Some of you will be aware that I write regular book reviews for British .

Three of the yo’ve reviewed recently might be of interest to Improvers like you. Todos cubren, al menos en parte, and calculation. Theyre three very different books written by very different authors, and with very different purposes in mind, but theyre all excellent in their own way.

You may well find that at least one of these books will help you in your quest for .

If youre young and ambitious to reach IM or even GM level, and have plenty of time available for serious study, then theres no one better than RB Ramesh, the man whose methods are behind the current crop of young Indian talents.

His latest book is the first of what promises to be a major series which will surely be of enormous benefit to really ambitious players. You can find out what I thought of it aquí.

If you’re, decir, 2000-2500 fuerza, Ramesh is your man, pero, for those of you who are, decir, 1500-2000 strength and other aspects of your life (trabajo, study, familia, other interests) mean you have relatively little time to , then either of the other two books will serve you well.

Everyone will know the story of the Polgar sisters, y, given their background, eso’s no surprise that Susan and Judit both became outstanding teachers and writers themselves. Judit’s new book, originally a Chessable written with IM Andras Toth, is highly recommended for all club standard players, as long as youre not put off by the regular exclamations of ‘Awesome!’ and ‘Kaboom!’. My review of this book is aquí.

Swedish IM Thomas Engqvist may not be as well known as Judit Polgar, but is also an outstanding teacher. He takes a much more sober approach to teaching chess, which may or may not be more to your liking. The other difference is that this is an exercise book rather than an instructional book. Eso’s the third of a trilogy, the first two volumes of which covered positional and tactical themes, y, while its based on the material in those books, eso’s not necessary to have read them to benefit from this volume. Check out my thoughts on this book aquí. This is another excellent book for all players of club standard.

Three very different authors with three very different writing styles producing three very different books, but theres one thing they all have in common, which might come as a surprise to anyone of my generation.

They all make extensive use of endgame studies as well as game positions. Tú’ll find a wide selection of studies in all three of these books. If three such eminent teachers and writers all agree on the importance of endgame studies, there must be someething to be said for them.

In my day, they were thought to be fun if you liked that sort of thing, pero, in most cases, of little practical use. Y, if you were back in the day, when league matches were adjudicated at move 30 and weekend games adjudicated at move 40, you were unlikely to reach very often anyway.

But these authors, and theyre by no means the only ones, see a wide range of advantages in solving endgame studies.

  • They improve your endgame knowledge and skills
  • They improve your calculation skills
  • They you how pieces can coordinate with each other
  • They develop your y

If you dont spend time solving endgame studies as part of your training regime, Ramesh, Judit Polgar and Engqvist would all, in their different ways, advise you to do so. yo’m not going to argue with them.

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