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please recommend me the book, web site about the isolated pawn

  • #1

    I wanna collect and deep study the isolated pawn.

     

    so I read this part on the "How to reassess" and watched the chess.com video about that.

     

    additionally, please recommend the book or web site about the isolated pawn.

  • #2

    I recommend The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

     

    "I am the Lorax - I speak for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast you please..."

  • #3
    "Also sprach Zarathustra" by Nietzsche cover this subject in a modern way
  • #4
    y2, did you really work through the whole How to R YC? If yes, you should have already a good understanding about isolated pawns, at least enough for your level.
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  • #6
    torrubirubi wrote:
    y2, did you really work through the whole How to R YC? If yes, you should have already a good understanding about isolated pawns, at least enough for your level.

    It is really weird that you consider Reaccess your chess enough to understand isolated pawn.Silman doesn't even scratch the surface.Instead of giving advises maybe you must find a good book and try to understand it yourself.

  • #7

    Obviously a good player told you how important isolated pawn is and he is right.

    A good starting point is Pachman's books "Complete Chess Strategy".

    Another very good book is Sokolov's Winning Chess Middlegames which deals in detail with the most important middlegame positions and has over 90 pages in isolated pawn.A trully remarkable work  absolutely essential to anyone that wants to study chess seriously in my opinion.

        Finally there is Baburin's "Winning Pawn Structures" which is a whole book about isolated pawn dealing with all regular patterns in detail.Very specialised work , recommended only for advanced players. 

    I can send them to you in pdf form to take a look if you want and decide which to buy.

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    The suggestions from DeirdreSkye and kindaspongey are excellent. Any of those books will help you a lot. I would add one more: “Understanding Pawn Play in Chess” by Drazen Marović. The chapter on isolated pawns contains about 25 complete games that are well selected, organized and annotated for learning the subject.

    Sokolov’s book is, I believe, out of print but the second edition is coming out in January 2018. 

  • #10
    OldPatzerMike wrote:

    The suggestions from DeirdreSkye and kindaspongey are excellent. Any of those books will help you a lot. I would add one more: “Understanding Pawn Play in Chess” by Drazen Marović. The chapter on isolated pawns contains about 25 complete games that are well selected, organized and annotated for learning the subject.

    Sokolov’s book is, I believe, out of print but the second edition is coming out in January 2018. 

         I don't understand how the book "Simple opening chess repertoire" is helpful to one that wants to learn the isolated pawn.Seems to me that it is a completely irrelevant suggestion and I really don't understand why he tries to promote such a bad book(seems like a desperate attempt to sell somethig that it's only use would be to gather dust  on the shelves of the bookstores) but you obviously understand more than I do.

  • #11
    OldPatzerMike wrote:

    ... “Understanding Pawn Play in Chess” by Drazen Marović. ...

    https://web.archive.org/web/20140708110136/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/review249.pdf

  • #12
    DeirdreSkye wrote:

    ...     I don't understand how the book "Simple opening chess repertoire" is helpful to one that wants to learn the isolated pawn. ...

    "A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White could be subtitled, 'play the IQP and win.' ..." - IM John Donaldson
    http://www.gambitbooks.com/pdfs/A_Simple_Chess_Opening_Repertoire_for_White.pdf
    http://www.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc/A-Simple-Chess-Opening-Repertoire-for-White-76p3916.htm

  • #13
    DeirdreSkye wrote:
    torrubirubi wrote:
    y2, did you really work through the whole How to R YC? If yes, you should have already a good understanding about isolated pawns, at least enough for your level.

    It is really weird that you consider Reaccess your chess enough to understand isolated pawn.Silman doesn't even scratch the surface.Instead of giving advises maybe you must find a good book and try to understand it yourself.

    Not sure about this, or let's say. From which edition your are talking about? The fourth edition has a chapter on the topic called "Weak Pawns: The Sound or Ripe Fruit Falling", the first chapter of Part Five. It would be really weird that such a book would not deal with such an important topic. 

    Although I have the third edition since long, I did not work enough with the book (not as I should, let's say). But I know that there is a chapter dedicated to this topic: Part Seven, Chapter Two (The isolated pawn), from p. 167 on.

