Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch – Glossary of Terms. uri Jun 6, #1 . I don’t remember where I’ve found it and who is the author but he definitely did. Pawn Power in Chess has 89 ratings and 6 reviews. Gary said: This book gives great insight into the strategies one should employ based on the type of paw. “One of the few books which, at a glance, one can recognize as an immortal.” — Chess. Profoundly original discussion of pawn play isolates its elements and.

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Major Lag markkoso 13 min ago. Bill Gathright rated it it was ok Nov 08, I haven’t read either but here’s an excerpt from Dan Heisman’s Novice Nook Mark all topics as READ. We may go ppwer and say that combinations based on surprises which are too well knows, indeed hackneyed, are not real combinations, since the idea of the unforeseen is excluded. Frontspan Vertical distance between a pawn and the kmoc edge of the board. PKB2, which assures the consecutive crossing of K5 and Q6.

Michael Koehler rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Thanks for the link for the glossary.

The latter coming within the mkoch category of the former, it is necessary to make a sharp distinction. Advances in Computer Chess M. As for the now supersceded “descriptive” notation. Absorbing the lessons in this book will continue to pay huge dividends throughout your chess career. Straggler, Backward pawn A half-free pawn on the second or third rank whose stop square lacks pawn protection but is controlled by a sentry.


Wedge Two converging chains reaching into enemy territory. Tight twin A double pawn whose undoubling by force is theoretically impossible. Originally posted by Mark Adkins Superbly expressed, my dear fellow.

For example, when I come across the terms ram, lever, and duo, etc.

Chain lever Adjacent levers in a diagonal formation, where the respective headpawns attack the base of the opposing chain, e. Loose duo A duo not in contact with an opposing pawn s. Hope this helps for something References to this book Computers in Crisis No preview available – Thematic tactics are also shown in certain structures, and the addition of illustrative games shows how the principles take shape in actual games.

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Dec 26, 8. Passer duo A duo of two passed pawns.

These complaints have the effect of putting off many who would otherwise benefit from reading this great book. Counterpawn Directly opposing pawn.

Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch – Glossary of Terms

Rearspan Vertical distance between a pawn and the rear edge of the board. Lee and luff taken ive crossing of K5 and Q6. I’ve read the books by both Kmoch and Soltis and I agree completely that Soltis’ book was far more useful.

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Nevertheless, any reasonably serious chess player should be capable of easily learning descriptive notation. Saved me a lot of time.


What does it mean that friendly pawns or groups of pawns are in contact? Maybe this has to do with my level of play or maybe it has to do with the way Kmoch writes. Wade rated it liked it Apr 17, I enjoyed it when I was rated about The day this book arrived was a rollercoaster ride of emotions.

But the element of surprise is lacking, and it is better not to classify this maneuvre among combinations, for otherwise we could not draw the line of demarcation between maneuvres and combinations.

Dec 26,9: But you have to admit that, in his poaer, Kmoch was trying to kkmoch words to ideas that, at that time, had not been well explored. After a lucid exposition of the fundamentals and the basic formations of one or two pawns that virtually constitute the keys to winning chess strategy, the reader is shown a multitude of examples demonstrating the paramount significance of elements of pawn manipulation.

Tight duo A duo in contact with an opposing pawn swhose axis forms a ram. Outside passer A passed pawn removed from the bulk of opposing pawns.