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:Learn More
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 ot 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.
$99.95Garry Kasparov's “Revolution in the 70's” was published in 2007 as the first book of “On Modern Chess” series. Soon it was followed by three tomes on his matches with Karpov, and then Garry moved on with his critically acclaimed “My Great Predecessors” suite. While all of the above are excellent works, “Revolution” has always been my favorite, because it's light on analysis and big on observations and conceptual thoughts. While this book deals with opening theory, it should not be taken as an all-inclusive manual, some of the sort of “Encyclopedia of Chess Openings According to Garry Kasparov” - should such title exist it would have been a book of 10,000 pages. Instead, as the title suggests, Garry takes the reader on a journey through the free-thinking days of the 1970's when a new generation of players, born after WWII, set to work to extend the boundaries of existing theory. The video series consists of 23 chapters, each being devoted to a particular opening line that was introduced in the 1970's or whereabouts when Garry himself was a good Soviet schoolboy, excitable and inspired. Learn More
$29.90Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build your opening repertoire - KID Averbakh Opening: E73: E74, E75 Player(s): Lerner, Yermolinsky, Atalik, Agzamov, Yermolinsky, Glyanets, Lputian, Moskalenko, Yermolinsky, Basin, Yermolinsky, Sharafuddin, Kaidanov, Kamsky, Polugaevsky, Uhlmann The Averbakh System, along with its variants such the Petrosian Variation in the Classical (early d4-d5) and the unnamed h3...Bg5 system, represents a shift in White's approach to combatting the Kings Indian. No series on the Averbakh KID can be complete without some coverage of the classical games in the Symmetrical Benoni structure (parts 7-8), but there are some new development there as well (parts 9-10) Enjoy! Learn More
$23.92Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Build you opening repertoire - QGD Opening D37: QGD Learn More