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Basic Chess Endings

An indispensable reference for every chess player. Toward a General Theory of Expertise: 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 play.

The cover of the paperback printing is shown at the right. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. Oct 31, notgettingenough rated it really liked it Shelves: I am a little out of practice right but I know my way around the board and have been playing for years. World Champion Mikhail Botvinnik ifne it the best book on the endgame.

It went through ten printings in paperback by Cecil Purdy said ” Once you begin to understand rueben end game, your view of Chess in the openings and middle games will change because you will begin to see the small advantages that accrue from seemingly innocuous moves. He has finished atop eight U.

References to this book Toward a General Theory of Expertise: The chapter on queen endings has not been changed to reflect the discoveries since On the other hand the book was written some time ago. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Other books in this series. That’s why Pal Benko said he revised it with the intent of doing no harm once you start changing things where do you stop? His books, including “Basic Chess Endings “and “The Middlegame in Chess,” are among the all-time classics of chess literature.

He said that organizing the material gave him no trouble, but it was hard work coming up with example positions. An indispensable reference for every chess player. McKay Company- Chess – pages 3 Reviews https: Still, I hope that in the XXI century someone like, for instance, GM Karsten Mueller will clean this classical masterpiece from all the analytical errors so reubem I can put this title back on the list of “must-read-books”.

The quality of the general explanations compensates for the errors and makes it well worth reading. Fine’s book has been the standard work for Chess end-games ever since he wrote it in the ‘s.

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Ryan rated it really liked it Feb 26, Open Preview See a Problem? Despite this, the book is recommended for Fine’s groundbreaking general explanations, but it is not completely accurate or up-to-date” Nunn Howard Stauntonwithout the aid of computer analysis, had recognized this over years earlier Staunton About a month ago a friend beat me twice at chess while he was drunk and high. Sep 08, Alec rated it it was amazing. It is the best-known endgame book in English and is a classic piece of chess endgame literature.


The layout has been improved, but still many positions are without diagrams and some positions have been removed. Stephen Murdoch rated it really liked it Jul 17, With clear language, it reinforces knowledge of the standard position and tried-and-tested rules.

Benko converted it to the now universally-accepted algebraic chess notation. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Lists with This Book.

Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine

Mike rated it really liked it Jun 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. He created many of the examples Winter Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions But those issues are well documented in many sources and when you are ready for them you will be able to find them and supplement endkngs knowledge.

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.

Despite these errors, the book remained in print in its original form. Essential Knowledge based his research on this book.