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John Nunn
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Secrets of Rook Endings represented an innovation in the world of chess literature; for .

Secrets of Rook Endings represented an innovation in the world of chess literature; for . The Survival Guide to Rook Endings 2007. The first chapter deals with the essential theory of basic rook endings, including rook vs pawn(s) and rook and pawn(s) vs rook. I've tried to. Encyclopedy of chess Endings.

Secrets of pawnless endings. wins plus Nunn’s verdict – seeing beyond the nominal statistics - as to whether the endgame is a general win or. draw. Here, his broad conclusions agree with Beasley (2002). Reading, UK. It is now 32 years since Ströhlein’s pioneering computation of KRKN and ten years since the publication of. Nunn’s Secrets of Rook Endings.

John Nunn is a grandmaster from England This is the second book or 3-volumn set that Dr. John Nunn annotates from Dr. Ken Thompson's 4- and 5-piece endgame database

John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals and three team silver medals at Chess Olympiads. In the Chess World Cup of 1988/9, he finished sixth overall, ahead of several former World Champions. He is arguably the most highly acclaimed chess writer in the world, with two of his books receiving the prestigious British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. This is the second book or 3-volumn set that Dr. Ken Thompson's 4- and 5-piece endgame database. This book is the most interesting one among all three.

The assessment of endgame positions assumes optimal play by both sides. In some cases, one side of these endgames can force a win; in other cases, the game is a draw (. Black is employing the third rank defense. White can win this position in as few as 19 moves with correct play. A queen wins against a lone rook, unless there is an immediate draw by stalemate or due to perpetual check (Nunn 2002a:49) (or if the rook or king can immediately capture the queen).

Secrets of Pawnless Endings book. In this follow-up to his highly successful book, "Secrets of Rook Endings" John Nunn turns his attention to endgames without pawns

Secrets of Pawnless Endings book. In this follow-up to his highly successful book, "Secrets of Rook Endings" John Nunn turns his attention to endgames without pawns. These occur surprisingly often in practice and are extremely tactical in nature. This book unites man and machine in the searh for ultimate answers. The computer databases created by Ken Thompson, formerly of Bell Laboratories, can state with In this follow-up to his highly successful book, "Secrets of Rook Endings" John Nunn turns his attention to endgames without pawns.

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It was the first book based on computer-generated position databases that are guaranteed to provide the actual result of a position. However, this book is no computer print-out. It takes a human 'oracle' to extract the useful information from this mass of data and to identify new principles to help the rest of us appreciate the key practical points. Dr John Nunn, top-class grandmaster and renowned theoretician, performs this role admirably. He has identified where previous theory has been overturned,.

THREE (3) FREE chess books included! * Following on from his success ful book 'Secrets of Rook Endings', John Nunn turns his attention towards endgames without pawns. These occur surprisingly often in practice and are extremely tactical in nature. * This book unites man and machine in the search for ultimate answers. The computer databases created by Ken Thompson, formerly of Bell Laboratories, can state with certainty the correct result of any position with five pieces or fewer. * John Nunn has extracted the most important information from these databases and presented it in the form of guidelines and specific key positions, which can be more readily digested by the human mind. With most competitive games these days being played to a finish in a single session, this knowledge may prove invaluable over the board. * Like New, but with minute shelf wear - part of the EdwardLabateChess total puchase of the Chess Digest/Ken Smith estate sale of 2007 * * If we're shipping to a USA address (sorry, but International shipping costs increases every 4 ounces). * The purchase of this item also qualifies you to receive TWO (2) FREE 'Thank you' Gifts from LabateChessPlus. We'll send you an email with our, as of Feb. 6, 2016, 54 FREE selections! * Purchase (2) two or more individually listed items, and I'll upgrade your USA shipping to Priority Mail (2-3 days delivery estimate) for free! * Additionally, when 'earning' Upgraded shipping, you also qualify for an ADDITIONAL "'Thank You' Gift". When you're done making your selections, please send me an email requesting that I 'correct' your shipping to Upgraded, and to let me know your choice of your " 'Thank You' Gift"!! * 23 hr shipping or quicker!! Safely packaged with delivery tracking, with confirmation email. * From a SMOKE-FREE home * Thank you for looking - Edward Labate, National Chess Master, Las Vegas, NV USA
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  • This is the second book or 3-volumn set that Dr. John Nunn annotates from Dr. Ken Thompson's 4- and 5-piece endgame database. As the title suggests there is no pawn in this study. This book is the most interesting one among all three. There are lots of piece permutations.

    Unlike the Rook ending book, this one does not have the practical tips at the end of every sections. The reason is most of the presented positions are practical ones that could happen in real games, while the R ending contains many test and study positions. Nonetheless, after giving a short generalization of a position is "mostly" win or draw, Nunn provides us many standard set-ups to look for when we are the offensive or defensive ends. For examples: in the R vs. B ending, he categorizes the defending King position as: a) in the center, b) in good corner, c) in bad corner and d) on the edge of the board.

    The first 3 sections cover the 4-piece endings, a major piece versus the lesser piece. (R vs. B, R vs. N, and Q vs. R.) The two simple set-ups, Q vs. B and Q vs. N, are not presented because they are "simple", straightforward and covered in other books. Curiously, against an expert player about 2 years ago, I got a Q vs. her N; I could not force the win! I did not know how to position the K and Q; her N-fork was always a threat.

    The next 4 sections are the battles between the correspondent major pieces, where the strong side has the assistance of one minor piece. (Q vs. Q + B, Q vs. Q + N, R vs. R + B, and, R vs. R + N.)

    The next 5 sections are where the Q tries to outshine the combinations of 2 less pieces. (Q vs. R + B, Q vs. R + N, Q vs. B + N, Q vs. 2B, and Q vs. 2N.) The first two are generally drawn unless the Q can force checkmate or win unprotected pieces early. In the last three, normally the Q can win rather easily unless the defending side can force some tempi and build a fortress immediately. It's good to memorize these set-ups in case of emergency.

    The last thinly section covers two interesting endings. First is Q vs. 2 major pieces (Q vs. 2R, Q vs. Q + R, and Q vs. 2 Q.) The first type is usually drawn. In the last two, the weaker side could force stalemate if the stronger side is not careful. The next endgame type is the R vs. two pieces. (R vs. 2R, R vs. B + N, and R vs. 2B.) The 2R usually wins. The B + N combination sometimes could hold back the Q by building a fortress; therefore the R can win in only a very special case. On the defensive end, the R can always gives himself up for a minor piece to avoid any later regret. To end the book, Dr. Nunn gives a humorous position where both on the B's are on the same color, mutually protect each other. Usually, it means that the R can't take any B, but in this special case the R wins.

  • I would strongly recommend this book. Most of the more serious chess books discussing the endgame make for difficult reading and this is no exception. That's not meant as a criticism, just an observation. Having said that, I have made it a personal mission to solve the Q v. R endgame on Chessmaster and this book has the most detailed discussion of that particular endgame I could find. (It also contains R v. N, which is also in Chessmaster.) Indeed, whereas other books like Fundamental Chess Endings by Muller and Lamprecht or Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual might devote a page or two to that ending, Nunn devotes 30 pages. The book covers only 12 main endgames, but it covers them exceptionally well. For those endgames, I'd recommend this book over any other book I've seen. It has two additional chapters entitled "Other Five-Man Endings" and "Six-Man Endings" but these are nowhere near as thorough as the first twelve chapters.