Description: When it appeared in 2003, the first edition of Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The enlarged and revised fifth edition is better than ever!
Here is what Vladimir Kramnik, the 14th World Champion, had to say in his foreword to the fifth edition:
“I consider Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual an absolute must for every chess professional, and no less important even for a club player ... I always recommend this book ... I consider it to be one of the very best chess books published in recent times and I am very pleased with the new enhanced edition
German grandmaster Karsten Müller, widely recognized as one of the best endgame theoreticians in the world today, has carefully updated the fifth edition with the help of American grandmaster Alex Fishbein. The incredible instructional value of the exercises has been preserved, and the blue text used in the first four editions has been replaced with text with a light grey background.
Mark Dvoretsky is considered by many to be the premier chess instructor of our era. His works on the middlegame and endgame have set the standard by which other chess books are measured.
Content: 008 From the Author, First Edition 011 Introduction to the Fifth Edition 012 Foreword by Vladimir Kramnik 013 Other Signs, Symbols, and Abbreviations 014 Chapter 1 Pawn Endgames 072 Chapter 2 Knight versus Pawns 080 Chapter 3 Knight Endgames 092 Chapter 4 Bishop versus Pawns 103 Chapter 5 Opposite-colored Bishops 119 Chapter 6 Bishops of the Same Color 132 Chapter 7 Bishop versus Knight 151 Chapter 8 Rook versus Pawns 160 Chapter 9 Rook Endgames 255 Chapter 10 Rook versus Knight 267 Chapter 11 Rook versus Bishop 284 Chapter 12 Queen Endgames 297 Chapter 13 Queen versus Rook 313 Chapter 14 Other Material Relations 331 Chapter 15 General Endgame Ideas 362 Chapter 16 Solutions 422 Bibliography 425 Indexes