In this brand-new course, GM Petrov breaks down one very important positional elements of chess, how to play in the opposite side castling positions.
Sure, you probably know that you need to start a pawn storm, destroy your opponent’s castle and checkmate the king, before he does the same. This is only one of many plans you can use in opposite side castling positions, and it is surely not always the best.
There are many possibilities and not all club players [actually only a few] know how to correctly approach it…
GM Marian Petrov will explain what plan you should use based on positional elements such as pawn structure, type of center, and available resources.
You’ll start seeing the attacking possibilities in opposite side castling positions through the eyes of a Grandmaster and will surely find the best plan and execute a game-winning attack!
What you will learn:
- How to beat your opponent in the ‘pawn storm’?
- How to open critical files and isolate the opponent’s King?
- Common pawn and piece sacrifices in opposite side castle positions
- What to do when you are behind in tempi?
- How to play the opened center positions? [must-know rule]
- What plan works best in open-center positions?
GM Marian Petrov (FIDE 2537)
Is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. Also a FIDE trainer and coach of the team of Wales at the last Olympiad in Baku in 2016. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor’s degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers.