Wednesday, July 18, 2007

 

Pandolfini's Endgame Course

Pandolfini's Endgame Course is a great endgame book for novices and up to about USCF Class A or Expert. The information is in small digestible chunks with easy to remember names and themes. It explains in a simple manner essential endgame knowledge. If I am using the book to teach endgames to a beginner I'll skip around some (learning how to checkmate with a Bishop and Knight, as an example, is material I would study/teach last but it is near the beginning of the book).

Unfortunately, there are a number of typos that can be confusing, especially to someone who is trying to learn the material (and isn't that the point?). I think the book is just fantastic except for those typos! That is why I created and maintain Pandolfini's Endgame Course errata. It would be nice if a new edition is printed with corrections, but until then use the book with the errata and if you spot any major flaws not covered in the errata please send them in.

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