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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Tim rated it it was amazing Aug 24, The best feature of this book is that it is organized by openings and the pawn structures they create, which makes it imminently practical. He must had fun writing that book. You could do a Search Forums for some earlier lawn on the subject. I haven’t read either but here’s an excerpt from Dan Heisman’s Novice Nook I need to give it another go.

Return to Book Page. I may be prejudiced. I think I forgot all but the last page of the book by the time I closed the back cover. I enjoyed it when I was rated about Hope this helps for something Feb 07, Manny marked it as to-read Shelves: But overall its a painless, interesting read and whether you are Class C or Expert you will gain understanding and hopefully improve your play from the book.


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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis

Don’t have a Kindle? Open Preview See a Problem? Some years ago, the great Philidor wrote, “The pawns are the soul of chess. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Understanding how pawns affect strategy is the subject of this important book. 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.

Soltis makes no claim to exhaust the topic, though the many applications seem comprehensive enough for the non-master. sooltis

This is the best book for beginning your education into pawn structures. It wont be as useful for everyone, but it was great for me. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Philip rated it really liked it Nov 23, In it, he examines the major types of pawn structures, largely breaking them down by padn openings they arise from.

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Its sort of a painless way to know your openings, just by structute basic plans to pursue. I have it and have found it useful.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 by Andrew Soltis. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Seth rated it really liked it Mar 20, The material can be difficult and sometimes a little dry, and one needs to engage in relatively small doses, an individuals understanding of chess will be greatly rewarded by chss effort.


I only know the openings that I like to use.

Now give me the inside scoop on Andrew Soltis. This book is neat in which it shows you how to think, rather than telling you what to do. There are books that go deeper on specific structures, but this gives you a good level of understanding of all the main ones except for some Nimzo stuff.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It shows the logic of this and that, and you absorb this.

Silman’s Complete Endgame Course: I’ve played thousands games of Chess, and I feel like I’m struchure better than I was after the first few hundred.

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