This book is filled with the most beautiful endgame studies ever seen. It’s not a book that teaches you basic endgames, but a book that shows the deeper parts of chess. It’s a chess book that can be very useful for your understanding of chess but you will have to take your time to examine, study, analyse, and slowly absorb it’s content.
The best way to use a book like this is to take on one position at a time and find as much analysis as possible, writing down the various lines of play. When you think that you have exhausted all the likely possibilities, look again for the unlikely ones. That is the beauty of a good endgame study!
Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. He was among the world’s leading grandmasters for nearly twenty years, winning four gold medals in chess Olympiads and finishing sixth overall in the World Cup in 1989. He is a much-acclaimed writer, whose works have won ‘Book of the Year’ awards in several countries. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 Nunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions.
If you are looking for a book that explains you step by step the essential knowledge about chess endgames there is the famous book Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge
Averbakh’s endgame book concisely reviews major endgame positions, mates, and strategy. In five organized chapters, the author takes readers through the basics and introduces some of the complex features of endgames. The book is written for chess players rated between 1500 and 2100.