You might be a brilliant tactician or a fearsome attacker, but you won’t always be able to apply these skills when you play. If a game takes on a quieter nature, it is crucial that you develop an understanding of pawn structures, pawn play, and pawn weaknesses.
In this fifth Power Play DVD, Daniel King discusses strong and weak pawn structures, isolated pawns and pawn islands, how to create pawn weaknesses, how to cramp a pawn structure, the power of center pawns, and much more. Remember, weak pawns can decide the game.
At the end of the DVD, you can test your understanding of pawn play and pawn structures by examining a series of specially selected test positions.
The Power Play series is suitable for anyone looking to improve their chess, but also provides ready-made lessons and exercises for a trainer.
About the Author:
Daniel King (born 1963) is a Grandmaster and has been a professional chess player for more than 20 years. He has also represented his country in numerous competitions, amongst others in the historic win by the English over the Soviet Union in 1990 in Reykjavik.
King is the author of more than 15 chess books and has wealth of experience as a trainer, assisting many of England’s leading players. He is also well known for his broadcasting on TV, radio, and the internet, commentating on major chess events.
To the delight of chess fans worldwide, he hosts his monthly “Powerplay” show on the world’s largest chess server, Playchess.com. He contributes to ChessBase Magazine, with the popular column “Move by Move”. King has also produced the highly praised PowerPlay DVD series for ChessBase. King lives in London.
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.