Endgame References

By Bill Wall


Here is a reference list of endgame books and sources.


Alburt & Krogius, Just the Facts! Winning Endgame Knowledge, 2000

Angos, You Move…I win!: A Lesson in Zugzwang, 2005

Aplin & Karolyi, Endgame Virtuoso Anatoly Karpov, 2007

Avchaloumov, Fischer’s Endings, 1992

Averbakh, Bishop Endings, 1977

Averbakh, Bishop v. Knight Endings, 1976

Averbakh, Chess Endgames - Pawns

Averbakh, Chess Endgames – Queens, 1982

Averbakh, Chess Endgames – Rooks

Averbakh, Chess Endings – Essential Knowledge, 1999

Averbakh, Comprehensive Chess Endings, vol 1- Bishop & Knight Endings, 1983

Averbakh, Comprehensive Chess Endings, vol 2 – Bishop vs Knight, Rook vs Minor Piece, 1985

Averbakh, Comprehensive Chess Endings, vol 3 – Queen Endings

Averbakh, Comprehensive Chess Endings, vol 4 – Pawn Endings, 1987

Averbakh, Comprehensive Chess Endings, vol 5 – Rook Endings, 1987

Averbakh, Queen & Pawn Endings, 1975

Averbakh, Queen vs Rook/Mino Piece Endings, 1978

Averbakh, Rook vs Minor Piece Endings, 1978

Averbakh, What is Necessary to be known in the Endgame, 1960

Averbakh & Chekhover, Knight Endings, 1977

Averbakh & Maizelis, Pawn Endings, 1973

Averbakh & Chekhover & Henkin, Queen vs Rook-Minor Piece Endings

Balashov & Prandstetter, Basic Endgames, 1992

Beasley, Truth and Beauty – The Chess Endgame Studies of Arthur Mandler, 2003

Beasley & Whitworth, Endgame Magic, 1966

Beliavsky & Mikhalchishin, Winning Endgame Strategy, 2000

Beliavsky & Mikhalchishin, Winning Endgame Technique, 1996

Benko, Pal Benko’s Endgame Laboratory, 2007

Benko & Fine, Basic Chess Endings, 2003

Berger, Theory and Practice of the Endgame, 1891 and 1922 and 1933

Blake, Chess Endings for Beginners, 1902

Bonderenko, Evolution of the Endgame Study, 1982

Bonderenko, Structure of the Endgame Study, 1980

Bonderenko, Triumph of the Soviet Endgame Study, 1984

Botvinnik, Botvinnik on the Endgame, 1985

Chernev, 200 Brilliant Endgames, 1989

Chernev, Capablanca’s Best Chess Endings, 1978

Chernev, Chessboard Magic! – 160 Endings, 1960

Cheron, Lehr- und Handbuch der Endspiel, 1952 (4 volumes)

Cheron, Traite Complet d’Echecs

Cheron, Nouveau Traite Complet d’Echecs

Chess Café, Endgame Corner

Chess Café, Endgame Study

Chess Digest, Unusual Endings, 1980

Chess Informant, 2611 Chess Endings, Chess Informant 5-110

Chess Informant, Classification of Chess Endings – Capablanca and Fischer, 1978

Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Endings – Minor Piece, 1993

Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Endings – Pawn Endings, 1982 and 2012

Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Endings – Queen Endings, 1989

Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Endings – Rook Endings, 1986

Chess Informant, Encyclopedia of Chess Endings – Rook and Minor Pieces, 1986

Chessending.com, practical chess ending

Crosskill, Analysis of the Chess Endings King & Queen vs King & Rook, 1895

Crouch & Mednis, Rate Your Endgame, 1997

Cunnington, Selected Chess Endings, 1903

Cvetkov, Pawn Endings, 1985

De la Villa, 100 Endgames You Must Know, 2008

Deiana, Pawn Endings

Dejaschacchi, Rook Ending Problems

Donaldson, Essential Chess Endings for Advanced Players, 1995

Durand & Preti, Fins de parties d’echecs, 1871

Dvoretsky, Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual

Dvoretsky, School of Chess Excellence 1 – Endgame Analysis, 2003

Dvoretsky, Tragicomedy in the Endgame – Instructive Mistakes of the Masters, 2011

