Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures

by Ivan Sokolov

Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures

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Ivan Sokolov, a famous grandmaster who has beaten world champions like Kasparov, Kramnik and Anand, has written a lucid guide on how to win chess middlegames, by addressing an almost universally ignored but extremely important topic: pawn structures. With very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames: space, tension and initiative. Study of this important book, with dozens of highly instructive and clearly explained games from the greats of chess, will enhance your middlegame skills and will let you understand why pawns are considered to be ?the souls of chess?.