    This topic was of course also treated in the whole book were where isolated pawns appeared on the board, for example the game Petrosian-Peters  1976, p. 248, chapter 1 of part 10. Black has weak pawns on a6, b7 and d4, d4 is isolated.

     

    So, taking into consideration the level of OP's game, I would guess that going carefully through HRYC would be a good start in this topic, or not? I think that a whole book on isolated pawns would be probably great for a 1800 plus player, but we patzers have a lot more to learn about the game than to get so deep in one single subject. But yeah, its only my opinion.

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    Thanks. Yes, there we can see that several pages are dedicated to the topic.

  • #16
    y2no wrote:

    I wanna collect and deep study the isolated pawn.

     

    so I read this part on the "How to reassess" and watched the chess.com video about that.

     

    additionally, please recommend the book or web site about the isolated pawn.

    Youre dropping pieces, and missing simple tactics.  Why are you concentrating on isloated pawns, when you should be working on the basics?

  • #17
    FishEyedFools wrote:
    y2no wrote:

    I wanna collect and deep study the isolated pawn.

     

    so I read this part on the "How to reassess" and watched the chess.com video about that.

     

    additionally, please recommend the book or web site about the isolated pawn.

    Youre dropping pieces, and missing simple tactics.  Why are you concentrating on isloated pawns, when you should be working on the basics?

     

    This is good advice. 

  • #18
    SeniorPatzer wrote:
    FishEyedFools wrote:
    y2no wrote:

    I wanna collect and deep study the isolated pawn.

     

    so I read this part on the "How to reassess" and watched the chess.com video about that.

     

    additionally, please recommend the book or web site about the isolated pawn.

    Youre dropping pieces, and missing simple tactics.  Why are you concentrating on isloated pawns, when you should be working on the basics?

     

    This is good advice. 

    I try :-)

    I dont know why beginners, and low rated players always want to try and sound way better than they are, or spend there time studying things that are way above there skill level.

  • #19

    Okay, first, somebody is interested in learning strategy related to isolated pawns. Perhaps OP had such a situation in one or two of his games, so he is interested to learn about it. This is good!

    Second, he has HTRYC. It is a good book to check for this topic. It is perhaps a little bit high for his level, but I cannot imagine how going through this book would harm his game. 

    Tactics, yes, this is important, but the same apply to endgame, opening and strategy. I am happy to see somebody who is interested in a topic which is usually only regarded as important for stronger players. Buy the way, we have a group studying y2no, a funny group of weak players trying their best to get through this book. If you want, y2no, you can join us, send me message.

  • #20

    In lieu of critiquing his play and telling him what I think he should be doing, I think the OP would find it more helpful to receive an answer to his question......thus....

    The following book, suitable for the beginner-novice, has several chapters devoted to explaining the isolated pawn....in fact, this is an outstanding book, targeted to all chess amateurs, introducing the fundamental elements and concepts of positional chess ...

    "Weapons of Chess" by Bruce Pandolfini...

    https://www.amazon.com/Weapons-Chess-Omnibus-Strategies-Fireside/dp/0671659723/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510672787&sr=1-1&keywords=weapons+of+chess

    The following has (Chapter 5) a more advanced treatment of the isolated pawn in general...

    "The Power of Pawns: Chess Structure Fundamentals for Post-beginners" by Jorg Hickl...

    https://www.amazon.com/Power-Pawns-Structure-Fundamentals-Post-beginners/dp/9056916319/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510676844&sr=1-1&keywords=the+power+of+pawns

    The following, also an advanced book, where Chapter 1 - The Isolani, is devoted to the Isolated Pawn...the book deals with the general pawn structures arising out of the major openings...

    "Chess Structures A Grandmaster Guide" by Mauricio Flores Rios...

    https://www.amazon.com/Chess-Structures-Mauricio-Flores-Rios/dp/1784830003/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510672458&sr=1-1&keywords=chess+structures+a+grandmaster+guide

    Finally, an (1.e4) opening repertoire book for White which focuses on seeking variations with Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) structures....see the marketing blurb....

    "A Simple Chess Opening Repertoire for White" by Sam Collins...

    https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Chess-Opening-Repertoire-White/dp/1910093823/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510673336&sr=1-1&keywords=A+simple+chess+opening+for+white

     

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