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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Thursday, May 06, 2004

Pandolfini Endgame 

From Ray Cheng:

Dear Sir,

Please refer to Pandolfini's Endgame Course, Endgame 100. ...
Yep, there is a problem with that one. The errata (link in the side bar) is now updated for Endgame 100.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003

Pandolfini's Endgame Course Errata 

I just added a link at the left to the errata I compiled for Pandolfini's Endgame Course. I love the format and content and find it a great resource and study guide for players up to about expert strength. Unfortunately the book suffers from a number of typos. Hence, the errata, which lists the major errors I have discovered.

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