By John Nunn

during this significant two-volume paintings, which received the English Chess Federation's booklet of the yr prize, well known endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the abilities which are most crucial to luck in functional endgames.

Going past commonplace texts, Dr Nunn exhibits find out how to follow wisdom of normal endgames to discover the fitting equipment in difficult real-life functional occasions - even if they fluctuate enormously from the idealized kinds given by means of conventional endgame manuals.

* Identifies new and demanding motifs which happen many times in over-the-board play
* Tactical components are seriously featured
* in lots of examples, past research is corrected
* specializes in endgames which are liable to concrete analysis
* Geared to the over-the-board participant - no composed or man made positions
* principles underlying research - even if complicated - are richly defined in words.

Nunn exhibits that loss of familiarity with key principles may cause very important principles and issues to be overlooked even via very powerful gamers. we find magnificent volume of formerly released endgame research is just mistaken, and that some of the usual directions are at top partly true.

This moment quantity makes a speciality of rook endgames - the most typical and critical classification of useful endgames. Nunn additionally covers endings with rooks and minor items, a large and wealthy sector of strategic endgame play that's universally famous as important for chess mastery, yet however ignored in chess literature.

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