Bryan takes us through various strategies for using Pawns in your game. Illustrated with real games the lectures cover topics of Pawns In the attack, Petrosian’s Pawn Artistry, Doubled Pawns and Weak Squares, Break the Rules Sometimes, Breaking Through the Pawn Chain.
Content: 177 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Intermediate-Advanced Players.
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GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and currently splits his time between Novi Sad, Serbia and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Some of his accomplishments include first place in the 2008 National Chess Congress, 2009 National Chess Congress, 2010 Philadelphia International, and 2011 Limpedea Cup. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001 and became a GM in 2013. Bryan is the first-ever Grandmaster from Alaska!
- Using the Pawns in an Attack
English Opening: Symmetrical
Ronald Simpson vs. Bryan Smith
Run Time: 00:35:20
- Part II: Petrosian’s Pawn Artistry
Torre Attack: Classical Defense
Boris Spassky vs. Tigran Vartanovich Petrosian
Run Time: 00:34:07
- Part III: Doubled Pawns & Weak Squares
Nimzo-Indian: Three Knights Variation
Hermanis Karlovich Mattison vs. Aron Nimzowitsch
Run Time: 00:51:27
- Part IV: Break the Rules Sometimes
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Chigorin Defense, Exchange, Costa’s Line
Dorian Rogozenko vs. Alexander Morozevich
Run Time: 00:34:22
- Part V: Breaking Through the Pawn Chain
T. Gossell vs. Bryan Smith
Run Time: 00:52:59