Jesus de la Villa (1958) is an International Grandmaster born in Spain. He has won the Spanish Championship twice and is a well-known chess coach. De la Villa is the author of the world famous bestseller 100 Endgames You Must Know.
"The perfect supplement to De la Villa's manual. To gain sufficient
knowledge of theoretical endgames you really only need two books.
You start with studying The 100 Endgames You Must Know
Workbook."--Herman Grooten "Schaaksite "
"Very good are the extensive explanations with the solutions, which directly refer to the theoretical endgames."--Jeroen Bosch, International Master "Schaak Magazine "
"A wealth of material which will serve to reinforce the lessons presented in De la Villa's seminal work. If you wanted more material to help master the technique of, say, rook and pawn against rook, it can be found here, in abundance, and amongst some hundreds of exercises for the reader to solve."--CHESS Magazine
"Challenges the reader with examples and puzzles that have their basis on the instructional material in the original book. This is a very good book."--Carsten Hansen "American Chess Journal "
"De la Villa has chosen his material carefully and explains things well. A careful study of this book will pay definite dividends for players from 2000 on up."--John Donaldson, International Master
"Definitely a book to have for those who are interested in improving their chess. And of course one should also have the first book of the series. I believe these two books are all one needs to learn all types of frequent endgames encountered in tournament practice. They can also be used by coaches or teachers in schools for giving the students interesting positions to solve, or homework."--Davide Nastasio "Georgia Chess News "
"Hundreds of diagrams with training material and extensive explained solutions. It's obvious that De la Villa's two books will serve all chess teachers extremely well."--B.H. Wilders "Nederlands Dagblad "
"The right way to enhance your endgame technique."--Gary Lane, International Master "Chess Moves Magazine "
"I Love this book! In order to master endgame principles you will need to practice them. The 100 Endgames You Must Know WORKBOOK provides 300 practical examples to reinforce the endgame theory that you learned in the 100 Endgames You Must Know book. The book will improve your calculation and visualization skills and build a deeper understanding of the value of the pieces and their cooperation. I am certain that this book will not just improve your endgame but your chess level in general."--Han Schut, National Master "Chess.com "
"The book's concept works very well. The solutions do not just consist of variations, but explain the most important themes to the point. The selection of exercises offers an excellent overview of typical endgame difficulties."--Dirk Schuh, International Master