Chess Informant, 2021
240 pages, hardcover
2020 ENDGAME MAZE
Dear readers and Informant aficionados, this book is intended to be a companion
volume to our 2020 PUZZLE QUEST. Our primary intention was to provide you
with as much quality material for self-study as possible. So, it was quite natural to
present to you a book with a complete coverage of most instructive and
entertaining endgames that were played in 2020. However, a simple endgame
puzzle book did not satisfy our goal. Therefore, we tried to make our selection
detailed, rich in motifs and theoretically comprehensive. Many of the endgames
are explained in great depth, with numerous theoretical principles fleshed out, so
this book could be used as instructive endgame manual as well.
All the endgame positions are extracted from games played during 2020, when
most of the games were played online in shorter time controls. Quite naturally,
most endgames were not played to perfection, but contained serious mistakes,
wrong game plans, or terrible blunders. In such cases we provided very detailed
explanations and guidelines so you can evaluate your own endgame technique
and fill gaps in your endgame play.
We are convinced that this book will prove to be more than an overview of the
best endgames played in 2020, and that you will return to it very often seeking
advice and refreshing your knowledge.
- Complete coverage of most instructive and interesting endgames in 2020
- 151 carefully selected endgame positions.
- Check your knowledge with 42 test positions. Practice your planning and decision-making skills in the final phase of the game!