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.

Author: Vigal Dalrajas
Country: Uganda
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 7 May 2016
Pages: 183
PDF File Size: 18.83 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.40 Mb
ISBN: 756-9-29653-352-8
Downloads: 99368
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kajigar

BTW, one earlier review quoted by New in Chess on their promotion page, link given in middleganes article also spotted the weakness, or rather limitation of the book:. Toh Kane is currently reading it Sep 02, Joseph Anderson rated it really liked it Apr 20, Carlos Matienzo rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Not only does he bring in “book” differences leading up to various pawn structures, but then carries them forward with not only actual FULL games, but countless encyclopedic “asides” from numerous other games focusing on each “crucial” move that changes the games balance to a win or loss.

Set up a giveaway. The Art of Taking Calculated Risks.

Or take this fragment, where Sokolov explains the nuances of the H? White should, for his part, remain as flexible as possible, keeping central tension and delaying any pawn push until the moment when a central blockade works in his favour.


Practical Decisions in Critical Moments. I’m sure you’ll get a feel for the positions that arise in the particular games included in this book, just as you will from any annotated games collection, but this book certainly does NOT provide a broad or systematic look at pawn structures.

Review: Winning Chess Middlegames | ChessVibes

Unfortunately, not a single one vhess the only four! Does it mean something like ‘How to win chess middlegames’ or rather, ‘A book about chess middle games that are winning for whichever side? Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

My games as Black often transpose from the Catalan, or sometimes Reti, into a Queen’s Indian position with a white bishop fianchettoed on g2, a black one on b7, and black pawns on c5 and d5.

Buy for others

This is a great book my chess teacher has it and started using it to teach. Want to Read saving…. I had very high expectations of this recent New in Chess top selling book, but after such extraordinary praise, I must admit I was slightly disappointed.

He was Yugoslav champion in and Dutch champion in and For highly advanced players, Ivan also gives a lot of “why do you think midvlegames or play favors 1. The title suggests that the book is about pawn structures and the middlegame plans that are optimal.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


Winning Chess Middlegames – Ivan Sokolov

Worse even, there are only four type of ‘pawn structures’ that Sokolov however elaborately discusses: Sanders marked it as to-read Jan 23, Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. They learn positional principles which often lead to inaccurate evaluations and faulty decisions about how to proceed. No trivia or quizzes yet. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space Given the positional title and structural focus, we might be tempted to think this is not a tactical book.

Unfortunately, not a single one of the only four! For highly advanced players, Ivan also gives a lot of “why do you think recent or play favors 1. I don’t think the addition ‘for d4 players’ would remove my disappointment, because most d4-openings are not mentioned at all, e.

In very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames: Quang Vu marked it as to-read Aug 25, If you middlegaames a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?