In this 7+ hour bundle on pawn structures in chess, you get access to 3 chess courses that will provide you with useful strategies and tips that will help you step up your pawn game.
The topics covered in this bundle are isolated pawns, hanging pawns, and essential pawn structures.
These chess courses are presented by GM Jan Gustafsson, GM Laurent Fressinet, and IM Sopiko Guramishvili.
Isolated pawns made easy – IM Sopiko Guramishvili
Isolated pawns – are they a weakness or a strength? Well, that all depends, as WGM Sopiko Guramishvili reveals in this course on an important part of your positional chess education.
An isolated pawn (IP) can give more space for your pieces and prove to be a useful weapon in the attack itself and the ability to push the pawn forward, opening key lines can make it a real menace.
However, if the opponent can restrain the pawn and trade-off minor pieces then it might become a target in the endgame.
Sopiko draws on a number of instructive examples to show exactly how you should handle the isolated pawn, whether you are in possession of it or your opponent is.
Hanging Pawns Explained – IM Sopiko Guramishvili
In a number of highly instructive and entertaining videos, Grandmaster Sopiko Guramishvili shows you everything you need to know about positions with hanging pawns.
Hanging pawns are a pawn island of 2 pawns alongside one another, often on c4 and d4 (or c5/d5).
This pawn structure is often mobile and can help with a quick attack. However, if the pawns can be contained they can become a weakness, particularly in an endgame.
Featuring some classic and highly instructive games from the likes of Capablanca, Tal, and Fischer, “Hanging Pawns Explained” shows how the best players play with and against this pawn formation.
Careful study of this course will add a new dimension to your positional ability.
Essential Pawn Structures – GM Jan Gustafsson and GM Laurent Fressinet
Learn the Most Important Pawn Structures
In this video series Magnus Carlsen’s seconds Jan Gustafsson and Laurent Fressinet cover some must-know pawn structures by analyzing famous games played by some of the greatest players in chess history.
By studying this course, you’ll improve your general understanding of the game by learning how to handle the most notorious, famous, and usual chess pawn structures.
Grandmasters Fressinet and Gustafsson cover some typical pawn structures that all ambitious players need to master such as the Carlsbad structure, French, Ruy Lopez, and various symmetrical pawn structures.
Is this course for me?
These lessons will help you better understand the most powerful plans you can use in every position.
By identifying the patterns of each pawn structure you will be able to make vigorous moves specifically designed to improve and strengthen your position.
Studying and knowing specific pawn structures is one of the great differences between club players and advanced/titled players.
Even seemingly inoffensive pawn moves in the opening or the middlegame could seal the fate of your position.
This +5 hour course will teach you 4 of the most popular chess pawn structures so you know them by heart and always know what to do when playing them in your games.