. My system of study is this: I study the relevant section until I'm up to speed (according to silman, at least). Then all my future endgame study is from Just the facts, until I get the next level. Then I start the process over again.
  6. 09 Aug '07 23:25
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    Thanks a lot! I've been looking for that when I heard there were errors
    Yeah, pretty much all chess books have some mistakes. The errata sheet isn't real easy to find on his web site, but kudos to him for even making the errata sheet. I don't think too many chess book authors even bother with them.
  7. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    09 Aug '07 23:31
    I don't study the end game......i figure i'll save time by mating my opponent.
  8. 09 Aug '07 23:37
    That's idiotic
    You'll get mated more often
  9. Standard member chessisvanity
    THE BISHOP GOD
    10 Aug '07 00:17
    moneymaker has a thing for me......she/he(i don't believe the profile pic....looks like a hooters girl)....

    everytime i talk....he/she is on me......stalker weird.
  10. 10 Aug '07 01:40
    I praise this book! I've read about 275 pages in 2 weeks. I studied rooks forever just so I know the steps if I ever have a close rook pawn endgame! I read that book and a month later I went from a 1620 avg to skyrocketing to 1800! My avg has gone up for the moment and i really feel My play has benefited from it. Very simple, but worthwhile read.
  11. 10 Aug '07 01:41
    Believe it or not before I read this book I did not know what opposition was at 1600!
  12. 10 Aug '07 02:37
    Originally posted by kmac27
    Believe it or not before I read this book I did not know what opposition was at 1600!
    You didn't know how to do it or just didn't know it actually had a name?
  13. 10 Aug '07 03:40
    I knew how to use my king but didn't know the name.
  14. 10 Aug '07 11:21
    Originally posted by MoneyMaker7
    It's finally here! I've been waiting a week for it. It's much bigger than I expected, not only is is 500+ pages, it's extra large too, almost like a paperback textbook.

    I've skimmed over the Beginner, Class E, and Class D sections and I'm ready to tackle the rest.

    Good luck to anyone else who has it!
    It's got some good points, but really doesn't go into that many complex ideas in the endgames. His phrases are catchy and makes you think your getting something new out of it, but it's just a repackaged endgame book, which there are a million of. Don't get me wrong, it's an good book. If you never studied endgames its a great place to start. The last part of the book has the most useful stuff in it, but even then it could do more to explain more ideas. I would say even if you read this you would still need to study a lot of pawn endgames. This book is the most helpful for beginners-intermediate players imo.
  15. 10 Aug '07 12:00
    Originally posted by kmac27
    I knew how to use my king but didn't know the name.
    Ok,can understand that.The other would have greatly surprised me