How to Win in the Chess Endings

How to Win in the Chess Endings

How to Win in the Chess Endings

How to Win in the Chess Endings

Excerpt

I have been prompted to write this book for a number of reasons. To begin with, while I do not subscribe to the proposition that when you say "A" you must also say "B," I am, nevertheless, impelled to complete my works on the opening and middle game with one on the end game.

Be that as it may, there were even more compelling reasons. While there are some books on the ending currently on the market, and particularly a very fine production in Basic Chess Endings, not a single one caters to any extent to the learner who requires step-by-step explanations of what it is all about. How to Win in the Chess Endings, while not ambitious in scope, on the contrary, painstakingly covers the pertinent details.

In a sense, it is a paradox that this book should come out last. All tutors agree that the logical presentation of the game of chess should begin with the endings; that it is easier to comprehend the movements of two units rather than thirty-two. The demand for opening- and middle-game information, however, was a deciding factor.

One thing is certain! If a learner knows the endings, he not only will get a finer feel for the other departments, he is sure to reach a happy ending.

I. A. HOROWITZ

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