Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

Webinar 21. Bishop Pair in the Middlegame

FM Gertsog

Dear Chess Friends!

It’s time to continue our webinars. I’m sure you’ve heard about Bishop Pair. And, of course, you know that a bishop pair usually provides you with some advantage and sometimes can even give you more advantage than 1 extra pawn.

However, it’s very often when a player gets a bishop pair, but doesn’t know how to realize this advantage and convert it to something material that can help to win the game later.

Do you know how to play with a bishop pair? It’s quite easy to play with a bishop pair in the endgame in open position – fix pawn weaknesses and then attack them with your bishop pair. Trade one of you bishops for a knight if then you can win a pawn. But how to play with a bishop pair in the middlegame, when the position is closed or semi-open?

If you are not sure and want to know more – you should definitely attend my next webinar “Bishop Pair in the Middlegame”!

What are we going to do on the webinar?

I’m going to show you three classical game fragments where this strategical motif was applied:

  • Alexander Alekhine – Max Euwe
  • Vsevolod Rauzer – Nikolay Ryumin
  • Vladimir Makogonov – Paul Keres

 The webinar starts on Sunday (23rd of February) at 10 a.m. (EST), 3 p.m. (GMT), 6 p.m. (Moscow time). This webinar is free.

Please, register for the webinar with this link:


Please, don’t forget to register in advance and reserve your spot in case of high number of attendees. 5 participants who register for the webinar first will be able to use a microphone.

If you attend such webinar for the first time – please, read the information below:

What to expect from the webinar?

I’m going to conduct this webinar as a group and interactive chess lesson. I prepared questions and exercises for you and I want you to suggest the moves, plans and share your ideas on the webinar.

Why group lessons are important?

I’m studying and teaching chess for many years and I’m absolutely sure that the key to success in chess depends on proper training methods. That’s why I have no doubts that a training program for almost any student should consist of:

  • Individual lessons (where the coach tries to explain and correct mistakes that the student makes)
  • Puzzles solving (can be part of the lesson or a homework)
  • Group lessons (where students may learn openings and typical plans that can be applied in certain types of positions. Group lessons also help to analyze common mistakes that many students make. And of course, group lessons increase competition between students and stimulate them to get ahead of each other!)
  • Tournament games (why not online games? Because, only tournament games keep you concentrated from the beginning to the very end of the game. This is where you can improve)

See you on the webinar!

FM Victor Neustroev