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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Pawn Structure Chess by A.Soltis

Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis. I guess I just found opening theory more interesting. His teaching technique is synthetic rather than analytic.

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The only reason I won’t give it 5 stars is that it is rather terse in its analysis throughout and the supplemental games aren’t too helpful since they contain very little to no analysis. I like Andy Soltis. After reading this book i think i have a structire better overall understanding of whats going on when i play over games and i think it also helped me play at a higher level.


I don’t play every structure of course, but seeing the same type of ideas over and over helped drill the ideas into my head. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Sign up using Facebook.

I find this particularly instructional for the white side of the board since as black you can always buy a particular opening book to play against king or queen pawn openings. Turning Chess Misconceptions into Chess Mastery.

Pawn Structure Chess: Andrew Soltis

It’s a great book, if only because it gives insights on the way chess masters think about chess. I need to read it again sometime. Lamia Abdelghany rated it it was ok Oct 19, Kirk April 2, at 7: I only know the openings that I like to use. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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.


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International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is a professional journalist who writes for the New York Post and andgew popular chess writer. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. You could do a Search Forums for some earlier threads on the subject. Where are the pawn breaks, how the structure can change afterwards, what side of the board makes sense to play on, and how you can form short and long term plans around these considerations.

I found that strutcure McKay version is in Algebraic.

It is basically the same book with more modern games and ideas woven in. Strudture rated it it was amazing Jul 22, So maybe they think that with his light, breezy style he has nothing important to say? I like this approach because it allows the reader to see the pawn structure as it develops and then observe its influence on the middle game and the end game.