I have a new hobby: studying endgames. At first I thought it would take a couple of weeks, then a couple of months. The more I study endgames, the longer I believe the study will take! I can only assume now that endgames are as endless a topic as chess itself.
I struggle with a lot of endgames, particulary QvR and RP endings where there are, say, 5 pawns each. I actually seem to do worse if I have a pawn advantage!
This blog is primarily so I can track what I have under control, what I don't have under control and other things I have missed: where I don't know if I have it under control or not! It's also so I can ask my friends for help!
Maybe you can help me by telling me if you also think that endgame study is an endless pursuit or if there is a finite amount that can be studied within a lifetime. Or maybe you can just tell me what I am missing so I can complete the list! What books would you recommend?
- Rook/Queen vs King
- Two Bishops vs King
- Bishop and Knight vs King
- Two Knights vs King
- King Pawn Endings / Opposition (need practice/revision)
- Queen vs Minor Piece
Not Under Control
- Queen vs Rook (Attempted study)
- Rook and Bishop vs Rook (Studied but need much practice)
- Rook and Pawns vs Rook and Pawns
- Rook vs Bishop
- Rook vs Knight
- How can I know?! Please tell me!
- Chess Mentor courses.
- Videos: Rook Endings by Danny Rensch.
- Video: B+R vs R ending video by GM J. Friedel.
- Book: Chess endings (not sure on name) by Hooper and Euwe.
- Book: Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual (Mark Dvoretsky) (2)
- Book: Fundamental Chess Endings by Muller and Lamprecht (3).
- Book: Rate Your Endgame (Mednis & Crouch)
- Book: Secrets of Pawn Endings by Lamprecht and Müller (2).
- Book: Silman's Complete Endgame Course.
- Book: Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn.
- Website: http://www.attacktheking.tk/search/label/Endgame
Thanks for your time!