Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners – IM Maia Lomineishvili

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Empire Chess – Vol 38

IM Maia LomineishviliUnderstanding the decisive impact certain types of pawn moves can have in different positions can change the development of a beginner chess player. Many players find it easy to learn the first 10-15 moves of an opening or memorize common tactical patterns, but it may be much more difficult to understand the reasons behind certain pawn moves in different positions. Although the pawn is the ¨cheapest¨ piece in chess, it is extremely versatile in movement, ability to capture, and promote. In some positions, a single pawn move can have more of an impact than any other piece.

This 4.5 hour chess DVD is extremely helpful to beginner chess players because it is a comprehensive review of nearly every different type of pawn move that will change the outcome of a game. Viewers will learn about a variety of topics ranging from the importance of creating passed pawns in the endgame, to the most effective methods of attacking with an isolated pawn structure, or the best ways to blockade and target your opponent’s isolated pawn! ¨Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners¨ is presented by Maia Lomineishvili is an International Master and Women’s Grandmaster from Georgia with over 15 years of professional chess playing and teaching experience.


Chapter 1 – Creating Passed Pawns
Chapter 2 – Common Endgames
Chapter 3 – Simplified Middlegames
Chapter 4 – Complex Middlegames
Chapter 5 – Decisive Attacks
Chapter 6 – Increasing the Pressure
Chapter 7 – Exploiting Weak Squares
Chapter 8 – Isolated Pawn Structures

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4 hours 19 minutes


Standard H.264, .mp4, compatible with all Apple and PC devices.


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4 reviews for Winning Pawn Moves for Beginners – IM Maia Lomineishvili

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Calvin Hori (verified owner)

    Newcomer IM Maia Lomineishvili has made a video which covers a topic essential to improving one’s game past the club level. The title is misleading in that I feel that even advanced players will benefit highly from her clear cut lectures on understanding pawn moves and pawn structures. Remember, the lowly pawn is the only piece that cannot move backwards which results in a different strategy than using minor or heavy pieces.

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Reece Hasson (verified owner)

    The pawn moves is a neglected but extremely important video topic. IM Maia Lomineishvili presents a solid understanding of pawn moves but at times she does tend to talk a little fast.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carlone Rodriguez

    I never saw the pawns as important chess pieces, I mean I never knew that a winner game could reduce just to the pawn moves. I found this DVD really interesting and every chess player should watch it.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charley Walker

    It’s not only a DVD for beginners. I have been watching this DVD since I started and sometimes I use it to reinforce my knowledge. Perfect to surprise your opponent with perfect pawn moves

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