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The Survival Guide to Rook Endings
     

The Survival Guide to Rook Endings

by John Emms
 

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For all chess-players – from beginners to grandmasters, and whatever their style of play – one thing is certain: rook endings will arise in a great many of their games.

Yet it is precisely in this area of the game that many players give away hard-earned points, either through lack of knowledge or inadequate understanding. Most previous books on

Overview

For all chess-players – from beginners to grandmasters, and whatever their style of play – one thing is certain: rook endings will arise in a great many of their games.

Yet it is precisely in this area of the game that many players give away hard-earned points, either through lack of knowledge or inadequate understanding. Most previous books on the subject have been extremely technical and theoretical, but this one is different. John Emms provides the essential specific knowledge and explains the key concepts that will enable readers to find the right plan in most common types of rook endings.

* Rook endings occur in about 1 in 10 of all chess games

* The author is a battle-hardened chess professional

* Written and checked using modern software and tablebases

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904600947
Publisher:
Gambit Publications, LTD
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

John Emms is one of England’s strongest grandmasters, and an experienced trainer. He is also a skilful and versatile writer: he has several opening monographs and general guides to his credit, and authored the hugely popular work, The Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book.

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