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  1. 24 Dec '08 22:27
    Andrew soltis is the best author that I have read books from has anyone read this and pawn structue in chess? I want to know if its the same teaching style.
  2. 25 Dec '08 03:14
    Originally posted by kmac27
    Andrew soltis is the best author that I have read books from has anyone read this and pawn structue in chess? I want to know if its the same teaching style.
    I can't say for sure having never read Pawn Structure in Chess. It seems to be a game per chapter. That said, I never got through it and my recollections are about 3 years old.
  3. 25 Dec '08 03:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by kmac27
    Andrew soltis is the best author that I have read books from has anyone read this and pawn structue in chess? I want to know if its the same teaching style.
    recall reading both, and remember soltis' pawn structure book to be very instructional, especially in understanding the openings and their middlegame themes.
  4. 25 Dec '08 04:16
    I'm reading pawn structure, but I want to know about the art of defense!
  5. 25 Dec '08 20:51
    I've read the art of defense and it really helped me,and I'm thinking of getting the pawn structure book do you guys recommend it?
  6. 26 Dec '08 05:56
    Understanding pawn structure I believe is probably the most important topic to understand. Those slow moving pieces dictate how the entire game should be played! It is a cheap book, but the knowledge you'll get from it will be priceless. However, I did not fully understand it until I reached 1800. However it helped me from 1500-1600,1700. I think until you hit 1400 or 1500 that weapons of chess and attacking chess would be better books to invest in. And an endgame book, dvorskys or silmans.
  7. 26 Dec '08 06:36
    I know my rhp rating at the moment is 1200 but that is just because of some deliberate resignations and some time outs.
  8. 26 Dec '08 06:46
    I would say the book is tailored toward more to someone who plays the sicilian defenses and d4 openings for both sides. It does cover pawn chains and I would say that this is a must have for every chess player.