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Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess Drazen Marovic

Dynamic Pawn Play in Chess

Drazen Marovic

Published August 3rd 2014
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Kindle Edition
690 pages
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Marovic has obviously been in the company of some of the greatest players and listened carefully to what they had to say ... this book is excellent value and is sure to improve your chess - Chris Rice, Weekend ChessHow should pawns be used toMoreMarovic has obviously been in the company of some of the greatest players and listened carefully to what they had to say ... this book is excellent value and is sure to improve your chess - Chris Rice, Weekend ChessHow should pawns be used to fight for the centre? How does the central pawn-formation affect planning for both sides? These questions are central to understanding chess, and are the primary subject-matter of this book.Following on from his successful book Understanding Pawn Play in Chess, Drazen Marovic now moves on to dscuss more complex central pawn-structures and their impact on play both in the centre and on the wings. He begins by surveying how the pawns role in controlling the centre has been developed over the last 150 years, and how this has led to the refinement of concepts such as the dynamic backward pawn and the positional exchange sacrifice. The bulk of the book is devoted to discussions of the main types of centre:* Open Centre* Closed/Blocked Centre* Fixed Centre* Mobile/Dynamic CentreIn each case, the reader is helped towards a deeper understanding of the key strategic ideas by the authors use of carefully chosen instructive examples from practice.A thoughtful study of an important aspect of the game, which can also be enjoyed merely as a collection of well annotated games. Good value for money. Highly recommended - Phil Adams, The Manchester Chess SceneDrazen Marovic is a grandmaster from Croatia, who has won medals as both player and trainer for various national teams. His pupils include Bojan Kurajica, World Under-20 Champion in 1965, and Al Modiahki of Qatar, the first Arabian grandmaster. Marovic has a wealth of experience as a writer, editor and television commentator on chess. He is currently the trainer of the Croation national team.Lovers of romantic play will enjoy the chapter on the open center, when central pawns disappear and other pieces show their might on open files and diagonals. - GM Lubosh Kavalek, Washington PostIf you play the Kings Indian and Sicilian, like myself, the book is a veritable Aladdins cave of ideas and information - John Pugh, Chess Post