Dvoretsky & Pervakov, Studies for Practical Players, 2009

Dzindzihashvili, Romans Lab, vol 8: Comprehensive Chess Endings part 1, 2003 (audio)

Dzindzihashvili, Romans Lab, vol 9: Comprehensive Chess Endings part 2, 2003 (audio)

EG magazine

Elkies, On Numbers and Endgames – Combinational Game theory, 1996

Emms, Starting Out: Minor Piece Endgames, 2004

Emms, The Survival Guide to Rook Endings, 1999

Euwe, Das Endspiel, 1957 (8 volumes)

Euwe & Hooper, A Guide to Chess Endings

Evans, Chess Endgame Quiz, 2002

Fine, Basic Chess Endings, 1941

Fischbein, King and Pawn Endings, 1993

Flear, Improve Your Endgame Play, 2000

Flear, Mastering the Endgame, 2001

Flear, Practical Endgame Play

Flear, Starting Out: Pawn Endgames

Flear, Test Your Endgame Thinking, 2002

Freeborough, Analysis of the Chess Ending, 1895

Freeborough, Chess Endings: A Companion to chess openings, 1891

Giddins, 101 Chess Endgame Tips, 2007

Giddins, The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames, 2012

Gik & Karpov, Karpov’s Endgame Arsenal, 1996

Griffiths, Exploring the Endgame, 1992

Grivas, Practical Endgame Play – Mastering the Basics, 2008

Hall, Endgame Challenge, 1995

Hansen, Secrets of Chess Endgame Strategy, 2006

Hartleb & Whitaker, Selected Endings, 1960

Hooper, A Pocket Guide to Chess Endgames, 1970

Hooper, Practical Chess Endgames

Horwowitz, How to Win in the Chess Endings

Horwitz, Chess Studies and End-Games, 1884

Horwitz & Kling, Chess Studies, 1851

Howell, Essential Chess Endings: The Tournament Player’s Guide, 1997

Karpov, My Favorite Endgames

Kasparian, Domination in 2,545 Endgame Studies, 1980

Kasparian, The Evolution of Endgame Study Ideas, 1979

Kaufield, Grandmaster Chess Strategy, 2011

Keres, Practical Chess Endings, 1988

Khaetsky & Muchnik, Endgame Studies, 2008

Korchnoi, Practical Rook Endings, 2002

Kosten, Winning Endgames, 1987

Kovacevic, Quality Chess Endings, vol 1: Knight Endings and Pawn Endings, 2008

Kozhevin, Through the Endings with Fischer, 1992

Kuznetsov, Colors of the Chess Spectrum – Endgame Studies, 1980

Levenfish & Smyslov, Rook Endings, 1971 and 1982

Li, Chess Detective – Kriegspiel Strategies, Endgames and Problems, 1995

Lisitsyn, The Chess Endgame, 1956

Livshitz & Speelman, Test Your Endgame Ability, 1988

Louie, Basic Chess Endings Corrections, 1990

Lutz, Endgame Secrets, 1999

Makarov, The Endgame, 2007

McDonald, Concise Chess Endings, 2002

McDonald, Practical Endgame Play, 1996

Mednis, Advance Endgame Strategies, 1996

Mednis, From the Middlegame to the Endgame, 1996

Mednis, From the Opening into the Endgame

Mednis, Practical Bishop Endings, 1990

Mednis, Practical Endgame Lessons, 1978

Mednis, Practical Knight Endings, 1993

Mednis, Practical Rook Endings, 1982 and 1995

Mednis, Questions and Answers on Practical Endgame Play, 1987

Mednis, Strategic Themes in Endgames, 1991

Mednis, The King in the Endgame, 1997

Meszaros, The Secrets of Opposite-Colored Bishop Endings, 2010

Minev, A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames

Mine, Endgames

Mohan, Endgame Capsule

Mueller, Chess Endings, 2002

Mueller, Endgame Corner

Mueller & Lamprecht, Fundamental Chess Endings, 2001

Mueller & Lamprecht, Secrets of Pawn Endings

Mueller & Pajeken, How to Play Chess Endgames

