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Endgame Challenge

Endgame Challenge
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Item #: GP3838
ISBN: 9781901983838
Format: Paperback
Author: John Nunn
Publisher: Gambit Publications
Pages: 240
John Nunn presents 250 challenging positions where your task is to find a cunning way to win or draw. In many cases the odds against success seem overwhelming, yet by using all the tactical resources in the position it is possible to achieve the goal. The studies were subjected to a rigorous checking procedure, during which thousands of unsatisfactory positions were weeded out. The 250 studies finally selected represent some of the finest creations of composers such as Kasparian, Troitsky, Pogosiants, Mitrofanov, Chron and Rti. Nunn's detailed solutions contain many points and clarifications that have hitherto gone unmentioned, so readers will rarely be left to wonder whether their intended solution really did work. In an over-the-board game, the ability to use the pieces in harmony is paramount, and those players who can exploit every resource in a position are those who become champions. While the focus in this book is on tactics, readers will also develop a greater understanding of many important endgame topics, such as fortresses, stalemate defenses, the opposition and zugzwang. John Nunn is a grandmaster from England. He has won four individual gold medals (one of them for solving) 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. He has won the British Chess Problem Solving Championship three times, and took the gold medal for Chess Problem Solving at the 1999 Mind Sports Olympiad. Nunn has also composed some outstanding problems and studies, notably in his recent 'Brains of Earth' Challenge.
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