Know the Terrain Vol. 2: The Capablanca Structure – IM Sam Collins (Physical Disc)

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01/02/2015
Wendi Cook

IM Collins explains several st

IM Collins explains several strategic aspects of what he calls the "Capablanca Structure" (white pawns at e4 and d4, black pawns at c6 and e6) with more than 40 illustrative games.

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01/02/2015
Orville Owens

This DVD devotes more than 4 h

This DVD devotes more than 4 hours of lessons to one of the most important chess structures in chess, which can derive from various openings such as the Queen's Gambit Declined, the French Defence and the Caro-Kann Defence.


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software_requires_windowsThe information explosion has led to a massive increase in opening theory. But how often do you win a game with a prepared line?

What gives strong players the edge over their opponents is not some blockbuster novelty, but a deep understanding of the pawn structures to which their openings lead – an understanding that lasts into the middlegame and endgame, and is transferable between different openings with similar structures.

Sam Collins continued his investigation into the most common and important pawn structures in chess by looking at the “Capablanca Structure” (white pawns on c4 and d4 against black pawns on c6 and e6).

White has an undeniable space advantage but must demonstrate something against Black’s solid structure before the position simplifies.

The structure commonly arises from the most important openings including the Queen’s Gambit Declined, Semi-Slav, Rubinstein French and Caro-Kann, and a good understanding of the typical themes is essential.


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4 hours 30 minutes

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