This book takes the reader over 150 instructive examples, covering a broad range of positions and providing excellent overall insight into the endgame as a whole. Unlike standard endgame manuals, which concentrate purely on the most basic and technical positions, this book has numerous examples with many pieces on the board - the type of endgame you are in fact most likely to reach.
The author, grandmaster Vasily Smyslov, is renowned for his artistic mastery of the endgame and his 1957 World Championship victory over Botvinnik can be largely attributed to his unique gifts in this aspect of the game.
Who should read this book?
This book is recommended for the advanced student looking for guidance on instructive and realistic endgames.