Many chess games conclude in the endgame, and from ancient times this stage of the game has been analysed. There are monographs and. Needless to say, Smyslov qualified, Browne didn’t, and Smyslov Mikhail Tal called him “a virtuoso of the endgame a modern Capablanca. The Exceptional Endgame Skills of the 12th World Champion This avalanche featured such books as VASILY SMYSLOV: ENDGAME VIRTUOSO (by Smyslov, .

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This posed another question: Rubinstein has been called the greatest player in Rook and pawn endgames. So another book was written, another book was bought, nobody learned much, and the cycle repeated endlessly. People who bought this also bought: Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov. Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual 4th Edition Price: The game might be divided into three parts, the opening, the middle-game and the end-game.

Among the participants were American GM Walter Browne, then near the peak of his powers, and Vassily Smyslov, 61 years old and 24 years an ex-world champion. No eBook available Amazon. The final part of the book contains the complete, annotated games from which the featured endgames arose.

Karpov is best known for reducing the options his opponent had, even in the endgame. In addition you’ll get lots of training material. There is one thing you must strive for, to be equally efficient in the three parts. But anyhow I want to get better and find the motivation to improve my endgame, so I figured one way is look at some examples of masters of endgame.


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Priyome 1, 2 So the first element in a successful endgame training strategy is to build enthusiasm for it. Exact times for most larger cities are here.

Openings, Middlegame, Endgame Lessons. Please select next action Go back or Go to wish list. At one time he was one of the strongest juniors in the U.

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By learning from Smyslov’s impeccable technique, readers will improve their own endgame abilities – and results! The answer seemed clear: Smyslov’s Best Games Volume 2: Go back or Go to wish list. Sometimes he took decisions that were staggering their depth. Evargalo 5, 15 He is fairly inactive as a player right now, spending most of his non-philosophy time being a husband and teaching chess.

Other time zones can be found at the bottom of this page. Account Options Sign in. He adopted an intuitive approach to most moves. Be there and learn. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Updated weekly, our definitive database has all the latest smysloc.

Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso

You will also soon see how endgame theory builds on itself, with fundamental principles and techniques at the bottom of the pyramid, and novel combinations at the pinnacle, and find the former easier to remember, and the latter easier to create.


Can you refer me to their exemplary games? Every two games will be followed by a rest day until Game 12 if necessary on November 26th which will be preceded by an additional rest day. The endgame is a subtle phase of the game many ordinary players would like to improve.

It is then that the innate ability of a player, which I call a sense of harmony, manifests itself. Beginner, club and master levels.

After contemplating this situation, Viruoso felt that there would always be room for endgame books in the scientific, entertaining, and hero worship categories.

The classical players – Flohr, Rubinstein, Capablanca.

Now in his mid-seventies he still participates constantly in international events, with remarkable success. Vassily Smyslov “Endgame Virtuoso” contains annotated examples of instructive endgame play from former World Champion Vasily Smyslov. There is even an at par Score endgams will decide how good you are.

In taking the reader through over instructive examples, taken mostly from his own games, Smyslov covers a very broad range of positions – and provides an excellent overall insight into the endgame as a whole.