Pawn Structure Chess has ratings and 6 reviews. Manny said: Okay, Goodreads Recommendation Engine, you’ve got my attention. Now give me the inside. Understanding how pawns affect strategy is the subject of this important book. In it you will learn: how to handle the characteristic pawn structure of each. The internet’s oldest and best chess database and community. Pawn Structure Chess: Andrew Soltis Compiled (E00) Queen’s Pawn Game, 35 moves,

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Paul rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Sign up using Facebook. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I did a lot of other things too but without the understanding from this book none of the rest would have helped, it was a big turning point for me. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Seth rated it really liked it Mar 20, Ben D rated it really liked it Aug 28, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I need to give it another go. His big ideas are 1 to teach recognition of what good and bad structures look like, 2 to show how to exploit good ones, and 3 how to favorably change the structure which he warns often requires tactics to achieve.

See and discover other items: I didn’t find it that useful because many of the pawn structures in the book I don’t even play. Guess it depends on how your brain is wired. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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These days when my copy of Chess Life arrives it usually gets a anderw read and then goes in the trash. Probably the best structurre book I’ve ever read, it truly allowed me to understand the plans behind openings, provided massive insight into what was happening in grandmaster games, and allowed me to find the best moves in a given situation much more easily knowing where the pieces were best in any given pawn structure.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. My 60 Memorable Games. English Choose a language for shopping. From Beginner To Master. Andrew Soltis delivers a soltie teaching vehicle for understanding basic pawn structures and the strategic objectives for them. Soltis makes no claim to exhaust the topic, though the many applications seem comprehensive enough for the non-master.

Is the early version in Algebraic or old notation? Highly recommended, but rather than this edition, get the new revised edition, just out in ! IM Danny Rensch recommends it to accompany his pawn structure videos.

I finally got around to working through this text, and now have several more middle game texts in the queue. Now, I’m not soltiis kind of chess player who has all the openings memorized.

A serious work for serious intermediate players, who are tired of languishing and want to make genuine progress in the game they love. I found that the McKay version is in Algebraic. The book concentrates on middle game planning based on different types of pawn structure’s ches arise depending on the opening. If so, is it good and worthwhile purchasing? Tom Rose rated it liked it Dec 23, pawnn Soltis describes in detail 12 common pawn structures.

It wont be as useful for everyone, but it was great for me. This is probably done on purpose and is Soltis’ style but deeper analysis in key places would have been nice. Sure there might be games in which you’re totally in the strucgure against a much better opponent and there’s nothing like the thrill of making that checkmate, but even if you’re a Grandmaster there’s room for improving your game.


Paperbackpages. Definetely a book that needs to be studied with a chess set unless you’re a genius or something. Ignore this at your peril. Joe 2, 2 15 Get to Know Us. Packi rated it it was amazing Jul 22, I play them because they have seemed to work for me all this time.

Pawns are usually considered weak because of their limited range of soltiss.

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After reading this book i think i have anderw much better overall understanding of whats going on when i play over games and i think it also helped me play at a higher level. Not as a “read the book and learn the material” type book, but as a reference book for use during correspondence games.

Anonymous April 3, at 7: But overall its a painless, interesting read and whether you are Class C or Expert you will gain understanding and hopefully improve your play from the book.