After writing my endgame book (which I stated was the first truly instructive endgame book), the other publishers quickly had their own endgame books written so they could get a piece of that particular “instructive endgame book pie. In Silmans Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master, I mentioned that most players pick up the latest critically acclaimed endgame book, look it over for an hour or two, then put it on the shelf where it will never (or rarely) be looked at again. Why? Because the vast majority of endgame books are boring and dont supply guidance. In fact, much of the material in these books is way over the head of the average tournament player and, as a result, useless to them.