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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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Understanding how pawns affect strategy is the subject of this important book.

Pawn Structure Chess by A.Soltis

If so, is it good and worthwhile purchasing? That is also supposed to be excellent although he apparently introduces his own special vocabulary which I wasn’t up for learning.

Gary Ghotra rated it really liked it Apr 01, Soltis makes no claim to exhaust the topic, though pawm many applications seem comprehensive enough for the non-master.

Hope this helps for something This major update to the classic guide to pawn structure, written by international Grandmaster Andrew Soltis, teaches readers how to handle their pawns. Some years ago, the great Philidor wrote, “The pawns are the soul of chess.

You can go right to a chapter for the opening you want to play and read about how its pawn structure affects play.


Pawn Structure Chess

The book is instructional, but not comprehensive, so some important structures are not discussed. Don’t have a Kindle?

Ben D rated it really liked it Aug 28, Pawns are usually considered weak because of their limited range of movement. Highly recommended, but rather chesss this edition, get the new revised edition, just out in !

I credit this book with adding about points to my rating. There’s just so much material here, I think this one will take a few more readings to really sink in. I didn’t find it that useful because many of the pawn structures andrfw the book I don’t even play.

Cgess both to Cart Add both to List. Probably because I don’t have the background knowledge for the books to be useful. 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: Write a customer review. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I find figurine algebraic even easier than the regular algebraic. John rated it liked it Feb 23, Pages with related products.

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Now, I’m not the kind of chess player who has all the openings memorized. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Where are the pawn breaks and what is the inverse of the position become more important than recapping move order. Anonymous April 11, at I have it and have found it soltus. Ibn Arabie rated it liked it Aug 06, Lamia Abdelghany rated it it was ok Oct 19, Lists with This Book. It seems well written, but it’s pretty dry due frankly to the subject matter. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


This is the best xtructure for beginning your education into pawn structures. Philip rated it really liked it Nov 23, struccture Jan 3, 8.

Aug 18, zxvasdf rated it really liked it Shelves: This style also allows weaker players to study pawn structure without getting bogged down with technical issues like tactical concerns or trying to memorize a bunch of do’s and dont’s. I think I forgot all but the last page of the book by the time I closed the back cover. How to Reassess Your Chess: Sign up using Facebook. I expect to return to this book in a few months and refresh my memory of the material, especially in positions where my opening repertoire is involved.

I’m also thinking of buying one of these two books. Batsford; New edition February 19, Language: I have both Soltis’s book and Kmoch’s book. Packi rated it it was amazing Jul structuure, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.