Webinar 77. Knight on the Rim Is Dim!?

Webinar 77. Knight on the Rim Is Dim!?

FM Gertsog

Dear Chess Friends!

Once Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch said: "Knight on the rim is dim”, meaning that knights should be developed to the center where they control a greater number of squares. A knight on the edge of the board controls only 4 squares and some of them can be even occupied with your own pieces. It’s very often when one player puts the knight to the edge file, but the other player can’t take the advantage of it. 

How to play in such positions? Of course, you may focus on the other side of the board and play there or play in the center, but remember that the knight on the edge of the board can be also an object of the attack.

I’m glad to welcome you to my next 77th webinar “Knight on the Rim Is Dim!?” where you will learn how to take the advantage of the enemy knight being on the edge of the board and, of course, I will reveal if a knight on the rim is always dim!

Of course, everything will be illustrated by GMs’ games. The games played by top grandmasters I'm going to demonstrate at the webinar (and, of course, explain the ideas behind their moves):

  • Tigran Petrosian – Aleksandar Matanovic
  • Paul Keres – Laszlo Szabo
  • Veselin Topalov – Vladimir Kramnik

Join the webinar, learn how to take the advantage and attack enemy knights. I’m sure you will learn a lot and improve your chess performance!

The webinar starts on Sunday (11th of April) at 9 a.m. (EDT), 2 p.m. (GMT), 5 p.m. (Moscow time). This webinar is free.

NOTE! There will be no recording of this webinar available. If you want to learn how to improve your positional play – register and come to the webinar LIVE!

Please, register for the webinar with this link:


Please, don’t forget to register in advance and reserve your spot in case of a high number of attendees.

See you at the webinar!

FM Victor Neustroev