Decision Making in Major Piece Endings former World Championship Challenger Boris
Gelfand discusses his path to decision making in endgames involving rooks or queens, as well as the
often neglected “4th Phase.” Countless games are decided by good or bad technique in such
endgames, so readers are certain to benefit from the insights of a world-class Grandmaster on this
Grandmaster Boris Gelfand has been an elite player for over 30 years, winning the World Cup,
Olympiad Gold, the Candidates and many other top tournaments.
Decision Making in Major Piece Endings Boris Abramovitch Guelfand, born in Minsk, Belarus,
on June 24, 1968, is an Israeli chess player who emigrated to Israel in 1998. He currently resides in
the locality of Rishon LeZion. Gélfand was until 1990 one of the world’s highest-profile chess players.
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard won the British Chess Championship at his first and only attempt.
He has received the Guardian, ECF and ChessCafe Book of the Year awards and the FIDE Senior
Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard is the only chess writer to win all the major awards for chess writing.
Shortlisted for FIDE Book of the Year 2021