In recent years so many new chess books have been published that one needs compelling arguments and a good portion of confidence to add yet another one to this legion. The subject of the endgame has also been examined from various angles. Nevertheless, this book offers something new.
Whoever tries to prepare endgame training material for a chess group soon finds out that one is left alone here despite the overwhelming wealth of material. The classic works by Averbakh, Cheron, Euwe and Keres are too comprehensive and dry. Furthermore, these books lack examples which allow a topic to be practised by repetition. It is true that collections of studies offer interesting positions but usually they are too difficult and they do not offer a systematic coverage. Books about teaching chess usually address much stronger chess-players.