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Understanding Chess Middlegames

InandNunn was crowned World Chess Solving Champion, ahead of many former champions. Ilias Antonopoulos rated it liked it Jan 24, I own several books on the Middlegame in chess written by esteemed Grandmasters but this hcess is probably my favourite and I am not just saying that. Nathaniel rated it liked it Aug 27, Positional play is described in terms of the major structural issues, and how the pieces work around and with the pawns.

Nunn explains how to assess when certain pieces cehss better than others, and how we can make use of this understanding at the board. Guy’s the best; it’s this simple.

The middlegame book is equally well written, and aims to break the notion that the middlegame should be played by employing rules of thumb that we would have picked up during our chess careers. Andrew Gripp rated it liked it Mar 07, Can a king mate a king?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Once I’ve finished this I’ll be revisiting the endgame book jhon the same method mentioned above. I will put a lot of effort to understand and assimilate all the material in this book. Both sides’ ideas are emphasized, so we get a clear picture of the ways to disrupt typical plans as well as how to form them.


John rated undestanding really liked it Jul 14, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn. I recently bought this book, and I feel it is a bit tough to get through. Bart rated it liked it Mar 25, In the case of attacking play, we are shown how to decide where to attack, and the specific methods that can be used to pursue the enemy king.

Those are all high-intermediate books to begin with, though. I am a lazy person!

You do need to put in the work though. Leonard Meyer rated it it was ok Aug 28, Jphn would know if it’s a good book from people that also have it. His examples are non-trivial, and you have to be prepared to do a bit of work if you’re going to get the most out of the book.

John Nunn’s “Understanding Chess Middlegames”

Mark Shipman rated it liked it Feb 15, John Nunn knows his subject; he is three-times World Chess Solving Champion and has a certain style of writing that I find jhon agreeable. I’ve recently taken a break from chess, and Nunn’s middlegame book has rekindled my interest completely. Jan 19, The three-times World Chess Solving Champion distils the most useful middlegame concepts and knowledge into lessons that everyone can understand.

I am middlrgames saying this is an easy or quick read but then if you really want to learn more about Middlegames, especially from such a renowned author then you will have to put in the time. Trivia About Understanding Che Rafael Fernandez rated it it was amazing Dec 01, John Denis Martin Nunn is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess undeestanding solving, a chess writer and publisher, and a mathematician.


Arko rated it it was amazing Aug 13, Angel Honeypie rated it liked it Apr chews, Gambit books by John Nunn: Miguel Yair rated it really liked it Oct 24, With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces. Deepak DK rated it it was amazing Dec 21, You get the most from this by playing through the positions I do chesss using pc vs scidand looking at the mercifully few variations on offer.

Understanding Chess Middlegames by John Nunn

Mar 13, 6. With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces. Readers will never be short of a plan, whatever type of position arises. Jason rated it it was amazing Dec 18, Mike rated it really liked it Oct 05, Understanding Chess Middlegames 3. Capture The Flag Chess eryxc 42 min ago.

Why not undertake for example to do two or three lessons a week? Sam Kater rated it really liked it Jan 05,