Studying rook engames gives the biggest bang for your buck, because they are the type of endgame you will reach most often over the board. World-class grandmaster Sam Shankland explains technical rook endgames in a way that is clearer, more concise, better organized and easier to understand than any previous work. After learning the vital set positions, the reader is presented with Rules and Guidelines to correctly assess any theoretical rook endgame they have not yet memorized.
Theoretical Rook Endgames is the ideal guide to a vital topic in chess. After reading this book, you will know which positions must be memorized, and which positions are best handled by considering the key Rules and Guidelines.
The sister volume, Conceptual Rook Endgames by Jacob Aagaard, shows how the theoretical knowledge shown in the present book is used in advanced practical play.
GM Sam Shankland is the 2018 US Champion, 2016 Olympiad team gold medal winner and 2014 individual gold medal winner. He has played on Board 1 for the US in the World Team Championship and competed with the best players in the world in Wijk aan Zee, St. Louis, Prague and elsewhere.