Details Finally this modern classic is back in print! Winning Chess Middlegames addresses the often ignored but extremely important topic of pawn structures, divided into 4 main types: doubled pawns, isolated pawns, hanging pawns and pawn majorities. With its highly accessible verbal explanations and deep analyses of top-level games, this book helps you to solve the basic problems of the middlegame: space, tension and inititative. Club players studying Winning Chess Middlegames will: -- greatly enhance their middlegame skills -- develop an accurate feeling as to which particular positions suit their style -- acquire new strategic and practical opening knowledge Ivan Sokolov explains matters profoundly, honestly and objectively, and includes lots of inside stories from top-level chess, neither sparing his collegue grandmasters nor himself in his comments. GM Michael Adams: "This structured approach is quite instructive as often players choose their opening repertoire according to quite haphazard criteria, randomly picking up lines without giving serious consideration to how the resulting middlegames would suit them.
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How did I get him into this condition? Kasparov enjoys very much when people are scared of him and if you show him that you are not, he gets intimidated and is less self-assured. And by the line that I was chose I was very clearly showing that I was neither scared of him nor his preparation. He did not like it.
And then he had to remember his preparation and for even a player with a fantastic memory like Kasparov it is not easy to recollect everything. He even recalled the right game but not the right move. Once he realised that he was unable to remember the correct game he quickly collapsed.
From the slightly minus position that he was in, he lost the game in just a few moves. He made a horrible blunder Kh7 when the position was quite playable. SS: When you saw that Kh7 was a mistake and that you could win the game now what went through your mind? IS: It was kind of a funny moment because we both had plenty of time on the clock. I realised that after I triple on the g-file it was going to be mate. Kasparov was already prepared to resign and leave.
He had his Rolex back on his hand, his chocolate was taken away from the board, his jacket was on. Then I said to myself - Hang on, when is the next time that I will have such a position against Kasparov from which I can demolish him in just one move!
Perhaps never! How much time did I have on my clock? Have a look at this beautiful position, look at miserable him Garry really looks miserable when he is lost! So I took 10 minutes and then executed the move and he immediately resigned.
Winning Chess Middlegames : An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures
Ivan Sokolov explains matters profoundly, honestly and objectively including lots of inside stories from top-level chess, neither sparing his colleague grandmasters nor himself in his comments. Ivam essential guide to pawn structures. Enabled Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Please try again later. It is very dense with variations and contains a lot of in-depth analysis. Randy rated it ivxn was amazing Mar 22, The analysis here is not nearly as difficult as a Kasparov or Dvoretsky! Small Steps to Giant Improvement: Unfortunately, not a single one of the only four!