Author: Averbakh, Yury Lvovich (1922- )
Publisher: B T Batsford, Ltd
167 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4) issued in black with gilt lettering to spine. Translated by Mary Lasher. (Lusis: 1112) First British edition.
Bishop Endings is the fourth volume to appear of Averbakh's great classic series on the endgame. The original Russiqn edition quickly established a world-wide reputation ... these are the endgame books that Fischer had sent to him during his world championship match. The English translation has been updated and is by far the most complete work on bishop endgames ever published. Every one of 370 examples has its own diagrams. In both matches and tournaments, games are often adjourned at the moment that the endings is reached. It is then that any player without the most authoritative work to refer to puts himself at a great disadvantage and is in danger of throwing away both half and whole points. Bishop Endings can help to solve a player's adjournment problems ... 370 diagrams, in conjunction with the detailed contents list, make it easy for the reader to fine any particular type of position.
A better than very good copy in a very good to fine jacket.