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happinessisawarmgun 13 ( +1 | -1 )
Endgame books.... I am going to purchase a book to help my endgame. Can anybody recommend a suitable book for my level ?......rating 1173

myway316 4 ( +1 | -1 )
"Just The Facts" by Lev Alburt is excellent,tho a little pricey.
torre_tinorete 40 ( +1 | -1 )
Good book I have the book "Just the facts" by Lev Alburt. Its a good book to study the endgame phase of the game. When I read it, I don't even have to get a board and set up the discussed position. It has sufficient diagram in order for the reader to retain the position inside his head. It highlights the technique by short phrases and points out the most basic position that the reader should know at each Chapter.
pampelmus 21 ( +1 | -1 )
absolut _best_ book:

The Endgame University
from Dvoretsky

It contains most of the knowledge about different types of endgames, with a lot of explanations and positions for your own training

must have
roblear 6 ( +1 | -1 )
at your rating.... same as mine, virtually...
pandolfini's endgame course...
shitoborg 37 ( +1 | -1 )
Get it Free! Subscribe to for free and download the game called 'Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess', also for free. It introduces the basics of back rank mates, and the ways to get there. It also has a few hundred (yes, hundred) of Fischer's games to spectate, and a decent AI to play chess with. You can request to remove your account on cdos after you got the game.
peppe_l 5 ( +1 | -1 )
I second people Who suggested Just The Facts by Alburt and Krogius.
happinessisawarmgun 11 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you all.... I have just purchased 'Just the Facts.' and hope to steal Vladimirs title in two to three weeks ....!?
drgandalf 81 ( +1 | -1 )
Lev Alburt is one of my favorite authors. His endgame book is superb. However, it is a light intermediate text. Dvoretsky is a teacher of MASTERS. That means, you should be a master already. Pandolfini is for beginners, rating less than 1400. For those who find Pandolfini delightful, but hard to apply in actual play, I have written an endgame book which is even simpler. I concentrate ONLY on the bare essentials, going into considerable depth, even on the most basic ideas. My methodology is geared for memory. The text is written for players rated 600-1200.

Happi, my suggestion is Pandolfini's Endgame Course or my book, Practical Endgame Weapons, Volumn One. Email me, if interested.

The most important aspect of endgame study is whether you can apply it. Always remember that principle.
getoutofhere 3 ( +1 | -1 )
My suggestion Pandolfini's Endgame Course