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Can anybody recommend a good book about endgames? Not one that is just filled with puzzles. Though puzzles are good, I want to learn endgame theory and tactics, and find that puzzles on their own don't do it for me. I'm looking for a book that explains and teaches the theory behind various kinds of endgames.
This puzzle book also teaches:
At the very least an excellent adjunct to the books others will list here.
Silman's Complete Endgame Course seems like it's the standard recommendation these days, and it's a great book.
Here's one that a little different and may be more of the type of book you're looking for: 101 Chess Endgame Tips by Steve Giddins. Here's a link to a sample http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/662Samp.pdf
Silman's book is a great alternative!
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