19926 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
I see that this classic has been updated.....what exactly has been updated?
I don't know what format the original was published in, but the new edition is algebraic. They probably checked all the examples with an engine and replaced the few that didn't hold up; that's conjecture on my part though. Thanks for reminding me about one more great book in my library that remains embarassingly unread...
I have the Mkay edition and it is in algebraic. I was just wondering if the author added some new material. If so it might be worth a purchase......if not.....no purchase
I think there is some confusion here. Pawn Structure Chess (new edition) by Andrew Soltis is a 2013 copyright by Batsford Chess and is in symbolic notation. I do not have a copy of the original, but it was a 1975 copyright. My copy says "Fully updated version of a chess classic." -- whatever that means.
Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch is a 1959 copyright published by McKay and is in English notation, including my 1964 printing. I don't think this is the book in question.
No confusion here that I can see, except for the confusion you're introducing by mentioning Kmoch's book. There is a McKay edition of Soltis' Pawn Structure Chess.
the examples are mostly from recent games i'm guessing quite a lot of the book has been rewritten. i dunno if that makes it worth buying the new one though, he is probably telling you exactly the same things just with different examples.
The Soltis book has obviously been re-written. A quick thumb through the book shows several games post-1975 including a game in 2011 between Anand and Carlsen. How much is "new", I don't know.
My excursion into Russian/Soviet Chess Sets
by goodknightmike a few minutes ago
Chess is very hard because it`s stupid, here is my proof!
by Lobster62 4 minutes ago
Podium Prediction Plus (PPP) - "World Rapid/Blitz Chess Champs 2015"
by pdela 4 minutes ago
by AaronGo 7 minutes ago
My first game on chess.com
by TrevM 7 minutes ago
Black to play and win!!
by NativeChessMinerals 8 minutes ago
10/9/2015 - In From Behind
by iusegambits 8 minutes ago
Will I be able to reach Master level?
by Harvey_Wallbanger 12 minutes ago
Why are women not as successful as men in chess?
by Harvey_Wallbanger 14 minutes ago
I'm convinced now - studying too many tactics makes me worse
by Cazpivarov 15 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!