“Study brings wisdom. Practice brings perfection.” Following his highly acclaimed Mastering Chess Strategy and Mastering Opening Strategy, this chess endgame book completes a trilogy of strategy books by Grandmaster and renowned chess teacher Johan Hellsten.
In his new work, Hellsten focuses exclusively on endgame play and covers every type of chess endgame: pawn, minor piece, rook, and queen endgames.
He examines not only the many fundamental positions that everyone needs to know but also the key themes and characteristics of successful chess endgame play. This includes activity, creating and exploiting weaknesses, active and passive defense, fortresses, and technique.
Just like his previous two books, Mastering Endgame Strategy is a product of Hellsten’s many years’ work as a full-time chess teacher and is specifically designed as part of a structured training program to improve strategic thinking.
In addition to the many examples, there’s an abundance of carefully selected exercises that allow readers to monitor their progress and put into practice what they have just learned.
Following such a course is an ideal way for players of all standards to improve. Although designed mainly for students, this book is also an excellent resource for chess teachers and trainers.