Alexis Troitsky

Alexis Troitsky, of Russia, ranks with Rinck and Berger as the greatest of modern end-game composers. He was born in 1866 and learned to play chess at twenty. Shortly after his graduation from the St. Petersburg-Forst Institute, his work became known the world over. His first group of endings was given forth from 1895 to 1900. Thereafter came a lull of six years, and then another period of activity until 1917. Chaos in Russia interrupted his productivity till 1923 when he became active once...

The Bishop Against The Knight

Many players prefer the Knight and endeavor to retain it for the end-game- Others favor the Bishop. Experience indicates, however, that there are positions in which the Knight is superior in attacking the hostile Pawns, and that there are other positions in which the Bishop can attain results not possible with the Knight. Thus wrote Berger nearly two decades ago, when the chess world was becoming less sure of the superiority of Knight over Bishop. Today the Bishop is the choice of most experts,...

By Barnie F Winkelman

Here are brought together for the first time in a single volume the important principles of end game strategy, and difficult end game studies. These are illustrated by the finest endings of Alek-hine, Capablanca, Lasker, Marshall, Kashdan, and other brilliant modern masters in the tournaments of the last decade. Here too are given a selection of the end game compositions of Rinck, Troitski, Kubbel and Berger, which will delight every Chess devotee. This volume, based upon the extensive...

Rook And Pawn Against Rook

A few examples of this ending An old study that goes back to Lucena, and was given by Salvio. R R6 R R8 K Q2 R B 8, ch. R Kt 8, ch. R B 8, ch. R Kt 8, cbu In such a position, the Rook Pawn could not win Nor can the Rook Pawn at R 6 win in the following 5 K B 6 R x R 6PxR K Kt 7 K Kt 6 drawn. We give only a single line of play There are many others, and the position has been the subject of much study. To show how nearly equal are attack and defence, we give another setting. Not R Q Kt 8 leading...

Henri Rinck

In the thousand compositions of Henri Rinck of Barcelona, endgame strategy finds its highest embodiment. As a knowledge of the game becomes more common, and an understanding of his work greater, he will take his place as a great chess figure. Indeed he will be ranked with the artists of all time. He must be linked with Rodin, with Matisse, with the great creators in music, in the drama, in poetry. For his themes embody the basic principles of all art and beauty. What matter if one artist...

Table Of Contents

A Lesson Without Board or Pieces 7 Chap. II. The End-Game A New Chap. III. Simple Mating with Knight and King and Two Knights against King 30 King and Pawn against King, Knight and Pawn against King 36 Queen against Minor Queen against Queen against Rook and Queen against Two Queen against Two Queen against Bishop and Knight 49 Queen against Queen and Queen against Rook against Rook and Pawn against Rook against Rook and Pawn against Chap. IV. Simple Bishop and Pawn against Bishop of...