Tragicomedy in the Endgame - Mark Dvoretsky

In 2003 when it was released, Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual became an instant classic. Now the chess instructor extraordinaire offers an introduction to the fascinating world of chess endings. This book is designed to highlight the key concepts of the most common chess endgames and will prove quite instructive to chessplayers of all levels.

Topics include:
- The King in the Endgame
- Pawn play
- Zugzwang
- Saving Methods
- Tactics in the Endgame
- Piece Maneuvering
- Piece Exchanges
- "Technique"
...and much more!

The author has countless practical suggestions for improving your endgame play in this era of rapid-time controls so that you don't end up "drowning" in the ocean of endgame theory. Let Mark Dvoretsky help you win more games as he examines some elementary endgame errors from master play and shows you how to avoid making the same mistakes.

About the Author
Mark Dvoretsky is considered by many to be the premier chess instructor in the world today. His comprehensive, best-selling Endgame Manual has been recognized as one of the definitive works on the endgame ever published; his Analytical Manual is also one of the most thorough treatments of the middlegame ever to be released.

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Contents: 4 Signs & Symbols; 5 Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1: "Swimming" in Theory; 8 Rook and Pawn (in the Opponent's Half of the Board) versus Rook; 20 Rook and Pawn (in Its Own Half of the Board) versus Rook; 25 Rook and Rook's Pawn versus Rook. a- and h-pawns; 31 f- and h-pawns; 46 Lasker's Idea; 51 An Extra Pawn on the Flank; 64 Rook against Pawns; 69 Rook versus Minor Piece; 74 Rook and Bishop versus Rook; 78 Queen and Pawn versus Queen; 82 Queen versus Rook; Chapter 2: The King in the Endgame; 89 Activity of the King; 93 Selecting the Path for the King; 98 Shouldering; 102 Cutting Off the King; Chapter 3: The Strength of Pawns; 117 The Dangerous Passed Pawn; 122 The Pawn Break; 127 Pawn Races; 129 The Outside Passed Pawns; 131 Separated Passed Pawns; 133 Connected Passed Pawns; 136 Pawn Structure; Chapter 4: Zugzwang; 139 Don't Fall into Zugzwang!; 140 Reciprocal Zugzwang; 143 Reserve Tempi; Chapter 5: In Search of Salvation; 147 The Fortress; 158 Stalemate; 164 Perpetual Check, Perpetual Pursuit; Chapter 6: Tactics; 167 Mate; 173 Double Attack; 177 Various Tactics; 182 Traps; Chapter 7: Piece Play; Maneuvers and Exchanges; 186 Piece Placement; 192 Exchanges; 197 Simplification to a Pawn Endgame; 206 Chapter 8: Technique; 219 Prophylaxis; 223 Winning or Losing a Tempo; 224 Move Order; Carelessness; Chapter 9: Premature End to the Struggle; 234 Unjustified Capitulation; 247 Agreeing to a Draw in a Won Position; 252 Conclusion; 260 Index of Players.
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