Nadareishvili, Selected Endgame Studies, 1970 and 1976

Naroditsky, Mastering Complex Endgames, 2012

Nesis, Exchanging to Win in the Endgame, 1991

Nunn, Endgame Challenge, 2002

Nunn, Nunn’s Chess Endings, vol 1, 2010

Nunn, Nunn’s Chess Endings, vol 2, 2010

Nunn, Secrets of Minor Piece Endings, 1995

Nunn, Secrets of Pawnless Endings

Nunn, Secrets of Rook Endings, 1992 and 1999

Nunn, Tactical Chess Endings, 1991

Nunn, Understanding Chess Endgames, 2009

Orlov, Orlov on the Endgame

Pachman, Chess Endings for the Practical Player, 1983

Panchenko, Theory and Practice of Chess endings, 2009

Pandolfini, Endgame Workshop, 2006

Pandolfini, Pandofini’s Chess Challenges in the Endgame, 2007

Pandolfini, Pandolfini’s Endgame Course, 1988

Pinter, 1000 More Piece Endings, 2007

Pinter, 1000 Pawn Endings, 2006

Pinter, 1000 Queen Endings, 2007

Pinter, 1000 Rook Endings, 2007

Polak, Rook Against Two Pieces, 2008

Polgar, Chess Endgames, 1999

Portisch, 600 Endings, 1979

Portisch & Sarkozy, 600 Endings, 1981

Proskurorchess, The Fruits from my Chess Garden: A Selection of Endgames, 1993

Purdy, C.J.S. Purdy On the Endgame, 2003

Rabinovich, The Endgame, 1927 and 1938

Rabinovich, The Russian Endgame Handbook, 2012

Razuvaev & Nesis, Transistion to Endgame, 1981

Reinfeld, On the Endgame of Chess, 1939

Robertie, Basic Endgame Strategy: Kings, Pawns & Minor Pieces, 1998

Robertie, Basic Endgame Strategy: Rooks and Queens

Robertie, Easy Endgame Strategies, 2003

Rosen, Chess Endgame Training, 2003

Roycroft, The Chess Endgame Study – A Comprehensive Introduction, 1981

Salvioli, Teorie e pratica del giuoco degli scacchi, 1877

Schiller, 639 Essential Endgame Positions, 2000

Schiller, Improve Your Endgame, 1997

Seirawan, Winning Chess Endings, 1999

Shereshevsky, Endgame Strategy, 1991

Shereshevsky & Slutsky, Mastering the Endgame, vol 1: Open and Semi-Open Games, 1991

Shereshevsky & Slutsky, Mastering the Endgame, vol 2: Closed Games, 1992

Silman, Silman’s Complete Endgame Course, 2007

Silman, Essential Chess Endings Explained Move by Move, 1988 and 1992

Smith, Making Chess Endings Easy to Study, 1987

Smith & DeVault, Test your Opening, Middlegame and Endgame, 1994

Smyslov, Secrets of Rook Endings, 2003

Smyslov, Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso, 1997

Snape, Chess Endings Made Simple, 2003

Soltis, Grandmaster Secrets: Endings, 1981 and 1997

Speelman, Analysing the Endgame, 1981 and 1988

Speelman, Endgame Preparation, 1981

Speelman & Tisdall & Wade, Batsfored Chess Endings, 1993 and 1996

Staunton, The Chess-Player’s Handbook, 1847 (100 pages of endgames)

Sutherland & Lommer, 1234 Modern Endgame Studies, 1968

Tattersall, A Thousand Chess Endings: A Collection of Chess Problems, 1974

Timman, The Art of the Endgame, 2011

Troitzky, 360 Brillian and Instructive Endgames, 1968

Van Perlo, Endgame Tactics, 2006

Van Reek, 150 Chess Endings

Van Reek, Endgame Tactics, 2006

Villa, 100 Endgames You Must Know, 2008

Wall, Some Basic Chess Endings, 2007 http://www.chess.com/download/view/some-basic-chess-endings (pgn format)

Ward, Endgame Play 1996

Ward: Starting Out: rook Endgames, 2007

Wenman, 100 Remarkable Endings, 1946

Winkelman, Modern Chess Endings, 1933

Znosko-Borovsky, How to Play the Chess Endings, 1974