silman's complete endgame course - Silman
This winner of the ChessCafe 2007 Book of the Year Award is a revolutionary and richly instructive endgame book, designed for players of all levels. It is designed to "speak" to a player in a very personal way and teaches everything you need to know at your current rating level. It then builds on that knowledge for each subsequent phase of the player's development.
Starting at the beginner's level, all basic mates are dearly and painstakingly explained. After that, the critical building blocks that form the endgame foundation for all tournament hopefuls and experienced tournament competitors are explored in detail. Finally, advanced endgame secrets based on concepts rather than memorization are presented in a way that makes them easy to master.
Equally important is creating a love of the endgame, which is addressed at the end of the book, with a look at chess tactics, minor piece domination and a discussion of the five greatest endgame players of all time.
Who should read this book?
If you have found the endgame to be a mystery, that your confidence plummets once you reach the endgame or if you have searched for an instructive endgame book that will turn your weakest link into your personal field of power, your search is over.
Silman's Complete Endgame Course is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master.