Understanding how to use pawns and how to handle different pawn structures are important topics for young or improving players to consider.
On this new ChessBase DVD, IM and FIDE Senior Trainer Andrew Martin investigates the notion that ‘pawns are the soul of chess’ and tries to explain exactly what this means.
The effective use of pawns in the opening leads to the correct development of the pieces and a good game springs naturally from there.
The pawn structure must be considered throughout the game and this is something that Martin also touches upon.
The viewer will be treated to a tour of excellent games, both old and new, many from the period 2012-2014. These highlight key ideas about the correct use of pawns and from which one cannot fail to improve one’s technique.
This DVD is ideal for players below 1800 or indeed ambitious players of any level.
- Video running time: 4 hours 03 minutes
- With interactive training including video feedback
- Database with 50 essential games
- Including CB 12 Reader
About the Author:
Andrew David Martin (born 18th May 1957 in West Ham, London) is an English chess player with the title of international master.
Martin has won various national and international tournaments. He has been playing for years in the Four Nations Chess League, at present (July 2009) for Wood Green Hilsmark Kingfisher, previously for the Camberley Chess Club. Martin received his title as international master in1984.
He earned his first grandmaster norm in the British Championship of 1997 in Brighton. Martin was a commentator on the chess world championship between Kasparov and Kramnik in 2000.
Andrew Martin is a chess columnist, an author of chess books and the author of various instructional videos. He was the publisher of the series Trends Publications.
Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7 or 8.1, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, DVD-ROM drive, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quadcore), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, DVD-ROM drive and internet access for program activation.