Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master is an excellent book for the endgame. For more than 100 years the world's leading chess players and teachers have told their students to study the endgame. Now for the first time a revolutionary richly instructive endgame book has been designed for players of all levels. Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master by famed writer and player Jeremy Silman is the one and only endgame book you'll need as you move up the ladder from beginner to strong tournament player and finally to master. Designed to "speak" to a player in a very personal way Silman's book teaches the student everything he or she needs to know at his or her current rating level and builds on that knowledge for each subsequent phase of the player's development. Starting at the beginner level all basic mates are clearly and painstakingly explained. After that the critical building blocks that form the endgame foundation are explored in detail. Finally advanced endgame secrets based on concepts rather than memorization are presented in a way that makes them easy to master. The basic keys to a well-rounded endgame education--Opposition the Lucena and Philidor Positions Cat and Mouse Trebuchet Fox in the Chicken Coup Triangulation Building a Box Square of a Pawn Outflanking the Principle of Two Weaknesses--are vital. But equally important is creating a love of the endgame which is addressed at the end of the book with a look at chess tactics minor piece domination and a discussion of the five greatest endgame players of all time--all things that every fan of chess at every level can enjoy. If you have found the endgame to be a mystery--if you have found that your confidence plummets once you reach an endgame--if you have searched for an instructive endgame book that will turn your weakest link (your endgame) into your personal field of power your search is over. Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master is the key to a world of essential ideas startling beauty and stunning creativity.