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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Aminbek marked it as to-read Feb 25, But the material that is included is fairly in depth. This book is fine as far as it goes, but it’s not what the back cover promises. Sanders marked it as to-read Jan 23, 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.

The author presents an overview of his Life in Chess, full of White keeps the rooks on in order to target the weak isolated pawn on d5. Sokolvo raises several questions. I was disappointed as I had bought the mjddlegames hoping to find some plans for a position in which I often find myself.

Highly recommended, one of the best for all phases of the game. Want to Read saving…. Ivan Sokolov is a top grandmaster who was born in Bosnia in and has been living in the Netherlands for many years. Ivan Sokolov explains matters profoundly, honestly iban objectively including lots of inside stories from top-level chess, neither sparing his colleague grandmasters nor himself in his comments.

Art of Attack in Chess. Club players would find shocking surprises by reprising many of these structures, and a lot of wins, but Master and above might find them out of date.


After his outstanding book from’Winning Chess Middlegames’, Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov takes us a step further into his dungeon of middlegame skills.

Chess Strategy In Action Price: It is very dense with variations and contains a lot of in-depth analysis. A challenge for and at many levels!

Winning chess middlegames

These little “did you see that? It does not cover any of the structures that arise after 1.

Nd4 and with a dominant knight and better pawn structure, White has a massive, probably winning advantage. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. His game analyses, too, are often clear and very instructive: Sokolov did a great job on this one with a most difficult subject. Find middlegame Best Squares for Your Pieces! To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. November 13, Sold by: He was Yugoslav champion in and Dutch champion in and The Russian Chess School 2.

But all joking aside, neither Michael Adams’ forword, nor the introduction, nor the back cover mentions the fact that the book is only about 1. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Rio Mike rated it really liked it Sep 17, Once White pushes his pawns and the central structure becomes fixed, Black should be able to shuffle his pieces and find targets in the white camp. For his part, Black cannot create any counterplay related to his control of the c-file.

In very accessible verbal explanations this book helps you to solve the basic problems of chess middlegames: See all 7 reviews. For example, occasionally an indefinite article aan is missing which is normal in most Slavonic languages, but feels weird in English at the start of a sentence, such as:.


Most chess players rely on loosely knit, unstructured methods to evaluate chess pieces and positions. Explore the Home Gift Guide. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

And yes players that play Nimzo or Queen’s Indian structures will benefi more of it. Ever wondered why grandmasters take only seconds to see what’s really going on in a chess position?

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.

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I disagree, however, with the audience. Customers who bought this item also bought. And sure enough, the ideas Sokolov explains can be used in much more positions and openings than the ones used in this book.

Product details File Size: Ilidio marked it as to-read Apr 09, But the material that is included is fairly in depth. Part 1 Play The Dutch: This is easily one of the best middlegame books of recent times. Opting for two hanging pawns in the centre with Opening meets middlegame Thinkers Publishing.