Key Concepts of Chess – Pawn Structures Vol.1 and 2

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Overview

In this series it’s all about strategy for club players, explained in a simple way with clear examples! The idea is to focus on certain themes using specific pawn structures. The central question is: how can the pieces be manoeuvred into good positions and what should we then consider? IM Herman Grooten will offer rules-of-thumb and concepts to give clubchess players the necessary guidance to try and find the right paths in their own games.

In this two-part course the emphasis will be on typical pawn-structures, ones that appear quite often in games and that will be very recognisable to club-chess players. Hence, the topics for video course 1 “Open and half-open files” and “the pawn chain” will be covered extensively on this video course.

• Video running time: 6 hours 30 Minutes (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps – Play key pawn structures

In this second part the emphasis will be on typical pawn structures that appear quite often in games, and that will be very recognizable for clubchess players. For example, on this video course the topics “the isolated queen pawn (IQP)” and “the passed-pawn in the middlegame” will be discussed in detail. Because the IQP can appear on the board in many opening variations, it is worthwhile to study. The fact that sometimes a passed-pawn can be invaluable and can cause an astonishing effect will be music to the ears of the club-chess player.

• Video running time: 4 hours (English)
• With interactive training including video feedback
• Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps – Play key pawn structures against Fritz on various levels


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Chapter List

DVD1

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals Part 1
  3. Fundamentals Part 1
  4. Definitions 1
  5. Definitions 2
  6. To create doubled pawns: Spiesberger-Galdunts
  7. To create doubled pawns: Van Wely-Short
  8. To get rid of doubled pawns: Constructed Position
  9. To win with tripled pawns: Lysyj-Ernst
  10. To play against a backward pawn: Estrin
  11. To deal with tension between two pawns: Gerlagh-Mollema
  12. Tension: Hibma-Breuker
  13. Tension: Fischer-Taimanov
  14. Typical structures: Suba-Zadrima
  15. Fundamentals Part 2
  16. Fundamentals Part 2
  17. Capture towards the center: Babula-Rustemov
  18. Capture off the center: Carlsen-Naiditsch
  19. Capture off the center Topalov-Van Wely
  20. Capture off the center: Gershon-Shinkevich
  21. Capture off the center: Atalik-Metin
  22. Capture off the center: Lanchava-Schuurman
  23. Release the tension: Sokolov-Marcelin
  24. The pawn chain, attacking the base: Moskalenko-Fedorchuk
  25. The Isolated Queen’s Pawn – attacking plan: Roiz-Beccaris
  26. The Passed Pawn: Van der Wiel-Haver
  27. Exercises
  28. Description
  29. Exercise 1
  30. Exercise 2
  31. Exercise 3
  32. Exercise 4
  33. Exercise 5
  34. Exercise 6
  35. Exercise 7
  36. Exercise 8
  37. Open and Half-Open File Part 1
  38. Open and Half-Open File Part 1
  39. Backward pawn: Gheorghiu-Shapiro
  40. Minority-attack: Van den Berg-Kramer
  41. Manoeuvres in front of the pawns: Gashimov-Ivanchuk
  42. Open file and seventh rank: Zivanic-Kovacevic
  43. Open up files with the king in the center 1: A.Haast-Coenen
  44. Open up files with the king in the center 2: Avrukh-Schripkenko
  45. Which is the right file? 1: Leniart-Kriebel
  46. Which is the right file? 2: Berg-Bareev
  47. Open and Half-Open File Part 2
  48. Open and Half-Open File Part 2
  49. Eliminating defender 1: Suba-Spraggett
  50. Eliminating defender 2: NN-NN
  51. Eliminating defender 3: Anastasian-Chatalbashev
