Gambit Verlag, paperback, Englisch, ISBN: 978-1-906454-11-1, 224 Seiten,
One of the world's foremost chess writers provides everything you need to
know about chess endgames!
Assuming no specialized endgame knowledge,
John Nunn presents 100 key endgame concepts, and explains how they are used to
win games or save difficult positions. He covers all the main types of endgames
and typical thinking methods, and so equips readers with all the skills needed
to excel in this vital phase of the game up to good club level and
The endgame is the stage of the game where precision is most
important, and where errors are punished most drastically. It is also deceptive:
many endgame positions look too simple to require prior knowledge, but yet
contain fiendish concealed pitfalls that can reverse the result of the game on
the spot. Some key positions simply have to be memorized, as they can hardly be
worked out at the board, especially when playing with today's faster
In such perilous terrain, an expert guide is necessary.
John Nunn could not be better qualified: he is a battle-hardened grandmaster of
top-level over-the-board chess and a solving world champion. From his wealth of
endgame expertise, he has distilled a course of fundamental knowledge that is
highly targeted on practical success for all levels of players.
Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the
world's leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals
in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. He is a
much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won 'Book of the Year' awards in several
countries. In both 2004 and 2007 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion,
ahead of many former champions.