Most chess games are decided in the endgame. It is here where you reap the rewardfor your good play, or else use all your cunning to deny the opponent victory. Knowingjust a few key endgame techniques will dramatically increase your confidence, as youwill understand what positions to aim for and which to avoid.Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all theendgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond.Muller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tacticsand manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic.Throughout the book, many cunning endgame tricks are highlighted. You will have funspringing them on friends, family - or your opponents in serious tournaments.Chess Endgames for Kids makes learning chess endgames fun. But it is also aserious endgame course written by a leading endgame expert, and provides a firmbasis for vital skills that will develop throughout your chess career.German grandmaster Karsten Muller is arguably the world's foremost writer on chessendgames. Whenever an interesting endgame occurs in a high-level game, the chessworld knows that it will soon be dissected and explained by Muller. Whether writing fora low-level or high-level audience, his infectious zeal for the endgame shines through.His 'masterwork', Fundamental Chess Endings (co-authored with Frank Lamprecht, and also published by Gambit) is a modern endgame 'bible' and was studiedintensively in his youth by current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
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