This excellent book is packed full of instructive, exciting endgames, taken from top level games, including many of Dreev’s own games extensively analysed with short pithy didactic comments. Many of the examples are complex and require serious study to really gain the understanding of practical endgames. This book is a pleasure to read with an excellent layout and plenty of diagrams making it easy to peruse anywhere. As with every recent Thinkers Publishing publication high quality paper is used and the printing is clear. The book can easily be laid flat next to the board and does not require weights to prevent it from “self-closing” (a particular bugbear of ours !)FM Richard Webb, Chineham, Hampshire, 17th January 2020, BRITISH CHESS NEWS.
Alexey Dreev is a two-time world under-16 champion, world championship candidate, multiple Olympiad gold medal winner and remains in the top 100 players in the world. A trainer or assistant to two former world champions Kramnik and Ponomariov as well as numerous other top players, Alexey has won top tournaments including Wijk-aan-See and Biel and continues to have tournament successes. A fine writer at the height of his powers, this is Alexey’s eight book and second book for Thinkers Publishing in the series ‘Improve your Practical Play’. His first from 2018 becoming a bestseller ‘Improve your Practical lay in the Middlegame’.