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  1. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    03 Jan '10 22:21
    Id say the thing Im worst at for my level would be hands down IQPs.. I get destroyed from either side. does anyone have a good book on it?
  2. Standard member Kepler
    Demon Duck
    03 Jan '10 22:49
    Winning Pawn Structures, Alexander Baburin. Nothing but IQP positions.
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    03 Jan '10 22:58
    Originally posted by Kepler
    Winning Pawn Structures, Alexander Baburin. Nothing but IQP positions.
    great book.
  4. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    04 Jan '10 00:30
    Originally posted by Kepler
    Winning Pawn Structures, Alexander Baburin. Nothing but IQP positions.
    Rec'd - perfect matchup
  5. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Jan '10 01:17
    thanks!!

    I went to half.com to buy it right away, but the best price was 63
    I will keep looking..
  6. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    04 Jan '10 01:19
    Originally posted by irontigran
    thanks!!

    I went to half.com to buy it right away, but the best price was 63
    I will keep looking..
    20 bones

    http://www.goldengatebookstore.com/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=333&upc=0713480092&affnr=-2630
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Jan '10 01:37
    Originally posted by Nowakowski
    20 bones

    http://www.goldengatebookstore.com/rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=333&upc=0713480092&affnr=-2630
    thanks.. but I dont have a dog
  8. Standard member ptobler
    Patzer
    04 Jan '10 01:44
    Originally posted by irontigran
    Id say the thing Im worst at for my level would be hands down IQPs.. I get destroyed from either side. does anyone have a good book on it?
    "Winning Chess Middlegames" by Ivan Sokolov would be very appropriate too
  9. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    04 Jan '10 02:50
    Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch is the Bible of pawn structures

    More Simple Chess by GM John Emms also has an excellent chapter on the subject, and is an excellent book in general.

    Paul
  10. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Jan '10 05:18
    Originally posted by Paul Leggett
    Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch is the Bible of pawn structures

    More Simple Chess by GM John Emms also has an excellent chapter on the subject, and is an excellent book in general.

    Paul
    oh yeah, I went to buy that kmoch book last time but couldnt find it.
    I will try to get all of these recommendations.. then become an unstoppable (yet borish) player
  11. 04 Jan '10 05:34
    Originally posted by irontigran
    oh yeah, I went to buy that kmoch book last time but couldnt find it.
    I will try to get all of these recommendations.. then become an unstoppable (yet borish) player
    no way you shall become borish, you shall have a depth to your play, shall make cunning plans and enjoy the games of the masters even more! I ordered that book from Amazon and can you believe it, it got lost in the post, otherwise after reading it, i would practically be challenging Carlsen.
  12. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Jan '10 06:14
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    no way you shall become borish, you shall have a depth to your play, shall make cunning plans and enjoy the games of the masters even more! I ordered that book from Amazon and can you believe it, it got lost in the post, otherwise after reading it, i would practically be challenging Carlsen.
    yeah, I would be a lot better with endgame+strategy skills.. when youre only tactical and getting grounded you tend to force sacs and do other unnecessary risks. I need to change... draws dont bother me if they come with way more wins
  13. 04 Jan '10 13:55
    Originally posted by irontigran
    yeah, I would be a lot better with endgame+strategy skills.. when youre only tactical and getting grounded you tend to force sacs and do other unnecessary risks. I need to change... draws dont bother me if they come with way more wins
    yes i play a friend on here, he has a style of disengagement and all he does is play tactically sound moves and waits for me to force moves and that's when i get lost. i told myself that surely there must be a price to pay for seeming passivity, but there just seems to be a strength and resilience to his positions despite his stand-off approach. its so annoying, he makes little subtle moves and mine seems so unrefined by comparison.
  14. 04 Jan '10 22:52
    Originally posted by irontigran
    thanks!!

    I went to half.com to buy it right away, but the best price was 63
    I will keep looking..
    I have the book as a PDF-file, if you send me a message with your e-mail address, I'll send it to you.
  15. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    05 Jan '10 02:23
    Originally posted by irontigran
    oh yeah, I went to buy that kmoch book last time but couldnt find it.
    I will try to get all of these recommendations.. then become an unstoppable (yet borish) player
    I generally associate IQP positions with attacking play- the Tarrasch Defense to the QGD and the Alekhine-Chatard Attack vs the Caro Kann are good examples.

    Paul