Pawn Power in Chess has 88 ratings and 6 reviews. Gary said: This book gives great insight into the strategies one should employ based on the type of paw. In his classic work Pawn Power in Chess, Hans Kmoch calls this move a liberation lever. Don’t be put off by Kmoch’s arcane nomenclature – Pawn Power is a. 20 Oct Chess. Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and Hans Kmoch played with distinction in several international.

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Bauchui rated it it was amazing Jul 27, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Years ago I would have said Estrin and Panov, Comprehensive Chess Openings was good for beginning players, or Euwe’s De opening 7 volsbut they are dated. Sign up using Facebook.

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The point, and value of Kmoch’s terminology is that of attempting to improve the efficiency of communicating structures, positional concepts and ideas. Manoj Shrivastava rated it liked it Feb 01, Not much use in the days apwn 4.

I certainly read “Pawn Power in Chess” and found it both valuably informative and – possibly more important – eminently readable. Finally, there was an algebraic edition of Kmoch’s book published in by American Chess Promotions. Byebyebadman rated it really liked it Feb 02, Website Facebook Skype Twitter.


Pawn Power in Chess

Absorbing the lessons in this book will continue to pay huge dividends throughout your chess career. Trivia About Pawn Power in Chess. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Books by Hans Kmoch. An interesting question is what good general opening books there are. Samprabhu Rubandhas rated it it was amazing Apr 11, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I want “Even more vigorous is Wade rated it liked it Apr 17, As for the now supersceded “descriptive” notation.

Pawn Power in Chess

Charles rated it really liked it Oct 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. All, perhaps, a bit old fashioned these days but I would rate all three as being an effective, painless and indeed very enjoyable way of improving your chess! Chess Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled.

I’m also thinking of buying one of these two books. Here is essentially everything you need to know about how to effectively use your pawns – primarily within the context of middlegame strategy. Frequently considered a classic in chess literature, but I think it suffers too much from Kmoch’s desire to create a comprehensive terminology for his theories about pawns. Advances in Computer Chess M.

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Clarke Snippet view – Brian rated it it was ok Sep 17, It kmocn always sounded dreadfully Linnaean in its approach! I remember seeing good reviews for a new two volume work on a openings, can’t remember who wrote it.


There is a lot of information contained in hwns book, so I will have to read it again at some point in the future. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It does take dedication and perseverance to get through it what worthwhile chess book doesn’tbut the results are well worth it. I own a copy but have only scanned it briefly as I prefer to work with the Dover, descriptive notation edition. Hope this helps for something My response to those who have issues with Kmoch’s terminology is this: Computers in Crisis No preview available – Strangely my openings these days don’t lead me into many IQP positions, but I love them hns they do arise komch – due mainly to this book – I play them with confidence, if perhaps with less competence!

Oct 18, Gary Patella rated it it was amazing. Nevertheless, any reasonably serious chess player should be capable of easily learning descriptive notation. This profoundly original and stimulating book by an International Master and prolific chess writer offers superb instruction in pawn play by isolating kmocb elements and elabora “One of the few books…which, at a glance, one can recognize as an immortal.