Silent witnesses of Endgamestudy authors.

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Essai Sur Le Jeu Des Echecs 1737 by Philippe Stamma

Stamma, Philipp 1705-1755

          Philippe Stamma, his signature.



Signature of Del Rio, Ercole 1718-1802.

 Giambatista Lolli (1698-1769) , 1763

Lolli, Giambatista 1698-1769


Analyse du Jeu D'Echecs, by Andre Philidor, 1776

Philidor, François 1726-1795

'La Guerra degli Scacchi, ('The War of the Chessmen'), written (but never before published) by Ercole del Rio around 1800,

shortly before his death, and now edited and translated by Christopher Bennett Becker of Hamden, Connecticut, USA, 1984.


Kling und Horwitz - Chess Studies or Endings of Games 1851 (available as PDF !).

See also: Kling, Josef 1811-1876

Thanks to Hornecker, Siegfried available as PDF.



"Euclid" is pseudoniem van Alfred Crosskill (Beverley, Engeland *21-4-1829 tot +5-5-1904)

Analysis of the chess ending, king and queen against king and rook. Edited by E. Freeborough, London), 1895, xii, 120p.:

A comprehensive analysis of how to win with king and queen against king and rook, without pawns or other pieces.

The author has classified all types of position with subsequent winning procedure.




Henri Rinck: 150 Endspielstudien. - 150 Fins de Partie.

Mit dem Bildnis des Verfassers und einem Vorwort von Johann Berger. Leipzig (Veit), 1909. xxix, 302p. front. (port.)


Henri Rinck: idem. Zweite Auflage/2e edition. Mit einem Vorwort von J. Berger. Leipzig, 1913. xxix, 302p. front. (port.)

Henri Rinck, 300 Fins De Partie


Henri Rinck: 700 Fins de Partie. (4eédition de “150 fins de partie”). [Barcelona] (Tip. La AcadEmica), 1927. xxxii, 541p.

More aboot: Rinck, Henri 1870-1952


Johannes Kohtz & Carl Kockelkorn: Das Indische Problem - Eine Schachstudie
Unveränderter Nachdruck Leipzig 1930er Jahre (laut Martin Stamer, Eurochess)

Thanks to Siegfried Hornecker available as PDF.

Marcel Duchamps and Halberstadt, Vitaly 1903-1967, 1930.

  A.O. Herbstmann,  The Chess-study in our days, 1936 / 1943.

More about: Herbstmann, Alexander 1900-1982

L.A Kubbel, 250 Izbrannyh Etjudow, Moskwa 1938

More about: Kubbel, Leonid 1891-1942


Th.C.L. Kok, Endgames and Problems, 1938

More about: Kok, Theo 1906-1999



Lettercards from Rinck to J. Selman Jr. dated: La Napoul, 7 november 1938 and Barcelona, 26 november 1947.

More about: Selman, John 1910-1978


Henri Rinck: Las sorpresas de la teoria – Les Surprises de la théorie. 111 finales. Madrid (Ed. Dossat), 1947. xix, 258p.

Henri Rinck and Louis Malpas:  Dame contre tour et cavalier 1947.


Henri Rinck: 1414 Fins de Partie. (5eédition de “150 fins de partie”). Barcelona (Tip. La AcadEmica), 1950, xxxii, 768p.

‘1414’ idem. Reprint. Zürich (Olms), 1982. 804p.


 Idei Noi in Sahul Artistic 
147 endgame studies, Tineretului. Bucuresti, Romania, 1956

More about: Farago, Paul 1886-1970


Les Echecs Artistiques, Andre Cheron, 1957.

More about: Chéron, André 1895-1980




 A.J. Roycroft,            Genrikh Kasparyan,        Walter Korn,             Hans Bouwmeester

Test Tube Chess.          Domination in 2545            American                 Freek Spinhoven,

        1972                      Endgame studies.             Chess Art.          De magische schaakfiguren.

1974 / 1980                    1975                              1976

More about: Roycroft, Arthur John

More about: Kasparyan, Genrikh 1910-1995



               John Selman,               Jan Timman,                 Harrie Grondijs,           Harrie Grondijs,             

            SpringerZauber                  Ausgewahlte                  NeverEnding             Never Ending B        

        erweitert von Harrie Grondijs       EndspielStudien                    1994                            2002                          

More about: Timman, Jan

More about: Grondijs, Harrie




     Harrie Grondijs,            J.J. Van den Ende,        A.O. Herbstmann,          T.G. Whitworth,                 WCCT

  No Rook Unturned            Geschift werk.              Schaakpartij en             Leonid Kubbel's              Wageningen

            2004                            1982                       Compositie                Chess Endgame                   2001

                                              Ca. 1940                      Studies


More about: Van den Ende, Johan 1902-2002



      A.J. Roycroft,                 John Beasley,                   John Selman,                   E.I. Umnow,                   A.J. Roycroft,

The Complete studies          British Endgame                  Hippische                         Schach-                           The Chess

of Genrikh Kasparyan.           Study News                   Hogeschool.                   kompositionen.                 Endgame Study

               1997.                                                                1991.                              1961.                                1981. 