  52. Entering the seventh rank 1: Kveinys-Comp
  53. Entering the seventh rank 2: Leko-Mamedyarov
  54. Demolishing the seventh rank: Fleming-Knopf
  55. Queen entering on the right way: Grandelius-Sokolov
  56. The back rank 1: NN
  57. The back rank 2: Lautier-Onischuk
  58. The sixth rank: Kasparov-Gavrikov
  59. Exercises
  60. Exercise 1
  61. Exercise 2
  62. Exercise 3
  63. Exercise 4
  64. Exercise 5
  65. Exercise 6
  66. Exercise 7
  67. Exercise 8
  68. The Pawn Chain
  69. Instructive Example
  70. Attacking the chain with White
  71. Attacking the chain with Black
  72. Demolish the structure 1: Moskalenko-Fedorchuk
  73. Demolish the structure 2: Forgacs-Tartakower
  74. Demolish the structure 3: Hess-P.Gerlagh
  75. Making use of a space advantage: Ostovic-Rogul
  76. Standard Sacrifice 1: P.Kuipers-P.Gerlagh
  77. Standard Sacrifice 2: Kosten-Adrian
  78. King’s Indian Defense Overview
  79. Model Game for White: Korchnoi-Van Wely
  80. Model Game for Black: Tratat-Ye Jiangchuan
  81. Exercises
  82. Exercise 1
  83. Exercise 2
  84. Exercise 3
  85. Exercise 4
  86. Exercise 5
  87. Exercise 6
  88. Exercise 7
  89. Exercise 8
    DVD2
  90. Introduction
  91. The Isolated Queen’s Pawn Part 1
  92. Introduction, pro’s and con’s
  93. The Nxf7-sacrifice
  94. The pawn break d4-d5
  95. The pin over the d-file
  96. The Nxf7-sacrifice 1: Khenkin-Bertran
  97. The Nxf7-sacrifice 2: Iturrizaga-Papin
  98. The Nxf7-sacrifice 3: Botvinnik-Batuyev
  99. The Nxf7-sacrifice 4: Janev-Ilchev
  100. The Nxf7-sacrifice 5: Botvinnik-Vidmar
  101. The Isolated Queen’s Pawn Part 2
  102. The Isolated Queen’s Pawn Part 2
  103. The rook lift and rook switch 1: Timofeev-Svidler
  104. The rook lift and rook switch 2: Buhmann-Wichmann
  105. The rook lift and rook switch 3: Onischuk-Vescovi
  106. The pawn break d4-d5 1: Ligterink-Donner
  107. The pawn break d4-d5 2: Portisch-Bilet
  108. The pawn break d4-d5 3: Sokolov-Fischer
  109. The pawn break d4-d5 4: Rodshtein-Diamant
  110. Transition to ‘hanging pawns’: Donaldson-Kudrin
  111. Exploiting weaknesses 1: Bojkov-Dreev
  112. Exploiting weaknesses 2: Arngrimmson-Damljanovic
  113. Exercises
  114. Exercise 1
  115. Exercise 2
  116. Exercise 3
  117. Exercise 4
  118. Exercise 5
  119. Exercise 6
  120. Exercise 7
  121. Exercise 8
  122. Passed Pawn Part 1
  123. To create a passed pawn 1: Razuvayev-Honfi
  124. To create a passed pawn 2: Nielsen-NN
  125. Pawn break: Thipsay-Peng
  126. Push pawn!: A.Haast-M.Bensdorp
  127. Piece positioning in relation to a passed pawn 1: Hughes-Chirila
  128. Piece positioning in relation to a passed pawn 2: Reinderman-Bosboom
  129. Piece positioning in relation to a passed pawn 3: Holt-Shetty
  130. To lure or chase away a defender: Cano Sanchez-Carrasco
  131. Interference: Morozevich-Adams
  132. Pin: Mentasi
  133. To block a square 1: Troitzky
  134. To block a square 2: Wall-Schuurman
  135. Double Attack: Engels-Maroczy
  136. Passed Pawn Part 2
  137. To exploit a passed pawn: Halkias-Asrian
  138. To create a second passed pawn 1
  139. To create a second passed pawn 2: Nunn
  140. To create a second passed pawn 3: Schuurman-Gara
  141. To defend against a passed pawn 1: Zenyuk-Abrahamyan
  142. To defend against a passed pawn 2: Van den Ende
  143. To defend against a passed pawn 3: Zheltukhov
  144. To defend against a passed pawn 4: Kasparov-Timman
  145. To exploit weaknesses and make use of the passed pawn 1: Grooten-Douven
  146. To exploit weaknesses and make use of the passed pawn 2: Petrosian-Korchnoi
  147. Exercises
  148. Exercise 1
  149. Exercise 2
  150. Exercise 3
  151. Exercise 4
  152. Exercise 5
  153. Exercise 6
  154. Exercise 7
  155. Exercise 8