learning chess

Learning Chess

Share and you will find!
Funny name, real interests
[ Sign up | Log in | Guest ] (beta)
acne 9 ( +1 | -1 )
endgame are there websites about endgames? or are there books you'd recommend about endgames?
tulkos 22 ( +1 | -1 )
winning chess endgames. I managed to get this book without buying it through an inter-library lone(hope thats how you spell it) and the book was great!I you can manage to get this book,it will be well worth your time.
v_glorioso12 1 ( +1 | -1 )
Mastering The Endgame by I Don't Know
brobishkin 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Endings... The name of the book Tulkos is talking about is "Winning Chess Endings" by Yasser Seirawan... And it is well worth your time...

Bro...
acne 1 ( +1 | -1 )
thank you all of you =)
pamela024 27 ( +1 | -1 )
Indeed Seirawan, now the number two ranking player in the US, has an excellent series of books for beginner to intermediate level players called "Winning Chess" published by Microsoft Press. The titles in the series are "Play," "Tactics," "Openings," "Brilliancies," and "Endings". Well worth the money.
tulkos 12 ( +1 | -1 )
I own 2 of them. openings and brilliancies.Very Good.though the openings tend to be positional,since Seirawan is a positional player.
atrifix 11 ( +1 | -1 )
FCE Fundamental Chess Endings, by Muller and Lamprecht, is a great book as either an encyclopedia or a learning reference.
acne 3 ( +1 | -1 )
thanks pamela024 and atrifix
adrianallen 7 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks from me as well My endgames are poor and really let me down, I may have to invest in a book or two.
brunetti 36 ( +1 | -1 )
FYI Seirawan is #7 is USCF rating list.

This is the current top 10:

1 Onischuk, Alexander CO 2746
2 Kaidanov, Gregory KY 2730
3 Benjamin, Joel NY 2702
4 Shabalov, Alexander PA 2697
5 Gulko, Boris NJ 2694
6 Goldin, Alexander IL 2693
7 Seirawan, Yasser WA 2690
8 Kacheishvili, Giorgi NY 2673
9 Ibragimov, Ildar CT 2672
10 Wojtkiewicz, Alek MD 2669

Alex
__mda__ 48 ( +1 | -1 )
Basic Chess Endings... by Reuben Fine. I'm really surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. It really is (still) one of the best endgame manuals out there. The only problem with it is, like all old books, it is written in descriptive notation ( there may be newer editions out there with algebraic notation). It covers just about every conceivable endgame ( even 3 knights vs. king! ), and has countless examples from real games. If you're serious about chess, this book is a must.
taoistlunatic 1 ( +1 | -1 )
my endgame bible is Fine's basic endgames right on MDA
bossbobby 14 ( +1 | -1 )
Try... site www.sahovski.co.yu
They have good choice of all-kind chess books.
For this purpose - Encyclopaedia of Chess Endings.
atrifix 23 ( +1 | -1 )
Fine's BCE or Averbakh's set are both good endgame volumes, but they serve more as a reference than a learning aid. Dry stuff, but a must to have on hand.

Atrifix
tulkos 26 ( +1 | -1 )
I have heard many fine things of Fundamental Chess Endings,heres a link to a place where this one strong chess player gives it a rating of 10 on a 1(horrible) to 10(wonderful) scale.

www.chessopolis.com/br/fundamental_chess_endings.htm
brobishkin 22 ( +1 | -1 )
Seirawan series... The titles of the "Winning Chess" series: Winning Chess Openings, Winning Chess Strategies, Winning Chess Tactics, Winning Chess Brilliancies, and Winning Chess Endings... And I have all five of them...

Bro...
frodan 34 ( +1 | -1 )
..seirawan series... ....my chess bible.i especially like the two:
-winning chess Tactics
-winning chess Strategies.
in winning chess Endings ,the chapter on rook and pawn endings is the longest chapter in that book;am about to reread that chapter the fifth time! now i know how to build bridges,although i did not study engineering at school......