♡ 76 ( +1 | -1 ) BCEI just picked up a copy of Basic Chess Endings by R.Fine revised by P.Benko. What a treat! Not only are the long list of corrections I have incorperated and additional material by Benko but it is a larger book now and laid out nicely. Perfect for reference since its easy to find what you are looking for and easy to follow the text. The Foreword by Yuri Averbach mentions that Fine only took 4 months to write the orginal! In the orginal Fine thanks E.Chernev for use of his library. I can just imange the effort it must have taken to organize such a project in such a short time. The revision was accomplished by Benko during a 6 month visit to his native city of Budapest. I'll be reaching for this book often in the future.
♡ 83 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanksfor sharing this information with us baseline. Reuben Fine's book is a monument in chessbook history and in my mind rated among the best ever written. I think many players have learned that the originally book had some inferior analyses, so the re-work of Pal Benkö, can only have improved the book tremendously. In my younger (and very ambitious) days, I was study Fine's book everyday and today in my play, I benefit a lot from that. I think far to many players today, want to study opening play, I can only recommend to study endgame, that will give you a far better understanding of the game in all.