Every chess player needs to know how to handle his pawns. Pawns form the ‘playing fields’ of chess games, a semi-permanent ‘structure’ that can determine whether a player wins or loses. This comprehensive guide to pawn structure teaches the reader where pieces are best placed, which pawns should be advanced further or exchanged, and why certain structures are good and others disastrous. This invaluable book is a major update of this chess-world classic, first published in 1975 and unavailable for several years.
About the author:
International Grandmaster Andrew Soltis is a professional journalist (writes for the New York Post) and popular chess writer. He is the author of many books including The Wisest Things Ever Said About Chess, Transpo Tricks in Chess and How to Choose a Chess Move .
018 Chapter One: The Caro-Slav Family
042 Chapter Two: The Slav Formation
061 Chapter Three: The Open Sicilian/English
130 Chapter Four: Chain Reactions
156 Chapter Five: The e5 Chain
173 Chapter Six: The King's Indian Complex
193 Chapter Seven: The Queen's Gambit Family
218 Chapter Eight: The Panov Formation
229 Chapter Nine: Stonewalls And Other Prisons
245 Chapter Ten: The Nimzo-Gruenfeld Formation
260 Chapter Eleven: The Lopez Formation
273 Chapter Twelve The Closed Sicilian/English