Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Basic Chess Endings – Reuben Fine – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online. “Basic Chess Endings,” written by International Grandmaster Reuben Fine, is the most authoritative reference on the endgame. Serious students of the game.

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Another bible gone west. On Benko’s revision, “A chance to bring this classic up to date was squandered. Oct 13, Serge Pierro rated it liked it Shelves: Serious students of the game find the work unmatched chews its depth and range. Despite this, the book is recommended for Fine’s groundbreaking general explanations, but it is not completely accurate or up-to-date” Nunn Trivia About Basic Chess Endings.

Many other positions were given by listing the location of the pieces rather than showing a diagram. Now, Grandmaster Pal Benko has revised this classic with the latest fiine in the endgame and Pal Benko Revised by. He made many corrections, but a few errors remain.

With clear language, it reinforces knowledge of the standard position and tried-and-tested rules. There is no doubt that it will receive the recognition of the entire chess world. But those issues are well documented in many sources and when you are ready for them you will be able to find them and supplement your knowledge. Fine is at his best when he gives general descriptions and the book has been rightly praised for its instructional value.


The book is encyclopedic, very well organized and the “errors” that are there are such that if you were to master the material in this book you would still be an extraordinary player and able to “fix” the issues that are there.

Basic Chess Endings

Book ratings by Goodreads. I could see it though. It went through ten printings in paperback by In chess, as rine song goes, ‘there isn’t much difference between reeuben and ecstacy’. The hardback edition was reprinted at least as late as Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The book used the now obsolete descriptive chess notation and used the old system of using the abbreviation “Kt” to stand for knight instead of the more modern “N”. Larry Evans listed it in his “basic chess library” and said that it was “distinguished by lucidity and emdings organization” Evans I read this book, cover to cover.

Hundreds of diagrams make examples easy to follow. List of openings theory table List of chess gambits Irregular Quick checkmates Fool’s mate Scholar’s mate. Refresh and try again. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Steve Cine rated it liked it Aug 16, LTMNhat rated it it was amazing Jul 18, The edition of Basic Chess Endings.


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The book is dedicated to World Champion Emanuel Laskerwho died in the year the book was published. With BCE, you get the understanding that you can do the best with what you’ve When I was young and there were not many books available about the chsss, this book was a must read.

It is a prodigious feat of chess scholarship, presented to the reader in clear, pithy language, full of telling phrases that will linger in the memory and rise to aid the harassed competitor just when he needs it most Yuri Averbakh Foreword by. Serious students of the game find the work unmatched in its depth and range. It was revised in by Pal Benko.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 ffine reviews. The in-depth coverage of each and every possible piece position. These days, when I need a book with very well written general explanations and superb analysis I use Dvoretsky’s “Endgame Manual” or Nunn’s three books about the basic and practical endings.