Endgame book suggestions for 1700 FIDE player

alesjakk

Hi!

I am a 15 year old chess player with a FIDE rating of around 1720. I have struggled with endgames, a week ago I had a rook endgame against a Fide Master in blitz where it was a theoretically drawn position, but I lost it. I want suggestions on what books I should get to have a solid endgame knowledge both on endgame theory and practical play that is good enough for maybe 2000 strength FIDE. What is your suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

alesjakk

What do you mean? I do not have my game against the fide master, it was just an example that I need to improve on my endgames, and I want to know which book or books I should study to get an endgame knowledge that are around 2000+ strength in FIDE.

alesjakk

It is one hundred percent wrong that Carlsen did not read any book before he achieved his number one spot in the world. I want some serious book suggestions that can fully cover what I need to gain 2000+ strength in the endgame.

alesjakk

I do not think you understand my question... I am asking for what books I should read to gain 2000+ strength in endgames. By the way what are your rating?

alesjakk

What is your rating?

WhatDidIMiss

 alesjakk, start with this:  https://www.amazon.com/100-Endgames-You-Must-Know/dp/9056916173/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HS1H6V7RHEG6ZYZCCZW7

 

Then get Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual.

 

Good Luck.

 

alesjakk

WhatDidIMiss, thanks for getting a good answer!

alesjakk

MasterMindSouvlaki, no it is not a bad question because if your rating is like 1200 which is the only rating I can find on your chess.com profile then you do not have enough knowledge to answer my question, but I finally got a good answer from another guy, so I DONT CARE!

BonTheCat

alesjakk: I would also recommend reading Mikhail Shereshevsky's books, 'Endgame Strategy' and 'Mastering the Endgame, vol I & II', for general endgame play knowledge (rather than the theoretical endgame positions).

ghost_of_pushwood

That was like listening to somebody on a cell phone.

mickynj

Yes! That dialog read very weirdly. I assume that the other side of that conversation has been banned

sadkid2008
mickynj wrote:

Yes! That dialog read very weirdly. I assume that the other side of that conversation has been banned

dialogue*

Speak not the language of the peasants, or one day an undesirable transformation shall occur.

sadkid2008

I have also made a very helpful topic on endgames, as I am an endgame master and expert researcher of a sort myself.

 

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/endgames/closings

Username333

what about silman's complete endgame course?

Jancotianno
Username333 wrote:

what about silman's complete endgame course?

Definitely would recommend that as well to the OP.

ghost_of_pushwood

 If sadkid isn't showing you mastery enough. happy.png

sadkid2008
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

 If sadkid isn't showing you mastery enough.

It is much more than mastery enough. It is the golden banana which all the greater apes strive for

ghost_of_pushwood

How true!  What a nearly Cheetah-like thing to say.

ghost_of_pushwood

(Btw why did Tarzan name his chimp after a completely different animal?  I mean, if his kid was Boy, shouldn't the chimp have been Chimp?)

sadkid2008
ghost_of_pushwood wrote:

(Btw why did Tarzan name his chimp after a completely different animal?  I mean, if his kid was Boy, shouldn't the chimp have been Chimp?)

the chimp was his real son so he felt the need to name him something special