These two tutorial and training modules “Encyclopaedia of Rook Endings” are dedicated to one of the most important problems in a chess game – the rook endings.

The encyclopaedia modules consist of 2,166 (!) examples. Some that are well known, some that have been forgotten and some that have been rewritten by practice. All the examples show basic principles and rules, but these are made much clearer by games played in practice. Although there is little else on this scale, this computerised project is extremely easy for the user to access, as the encyclopaedia’s original endgame key provides a simple and logical way to do so.

Based on the analyses of many classical and modern games, the authors (for example the world champions G. Kasparov, A. Karpov, B. Spasski, R. Fischer, T. Petrosian, M. Botwinnik, as well as well-known super-grandmasters such as J. Awerbach, W. Korchnoi, R. Hübner, W. Hort, A. Miles, A. Adorjan, J. Nunn, the computer programme BELLE by Ken Thompson, KDKT by Hans Zellner and many others) are treated as typical rook endgames that can arise from various middlegame positions.

Chess Academy provides a complete interactive system for enjoying, playing and studying chess! Chess Academy enables any chess player to rapidly improve his chess skills in an efficient and effective manner. Chess Academy users learn chess and organize their training lessons through active participation and discovery with carefully selected and fully annotated Tutorial & Training Examples, authored by top-class players and experienced coaches.

  • Tutorial and training examples with annotations in German and English are classified by topic / subtopic and each annotated variation includes appropriate position evaluations and/or text annotations explaining typical plans and maneuvers.
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All materials are based on the first edition of the book (publisher – Chess Informant) (c) 1982-89 with much additional material from Chess Informator Nos. 1-61. All modules for the Chess Academy program are produced by Intelinvest Co Ltd.

The reference work for every chess player – for beginners, teachers, tournament players and stronger ones – even IMs and GMs will find these examples very interesting! A real gift for anyone who wants to delve into the deepest secrets of chess, where they occur in their purest form – in the endgame.