Mastery: Attacking

Attacking Pawn Chains

Attacking Pawn Chains

Learn how pawns can help you reach the opponent's king!

How does the pawn structure help you pick an attacking plan? Join GM Eugene Perelshteyn as he introduces several essential pawn structures from both e4 and d4 openings and shows how to use them to attack. Openings as diverse as the Sicilian and King's Indian Defense all feature pawn structures that can help you play brilliant mating attacks. Learn the connection between pawn structures and attacking today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how the King's Indian Defense offers great attacking play!
  • Learn how to break open Black's king with the Sicilian Grand Prix!
  • Learn how to go king hunting in the Torre Attack!
  • Learn how the Stonewall Defense is really an Attack!

"Thank you for the wonderful KID lesson... the strong themes in your lesson have helped me understand both the theme of the opening and the idea of attacking pawn chains. All the best and stay safe!" - member Antonino77

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  • King's Indian Defense

    Do you know one of the most exciting and flexible openings against 1. d4? GM Eugene Perelshteyn continues his theme on powerful attacking pawn chains with a lesson on the King’s Indian Defense, which is often the preferred system for aggressive players...

    • 22 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Sicilian Grand Prix

    The Sicilian Grand Prix is always good for some crazy pawn action, and GM Eugene Perelshteyn shows you the very best way to attack with one of the most powerful pawn chains in the game. Learn the optimal plans for both sides in this exciting opening,...

    • 16 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Torre Attack

    One of the most exciting and dangerous formations in chess is an attacking pawn chain. GM Eugene Perelshteyn demonstrates how to accomplish this menacing setup in a very common opening, the Torre Attack! Even if you’re an e4 player, you can often achieve...

    • 19 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Stonewall Defense is Really an Attack

    When is a defense actually an attack? When it’s an aggressive Stonewall Defense! Beautiful attacking pawn chains are not just for White; Black can quickly setup a deadly chain in this opening. GM Eugene Perelshteyn teaches you everything you need...

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
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