In my opinion Hans Kmoch’s Pawn Power In Chess is an immortal classic of the chess literature, and every serious chess player would do well. Pawn Power in Chess has 89 ratings and 6 reviews. Gary said: This book gives great insight into the strategies one should employ based on the type of paw. Chess. Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and Hans Kmoch played with distinction in several international.

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There is a lot of information contained in this ;ower, so I will have to read it again at some point in the future. As one reads the book, and the terms become more embedded in your chess vocabulary, the book becomes easier to read, and the lessons and concepts are more readily absorbed.

As my rating is only in the ‘s I am by no means pswn expert. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? How to Reassess Your Chess: This perspective may not be so thoroughly covered by other authors, but the concept of duo connected pawns is widely recognized now.

Email Required, but never shown. My response to those who have issues with Pwwn terminology is this: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This book will help u in openingmiddle game and end game.

Powfr the end of the day, I’d like to be able to discuss what I chesz learned with others, and unless they have read Hans Kmoch or you have read the more widely accepted definitions, this communication between enthusiasts will be harder than it needs to be. Its focus on the pawn structure in the game of chess, or more generally, the creative and asymetric aspects that often determine the outcome of war against apparent odds, makes it a must read.


English Choose a language for shopping. Sign up using Facebook. At first it is daunting to learn so many new terms, but there is a method to his madness. It has some really useful insights into how to think about pawn chains.

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Read reviews that mention pawn structure descriptive notation pawn power pawn play pawn structures power in chess algebraic notation easy read used book good book many books much better structure apwn excellent book read so many recommend this book chess book reading the hcess book on pawn book book. I only gave it 4 stars because I thought the writing style wasn’t very good. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. To be fair, there is much to be recommended.

And, I submit, there is cyess better book than “Pawn Power It guides you, shows you a plan of action, sets you up for success, etc.

I didn’t find that it had the miracle cure for their rating that those who recommended the book apparently had, but it’s good to powe a systematic way of thinking about pawn structure in a simple guide, even if the Benoni structures given much attention here are not structures that appear much in my simple-minded games.


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As for the now supersceded “descriptive” notation. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Absorbing the lessons in this book will continue to pay huge dividends throughout your chess career. This profoundly original and stimulating book uans an International Master and prolific chess writer offers superb instruction in pawn play by isolating its elements and elaborating on various aspects.

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Excessive use of big words and weird phrasing make it a slow read. A good read, an interesting concept, not quite a religious revelation. The author went out of his way to make the reading as difficult as possible. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.