Nunns Chess Endings Volume 2
Paperback, 352 pages
In this major two-volume work, renowned endgame theoretician John Nunn teaches the skills that are most important to success in practical endgames.Going beyond standard texts, Dr Nunn shows how to apply knowledge of standard endgames to find the right methods in tricky real-life practical situations - even when they differ greatly from the idealized forms given by traditional endgame manuals.
- Identifies new and important motifs which occur repeatedly in over-the-board play
- Tactical elements are heavily featured In many examples, previous analysis is corrected
- Focuses on endgames that are susceptible to concrete analysis
- Geared to the over-the-board player - no composed or artificial positions
- Ideas underlying analysis - however complex - are richly explained in words.
Nunn shows that lack of familiarity with key ideas can cause important ideas and themes to be missed even by very strong players. We discover that a staggering amount of previously published endgame analysis is simply wrong, and that many of the standard guidelines are at best partially true.This second volume focuses on rook endgames - the most common and important category of practical endgames. Nunn also covers endings with rooks and minor pieces, a wide and rich area of strategic endgame play that is universally recognized as vital for chess mastery, but nevertheless neglected in chess literature.
Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the worlds 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.
Gambit books by John Nunn: Endgame Challenge, Grandmaster Chess Move by Move, Grandmaster Secrets: Winning Quickly at Chess, John Nunns Chess Puzzle Book NEW EDITION, Learn Chess, Learn Chess Tactics, Nunns Chess Endings volume 1, Nunns Chess Endings volume 2, Secrets of Pawnless Endings, Secrets of Practical Chess NEW EDITION, Secrets of Rook Endings, Solving in Style, Understanding Chess Endgames, Understanding Chess Move by Move.
This second volume completes Nunn's major work on practical end game tactics. At first glance the pages of analysis looks forbidding, but on closer inspection a world of chess subtlety is revealed by Nunn's painstaking analysis. The lucid commentary aids understanding and every serious player - not excluding grandmasters as many of the examples illustrate - will benefit and gain deep satisfaction from a careful study of the examples given.- Ray Edwards, Julian Farrand, David Friedgood - 31 August 2011
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