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Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual Paperback – 15 Aug 2006


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  • Paperback: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Russell Enterprises; 2 edition (15 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888690283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888690286
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 18 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,265,299 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By lsur on 6 Feb 2007
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A serious but readable book for chess players intent on gaining the edge in the endgame, this is a thorough guide to that phase of the game by a top instructor. The word 'manual' could give the impression that this is a reference book, but it is written in an instructive manner and suitable for self-study. Beginners might find it a bit too dense, in which case you could try Pandolfini's Endgame Course as a neat introduction.

One complaint; I was disappointed with the quality of the printing. The essential points are in blue text, a nice touch, but the ink is faint and hard to read. Given the size of the book and the fact it is meant for longterm study, it's a non-trivial point which the printers should attend to whenever they do another print run.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nicolas B. on 29 July 2009
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This is a Great Book! A must have for every serious club player.
All the important endings are collected and presented in a very clear and progressive way.
I like the concept of the blue diagrams the positions that you "must know". I agree there is a lot but with such manual you can measure the gap between amateurs and Grand-Masters even though I am sure that there is Grand-Masters who ignore most of these positions!!
However, in order to achieve progress you have to do the exercises given after every section and not look for the solutions provided at the end of the book.
I have many of Dvoretsky's books and they are all great stuff! However, if you want to buy only one buy this one!!

Nicolas B.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Commuter on 2 May 2014
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Are there any serious chess players who have not heard of this book? Judging by numerous discussions on internet forums, Dvoretsky's book usually tops the list on strong player's recommendation on endgame study. This may well be the canonical work on the topic. And based on the current full house of 5-star reviews here on Amazon, it would seem that this is an obvious choice for any player looking to improve this area of his game.

But just wait a moment, and think first about what you are looking for. Are you a strong international master, looking for your next grandmaster norm? Are you a chess academic or collector who is interested in every technical detail of the game? OK, ignore my review. But if you are, like me, an average club player looking to improve your endgame using a book that is entertaining, engaging and accessible, then this is probably not going to be your best choice.

The clue is to read between the lines of the reviewers praising the book in the product description. Here is a glimpse: "deep level of analysis", "tremendous contribution to endgame literature", "clarifying, correcting, and extending the theory of endings." All spot on - and it all should raise the suspicion that this is not the type of book you read in quick bursts on your daily commute.

As for my rating - it is obvious that this is a work of exceptional quality and enormous scope. It is most certainly not the book's fault that is gets erroneously recommended to inappropriate players - so how can I penalise the book for it? However, I decided to take the approach of giving it a rating based on the product description and how it applies *to me*. For me, this book was less valuable than the product description made me believe it would be.

If you are still uncertain, the product description contains a snippet of IM John Watson's review of this book from "The Week in Chess". I urge you to go and read the rest.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By jan siekiera on 19 Jun 2010
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I can't praise this book enough. It's highly technical in approach. When you study the examples you really acquire deep understanding of key endgame concepts and positions and the exercises let you test your knowledge. In my opinion it's best to additionally check yourself using a good computer program (like Fritz or Rybka).
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