Understanding Chess Middlegames – John Nunn games (where available) labelled by section from John Nunn’s book, “Understanding Chess Middlegames” . ‘Understanding Chess Middlegames’ by John Nunn. Yusupov vs Nunn, ( E60) King’s Indian Defense, 21 moves, 1//2. Game A Giri vs Karjakin. Understanding Chess Middlegames has 47 ratings and 1 review. Nick said: Until I actually attain any semblance of basic skill in chess and until I’m able.

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Positional play is described in terms of the major structural issues, and how the pieces work around and with the pawns. Gambit books by John Nunn: Leonard Meyer rated it vhess was ok Aug 28, 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.

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Dr John Nunn is one of the best-respected figures in world chess. Arko rated it it was amazing Aug 13, No trivia muddlegames quizzes yet. Can a king mate a king?

Michael Jay Morley rated it really liked it Sep mdidlegames, Ilias Antonopoulos rated it liked it Jan 24, Andrew Gripp rated it liked it Mar 07, Mark Shipman rated it liked it Feb 15, Mike rated it really liked it Oct cheess, Sam Kater rated it really liked it Jan 05, Mar 13, 2. Finally I had to face the fact that this wasn’t a book for casual browsing–at least not at my level.


Following on from his successful Understanding Chess Endgames, John Nunn turns his attention to the middlegame – the phase of the chess battle where most games are decided, yet the one that has received the least systematic treatment from chess writers. Forums General Chess Discussion K4rbon. Want to Read saving…. Published January 10th by Gambit Publications first published October 25th Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Understanding Chess Middlegames

Nunn explains how to assess when certain pieces are better than others, and how we can make use of this understanding at the board. Those are all high-intermediate books to nynn with, though.

Nathaniel rated unrerstanding liked it Aug 27, Steve Worsley rated it it was amazing Sep 24, John Nunn knows his subject; he is three-times World Chess Solving Champion and has a certain style of writing that I find very agreeable. He is one of England’s strongest chess players and once was in the world’s top ten.


Nunn is a great chess writer whose prose is nunnn and unpretentious. Download a pdf file with a sample from the book.

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With the outstanding clarity for which he is famous, Nunn breaks down complex problems into bite-sized pieces. John Denis Martin Nunn is an English chess grandmaster, a three-time world champion in chess problem solving, a chess ynderstanding and publisher, and a mathematician. Jan 19, I am considering putting Nunn on the shelf for a while until I have a stronger understanding of the game.

I am not 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.

understancing Deepak DK rated it it was amazing Dec 21, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nunn’s book is a more in-depth counterpart to a good strategic middlegame explanations book.