In this book, the authors aim to assist the reader in becoming better at finding combinations, constructing plans, and calculating long, forcing variations. For the purpose of instruction, the material is based on the output of former World Champion Vassily Smyslov (1921-2010), using his endgame compositions from various works and publications as well as several of his practical endgames from games from tournaments and matches throughout his career against players such as Mikhail Botvinnik, Paul Keres, Bent Larsen, Efim Geller, Tigran Petrosian and several other world class players.
004 Chapter 1: White to Play and Win Studies
075 Chapter 2: Drawing Studies
145 Chapter 3: Composed Mating Problems
153 Chapter 4: Practical Rook Endings
160 Chapter 5: Real Life
184 Index of Study Co-composers
184 Index of Opponents