How to Play Chess Endings

Author: Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene Aleksandrovich (1884-1954)

Publisher: David McKay Co

Location: Philadelphia

Year: 1940



xvi+262 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 3/4") issued in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated from the French by J du Mont. (Betts: 21-26) First American edition.

A general textbook on all phases of practical end-game play, illustrated with 145 game positions and studies. The author covers the elements of the end-game (the chessboard and moves: stalemate, zugzwang, opposition, the triangle, related squares), the men (queen, rook, pawn, bishop and night endings), positional analysis, conception and execution of a plan, tactical opportunities, false results (examples), and the transition from middle-game. Several positions are set as exercises, the solutions of which appear on pages 253-262.


Corners gently bumped. Jacket light edge wear with some closed tears, price clipped else a very good copy in a better than very good.