Players learn how to win in the endgame using any combination of pieces: king and pawn, king and rook, king and queen, and many more, plus how to march pawns into queens.
Robertie’s sage advice, presented in easy-to-read charts and clear explanations, shows players how to force winning positions into checkmates in the endgame, and even how to turn drawn or lost positions into victories.
In the endgame, material has been reduced to the last few pieces and pawns and a skilled endgame player has a big advantage when the game reaches this stage. Robertie shows how to win in the endgame using any combination of pieces—king and pawn, king and rook, king and queen, bishop and knight combinations and many more. With the lessons you’ll learn here, you’ll be the player setting the traps, and your opponents will be turning over their kings in surrender.
Bill Robertie is the author of 15 books on chess and backgammon. He is the world’s best backgammon player and the only two-time Monte Carlo World Championship. He was the former editor and co-publisher of Inside Backgammon, the game’s foremost backgammon magazine. He is also a chess master, winner of the U.S. Speed Chess Championship, and a best-selling author of some of the best beginning chess books ever written