Silman’s Complete Endgame Course is widely considered to be one of the best guides on endgame play for beginners and intermediate players. There are more advanced books out there but if you want to improve your endgame performances and are not sure where to start this is probably the best book for you. The book is broken into sections based on skill level which makes it easier for the reader to know where to focus on first and foremost.
This book is not without its critics though. Some feel that Silman is a bit wordy. The Complete Endgame Course does weigh in at a hefty 530 pages and many pages are devoted to explaining concepts in a way some people might find tedious or overdone.
About the Author
Jeremy Silman is an international Master chess player and a well-known and prolific writer about the game with over 30 books to his name. He’s a regular contributor to many chess publications, journals and magazines and has been known to produce and star in chess teaching videos. He’s even written some of the chess puzzles at Chess.com, a wonderful site you can use to play chess online against the computer.
In terms of play, Silman has been the winner of the National Open, the American Open and the U.S. Open. He was a one-time coach of the junior national team in the United States as well.