Sokolov Explains: Middlegame Pawn Structures

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Contents – Middlegame Pawn Structures – Ivan Sokolov

1: Introduction
2: Chapter 1 – part 1 - The Karpov Pawn Structure
3: Building the Position
4: Chapter 1: Part 2 - 1st Model Game: A.Karpov vs K.Georgiev, Tilburg, 1994, 1-0. 'Keeping light square bishops on the board.
5: Chapter 1: Part 3 - 2nd Model Game: A.Karpov vs U.Boensch, Baden Baden, 1992, 1-0. 'Exchanging light square bishops.'
6: Chapter 1: Part 4: 3rd Model Game: I,Sokolov vs J.Hector, Jonsson Mem, 2001, 1-0.
7: Chapter 2 – part 1 - The Isolated Pawn
8: Building the Position – Most often occurring from the Tarrasch Defence.
9: Chapter 2 – Part 2 - 4th Model Game: G.Kasparov vs M.Illescas Cordoba, Linares, 1994, 1-0. 'Perfect play against the Isolated Pawn.'
10: Chapter 2 – Part 3 - 5th Model Game: A.Beliavsky vs M.Illescas Cordoba, Linares, 1990, 0-1. 'A unique plan for Black.'
11: Chapter 2 – Part 4 - 6th Model Game: V.Ivanchuk vs L.Aronian, Morelia/Linares, 2007, 1-0. 'Chucky Magic'
12: Chapter 3 – part 1 - Pawn Breaks with the Isolated Pawn
13: Building the Position
14: Chapter 3 – part 2 - 7th Model Game: V.Kramnik vs V.Anand. 'The d5 Pawn Break'
15: Chapter 3 – part 3 - 8th Model Game: T.Petrosian vs B.Spassky, Moscow, 1971, 1-0. 'Another look at the d5 Pawn Break.'
16: Chapter 3 – part 4 - 9th Model Game: I.Sokolov vs J.Polgar, Hoogeveen, 2003, 1-0. 'Sokolov's Evergreen Game.'
17: Chapter 4 - part 1 - Pawn Symmetry. 'One side is more equal than the other side...'
18: Building the Position
19: Chapter 4 – part 2 - 10th Model Game: G.Kasparov vs A.Karpov, Seville, 1986, 22nd Game. - Winning in a Symmetric Position – Knight dominating the Bishop.
20: Chapter 4 – part 3 - 11th Model Game: Kramnik vs Leko, Rapid Game. Winning in a Symmetric position, second example – Bishop dominating a Bishop.
21: Chapter 4 – part 4 - 12th Model Game: I.Sokolov vs L.Brunner, Ockham, 1988, 1-0.
22: Conclusion