Winning Chess Middlegames
An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures
by Ivan Sokolov
New In Chess
Ever wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what's really going on in a chess position? It's all about structures, as Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. Winning Chess Middlegames addresses the often ignored but extremely important topic of pawn structures, divided into four main types: doubled pawns, isolated pawns, hanging pawns and pawn majorities.
"Easily one of the best middlegame books of recent times" Chess Magazine
With its highly accessible verbal explanations and deep analyses of top-level games, this book helps you to solve the basic problems of the middlegame: space, tension and initiative.
Club players studying Winning Chess Middlegames will:
- greatly enhance their middlegame skills
- develop an accurate feeling as to which particular positions suit their style
- acquire new strategic and practical opening knowledge
Ivan Sokolov explains matters profoundly, honestly and objectively, and includes lots of inside stories from top-level chess, sparing neither his grandmaster colleagues nor himself in his comments.
Ivan Sokolov is a top grandmaster who was born in Bosnia in 1968 and has been living in the Netherlands for many years. He was Yugoslav champion in 1988 and Dutch champion in 1995 and 1998. In his rich career Sokolov has beaten former world champions Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand.
About the book
This book was previously published under the same title by New In Chess, ISBN 978-90-5691-264-2. The original paperback has 286 pages. In the e+Books edition, you can play through all the material on the live board. Navigate the Contents by chapter. Games are indexed by player (White or Black).