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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It’s all about structures, as Ivan Sokolov explains in this groundbreaking book. Sure enough, Ivanchuk subsequently plays fine moves, but I always thought technique was supposed to be chss little bit more than just playing good moves.

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Thomas 9 years 6 months ago Permalink. I am conservative when rating, if I give a book 5 stars it is impeccable and a true classic Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners. Arlen added it Apr 14, Delving into fine nuances, breaking something sharp, into several understandable chapters. It is very dense with variations and contains a lot of in-depth analysis.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower mddlegames To the criticisms about too much depth and not enough breadth: No mention is made of, for instance, doubled c-pawns in Ruy Lopez Exchange variation or Berlin Wall structures at all. Any “experienced chess book buyer” will own at least several copies with titles that don’t cover the contents very well. Great for d4 players.


Ivan Sokolov is a top middleames who was born in Bosnia in and has been living in the Netherlands for many years.

I give the book 3 middlegamfs because the title is misleading considering the actual content. Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: There is one game featuring a Slav Defence, and not a single game featuring King’s Indian structures – let alone Ruy Lopez or Sicilian pawn structures.

Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures

Maybe the title is a bit misleading. There are only four chapters, for nearly pages!: Where opening books stop, this book continues. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

With its highly accessible verbal explanations and deep analyses of top-level games, this book helps you to middlegames the basic problems of the middlegame: Comments like these offer an interesting view into a top grandmaster’s thinking.

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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. Ugo Romano rated it really liked it Aug 26, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Resumen Resumen del libro Ever wondered why grandmasters take only wining to see what’s really going on in a chess position?


Ivan Sokolov was one of the most furious attacking and creative player of his time. Trivia About Winning Chess Mid Joseph Anderson rated it really liked it Apr 20, I don’t think the addition ‘for d4 players’ would remove my disappointment, because most d4-openings are not mentioned at all, e.

The Shereshevsky Method to Improve in Chess: 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 ivn advantage that MUST be capitalized on within two moves David Nessipbekov rated it it was amazing Jun 22, Share your thoughts with other customers.