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Good layout, shallow comments, no scoring and grading scales11 décembre 2002
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Content - Another one of many books attempting to cover "endless" ways of chess endgames. 160 pages of chess endgames including mini-lessons, exercises, and answers. Positive: Nice attractive layout with large diagrams. Good number of interesting positions - ranging from famous classics to some of the recent classics to be. Separate chapters on Strategic thinking and Planning. Exercises are split in three separate chapters by level difficulty. Chapters with solutions have diagrams, so one can follow without the chessboard. Negative: If this meant to be a test book, then where is the scoring system? How is the one can judge what his level is without been able to compare his answers/scores to some scale? Solutions/explanations are very shallow. In many cases obvious ideas are not covered and few times, the whole evaluation can quickly change. I will have examples of major omissions on my WEB site. Some diagrams have typos or incorrect piece placement. Reading Audience: I believe that chess coaches and higher rated players (2300+) will benefit from this book as it offers them additional materials that they may not be familiar with. Others will find this book incomplete. Overall: Good attempt that comes short, due to been shallow for teaching and missing scoring and grading scale for testing. Nice read on the go for higher rated player (2300+) who already studied other endgame books. To everyone else I would recommend my standard Endgame package. Alburt - "Just the Facts", Muller "Fundamental Chess Endgames", Hays "Endgame Challenge" Questions, comments welcomed. Copyrighted by me.