Webinar 46. Positional Pawn Sacrifice

Webinar 46. Positional Pawn Sacrifice

FM Gertsog

Dear Chess Friends!

Do you like to sacrifice the material? Amateurs usually sacrifice the material in cases when they see that this sacrifice provides them a full compensation. And how to understand that you get a “full compensation”? The answer is to calculate the lines. If you are able to foresee that you have enough initiative or can gain the material back, this sacrifice is called a Dynamic Sacrifice!

However, sometimes you can’t calculate all lines to be sure that you have a better position in all possible continuations, but you have a feeling that your position is better anyway, because, for example, your pieces become more active. If so, this kind of a sacrifice is called a Positional Sacrifice!

I decided to cover this topic and I’m glad to welcome you to my next 46th webinar - “Positional Pawn Sacrifice”

Do you want to learn how to sacrifice pawns & pieces to improve your position in general, if there are no tactical opportunities in the position? I think this what only strong players can do. How to define if you just lose a pawn for nothing or sacrifice it to activate your pieces, occupy a key square, open lines, ruin enemy pawn structure or lock enemy pieces out? This is what I’m going to explain to you on the webinar!

I’m going to illustrate everything by the examples of games played by top grandmasters and, of course, explain the ideas behind their moves:

  • Isaac Boleslavsky – Mikhail Tal
  • Wolfgang Uhlmann – Efim Geller

And, of course, I prepared 2 exercises for you! So that you may try your new skills and abilities there at the webinar!

The webinar starts on Sunday (23rd of August) at 10 a.m. (EDT), 2 p.m. (GMT), 5 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.

See you on the webinar!

FM Victor Neustroev