Winning Chess Middlegames by Ivan Sokolov, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Winning Chess Middlegames has 16 ratings and 0 reviews. Ivan Sokolov, a world famous Grandmaster, has written a lucid guide on how to win chess. Ivan Sokolov’s Winning Chess Middlegames – an Essential Guide to Pawn Structures has already received so much positive feedback from.

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He was Yugoslav champion in and Dutch champion in and But the material is limited. Books by Ivan Sokolov. Arne’s criticism seems justified – based on his review and my own browsing through the book at a bookstore thereafter I didn’t buy it. Scott ivab it really liked it Aug 18, This book is very good, presenting complex strategical pawn structures linked to 1 d4. However, in fairness to Sokolov and the publisher, they didn’t make a claim such as “a complete guide chwss all common pawn structures”.

Plus one can get IQP, doubled pawns or pawn majority in the center, not only from 1 d4. For me this one of the best books in chess.

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This is easily one of the best middlegame books of recent times. I disagree, however, with the audience.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. But the material that is included is fairly in depth.


Ella Ellington marked it as to-read Apr 23, A mistake would be to say, that it doesn’t link to your opening repertoire, so why bother? Build up your Chess with Artur Yusupov: Set up a giveaway. Applying Logic in Chess.

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Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures by Ivan Sokolov

Similarly, Sokolov sometimes helpfully notes that a position may look like one discussed before – but then forgets to mention what these differences actually consist of. Published March 16th by New in Chess first published February 25th They learn positional principles which often lead to inaccurate evaluations and faulty decisions about how to proceed.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. See all 7 reviews. Usted se encuentra en: It does not cover any of the structures that arise after 1. Let me start by noting that the book is, of course, good.

Toh Kane is currently reading it Sep 02, Ivan Sokolov’s Winning Chess Middlegames – an Essential Guide to Pawn Structures has already received so much positive feedback from reviewers that it seems difficult to say something different about the book.

So on the one hand, Arne, it shouldn’t have been that disappointing for you but on the other hand it’s good to keep on reminding readers of this. The Fundamentals Yusupov’s Chess School. Practical Decisions in Critical Moments. Most importantly, Sokolov is a fine analyst, who is both objective and personal at the right times, and who is surprisingly honest and funny at times: Art of Attack in Chess. Any “experienced chess book buyer” will own at least several copies with titles that don’t cover the contents very well.


For example, occasionally an indefinite article aan is missing which is normal in most Slavonic languages, but feels weird in English at the start of a sentence, such as: Review quote “Sokolov, who writes clearly and directly, shows the kind of tactical and strategic play appropriate to a wide range of middlegame pawn positions. Maybe a companion book on e4 pawn structures still has to be written Center Pawn Majority 7 structures A weakness in the first chapter is its dependence on a lot of “ancient” albeit awesome games from the 50’s and 60’s using the Samisch Variation of the Nimzo-Indian.

Pawn Structure Chess Batsford Chess. It’s all about structures, as Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. I give the book 3 stars because the title is misleading considering the actual content.