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Author: Reuben Fine; Pal Benko
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2003.
Series: McKay chess library.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reuben Fine; Pal Benko
ISBN: 0812934938 9780812934939
OCLC Number: 53482237
Description: 592 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: The Elementary Mates --
The Queen --
The Rook --
Two Bishops --
Bishop and Knight --
Two Knights --
King and Pawn Endings --
King and Pawn vs. King --
King and Pawn vs. King and Pawn --
White Queens First --
White Queens With Check --
Both Sides Queen; White Mates or Wins the Queen --
White Captures the Pawn --
King and Two Pawns vs. King --
King and Two Pawns vs. King and Pawn --
Two Connected Passed Pawns --
Two Unconnected Passed Pawns --
One Passed Pawn --
Pawns Are Separated --
Pawns Are United --
White's Pawns Are Doubled --
White Has No Passed Pawn --
King and Two Pawns vs. King and Two Pawns --
White Has Two Connected Passed Pawns --
White Has One Passed Pawn --
Neither Side Has a Passed Pawn --
King and Three Pawns vs. King and Two Pawns --
King and Three Pawns vs. King and Three Pawns --
Queen by Force --
Outside Passed Pawn --
Protected Passed Pawn --
Qualitative Pawn Superiority --
Passed Pawns or Set of Passed Pawns Is Qualitatively Superior --
King Is Closer to the Pawns --
White Has the Opposition --
Four or More Pawns on Either Side --
One Side Is a Pawn Ahead --
Blocked Pawns --
Stalemate --
Materially Even Positions --
Maneuvering for a Tempo --
The Opposition --
Knight and Pawn Endings --
The Knights Alone vs. Pawns --
Knights and Pawns vs. Pawns --
One Knight and Pawns vs. One Knight and Pawns --
Positions With Material Advantage --
Positions With Even Material --
Better Pawn Position --
Better King Position --
Better Knight Position --
Two Knights and Pawns --
Bishop and Pawn Endings --
Bishop vs. Pawns --
Bishop and Pawns vs. King, with and Without Pawns --
Bishop and Pawn vs. Two Pawns --
Advanced Pawns Draw --
Advanced Pawns Win --
Pawn Exchange Unavoidable --
Bishop and pawn vs. Three or More Pawns --
Advanced Pawns Draw --
Advanced Pawns Win --
Pawn Exchange Unavoidable --
Bishop and Pawns vs. Bishop of the Same Color with and Without Pawns --
Positions With Material Advantage --
Bishop and Pawn vs. Bishop --
Bishop and Two Pawns vs. Bishop --
Bishop and Two Pawns vs. Bishop and Pawn --
Two or More Pawns on Each Side --
Even Material --
Better Pawn Position --
Better Bishop --
Better King Position --
Bishops of Opposite Colors --
Bishop and Pawn vs. Bishop --
Bishop and Two Pawns vs. Bishop --
Doubled Pawns --
Connected Passed Pawns --
Unconnected Passed Pawns --
Both Sides Have Pawns --
The Defender Draws Despite Material or Positional Inferiority --
Material or Positional Advantage Is Decisive --
Better King Position --
Better Placed Passed Pawns --
One Passed Pawn (Actual or Potential) and Play on the Other Wing --
Better-Placed Pawns --
Special Combinations --
Minor Piece Endings --
Bishop vs. Knight --
The Basic Positions --
Bishop and Pawn vs. Knight --
Knight and Pawn vs. Bishop --
Bishop and Two or More Pawns vs. Knight --
Knight and Two Pawns vs. Bishop --
Bishop and Two Pawns vs. Knight and Pawn --
Knight and Two Pawns vs. Bishop and Pawn --
More Complicated Ending --
Material Advantage --
Positional Advantage --
The Bishop Is Superior --
The Knight Is Superior --
Weak Color Complexes --
The Bad Bishop --
Weak Pawns --
Better Pawn Position --
Better King Position --
Bishop, Knight, and Pawns vs. Bishop, Knight, and Pawns --
Bishops of Opposite Colors --
Bishops of the Same Color --
The Two Bishops --
The Pawn Structure Is Unbalanced --
The Pawn Structure Is Balanced --
Two Pieces vs. One --
No Pawns --
With Pawns --
White Has One Pawn --
White Has Two or More Pawns --
Rook and Pawn Endings --
Rook vs. Pawns --
Rook vs. One Pawn --
Rook vs. Two Pawns --
Rook vs. Three Pawns --
All Pawns Are Connected --
Only Two Pawns Are Connected --
Isolated Pawns --
Rook vs. Four or More Pawns --
Rook and Pawns vs. Pawns --
Rook and Pawn vs. Rook --
The Black King on the Queening Square --
Immobilizing the Rook --
Allowing the King to Be Driven from the Queening Square --
Playing the King to the Wrong Side --
