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HOw TO EASE aS YouR = CHESS” BA oT JEREMY SILMAN © copy Jeremy Sinn 199 Al igs reserve. No pat fhe bok may be wed oF Teprobied i any nioner whiaoeer mit ween sma rom te plier, emcee in the eas fb Fe Sie es tin 987654 bray of Congress Cutoging--Pbeaion Data Siem, jeremy ow to eats your cess" crete chesrmasery cou / Seren ima I Ses Pree rig published: Expanded Se Ine Anges Sone Pu, ©1993 Tedd gnghl eeeer or14955555 197 WUIT—EAI SETS son soms.006 ‘ove en by Hest Peder Cone phar and tracy Dani Sh Sis Press 43624 Shannon Road 12s Angeles CA 90027 Dedicated to Steven Christopber—the kindest gentleman “Tue ever met in my ches travels, Tis book would not exist tutbou bis belp and encouragement CONTENTS Key to Notation and Symbols x Preface tothe Thied Edtion tt Introduction av PART ONE: BASIC ENDGAMES Chapter One—Understanding the King 3 (Chapter Two—King and Pawn Endgames 9 Chapter Thsee—Rook and Pawn Endgames 15 PART TWO: THINKING TECHNIQUES AND LIST OF IMBALANCES 23, Chapter One—What Is 2 Plan? 25 Chapter Too—imbalances and the ‘Silman Thinking Technique’ 27 PART THREE: CALCULATION AND COMBINATIONS 35 Chapter One—Caleulaion 37 Chapter Two—Rules of Combination 47 PART FOUR: MINOR PIECES IN THE MIDDLEGAME 53 Chapter One—The Bishop 55 Chapter Two—Undersanding Knights 79 Chapter Theee—Dogs vs. Cais/Bishops vs. Keights 93 Chapter Four—The Power ofthe Two Bishops 171 Chapter Five—The Two Knights Victorious! 127