Pawn Power in Chess

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"One of the few books…which, at a glance, one can recognize as an immortal." — Chess. Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and elaborates on various aspects. Basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples demonstrate paramount significance of elements of pawn manipulation. 182 diagrams. Index of games.
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Overview


"One of the few books…which, at a glance, one can recognize as an immortal." — Chess. Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and elaborates on various aspects. Basic relationships of one or two pawns constitute winning strategy. Multitude of examples demonstrate paramount significance of elements of pawn manipulation. 182 diagrams. Index of games.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486264868
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/1990
  • Series: Dover Chess Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2008

    Don't forget the little people (the Pawns!)

    The use of Pawns (Pawn structure) is the theme of this book. The Munchkins, Lilaputians, the Leprapawns (the little people)! Pawns form the backbone of your army and not using them properly at any point of the game in itself can be a fatal mistake. As the great player Philidor once said, 'the Pawn is the sole of chess'. Certainly not a book for the novice (who should be focusing on simple tactics, understanding the openinings and basic endgames) as this book is for players rated 1400+.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2000

    Essential Chess Principles For Everyone.

    This book teaches you about pawn structure and middle game patters, an oft overlooked principle, and how to apply them to your game. Examples draw upon standard openings currently in use today. This is one of five chess books that helped me win two state championships.

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