The first edition of Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual was immediately recognized by novice and master alike as one of the best books ever published on the endgame. The second edition is revised and enlarged - now over 400 pages - covering all the most important concepts required for endgame mastery.
Here's what they had to say about the First Edition:
"I am sure that those who study this work carefully will not only play the endgame better, but overall, their play will improve. One of the secrets of the Russian chess school is now before you, dear reader!" From the Foreword to the First Edition by Grandmaster Artur Yusupov
"Going through this book will certainly improve your endgame knowledge, but just as important, it will also greatly improve your ability to calculate variations. What really impresses me is the deep level of analysis in the book! All I can say is: This is a great book. I hope it will bring you as much pleasure as it has me." From the Preface to the First Edition by International Master Jacob Aagaard
"Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual ... may well be the chess book of the year... [It] comes close to an ultimate one-volume manual on the endgame." Lubomir Kavalek in his chess column of December 1, 2003 in the Washington Post.