By Ludek Pachman, John Littlewood, Sam Sloan
Carrying on with his significant paintings on technique and strategies in sleek chess, the across the world popular Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his cognizance to the play of the pawns and the success of keep watch over of the heart squares. notwithstanding the pawns are the weakest items in chess, their value in selecting the nature of the assault (and security) and the improvement of strategic play can't be underestimated. Pawns are necessary to the security of significant squares and items. they're the easiest technique of blocking enemy pawns and while properly deployed, their boost can open very important records and diagonals, thereby growing weaknesses within the contrary place. regardless of its constrained energy, the pawn has one distinct virtue over different items in that it may be promoted while it reaches the 8th rank; a winning pawn increase can thoroughly swap the stability of energy and the result of a online game. Pawns have aptly been defined as "the soul of chess”. very important to chess mastery is a uncomplicated realizing of the significance of keep watch over of the guts squares. The effectiveness of the items rely on the power in their place and heart keep watch over creates an important spatial superiority. The items achieve in strength as they exert impression over extra areas. keep an eye on not just permits elevated maneuverability, yet restricts the chances open to the opponent. The potent play of the pawns and middle regulate were touched upon in different works, yet seldom with the perception and lucidity published during this moment quantity of Pachman's masterwork.
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Transparent, hassle-free advisor by way of famous professional coaches readers via basics of attacking and positional play, in addition to the best way to procedure the endgame. an important methods of assessing positions and selecting strikes are tested intensive; additionally, easy methods to do something about tricky positions and time-trouble. 384 diagrams.
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11 ¤h3 It looks a bit strange to develop this knight on h3, but it leaves the way clear for the f1-bishop to develop, and the knight can enter the game via f2 or f4. c5 12 cxd5 Gurevich,M−Emms,J/Gent 1991. ¤xd5 12 ¥xd8 ¤xc3 13 ¥h4 13 ¥xc7 ¤d5 14 ¥d6 ¤xe3 is fine for Black. f5!?. 15 e4 15 ¥b5 ¤5f6: Kramnik−Adams, Linares 1999. ¤f4 Certainly ambitious. Ne7 is a safe retreat. ¤e7 16 ¥b5 ¥c6!? Topalov,V−Leko,P/Cannes FRA 2002. 16 ¥b5 39 XIIIIIIIIY 9r+-+-trk+0 9zpl+n+pzp-0 9-zp-+p+-zp0 9+Lzp-+-+-0 9-+-zPPsn-+0 9zP-+-+P+-0 9-zP-+-vLPzP0 9tR-+-mK-sNR0 xiiiiiiiiy Sokolov,I−Hansen,C/Malmo SWE 2001.
Instead of occupying the long diagonal, Black immediately hits the c4−pawn, so often a target for Black in the Nimzo. This idea is relatively fresh, and the much of the theory in this line is still developing. d6 9 e3 ¤bd7 10 ¥d3 c5 Schandorff,L−Rozentalis,E/Aarhus 1997. 8 £f3!? Ba6. White takes advantage of the fact that there is no black bishop on the long diagonal and attacks the rook on a8. The idea is to interfere with Black's smooth development on the queenside. ¤c6 9 e3 ¥b7 10 £f4 − see Beaulieu,E−Roussel Roozmon,T/Montreal 2003.
Exd5, when the rook will be effective on the e−file. 11 ¥d3 ¤bd7 12 ¤e2 c5 13 cxd5 cxd4 14 ¤xd4 ¤xd5 15 ¥xd8 ¤xc3 16 ¥h4 (16 ¥xb6?! ¤e5 see Gurevich,M−Kosten,A/Bordeaux 2003. 11 cxd5 When this move was first played it seemed that Black could reach a comfortable equality. However, the fact that players such as Kasparov and Kramnik are playing the white side of this line, means there's obviously been some discoveries made here for white players. 11 ¤h3 It looks a bit strange to develop this knight on h3, but it leaves the way clear for the f1-bishop to develop, and the knight can enter the game via f2 or f4.