Hecht: Royal paths in chess

Hecht: Royal paths in chess

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Autor: Hecht, Hans-Joachim
Verlag: Olms
Erscheinungsjahr: 2009
Sprache: German
Buchumschlag: book
Seiten: 164

Endgame technique is undoubtedly important for every chess player. There are numerous books about this crucial phase of the chess game. However, most people doubt whether they give readers the necessary feeling for the endgame.

The path that Hans-Joachim Hecht shows in this book is unusual, but guaranteed to be successful. This work is not a conventional textbook, but rather focuses on the figure that experiences the greatest increase in power in the endgame: the king.\r\n

"My aim was to write an easy-to-understand endgame reader that would help players to see the best possible plan - the royal road in chess" - and at the same time to arouse enthusiasm for the endgame, says the author, who essentially draws on his own material from his own tournament practice.

Hans-Joachim Hecht (born 1939), who was one of the most recognized chess players in this country for more than two decades, has played almost all types of endgames and won many of them. It is no wonder that the grandmaster with such profound practical endgame knowledge, who represented Germany ten times at Chess Olympiads, was indispensable as an expert in the development of the internationally highly regarded ChessBase endgame databases.

164 pages, 1st edition 2009, paperback.