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Pawn Power in Chess by Hans Kmoch
Compiled by mjk
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Kmoch, Hans. Pawn Power in Chess, New York: Dover, 1990. Previous ed.: New York: McKay, 1959. ISBN 0-486-26486-6.


Bad B vs K; 26... W next objective is BxN
Burn vs Alekhine, 1911 
(C13) French, 82 moves, 1-0

20...B. with a trace of monochromy: Harmless but not negligible
Alekhine vs Yates, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

56. W missed a win: Bishop superior: Promoting agent: passers
Euwe vs Botvinnik, 1936 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

38: Good B superior: Majorities--good ram--assailable straggler
Euwe vs Pirc, 1949 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 46 moves, 1-0

20:Promotion of the B: Rather backwardness than monochromy
Lasker vs Janowski, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

35...Extra pawn plus extra chance: Black has a great advantage
Reshevsky vs Tartakower, 1937
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Extra pawn and active Bishop: Black should win []
Alekhine vs Spielmann, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

20.Centralized Knight and lever: Sponsors of annihilation
Euwe vs Flohr, 1932 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

20:Operation shielding: Measures and counter-measures
Rubinstein vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knights stronger than Bishops
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 23 moves, 1-0

24: Sweeper-sealer twist: Promising
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

The fork trick re d4, e4 vs d6, e7
Alekhine vs A Cartier, 1923 
(A84) Dutch, 64 moves, 0-1

The Benoni Minor c2, d5, e4 vs. c5, d6, e5
Alekhine vs M Castillo, 1939
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Franco formations
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 81 moves, 1-0

The sealer
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Chain sweeping: Eruptive activation of the Bishop
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1934 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 47 moves, 1-0

37. Self-sealing: Monstrous
L Asztalos vs B Kostic, 1931
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

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