- The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook
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Jesus de la Villa’s worldwide bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know successfully debunked the myth that endgame theory is complex and that endgame books are tedious. Reviewers praised its clarity and completeness and thousands of players dramatically improved their endgame understanding (and their results!).
In recent years, De la Villa’s students sometimes complained that when they had to apply what they had studied in 100 Endgames, they didn’t always have the material ready at their fingertips. De la Villa then made an important discovery: most of the errors his students made are being made by others as well, even by strong and sometimes famous chess players!
De la Villa started collecting training material and selected those exercises best suited to retain and improve your knowledge and avoid common errors. In this book the Spanish grandmaster presents hundreds of exercises grouped according to the various chapters in 100 Endgames. Solving these puzzles will drive home the most important ideas, refresh your knowledge and improve your technique.
This book contains a massive amount of clear, concise and easy-to-follow chess endgame instruction. The advice De la Villa gives in the solutions is practical and useful. Ideal for every post-beginner, club player and candidate master who wishes to win more games.
Jesus de la Villa (1958) is an International Grandmaster born in Spain. He has won the Spanish Championship twice and is a well-known chess coach. De la Villa is the author of the world famous bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know.
“The perfect supplement to De la Villa’s manual. To gain sufficient knowledge of theoretical endgames you really only need two books. You start with studying 100 Endgames You Must Know. Next you test what you learned with The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook.” -- International Master Herman Grooten, Schaaksite
“The book’s concept works very well. The solutions do not just consist of variations, but explain the most important themes to the point. The selection of exercises offers an excellent overview of typical endgame difficulties.” -- International Master Dirk Schuh
“The right way to enhance your endgame technique.” -- International Master Gary Lane, Chess Moves Magazine
“A wealth of material which will serve to reinforce the lessons presented in De la Villa’s seminal work. If you wanted more material to help master the technique of, say, rook and pawn against rook, it can be found here, in abundance, and amongst some hundreds of exercises for the reader to solve.” -- CHESS Magazine
“Challenges the reader with examples and puzzles that have their basis on the instructional material in the original book. This is a very good book.” -- Carsten Hansen, American Chess Journal
“Definitely a book to have for those who are interested in improving their chess. And of course one should also have the first book of the series. I believe these two books are all one needs to learn all types of frequent endgames encountered in tournament practice.” -- Davide Nastasio, Georgia Chess New