The amateure to IM book review

The Amateure to IM book is a book for endgame lovers only. Here is a couple of things that this book has : 

- introduction

- calculating with a goal in mind

-key squares in pawn endgame

-opposition and outflanking

-an arsenal of positions

-summary of ideas ( I love this part Wink )

- theoretical notes

- and much much more ( I could go on for a long time Laughing )

This book is riten by IM Jonathan Hawkins ( 3 GM norms ) and is self thaught. 

Here is the link to his profile :

( this author is very frequently in the top live game )

this is a example of a puzzle he gave in the book :


  • 2 years ago


    General idea is white leads with his king to prepare way for his pawn. The book is very thorough , But only over a few endings. IMHO Silman's endgame book is better or the book 100 endings you must know.

    Title of book is misleading

  • 3 years ago


    OK good idea buddy I highly appretiate your respect, you are one of the only ones that can give away such manners Smile.

  • 3 years ago


    True I don't know. Talk to someone stronger than I am to find out if it a theoretical draw

  • 3 years ago


    Yes I respect your opinion but white does not need to play this.

  • 3 years ago


    sorry but that puzzle doesn't work this i will show you the correct defences for black

    the beginning position is a well know draw (check out Silmans complete Endgame course. So either you read wrong or something. Maybe white could win the beginning position but black could draw after 7 e6

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