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Question: What is the best book on theoretical chess endgame positions? Answer: Reuben Fine’s “Basic Chess Endings” is an incredible manual for both fledgling and advance players. While I battled through this book as a beginner, my exertion was paid off with overall improved aptitude in the endgame. Some will feel the intermittent grammatical mistakeContinue reading “A Fine Book on Endgames”