Emms, J. Starting out: minor piece endgames, Everyman, 2004, 208 p NIEUW, vaste boekenprijs
Endgames with kings, bishops, knights and pawns are generally considered amongst the most complex and can seem quite bewildering to the improving player. This is hardly surprising given that even Grandmasters have been known to struggle in some areas of these endgames, with some examples resulting in embarrassing failure to deliver elementary checkmates! In this user-friendly book, Grandmaster and notable endgame authority John Emms begins with the absolute fundamentals of minor piece endings. This slowly but surely arms the reader with the essential knowledge and confidence to move onto slightly trickier positions. Using examples from practical play, Emms highlights the correct procedures as well as the typical mistakes made by both attacker and defender. As is normal with the famed Starting Out series, there are an abundance of notes, tips and warnings throughout the book to help the improving player. Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames is perfect for those who have previously honed their chess skills with the earlier books Starting Out in Chess, Tips for Young Players and Improve Your Endgame Play.
◦Covers all crucial minor piece endings
◦Easy step-by-step guide to better endgame play
◦Ideal for the improving player
◦User-friendly layout to help readers absorb the key ideas