For beginners and professionals alike, this guide provides easy-to-understand endgame strategies that will help lead you to success in your next game of chess.
In this unique approach to sharing the wisdom of the game, Irving Chernev gives readers 300 practical endgame situations to help claim the winning title in a match of chess.
Ranging from very simple to masterpieces by Capablanca, Reti, Terrasch, and Lasker, Practical Chess Endings is full of comprehensive and well-explained endgame tactics, including discussions on each position and how it can lead to a win.
Irving Chernev is recognized as one of the greatest chess writers of all time. After learning how to play chess from his father at age 12, Chernev grew to reach National Master satus and competed in the 1942 and 1944 U.S. Championships. Though he was a talented player, his true passion was to teach chess through the written word.
Kenneth Harkness is known for being central to the administration of U.S. chess. Throughout his career, Harkness served as the business manager of the U.S. Chess Federation, the precursor to Chess Life. Additionally, he created the U.S. ranking system.