Pawn Power in Chess

Pawn Power in Chess

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by Hans Kmoch
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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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ISBN-13:
9780486264868
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
11/01/1990
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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Pawn Power in Chess 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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+.