Winning Chess Middlegames: An Essential Guide to Pawn Structures
An excerpt from the first chapter
In this chapter, I will try to make structures with doubled pawns easier to understand and analyse, by systematizing them into 12 standard positions. The 12 Structure' diagrams I have connected with the commented games that follow, reflect those standard positions, which are reached the most frequendy.
As we shall see, a vast majority of structures with doubled pawns arise from the various lines with 4.e3 or with 4.a3 (the Samisch Variation) of the Nimzo-Indian Defence. Apart from the fact that it is good to understand these positions in general, for those who play 1 .d2-d4 with white, or the Nimzo-Indian with black, the commented games below will have the additional practical value that they will clearly improve your opening knowledge, an improvement that can be immediately implemented in tournament play.
Author: Ivan Sokolov
Title: "Winning Chess Middlegames"
Number of pages: 142
Size: 8 Mb