Winning Chess Endings teaches endgame strategies in an exciting new way--by putting the player in the middle of the action with firsthand stories taken directly from famous matches. Pull up a chair and watch the world's most exciting chess endings. Then become an endgame master! Winning Chess Endings explains how to: *Relentlessly find checkmates, from easy to hard, in all basic endgame patterns *Master the intricacies of King and Pawn Endings *Win consistently in the most common endgame--the Rook ending *Master the pros and cons of Bishop vs. Knight Endgames *Seize the advantage in Rook Pawn and Queen Pawn endings *Play like a grandmaster in solitaire endings
About the author Yasser Seirawan is the highest-rated American chess professional on the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) rating ladder and the first American to vie for the World Championship title since Bobby Fischer. He is a three-time U.S Champion, the 1989 Western Hemisphere Champion and an eight-time member of the U.S chess Olympiad team. Currently one of the worlds top-ranked chess players, he is one of only a handful of players to have defeated world champions Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov in tournament play.