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Respectively, what are good books for the Panov-Botvinnik Attack and playing with an isolated queen pawn?

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    I like the Lorin d'Costa book I linked to your last question, and it has a strong focus on IQP positions. That's certainly what I learnt the Panov from. But whether it is best, well that's opinion, don't be surprised if this gets closed for that reason.
    – Ian Bush
    Feb 19 at 8:43
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    Adding on to @IanBush comment. It is common on StackExchange to not allow opinion, but this community is stricter in that regard than other communities I belong to. For example, you may just ask for two books, or maybe books you would recommended. "Best Books" is definitely opinion. Also, it is good practice to ask only one question. I answered only the IQP question. Feb 19 at 14:36
  • Just out of curiosity, at what point does a question become too opinion-based? For example, when discussing the positional ideas of a given position and evaluating which side is better off, is that considered opinion-based?
    – George
    Feb 19 at 15:16
  • @George In my experience, recommendation questions are generally allowed as long as are specific and allow for multiple valid answers. Questions on evaluating chess positions it different as there can only really be one answer: win, draw, loss, or it depends. Feb 19 at 19:06

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For Isolated Queen Pawn play I would pick up a pawn structure book. They typically start off with IQP. Most of the game examples will be Queen's Gambit, but the beauty of a pawn structure approach is that it applies independent of opening. It's worth studying pawn structures generally once you are not dropping pieces regularly as strategy becomes more important.

Two best books in English (Opinion)

  • Pawn Structure Chess - Andrew Soltis
  • Chess Structures A grandmasters guide - Mauricio Flores Rios

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