Table of contents for Silman's complete endgame course : from beginner to master / by Jeremy Silman.

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Preface ix
Introduction xi
Acknowledgements xvi
Part One / Endgames for Beginners (Unrated-1000) 1 
Overkill Mates 3
	The Staircase 3 
		King and Two Queens vs. Lone King 5
		King, Queen, and Rook vs. Lone King 7
		King and two Rooks vs. Lone King 8
	The Box 10
		King and Queen vs. Lone King 12
		King and Rook vs. Lone King 14
Stalemate Alert! 20
Summing Up 24
Tests and Solutions 25
Final Thoughts 30
Part Two / Endgames for Class "E" (1001-1199) 31
What Can (or Cannot) Mate vs. Lone King 33
Minor Piece vs. Queen 35	
	Bishop vs. Queen 35
	Knight vs. Queen 37
Understanding the King 40
	Use Your King! 40
	Opposition 42
	Rook-Pawns 45
Summing Up 48
Tests and Solutions 49
Final Thoughts 54
Part Three / Endgames for Class "D" (1200-1399) 55
Beyond Basic Opposition 57
King and Pawn Endgames 61	
	King and Pawn vs. Lone King (Stronger Side's King in 
			Front of its Pawn) 61
		Another Rook-Pawn, Another Draw 61
		Non Rook-Pawn (One Square in Front, is it Enough?) 62
		Non Rook-Pawn (Two Squares in Front Always Does 
			the Trick!) 65
	Fox in the Chicken Coup 66
	The Deep Freeze (When One Pawn Kills Two) 67
Minor Piece vs. a Lone Pawn 70
	Bishop vs. Lone Pawn 70
	Knight vs. Lone Pawn 71
Rook vs. Lone Pawn 77
Summing up 80
Tests and Solutions 81
Final Thoughts 88
Part Four / Endgames for Class "C" (1400-1599) 89
King and Pawn Endgames 91
	King and Pawn vs. Lone King (A Quick Tussle for 
		Opposition) 91
	Sneaking into a Winning King and Pawn vs. King Position 97
	King and Two Doubled Pawns vs. Lone King 101
	Rook-Pawn (Stalemating the Stronger Side) 103
	Entering the Square of the Pawn 106
	Outside Passed Pawns 107
Minor Piece Endgames 112
	Bishop and Wrong Colored Rook-Pawn vs. Lone King 112
	Lone King vs. Knight and Rook-Pawn on the 6th or 7th 116
	Bishops of Opposite Colors 118
Rook Endgames 121
	The Lucena Position (The Sacred Key To All Rook Endings) 121
	The Philidor Position (A Critical Defensive Stand!) 126
		Passive Rook 126
		Pure Philidor 128
	Trap the Enemy King Away From the Action 131
Queen vs. King and Pawn 133
	Queen vs. Pawn on 6th Rank 133
	Queen vs. Pawn on 7th Rank 135
Summing Up 139
Tests and Solutions 142
Final Thoughts 158
Part Five / Endgames for Class "B" (1600-1799) 159
King and Pawn Endgames 161
	King and Two Healthy Pawns vs. Lone King 161
	Tactical Bombs 167
	Triangulation 170
	Outflanking 173
Rook Endings 177
	Rook and Two Connected Pawns vs. Rook 177
	All Hail the 7th Rank! 184
Minor Piece Endgames 188 
	Two Bishops vs. Lone King 188
	Bishops of Opposite Colors (Two Pawns Down and Loving it!) 192
Summing Up 197
Tests and Solutions 200
Final Thoughts 212
Part Six / Endgames for Class "A" (1800-1999) 213
King and Pawn Endgame 215
	Strange Races 215
	King and Pawn vs. King and Pawn 220
Rook Endgames 223
	"Lucena" with a Rook-Pawn 223
	Rook in Front of Its 7th Rank Pawn 227
	Rook and Pawn (on 4th or 5th) vs. Rook 235
Minor Piece Endgames 243
	Bishop of Opposite Colors (Bishop and Two Connected Passers 			vs. Lone 
Bishop and King) 243
	Fortresses in Bishop-up Endgames 249
Queen Endgames (A Trick Win in Queen vs. Rook-Pawn and Queen vs. 		Bishop-
Pawn on the 7th) 253
Summing Up 256
Tests and Solutions 258
Final Thoughts 270
Part Seven / Endgames for Experts (2000-2199) 271
Rook Endgames 273
	The Flowchart; Taking a Simple Position Into Deeper 
		Water 273
	Rook and Two Connected Passed Pawns vs. Rook and 
		Pawn 279
	When a Philidor Goes Bad 281
	Pawns on One Side of the Board 285
		Rook and Two vs. Rook and One 286
		Rook and Three vs. Rook and Two 290
		Rook and Four vs. Rook and Three 294
Bishop Endgames (Bishop and Pawn[s] vs. Lone Bishop of the Same 			Color) 
Queen Endgames 308
	Blockade; Queen vs. Rook and Pawn 308
	Blockade; Queen and Pawn vs. Rook and Two Pawns 309
Summing Up 311
Tests and Solutions 313
Final Thoughts 346
Part Eight / Endgames for Masters (2200-2399) 347
Cat and Mouse 349
The Principle of Two Weaknesses 363
All King and Pawn Endgames are Confusing! 374
The Pleasures of a Knight 397
The King is a Fighting Piece! 408
Queen and Pawn Endgames (Passed Pawns Rule!) 420
Part Nine / Endgames for Pure Pleasure 431
Entombed and Dominated Minor Pieces 433
Tactics 441
The Five Greatest Endgame Players of All Time 467
	Emanuel Lasker (The 2nd World Champion) 468
	Akiba Rubinstein (Uncrowned King) 479
	Josø Raøl Capablanca (The 3rd World Champion) 491
	Vasily Smyslov (The 7th World Champion) 501
	Robert Fischer (The 11th World Champion) 512
Beyond Master (Recommended Endgame Books) 527
Bibliography 529
Index of Names 531

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Chess -- End games.