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Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine

To ask other readers questions about Basic Chess Endingsplease sign up. Basic chess endings Snippet view – Babu rated it did not like it Jun 04, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These days, when I need a book with very well written general explanations and superb analysis I use Dvoretsky’s “Endgame Manual” or Nunn’s three books about the basic and practical endings.

Benko converted it to the now universally-accepted algebraic chess notation.

With clear language, it reinforces knowledge of the standard position and tried-and-tested rules. However, there are rduben errors in the concrete analysis of positions. Book ratings by Goodreads.

Mar 19, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: It is a prodigious feat of chess scholarship, presented to the reader in clear, pithy language, full of telling phrases that will linger in the memory and rise to aid the harassed competitor just when he needs it most Fine covers a wide range of endgames, and provides the serious student with a means to strengthen their endgame play.

They say it’s the quiet ones you gotta watch out for, it’s also the stoned and drunk ones apparently. World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik considered it the best book on the endgame.


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The book is encyclopedic, very well organized and the “errors” that are there are such that if you were to master the material in this book you would still be an extraordinary player and able to “fix” the issues that are there.

Copies of the book are ches by many generations of chess players around the world. A few Tweaks needed but Still Amazing Openings are the realm of the beginner understanding basic Chess theory. It went through ten printings in paperback by It is the best-known endgame book in Chesa and is a classic piece of chess endgame literature.

A paraphrasing of his review follows. Trandism rated it liked it Dec 15, Once you begin to understand the end game, your view of Chess in the openings and middle games will change because you wil A few Tweaks needed but Still Amazing Openings are the realm of the beginner understanding basic Chess theory. You have to actually be able reuuben finish your opponent off and translate it into endingx victory.

Basic Chess Endings

Mike rated it really liked it Jun 03, The chapter on queen endings has not been changed to reflect cheess discoveries since An indispensable reference for every chess player. Hundreds of diagrams make examples easy to follow.

As GM John Nunn has pointed out: With clear language, it reinforces knowledge of the standard position and tried-and-tested rules. Some GM’s have done that to other classic books and it’s been a disaster.

McKay Company- Chess – pages 3 Reviews https: On Benko’s revision, “A chance to bring this classic up to date was squandered. It’s not enough to have a theoretically won game.


List of openings theory table List of finw gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. Now, Grandmaster Pal Benko has revised this classic with the latest innovations in the endgame and adapted the book to algebraic notation. An indispensable reference for every chess player.

I’ve read many many chess books and this book comes with rave reviews. Michael Koehler rated it liked it Aug 05, The cover of the paperback printing is shown at the right. People complain about the remaining mistakes in the revised book but we must remember this is a classic any GM who tinkers ensings the content in the future must be extremely careful not to mess with the book and change Fine’s work to the point that it’s The Bible of Chess Endings for decades it’s a bqsic book I have the corrected version and Fine’s original version he wrote in the ‘s that I bought for 0.

Machine Intelligence, Volume 2 Snippet view – A handy guide for the practical player, Basic Chess Endings focuses on the aspects of the ending that occur most frequently in the course of ches. This page was last edited on 25 Juneat On the other hand the book was written some time ago.