Mastery: Attacking

Attacking Pawn Chains

Attacking Pawn Chains

Join Grandmaster 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. Follow along and good luck!

  • 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 against the queen’s pawn opening. GM Perelshteyn shows you how to achieve an attack with its signature central pawn chain.

    • 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, which can often turn into a race on opposing flanks.

    • 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 this exact pawn chain in your openings, as well.

    • 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 to know about getting your pawns rolling in the Stonewall Defense — which should be called the Stonewall Attack!

    • 18 min
    • 5 challenges
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