I am an unrated player. I am looking for ways to improve my endgame. I am currently using:
- Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual
- Pandolfini's Endgame Course
(I am personally finding the former to be tough. So I am planning to revise the second first).
So here are my questions:
- Please inform me about other sources I should check?
- I have heard about endgame table bases on several occasions. But I felt them to be too much information and not enough wisdom. So I have ignored learning more about them. Please advise me about how to have a systematic principled way of assimilating the endgame tables.
- I want to read more about mathematical expositions on chess. I am familiar with works of Shannon and Victor Allis. I want to read what Combinatorial game theorists have to say about chess. I for example know about this research group at UC Berkley. Please share if you know any interesting lead along this direction. (I am aware these efforts digress from the real problem of playing tournaments, but I am of the opinion these would help make a stronger player. Please tell me what do you think).