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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At the end of the day, I’d like to be able to discuss what I have 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. Published November 1st by Dover Publications first published January 1st Endgame Strategy Cadogan Chess Books. Computers in Crisis No preview available – The only negative is that he first creats his own vocabulary for you to follow. This book is good.

Rodrigo Romariz rated it really liked it Jan 20, Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Very good coverage of Kings Indian and Benoni formations.

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Entire books have now been written quite well about isolated pawns. He is also slightly guilty in forgetting that we are not all strong chess players and lets his exercises get over the heads of those who are not chess masters. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


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I am however a person who enjoys chess, studies chess, and wants to know more. Another consequence of its age is that it uses descriptive chess notation rather than algebraic. Excessive use of big words and weird phrasing make it kmodh slow read. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate I do not know why an old version with hard font of chess must be sell?? It provides the powed of Pawn Play.

The point, and value of Kmoch’s terminology is that paw attempting to improve the efficiency of communicating structures, positional concepts and ideas. As it is, I prefer pawn islands, isolated pawns, connected pawns, and passed pawns to pawn levers, pawn rams, and pawn duos.

Pawn Power In Chess by Hans Kmoch

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners. My library Help Kmpch Book Search. This book has lots of good info that is not contained in many other books. Customers who bought this item also bought. These levers are a big portion of the work, and studying them has real merit.

Know what a pawn lever and pawn ram are? Read more Read less. I think this book would benefit from having a few editors clean it up and then re-release it as a second edition.

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By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy im and pasn policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. 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.


Bauchui rated it it was cgess Jul 27, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Brian rated it it was ok Sep 17, I think I could excuse the language if I felt that it made the examples either stick in memory better or revealed deeper explanations. I only gave it 4 stars because I thought the writing style wasn’t very good.

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Victor rated it liked it May 10, Thomas Hanawalt rated it it was amazing Jan 11, This perspective may not be so thoroughly covered by other authors, but the concept of duo connected poower is widely recognized now. U cannot learn everything in chess u can only get basic concepts and on according to them.

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