Bishop Endings: An Innovative Course - Efstratios Grivas
Bishop Endings: An Innovative Course by Efstratios Grivas
publication is an almost exhaustive collection of all you can find about bishop
endings – it is ‘ready knowledge’: you will learn hundreds of rules, patterns
and key positions. The author guides you through the examples in a highly
instructive and easy-to-understand way.
Reading the whole book, you should focus on two important issues. The first,
a temporary one; your knowledge of theoretical positions. Temporary because
this requires refreshment over time, depending on your memory. This is normal
- even the best GM’s in the world need to recheck many theoretical endgames
from time to time.
The second, a permanent one; you will gain a general understanding of bishop
endings that will give you a considerable head start in reproducing them in
your own games, without the extra eff ort usually required. That is, if you work
enough on the issues that you were struggling a bit to understand!
Some of the exercises are also surprising - in a positive way! They are presented in the most instructive way – so take your time to
understand the ‘maze’ of these bishop endings.