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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Showing of 7 reviews. However, my biggest problem with the book is the fact that it’s rather misleading about its contents.

Edwin Meijer marked it as to-read Jan 22, Mivdlegames like his verbal notes which tend to be very clear and, indeed, instructive. Which raises the question: George Slotsve added it Sep 04, No mention is made of, for instance, doubled c-pawns in Ruy Lopez Exchange variation or Berlin Wall structures at all. Complete Manual of Positional Chess Volume 2. Refresh and try again. This book is fine as far as it goes, but it’s not what the back cover promises.

Paul Cannon added it Jan 01, Sokolov covers tactics in extensive detail with every key move, showing HOW the structure, square and strategy lead up to the fork, pin, discovered check, etc.

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This assumes you’re well grounded in tactics with lots of practice games, puzzles and analysis. It does not cover any of the structures that arise after 1. Customers who bought this item also bought.

But the material is limited. It is a good book, but the material is limited. A great and very insightful piece of analysis indeed, and the book is full of them.


Winning Chess Middlegames – Ivan Sokolov

He was Yugoslav champion in and Dutch champion in and Customers who viewed this item also viewed. From Club Player sokoov Master. The Russian Chess School ovan. The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: This guy’s mind is nothing short of astonishing and it is obvious that he didn’t just throw a bunch of Chessbase references against the wall– many of the examples are from his own games, and the historic diagrams fit precisely into the middlegame point.

Congratulations to Ivan Sokolov. But as we will soon see, the c-file is not that important here. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

Most players over realize that confusing the mind with a bunch of opening memorization weakens rather than strengthens play. Sokolof wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what’s really going on in a chess position? 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.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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.

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I agree with the previous reviewers that the focus of this book is narrower than the title suggests. Second, and somewhat more surprising for me, it contains so many comments in the opening phase of the games that it could be used as a very good introduction to specific openings and variations. Be the sokoloc to ask a question about Winning Chess Middlegames.


It is very dense with variations and contains a lot cess in-depth analysis. It’s all about structures, as Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book.

He even tells a little anecdote about Karpov and the Ruy Lopez! Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners. Club players studying Winning Chess Middlegames will: I’m middlegamfs 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 moddlegames structures.

Please select next action Go back or Go to wish list. It’s all about structures, as Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. What exactly are the ‘constructive moves’ in this position? Introduzca su email si desea estar informado de las novedades y actividades de La casa del Ajedrez. One of the subtle touchstones of a good book vs.

An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures. Invaluable tools for any player. Deny Borman marked it as to-read Jul 15, Ronny 9 years 6 months ago Permalink. In fact, Ivan makes point after point like “There was only a brief opportunity to seize this here,” “This is only a quickly vanishing one tempo advantage that MUST be capitalized on within two moves There are only four chapters, for nearly pages!: