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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It just wasn’t worth the effort for me, and made it difficult to even assess the actual content of the book. Dec 30, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: Loose lever A lever where each side has the option of capturing or bypassing.

Hope this helps for something Brian rated it it was ok Sep 17, Absorbing the lessons in this book will continue to pay huge dividends throughout your chess career. Sign up or Connect to Play Chess. Post as a guest Name. I’m also thinking of buying one of these two books. Dec 26,9: References to this book Computers in Crisis No preview available – Mike Ketrow rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Frontspan Vertical distance between a pawn and the forward edge of the board.

Pawn Power in Chess

poaer Ranger side The uncastled side of the board. I tried to read Kmoch’s book few times and was so irritated by the jargon that had to stop. Lee and luff taken as a measure, we have what we call innerpawns and rimpawns.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. If you can get by the author’s unusual pawn jargon “candidates”, “passers”, etc. We therefore use koch alternate terms of home side for the castled side and ranger side for the uncastled side, distinguishing accordingly between home pawns and ranger.

Backward pawn, Straggler A half-free pawn on the second or third rank whose stop square lacks pawn protection but is controlled by a sentry. Dec 26, 8. Sham twin A double pawn whose undoubling is assured beforehand.

Local majority A pawn majority on one wing. Helper A candidate’s own pawn on an adjacent file. Head-duo The headpawn and a friendly pawn kmoc contact with it.

Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch

I had to make a cheat sheet for the terminology, but the concepts were very helpful for me. Interspan Vertical distance between two opposing pawns. Triad A group of three pawns including a non-isolated twin, e.

These complaints have the effect of putting off many who would otherwise benefit from reading this great book. As one reads the book, and the terms become more embedded in your chess vocabulary, the book becomes easier to read, and the lessons and concepts are more readily absorbed.

It isn’t just an occasional problem but runs throughout the entire book. A rimpawn ordinarily called a rook pawn, has ppower lee side, covers only one square insead of two and is consequently inferior to an innerpawn. Rearspan Vertical distance between a pawn and the rear edge of the board.

It does take dedication and perseverance to get through it what worthwhile chess book doesn’tbut the results are well worth it. I actually enjoyed going through the book, but then I wan’t obsessed at the time with studying it as a school text; rather I wanted to gain as much chess knowledge actually more review of what I had already picked up the hard way as possible, and so I cheerfully ignored the jargon.


Sneaker An unfree pawn or faker that may become a passer kmmoch a sacrificial combination. I do not have Soltis’ book, so I was curious to know if anyone has read it and if it is similar to Pwn book?

Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch – Glossary of Terms

Telestops Squares beyond the stop square in the frontspan of a pawn. Ranger Pawn on the uncastled side of the board. Advances in Computer Chess M.

Tight duo A duo in contact with an opposing pawn swhose axis forms a ram. Inner lever A lever where the capture would move toward the center. Chain A diagonal pawn formations, identified by the number of their links pawns. It does take dedication and perseverance to get through it what worthwhile chess book doesn’tbut the results are well worth it.

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