The King Is Cut Off from the Queening File --
The Lucena Position --
When the Lucena Position Can Be Reached --
Exceptions --
The Black King Is Not on the Queening File but Is Not Directly Cut Off --
The Black King Is Cut Off on a Rank --
The Black King Is Behind the Pawn but Not Directly Cut Off --
The White Rook Is in Front of the Pawn --
The White Rook Is Behind the Pawn --
Rook and Two Pawns vs. Rook --
Connected Pawns --
Unconnected Pawns --
Doubled Pawns --
Rook and Two Pawns vs. Rook and Pawn --
White Has Two Passed Pawns --
White Has One Passed Pawn --
No Passed Pawn --
Material Advantage (in General) --
Outside Passed Pawn --
Potential Outside Passed Pawn --
The Extra Pawn Is in the Center --
All the Pawns on One Side --
Rook and Three Pawns vs. Rook and Two Pawns --
Rook and Four Pawns vs. Rook and Three Pawns --
Special Difficulties in Converting a Material Advantage Into a Win --
Weak Pawns --
Strong Passed Pawn --
Strong Rook Position --
Positional Advantage --
Better Rook Position --
The Rook on the Seventh Rank --
The Open File --
White's Rook Is Attacking a Pawn or Pawns Defended by Black's Rook --
Rook Behind a Passed Pawn, Opposing Rook in Front of It --
The More Active Rook --
Better Pawn Position --
Better Passed Pawns --
Exposed Pawns --
Doubled Pawns --
A Protected Passed Pawn --
Qualitative Pawn Majority --
Better King Position --
Centralization --
One King Is Closer to the Vital Pawns --
Two-Rook Endings --
Rook and Minor Pieces --
Rook and Knight vs. Rook and Knight (or Bishop) --
Bishops of Opposite Colors --
Material Advantage --
Outside Passed Pawn --
Potential Outside Passed Pawn --
The Extra Pawn in the Center --
Positional Advantage --
Weak Pawns --
Mating Combinations --
Rook vs. Two Minor Pieces --
Even Pawns --
The Player With the Two Pieces Is One or More Pawns Ahead --
The Player With the Rook Is One or More Pawns Ahead --
Three Pieces vs. Two Rooks --
The Advantage of the Exchange --
Rook vs. Bishop (No Pawns) --
Rook and Pawn vs. Bishop --
Rook vs. Bishop and Pawns --
Rook vs. Bishop and Pawn --
Rook vs. Bishop and Two Pawns --
Rook vs. Bishop and Three (or More) Pawns --
Rook and Pawns vs. Bishop and Pawns --
No Pawns for the Exchange --
One Pawn for the Exchange --
Two Pawns for the Exchange --
Three Pawns (or More) for the Exchange --
Rook vs. Knight (No Pawns) --
Rook and Pawn vs. Knight --
Rook vs. Knight and Pawns --
Rook vs. Knight and One Pawn --
Rook vs. Knight and Two (or More) Pawns --
Rook and Pawns vs. Knight and Pawns --
No Pawns for the Exchange --
One Pawn for the Exchange --
Two (or More) Pawns for the Exchange --
Rook and Bishop vs. Rook --
Rook and Knight vs. Rook --
Various Combinations of Rooks and Minor Pieces Without Pawns --
The Double Exchange --
Rook and Minor Pieces vs. Two Minor Pieces --
Rook vs. Three Minor Pieces --
Queen Endings --
Queen vs. Pawns --
Queen vs. One Pawn --
Queen vs. Two Pawns --
Queen vs. Three (or More) Pawns --
Queen and Pawns vs. Pawns --
Queen and Pawn Endings --
Queen and Pawn vs. Queen --
Queen and Two Pawns vs. Queen --
Connected Pawns --
Unconnected Pawns --
Doubled Pawns --
Material Advantage --
The Defending King Is Not Near the Opposing Pawn Majority (Outside and Potential Outside Passed Pawns) --
The Defending King Is Near the Opposing Pawn Majority (Pawns on Both Wings) --
All the Pawns Are on One Wing --
Positional Advantage --
Better Pawn Position --
Better Queen Position --
Better King Position --
Queen and Minor Piece vs. Queen --
Queen vs. Rooks and Pieces --
Queen vs. Two Rooks and One Piece --
Queen vs. Rook and Two Minor Pieces --
Queen vs. Rook and One Minor Piece --
Queen vs. Rook (or Rooks) --
Queen vs. Two Rooks --
Queen vs. Rook --
Without Pawns --
Queen vs. Rook and Pawn --
Queen vs. Rook and Two or More Pawns --
Queen and Pawns vs. Rook and Pawns --
Queen vs. Minor Pieces --
Queen vs. One Piece --
Queen vs. Two Pieces --
Two Bishops --
Two Knights --
Bishop and Knight --
Queen vs. Three Pieces --
Queen vs. Four Pieces --
Queen and Rook v. Queen and Rook --
Queen and Piece vs. Two Rooks --
Twenty Rules for the Endgame.
Series Title: McKay chess library.
Responsibility: Reuben Fine ; revised by Pal Benko.

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