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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Thomas Hanawalt rated it it was amazing Jan 11, Sign up using Email and Password. At first it is daunting to learn so many new terms, but there is a method to his madness. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I didn’t find that it had the miracle cure for their rating that kjoch who recommended the book apparently had, but it’s good to see a systematic way of thinking about pawn structure in a simple guide, even if the Benoni structures given much attention here are not structures that appear much in my simple-minded games.

I become mad in sad when I see “Limited preview”you want to gain money from any stoneput some stone on the river till we could use.

I only gave it 4 stars because I thought the writing style wasn’t very good. Michael Koehler rated it it was amazing Aug 05, However I’ve learned that the player who understands Pawn Structure is better prepared. As one reads the book, and the terms become more embedded in your chess vocabulary, the book becomes easier to read, and the lessons and concepts are more readily absorbed.


Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Another consequence of its age is that it uses descriptive chess notation rather than algebraic. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

These complaints have the effect of putting off many who would otherwise benefit from reading this great book. This perspective may not be so thoroughly covered by other authors, but the concept of duo connected pawns is widely recognized now. These levers are a big portion of the work, and studying them has real merit.

Wade rated it liked it Apr 17, Jerry Monaco rated it liked it Nov 12, Finally, there was an algebraic edition of Kmoch’s book published in by American Chess Promotions. This book is a classic for a reason. I think this book would benefit from having a few editors clean it up and then re-release it as a second edition.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. As for the now supersceded “descriptive” has. Dan rated it liked kmocch Mar 26, Joe 2, 2 15 I think I could excuse the language if I felt that it made the examples either stick in memory better or revealed deeper explanations. Very good coverage of Kings Indian and Benoni formations. You will see the difference right away. This book is a classic for a reason. By clicking “Post Your Cheess, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I am angrybecause I want to learn sth in pawn structure but you see one page is hidden and another are existwhy google do not put sth like these old books for free???? Read more Read less.


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My response to those who have issues with Kmoch’s terminology is this: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Poaer. Byebyebadman rated it really liked it Feb 02, I am however a person who enjoys chess, studies chess, and wants to know more.

Pawn Power In Chess by Hans Kmoch – Algebraic Edition

Pawn Structure Chess Paperback. May 12, Subhash. I’m also thinking of buying ches of these two books. Don’t have a Kindle? This book has lots of good info that is not contained in many other books. As it is, I prefer pawn islands, isolated pawns, connected pawns, and passed pawns to pawn levers, pawn rams, and pawn duos.

It guides you, shows you a plan of action, sets you up for success, etc. To be fair, there is much to be recommended. I would not recommend this to younger readers just because of how slow and difficult the reading is.

Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch

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