For this book, the authors have collected examples of complex endgames, which in most cases never appeared in endgame manuals. A number of these games belong to chess history, but are studied from a modern point of view. A lot of space is devoted to the practice of contemporary grandmasters, and use is made of analyses which have been published in chess publications like the Russian Journal "64", to which the authors regularly contribute.
In the examples discussed by the authors, the stronger party always had a hard time converting his small advantage, and in some cases even very experienced grandmasters were let down by their technique.
But this is also a learning experience, and those who study the secrets of complex endgames can learn quite a lot from the kind of struggle characterised by very profound plans, surprising clues, and sometimes even real paradoxes.