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  1. C63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
    4 games, 1904-2009

  2. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    10 games, 1901-1927

  3. Capablanca's Best Chess Endings
    Games from Irving Chernev's "Capablanca's Best Chess Endings"

    The opening of a game is important - and hundreds of books are written on the opening. The opening leads to the midgame. The midgame is important - and hundreds of books are written on the midgame. The midgame leads to the endgame. The endgame is important - and *no books are written on the endgame*!

    Yes, there are books, but they concern themselves with composed endings, or with theoretical (and for the most part artificial) positions. The composed endings are admittedly beautiful, but they are of limited value, as they have no relationship to practical play. Of the theoretical positions, many have their uses, but one must sift the wheat from the chaff. TO what use can we put such knowledge as the procedure for mating with a Knight and Bishop, or with the two Bishops, when an opportunity to do so may not occur in a lifetime? And why burden our minds with the manner of forcing mate with three knights (believe-it-or-not) or winning with four minor pieces against a Queen (sans Pans) when such positions as these have never yet been seen on land or sea? Capablanca himself says : "In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before anything else; for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middlegame and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame." There are no books on endings from real life, no books from the practices of masters in actual play, let alone from the practice of a single master. This fact alone is enough to justify this book of endings, selected from the tournament and match play of the greatest endgame virtuoso the world has ever seen - the immortal Capablanca. Here are wondrous endings to enchant the reader, endings of breathtaking artistry. Here are endings of astonishing accuracy, whose relentless logic will inspire the earnest student to emulate a similar technique - the technique of seeking a clear-cut, efficient win, instead of a display of fireworks. The games are given in full, in order to show how a slight advantage acquired in the early stages, is carried forward and exploited in the endgame. I have annotated the endings in detail (a consideration they have rarely received before) for the better appreciation of the fine points of Capablanca's play, and have given credit to those who have anticipated my findings.

    -- Irving Chernev

    60 games, 1901-1936

  4. Chernev's "The Most Instructive Games of Chess"
    30 games, 1873-1960

  5. Chess Explained - The Taimanov Sicilian
    Chess Explained - The Taimanov Sicilian
    From James Rizzitano's book
    14 games, 1998-2005

  6. Chess Secrets - Power Play (McDonald)
    'Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play: Learn from Topalov, Geller, Bronstein, Alekhine and Morphy' by Neil McDonald.
    88 games, 1857-2008

  7. Chess Secrets - Strategy (McDonald)
    'Chess Secrets: The Giants of Strategy: Learn from Kramnik, Karpov, Petrosian, Capablanca and Nimzowitsch' by Neil McDonald.
    84 games, 1907-2007

  8. Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
    from the book by Alburt and Palatnik. Not all games are available, however. Missing a few.
    39 games, 1890-1996

  9. Chess Structures _ Rios
    88 games, 1969-2014

  10. Chess Structures _ Rios
    88 games, 1969-2014

  11. Chess Structures _ Rios
    88 games, 1969-2014

  12. Chess Success : Planning After the Opening
    by Neil Mcdonald
    29 games, 1894-2007

  13. Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking
    'Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking: From the First Move to the Last' by Neil McDonald.
    30 games, 1978-2003

  14. Chess: The Art of Logical Thinking
    Neil McDonald
    30 games, 1978-2003

  15. Chris Ward's Starting out : the Nimzo-Indian
    "Starting out: the Nimzo-Indian", by Chris Ward
    21 games, 1982-2001

  16. CLUB Line (white): Ruy Lopez
    35 games, 1850-2018

  17. Emms' Starting Out: The Sicilian
    Pagination and game selection/order according to 2nd edition (2009) *List data still in progress
    62 games, 1948-2006

  18. Endgame technique
    68 games, 1895-2004

  19. Endgames for Pure Pleasure
    games from Silman's Complete Endgame Course ,ch.9 -the 5 best endgame players of all time- Lasker Rubinstein Capablanca Smyslov Fischer
    15 games, 1907-1985

  20. Estrategia en la Apertura 1 Johan Hellsten
    Libro de Johan Hellsten de su serie de 8 libros de estrategia. Titulo Original "Mastering opening strategy" 2012
    8 games, 1956-2004

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