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Mastering Pawn Play

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Mastering Pawn Play
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When evaluating a chess position, every Grandmaster considers four key factors: King Safety, Material count, Piece activity, and pawn structure. Most amateurs tend to pay too much attention to piece activity and material and neglect how critical pawn play and pawn structure is to assessing positions and deciding on the correct strategy of play.
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Mastering Pawn Play

When evaluating a chess position, every Grandmaster considers four key factors: King Safety, Piece Activity, Material Count and Pawn Structure. Most amateurs tend to pay too much attention to piece activity and material and neglect how critical pawn play and pawn structure is to assessing positions and deciding on the correct strategy of play.
Master the keys of pawn play with this new video series. In it, we cover crucial topics in pawn play such as:

  • Pawn chains: how and when to attack them.
  • Isolated pawns: sometimes a weapon, other times a liability, learn how to play them both.
  • Doubled pawns: find out why not all doubled pawns are bad, master how to use them to your advantage.
  • Pawn endings: all you need to know about pawn endings…and sample games with full analysis.

Add a new weapon and dimension to your game with “Master Pawn Play” from top instructors IM John Watson, NM Dan Heisman, and GM Alex Yermolinsky.

When evaluating a chess position, every Grandmaster considers four key factors: King Safety, Material count, Piece activity, and pawn structure. Most amateurs tend to pay too much attention to piece activity and material and neglect how critical pawn play and pawn structure is to assessing positions and deciding on the correct strategy of play.