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Key Concepts of Chess–Pawn Structures Vol. 1

Open-, Half-Open Files and The Pawn Chain

DVD-Box, ChessBase, 1. Auflage 2022

Aus der Reihe »Fritz Trainer Strategie«

29,90 €
Inkl. MwSt., zzgl. Versandkosten

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 “Open and half-open files” and “the pawn chain” will be covered extensively on this video course.

  • Video running time: 6 hours 30 min (English)

  • With interactive training including video feedback

  • Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps - Play key pawn structures against Fritz on various levels

Weitere Informationen
Gewicht 100 g
Hersteller ChessBase
Breite 13 cm
Höhe 19 cm
Medium DVD
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Autor Herman Grooten
Reihe Fritz Trainer Strategie
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-3-86681-840-8
Einband DVD-Box

Sample Video:



Fundamentals Part 1

Definitions 1

Definitions 2

To create doubled pawns: Spiesberger-Galdunts

To create doubled pawns: Van Wely-Short

To get rid of doubled pawns: Constructed Position

To win with tripled pawns: Lysyj-Ernst

To play against a backward pawn: Estrin

To deal with tension between two pawns: Gerlagh-Mollema

Tension: Hibma-Breuker

Tension: Fischer-Taimanov

Typical structures: Suba-Zadrima

Fundamentals Part 2

Capture towards the center: Babula-Rustemov

Capture off the center: Carlsen-Naiditsch

Capture off the center Topalov-Van Wely

Capture off the center: Gershon-Shinkevich

Capture off the center: Atalik-Metin

Capture off the center: Lanchava-Schuurman

Release the tension: Sokolov-Marcelin

The pawn chain, attacking the base: Moskalenko-Fedorchuk

The Isolated Queen's Pawn - attacking plan: Roiz-Beccaris

The Passed Pawn: Van der Wiel-Haver


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

Open and Half-Open File Part 1

Backward pawn: Gheorghiu-Shapiro

Minority-attack: Van den Berg-Kramer

Manoeuvres in front of the pawns: Gashimov-Ivanchuk

Open file and seventh rank: Zivanic-Kovacevic

Open up files with the king in the center 1: A.Haast-Coenen

Open up files with the king in the center 2: Avrukh-Schripkenko

Which is the right file? 1: Leniart-Kriebel

Which is the right file? 2: Berg-Bareev

Open and Half-Open File Part 2

Eliminating defender 1: Suba-Spraggett

Eliminating defender 2: NN-NN

Eliminating defender 3: Anastasian-Chatalbashev

Entering the seventh rank 1: Kveinys-Comp

Entering the seventh rank 2: Leko-Mamedyarov

Demolishing the seventh rank: Fleming-Knopf

Queen entering on the right way: Grandelius-Sokolov

The back rank 1: NN

The back rank 2: Lautier-Onischuk

The sixth rank: Kasparov-Gavrikov



Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8

The Pawn Chain

Instructive Example

Attacking the chain with White

Attacking the chain with Black

Demolish the structure 1: Moskalenko-Fedorchuk

Demolish the structure 2: Forgacs-Tartakower

Demolish the structure 3: Hess-P.Gerlagh

Making use of a space advantage: Ostovic-Rogul

Standard Sacrifice 1: P.Kuipers-P.Gerlagh

Standard Sacrifice 2: Kosten-Adrian

King’s Indian Defense Overview

Model Game for White: Korchnoi-Van Wely

Model Game for Black: Tratat-Ye Jiangchuan


Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Exercise 5

Exercise 6

Exercise 7

Exercise 8