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Download A Guide to Chess Endings by Max Euwe PDF

By Max Euwe

This booklet deals transparent, thorough insurance of crucial, usually encountered endgame events. 331 examples are analyzed (each with its personal diagram), together with 30 examples of Queen endings, and a hundred examples every one of pawn endings, minor piece endings and rook endings. "The most sensible booklet for the student..."—Cleveland Chess Bulletin.

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Ifu7 mates the black king. Velimirovic seems resigned to giv­ ing back his extra material. igS, seeing that 20 ... fS? allows mate on g7. e3 b6 One of the recurring themes of this book is that an attack always needs the help of pawns at some point. If 20 ... fS, sheltering f6, Geller gives the variation 21 h3! hS 22 g4! (anyway) 70 After a couple of hundred years opponent who knew about the h7square . . Black realized what was happening to him and started to put a knight on f6. Just try mating on h7 after that!

T>f8! rather than f4-fS or support 4:JeS. He also hopes to the 'obvious' 19 ... �h8. Routine is the gain time by attacking the c4-bishop. enemy of every chess player, no matter 16 4:Je41 how strong. 21 b4! The bishop is forced to retreat, al­ lowing the white queen to infiltrate down the c-file. tf8 If 23 .. 'iYd6 Alekhine intended to combine threats to the black king and The only move, as if 21.. tc6 'ii'xc8! txe8. move. Another serious mistake. g. 24 ... tc6 11c7 26 :tfdl \i'e7 27 �d3! and the rook 20 .

Fended. now the black queen is forced to re­ treat, when her vital defensive power is removed from the kingside. 23 .. :iWb8 You will notice that none of these four themes would have applied if pawn, the one that could ram him with Black had played 19 ... '>t>f8! rather than f4-fS or support 4:JeS. He also hopes to the 'obvious' 19 ... �h8. Routine is the gain time by attacking the c4-bishop. enemy of every chess player, no matter 16 4:Je41 how strong. 21 b4! The bishop is forced to retreat, al­ lowing the white queen to infiltrate down the c-file.

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