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Controlled Vocabulary for endgames
I want to start one.
It's basically a tagging system where the tags are not spontaneous but defined in advance. I've been using spontaneous tags...

Started 04/08/21 at 13:19:21 by an ordinary chessplayer
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Pawns 3vs3
In the mid-90s I trained with a master who showed me an ending with each player having 3 pawns on the same side of the board.  I don’t remember the specifics which is why I thought I’d just ask you gu...

Started 03/28/21 at 16:51:45 by Sandman
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By: Dink Heckler
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Benko's Endgame Laboratory/Chess Endgame Lessons ?
Are these two essentially the same? "Endgame Lessons" is expensive and rare. "Endgame Laboratory" is much more available. Setting aside price and availability - is either to be preferred ?

Started 12/30/20 at 19:11:12 by cathexis
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By: Paddy
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I notice that version 6 of Harold van der Heijden's endgame database is recently available.
It's a phenomenal resource. I have version 4, but skipped version 5, so I am goi...

Started 12/09/20 at 03:00:41 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Good Endgame Book for 1400-1500 player?
I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for an endgame book for a player of 1400-1500 strength.  I'm mostly looking for:
a.  King and pawn endgames.
b.  General techniques for rook e...

Started 05/25/06 at 07:24:31 by Dinomike100
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By: marc0
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Nunn‘s Endgame Exercises
Gambit Publications has announced another forthcoming book:
The Chess Endgame Exercise Book  by GM John Nunn
444 exercises, 192 pages; £18 / $23 / €24
October 2020
“All major types of endg...

Started 06/15/20 at 17:28:48 by tracke
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Kasparyan Domination in 2545 EG Studies
I'm really enjoying this book. My only regret is that my copy is from Ishi Press. If I had noticed that before the purchase, I would have passed. Also, I'm reminded I should finish looking at Tattersa...

Started 07/06/20 at 03:07:47 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Endgame Manual - 4th Edition
Anyone have it?
I can't imagine too much has changed since the 3rd edition. However, if the blue ink is actually blue this time, I may pick up a copy eventually.
The blue print in the first editio...

Started 01/07/15 at 07:12:14 by Seth_Xoma
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Online Studies
Hi, I used to love Afek's weekly studies on Chessvibes. Unfortunately, since he stopped his collaboration - guess that it's not glamorous enough for -, I've had a hard time finding a good re...

Started 05/12/18 at 07:51:45 by nocteus
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By: Cesso
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Theory of corresponding squares in pawn endgames
Is there a resource that can clearly explain theory of corresponding squares in pawn endgames ¿
I tried reading pawn book by Müller and the big tome by Аверб[c...

Started 04/10/19 at 00:53:49 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Jonathan003
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Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine
Has anyone tried this book, and how useful is it ¿ I saw that there is some reprint in 2018 but still descriptive notation.
Only algebraic edition is with Pal Benkö revisions from 2003. But this...

Started 06/09/19 at 20:53:32 by Leon_Trotsky
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queen vs. rook and pawn
Position after 48 Rxh4
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Müller & Lamprecht (2001): “If the pawn is on its original square or if it is a knight's pawn the position is drawn, as long as the attack...

Started 06/02/19 at 15:41:02 by Jonathan Tait
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By: Jonathan Tait
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Tattersall A Thousand Chess Endings
This came out in two volumes in 1910 and 1911. I have the Hippocrene reprint. The copyright page says "Introduction to Hippocrene Edition [c]1973 Frank Brady". That exactness is admirable. These days ...

Started 05/14/19 at 04:40:31 by an ordinary chessplayer
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A complete pawn endgame and rook endgame mastery
I have for a pawn endgames:
-Secrets of Pawn Endings (Müller)
-King & Pawn Endings (Фишбейн)
-Queen and Pawn Endgames (Михайльчишин)

Started 05/16/19 at 06:44:24 by Leon_Trotsky
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Chernev 200 Brilliant Endgames
Irving Chernev (1989) 200 Brilliant Endgames - published posthumously
I'm not recommending this book, but I noticed some errors and wanted to post my findings in case anyone else got frustrated.<...

Started 05/08/19 at 04:06:03 by an ordinary chessplayer
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Q & P vs. Q article (basic, featuring Foisor-Krush
Some may be interested in this piece I've just written for It is rather basic but you may not be familiar with all the positions I use as examples.

Started 04/10/19 at 19:09:17 by proustiskeen
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By: an ordinary chessplayer
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Endgame Strategy for Beginners
My biggest weakness right now is coming up with a strategy and finding common ideas like invading with my king and exploiting weaknesses in the endgame. What are some good endgame strategy books for a...

Started 02/28/19 at 01:37:59 by iiPlasma
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By: RoleyPoley
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Technical, strategical or tactical?
If you wanted to choose one area of study to improve your playing strength asap, which would it be - Endgame Strategy, Endgame tactics or technical endgames?

Started 10/29/18 at 13:35:18 by buddho
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By: Stigma
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Müller/Konoval on Minor Pieces
Russell Enterprises has announced a new endgame book:
Understanding Minor Piece Endgames 
by Karsten Müller and Yakov Konoval , Foreword by Jacob Aagaard
Print or Ebook , 376 pages , $30 , December 2018...

Started 04/28/18 at 12:51:41 by tracke
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By: tracke
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A difficult rook endgame
[Event "Thematic tournament"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2017"]
[White "AndyAndyO"]
[Black "tsmenace"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C33"]
[PlyCount "121"]
1. e4 e5 ...

Started 02/06/18 at 15:38:59 by Jonathan Tait
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