Improving the Endgame


GM Valeriy Aveskulov

I support Mark Dvoretsky's method of coaching. The optimal way to study endgames is to learn the theory of the given type of endgame. Then, a player improves his practical skills with exercises.

That's why I decided to publish e-books about different type of endgames. The first two books from the series Improving the Endgame Technique are available on Amazon and ForwardChess Book 1: SCBE and Book 2: OCBE. Order both of the discounted ebook versions here.

You have probably lightly read some good books on endgames. Do you forget most of what you have read in your OTB endgames? Then the next step is embedding the technique from books (and other sources) firmly into your mind. Remember, modern time controls do not give us a chance to think deeply during an endgame. Intuition plays a primary role in such circumstances. Geniuses already have good intuition. The rest of us should train a lot!

"The first book of the series is available on the platform that makes learning chess material as easy and efficient as possible. So now you can read and memorize the tricks provided in the books. This method is effective.".


Same-Colored Bishop Endgames

same-colored bishop endings This kindle book will provide you with many exercises to help you become better in same-colored bishop endgames (SCBE). You will learn simple fundamentals and then more difficult solutions and techniques. Even deep analysis does not always answer the question, "Is this line winning or drawn?"

Nowadays, many players ignore studying endgames. But since you are already reading this, you are wondering, "How can I improve my endgame skills?"



Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames

This book continues the endgame series with Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames (OCBE). Beside pure OCBE's, you can find OCBE's with rooks on the board. Contrary to popular belief, all bishops of opposite colors endgames are not automatically drawn. Also available in flexicover.


Attack with Black

Attack with Black In August 2013, GAMBIT published my first chess book "Attack with Black". This interview describes the book, which you can order here.

The Kindle edition duplicates the flexicover book at less cost. But it also offers a revolutionary idea for Black in the King Walk Variation with 12.a4. A "good read".

publisher's notes...

Book fees (U.S. dollars)

"Improving the Endgame Technique" Format Cost
Bishops of Opposite Colors cbv $3.99
Bishops of Same Colors cbv $3.99
Bishop endgames (2 e-books) cbv $4.99