More about: Beasley, John

More about: Selman, John 1910-1978


A.A. Troitzky 360 Briliant and instructive end games.

More about: Troitzky, Alexei 1866-1942

M.A.Sutherland & R.M. Lommer, 1234 Modern Endgame studies 1961;1968

This book is as an eBook avaliable for free at

Lommer, Harold 1904-1980

Harold Lommer 1357 End-game Studies.

Lommer, Harold 1904-1980


      F. Bondarenko, Galereja Shakhmatnik Etjudistov 1968 

Bondarenko, Filip 1905-1993

 Zoilo R. Caputto The Art of Endgame studies in Chess, 1992-2000.






Chess Archive of Macek.


G.M. Kasparyan              G.M. Kasparyan                 G.M. Kasparyan             G.M. Kasparyan              

  Shachmatnie Etude           Shachmatnie Etude              Razwitie etude idei           Pozicionnaya nichja     

               (Development of study ideas)(Draw positions)


          Norman T. Whitaker & Glenn Hartleb , 1960

(in English and German)



 V.A. Bron, Selected studies and tasks, 1969

 More about: Bron, Vladimir 1909-1985

555 Miniatures by Henry Kasparyan (1975).

I. Rozenfeld, 1981

Schaak studies


Spinhoven and Bondarenko, The battle between Bishop and Rook, 1983

More about: Bondarenko, Filip 1905-1993


Etjudy Stati Analizi, G.M.Kasparjan, Fizkultura i Sport, Moskwa 1988, Russian.


Teun Balemans, The composition of an endgame, 1993

More about: Balemans, Teun


Jan van Reek

This lovingly equipped volume incorporates 3 works of the author in German translation:

“Miniaturen / Schachfiguren in der Endspielstudie /

Die ultramoderne Endspielstudie” (Miniatures /

Chessmen in the Endgame Study / The Ultra Modern Endgame Study);

including a foreword by Harrie Grondijs (Koblenz 1993; 238 pp.).

Jan van Reek has written and published numerous books on endgame studies,

you will get to know more about him by visiting his homepage.

More about: Van Reek, Jan 1945-2015



Robert Timmer, 130 beautiful endgamestudies, 1994  


 Iuri Akobia, 1995

 Endgame Magic, John Beasleay and Timothy Withworth (1996)


John Nunn, 2002.

More about: Nunn, John

Im Andras Meszaros, 2007

1,000 Endgame Studies regrouped in 36 categories.
The solutions are presented at the end of the book so as not to distract you when solving the study from the diagram.
Studies from famous composers like Kubbel, Troitzky, Rinck, Herbstmann and many others are included.
The far majority of the studies show positions that could easily come from a normal games, making them excellent training positions!

"A simple position with an extraordinary content", gave Richard Réti as the definition of a study.

Mark Dvoretsky and Oleg Pervakov, Studies for the Practical Players, 2009.

More about: Pervakov, Oleg



Iuri Akobia, 2010

More about: Akobia, Iuri 1937-2014


A study a Piece, Gerhard Josten (2010).

More about: Josten, Gerhard



Jan Timman, The art of the Endgame, 2011

All through his career Jan Timman has been captivated by the mystery and splendour of endgame studies.

Even during his most successful and busy years as a world class player, Timman continued to compose studies and admire those of others.

For him there has never been any doubt that the journeys in this magical world helped him to grow as a player.

In this fascinating book, Timman has collected a wide range of the finest endgame studies by other composers

and explains in his lucid style how they inspired him to create dozens of brand-new studies himself.

As Timman writes in the preface: ‘Never before have I been so productive as an endgame study composer as in the seven months that I wrote this book.

It was a sensational experience.’

The Art of the Endgame is a treasure-trove for the lovers of beauty in chess.

But it is also of great value for competitive players. Solving endgame studies is a vital part of improving one’s endgame technique: it develops general understanding, calculation skills and resourcefulness.

GM Karsten Müller, author of 'Fundamental Chess Endings':
"Really fascinating."

Uwe Bekemann, German Correspondence Chess Federation:
"A work that succeeds, which entertains and at at the same time makes you better at playing the endgame."

Marco Campioli, Torre & Cavallo:
"Not only a rich manual for the 'studista', but also quite useful for players, with endings to analyze and remember."

Steve Giddins, author of 'The Greates Ever Chess Endgames':
"Not to be missed at any price (..) I was absolutely knocked out by the quality of the content."


2012, Averbakh: ChessEndings Essential Knowledge is available as an eBook at



Book about studies and probloms composed by Mario Matous. Limited edition.




Hans Bohm and Yochanan Afek, 6 books (in Dutch), each about the 6 chess-men with history and many endgame studies. 2016

More about: Afek, Yochanan


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