There are countless Endgame courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual (2014)
- Avengers – Endgame (2019)
- End Game (Jack Noble #12) (Volume 12) (2017)
- The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama (2013)
- Payback Is A Bitch (The Kurtherian Endgame) (2018)
- Endgame: The Calling (2015)
- Bishop’s Knight (Endgame trilogy) (2019)
- Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness (2012)
- Endgame: Rules of the Game (2017)
- Endgame Challenge (1995)
- The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player (2019)
- Trading Options at Expiration: Strategies and Models for Winning the Endgame (paperback) (2009)
Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual (2014)
The Fourth Edition of a Modern Classic When you are serious about improving your endgame skills, it is time for Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual. Perhaps the best known and most respected instructor of world class chessplayers, Mark Dvoretsky has produced a comprehensive work on the endgame that will reward players of all strengths. For those ready to immerse themselves in endgame theory, there may be no better manual available today.
Avengers – Endgame (2019)
(Piano Solo Songbook). Eight pieces from the Alan Silvestri-composed soundtrack for the 2019 final installation of the popular Avengers trilogy. This souvenir folio features composer-approved piano solo arrangements and five pages of color photos from the film! Titles include: The How Works * Main on End * One Shot * Perfectly Not Confusing * Portals * The Real Hero * The Tool of a Thief * Totally Fine.
End Game (Jack Noble #12) (Volume 12) (2017)
Marcus Hamilton Thanos is marked for death. And Jack Noble is the man for the job. But when the high-profile target vanishes the day of the assassination attempt, Jack is forced to team up with a female FBI agent who was poised to learn Thanos’s secret that morning. Together they are plunged into a frantic race across state lines and international borders in order to solve the mystery, all the while unsure of who they can trust.
The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama (2013)
In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely reported but least understood war in American history. This stunning account of the political and military struggle between American, Iraqi, and Iranian forces brings together vivid reporting of diplomatic intrigue and gripping accounts of the blow-by-blow fighting that lasted nearly a decade.
Payback Is A Bitch (The Kurtherian Endgame) (2018)
And she’s a bitch in every sense of the word.** AMAZON Top 100 Best Selling Author **Bethany Anne Nacht was changed on Earth almost two hundred years in the past.The Kurtherians engage in the cosmic great game, where whole worlds are torn asunder in their efforts to prove their own supremacy.For hundreds of millennia, the Kurtherians at the top have reigned unfettered as they destroyed countless civilizations time and time again.Now, a new group is entering the game.Beth…
Endgame: The Calling (2015)
The New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon!In each generation, for thousands of years, twelve Players have been ready. But they never thought Endgame would happen. Until now.Omaha, Nebraska. Sarah Alopay stands at her graduation ceremony—class valedictorian, star athlete, a full life on the horizon. But when a meteor strikes the school, she survives. Because she is the Cahokian Player. Endgame has begun.Juliaca, Peru.
Bishop’s Knight (Endgame trilogy) (2019)
Thanks to years of government training, Evie Bishop knows how to get into places she doesn’t belong—and she’s very good at it. But years of doing black ops work burned her out so she returns home—to unexpected chaos. One of her brothers is in a coma and the other is in hiding, wanted for murder. Then a fellow operative from her past shows up shot and bleeding with news that an assassin is gunning for everyone involved with a past op.
Endgame: Bobby Fischer’s Remarkable Rise and Fall – from America’s Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness (2012)
Drawing from Fischer family archives, recently released FBI files, and Bobby’s own emails, this account is unique in that it limns Fischer’s entire life—an odyssey that took the Brooklyn-raised chess champion from an impoverished childhood to the covers of Time, Life and Newsweek to recognition as “the most famous man in the world” to notorious recluse. At first all one noticed was how gifted Fischer was. Possessing a 181 I.Q.
Endgame: Rules of the Game (2017)
The explosive final novel in the Endgame trilogy. Two keys have been found. The strongest Players are left. One final key remains to win Endgame and save the world.For Sarah, Jago, Aisling, Maccabee, Shari, An, and Hilal, Endgame has reached its final phase. The third key, Sun Key, is all that stands between one Player saving their line—or perishing along with the rest of the world.
Endgame Challenge (1995)
Everything the chess players needs to know about endgames will be found in this book. It contains over 500 examples of all types of endings that the player might encounter. Many endgame books are boring and difficult, but not this one! Each diagram asks the reader to try to solve it, and gives a hint of the answer.
The 100 Endgames You Must Know Workbook: Practical Endgame Exercises for Every Chess Player (2019)
Jesus de la Villa’s worldwide bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know successfully debunked the myth that endgame theory is complex and endgame books are necessarily tedious. Reviewers praised its clarity and completeness and thousands of players significantly improved their endgame understanding (and their results!).
Trading Options at Expiration: Strategies and Models for Winning the Endgame (paperback) (2009)
Equity and index options expire on the third Friday of each month. As that moment approaches, unusual market forces create option price distortions, rarely understood by most investors. These distortions give rise to outstanding trading opportunities with enormous profit potential.
Best Endgame Books You Should Enjoy
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100 Endgame Patterns You Must Know: Recognize Key Moves & Motifs and Avoid Typical Errors
Author(s): Jesus de la Villa
ID: 3242444, Publisher: New In Chess, Year: 2022, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf
Endgame Strategy (The Revised and Expanded Edition of a Chess Classic)
Author(s): Mikhail Shereshevsky
ID: 3300272, Publisher: New In Chess, Year: 2022, Size: 25 Mb, Format: zip
Chess Strategy Endgames: How to Beat Intermediate Chess Players (Sawyer Chess Strategy Book 20)
Author(s): Tim Sawyer
ID: 3342844, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.