Now that is really a tricky question! It’s very hard to decide which book is the best on this subject since it depends on the level of the reader. An excellent book for an expert like for example Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual may be a bad choice for a 1500 player.
Personally I’ve enjoyed very much Capablanca’s best chess endings, by Chernev.
Also Silman’s Complete endgame course is in my opinion a good buy. Especially because it handles endgames categorized for different rating levels.
There are of course many online book stores, like the Dutch Boek.net, where you can have a look around.
Here is the solution to the endgame study from my previous post.
Here is a very interesting position. It looks like white is lost. The black pawns are threatening to promote. Can white save this game?
See if you can find how white can achieve a draw. The solution will be published in a few days.
White to move and draw.
Every chess players will agree with me that being concious of the imbalances and characteristics of a position is one of the most important things in a game. This awareness is the first thing that we need in order to start making a good plan in the endgame.
At the same time it’s highly important to have knowledge of some endgame patterns that sometimes arise. In this video I’ll show you an endgame composition that has some similarities with the famous study by Richard Reti that I showed in one of my previous videos.
Plan making in the endgame is one of the most essential things in chess. In this video I’ll give you some ideas about how to make and execute a plan.
Just as in the middlegame, when we make a plan in the endgame it needs to be based on the characteristics of the position.