By Ludek Pachman. This Dover edition, first published in , is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in THIS book does not pretend to be a complete textbook of the conduct of a chess game; neither does it claim to present a new approach to chess strategy: my aim has merely been to produce a practical guide to the study of the middle-game. Everyone who desires to take up chess seriously is interested in the question: How can I recognize the characteristic features of a position and then lay my plans accordingly? To help answer this question is the task of this book. We begin with an examination of the peculiarities of the individual pieces and pawns.
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A lot of what he wrote will still hold water today. Never like his opening books, but yes get this one. Good book, and I agree, I tend to remember stuff better in descriptive notation.
I can't understand descriptive. Must be a "I've only been playing a couple of years" thing. Dragon Fire Lord of all beasts. I have the original 3 books purchased early s. At their time they were very good and strongly recommended. Even if they haven't been updated much but they are cheap they are probably worth getting as a lot of the basic strategic ideas still hold water and all that will be missing are modern examples.
As for descriptive, I prefer it and still record most of my OTB games in descriptive although am trying to change but constantly relapse. Originally posted by Dragon Fire I have the original 3 books purchased early s. I've had a copy of this book since Many of the lines analyzed are out of date as you would expect for a book published in , but the strategic concepts are not. As far as descriptive notation is concerned, anyone intelligent enough to play chess ought to be able to switch from algebraic to descriptive.
Get the book. Hi DF "I prefer it and still record most of my OTB games in descriptive although am trying to change but constantly relapse. That is me telling myself the opening is over so let's get stuck in. I started doing it in Troon '82 though there I wrote trOOn.
I did it for a laugh and won my first 5 games! I've been told I can get pulled up for this. I've also been told ,by the 'witty ones' that I should write 'resigning sOOn. Originally posted by dkurth I've had a copy of this book since It should be reprinted in modern algebraic though. Even most of the more experienced players at my club have made the switch after 20 or so years.
Maybe the title should be changed to "Old Chess Strategy"? Hells Caretaker Paladin. Clarke, superb chess book. Old notation but that does'nt bother me.
Would reccomend this work to any serious chess player. Originally posted by greenpawn34 Hi DF "I prefer it and still record most of my OTB games in descriptive although am trying to change but constantly relapse. I started doin 've also been told ,by the 'witty ones' that I should write 'resigning sOOn. Should I write castles as greenpOOn34?
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Modern Chess Strategy
Modern Chess Strategy. Every chess player hopes to set off brilliant combinations and win games in a blaze of glory. Such combinations do not come into being by themselves, however; they appear only as the result of proper chess strategy. It is therefore surprising that so few books deal with this highly important subject, and understandable that Pachman's modern classic has been so enthusiastically received by chessplayers at all levels. This present volume, which condenses his great Modern Schachstrategie , presents his ideas and theories in a form that the English-speaking world can assimilate easily.
Modern Chess Strategy by Ludek Pachman
That's the one volume english language condensation of the original multivolume which came out in German? I studied that book the single volume one in descriptive notation I think that is a great book, a classic, and one of the very best books on the middlegame ever. I wish someone would reprint it in algebraic. I think the two books work well together. Hearing what is essentially the same thing, twice, in slightly different ways with different emphasis and examples, I found to be clarifying and illuminating. Yeah I have that one volumue english translation.
This file is very large Depending on your Internet connection, the file may fail to open. If you are using a mobile device or your Internet connection is very slow, it may be safer to download the file instead of opening it directly in the browser. This book does not pretend to be a complete textbook of the conduct of a chess game; neither does it claim to present a new approach to chess strategy: my aim has merely been to produce a practical guide to the study of the middle-game. Everyone who desires to take up chess seriously is interested in the question: How can I recognize the characteristic features of a position and then lay my plans accordingly?