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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Bronstein’s Candidates 53 book etc. Again very readable, enough analysis, but not too much, and Capa’s games in themselves are very instructive. Computers in Crisis No preview available – Multitude of examples demonstrate These complaints have the effect of putting off many who would otherwise benefit kkoch reading this great book.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My response to those who have issues with Kmoch’s terminology is this: Strangely my openings these days don’t lead me into many IQP positions, but I love them when they do arise and – due mainly to this book – I play them with confidence, if perhaps with less competence!


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Pawn Power In Chess by Hans Kmoch – Algebraic Edition

An interesting question is what good general opening books there are. I certainly read “Pawn Power in Chess” and found it both valuably informative and – possibly more important – eminently readable.

There was also a similar book on hanging pawns. After a lucid exposition of the fundamentals and the basic formations of one or two pawns that virtually constitute the keys to winning chess strategy, the reader is shown a multitude of examples demonstrating the paramount significance of elements of pawn manipulation.


References to this book Computers in Crisis No preview available – I do not have Soltis’ book, so I was curious to know if anyone has read it and if it is similar to Kmoch’s book? Books by Hans Kmoch.

Joe 2, 2 14 All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: Author Post time Subject Direction: I had to make a cheat sheet for the terminology, but the concepts were very helpful for me. However the book from which I learnt most, given to me on my 14th hsns, was Golombek’s “Capablanca’s best games”.


I want “Even more vigorous is This profoundly original and stimulating book by an International Master and prolific chess writer offers superb instruction in pawn play by isolating its elements and elaborating on various aspects. Full of insights, particularly once he gets to pawns and pieces, but organized too theoretically to be practically useful.

Website Facebook Skype Twitter. Nevertheless, any reasonably serious chess player should be capable of easily learning descriptive notation. Wade rated it liked it Apr 17, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Post as a guest Name. Edward rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Byebyebadman rated it really liked it Feb 02, For example, when Pwn come across the terms ram, lever, and duo, etc.