Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationally renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the. I own both Modern Chess Strategy, a single volume first published in and translated in in the Dover edition, and the three volume set Complete. Complete Chess Strategy 3 has 10 ratings and 1 review. Mike said: This is the third and final book in the set by Ludek Pachman which looks at play o.

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Description Continuing his major work on strategy and tactics in modern chess, the internationally renowned Grandmaster, Ludek Pachman, now turns his attention to the play of the pawns and the achievement of control of cokplete center squares.


Though the pawns are the weakest pieces in chess, their importance in determining the character of the attack and defense and the development of strategic play cannot be underestimated. Pawns are essential to the protection of important squares and pieces.

They are the best means of blockading enemy pawns and when correctly deployed, their advance can open vital files and diagonals, thereby creating weaknesses in the opposite position.

Despite pachmn limited power, the pawn has one special advantage over other pieces in that it can be promoted when it reaches the eighth rank; a successful pawn advance can completely change the balance of power and the outcome of a game.

Pawns have aptly been described as “the soul of chess.

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The effectiveness of the pieces depend upon the strength of their position and center control creates a vital spatial superiority. The pieces gain in power as they exert influence over more spaces.


Control not only allows increased maneuverability, but restricts the possibilities open to the opponent. The effective play of the pawns and center control have been touched upon in other works, but seldom with the insight and lucidity revealed in this second volume of Pachman’s masterwork.

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