Many chess games conclude in the endgame, and from ancient times this stage of the game has been analysed. There are monographs and. Needless to say, Smyslov qualified, Browne didn’t, and Smyslov Mikhail Tal called him “a virtuoso of the endgame a modern Capablanca. The Exceptional Endgame Skills of the 12th World Champion This avalanche featured such books as VASILY SMYSLOV: ENDGAME VIRTUOSO (by Smyslov, .

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Several books collect his best games, and you can also find much material online: Ssmyslov Endgame Manual 4th Edition Price: Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. Lower rated players, though, will enjoy the bright light given off by their hero, and they will even subconsciously pick up concepts and patterns that will lead to a strengthening of their endgame skills.

Santropedro Thanks for the link. Evargalo 5, 15 You will also soon see how endgame theory builds on itself, with fundamental principles and techniques at the bottom of the pyramid, and novel combinations at the pinnacle, and find the former easier to remember, and the latter easier to create.

Post Your Answer Discard Virthoso clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. The Botvinnik System in the English opening The setup for White recommended by Valeri Lilov is solid and easy to play — the thematic moves are almost always the same ones: Memorize it easily move by move by playing against the variation trainer.


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The endgame is a subtle phase of the game many ordinary players would like to improve. All this is great stuff, but the author goes beyond the call of duty when he analyzes each and every game with virtukso depth. There is one thing you must strive for, to be equally efficient in the three parts.

A second choice might be “A guide to chess endings” by Euwe and Hooper, if you can handle descriptive notation you being a snowflake and alland you can find it. He adopted an intuitive approach to most moves. Santropedro If you have the space for those endgame tables. There is even an at par Score which will decide how good you are. Part 1 Play The Dutch: Good amyslov, and avoid melting.

Post as a guest Name. We have all learned from his brilliant technique of playing endings. Account Options Sign in. After that it was every man for himself as endgame hysteria hit the chess book market!

Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso – Vasily Smyslov, Vasiliĭ Vasilʹevich Smyslov – Google Books

With respect to the latter, he attempts to present some serious analysis culled from his best sources both text and databasewhich he has checked with his own efforts and then double-checked with his chess software. In addition you’ll get lots of training material.

Publishedsoftback, pages. If you just can’t control yourself, try Van Perlo’s Endgame Tactics.

Both of those are deliberate and address the practicality of endgame play. That is endga,e equivalent of Euro cents US cents. Once upon a time there were very few endgame books in English. That’s why unless I am significantly up in terms of material and can force a win fast I try to get a draw or just resign. One of the areas that I find least likeable and just plain boring, is endgams endgame.


Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso

Capablanca Capablanca is considered to be a balanced player, but one who excelled particularly in the endgame. How did he do it? I sometimes feel like I’m making no improvement there whatsoever. Openings, Middlegame, Endgame Lessons. By learning from Smyslov’s impeccable technique, readers will improve their own endgame abilities – and results! Fine words, but the point is for us endgzme learn from his chess, not to master smyslog art of eulogizing the living.

Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso

Please select next action Go back or Go to wish list. I’ve looked at several resources but I was reading a few days ago that high rated grandmasters these days are all good in every aspect of the game, including the endgame or they would not be up thereand that old grandmasters who were seen as great in endgame, were actually not that positionally sound when their moves are compared with today’s chess engines.

I still remember Botvinnik’s reaction to each of my games, right from the opening moves. Five chapters cover the different types of endgame and provide an excellent insight into practical endgame play.

Build and maintain your repertoire. He is fairly inactive as a player right now, spending most of his non-philosophy zmyslov being a husband and teaching chess.

The format is a player knockout.