Endgames involving only kings and pawns are the most fundamental of all chess positions and a firm understanding of them is required in order to become confident to tackling more complex endings that preceded them. In this easy-to-read guide, grandmaster and distinguished endgames expert Glenn Flear focuses on the very basics of pawn endings.
Beginning with the simplest of positions and gradually working through to more challenging material, Flear outlines the key principles and rules, demonstrating how these work in practical examples. As one of the priorities of such endings is to promote pawns to queens, Flear additionally deals with queen endings that arise naturally from the simpler form.
As is commonplace with the renowned Starting Out series, there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings throughout the book to help the improving player.
Who should read this book?
This book is aimed at the improving player who wishes to better their endgame.