Mastery: Strategy

Deep Concepts Explained

Deep Concepts Explained

Learn to handle pawns like a Grandmaster!

How does a top-level Grandmaster handle isolated or doubled pawns? Join GM Jon Ludvig Hammer as he demonstrates these key pawn structures. Hammer has beaten World Champion Carlsen and can show you the key concepts that have helped him along the way. Start using your pawns like a grandmaster today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn about isolated queen pawns, a tricky structure that can arise from many openings!
  • Learn the pros and cons of doubled pawns!
  • Learn how to take advantage of a weakness in your opponent's pawn structure!

"There's something about the way he explains things that just seems to make stuff click. Great teacher! If you haven't come across his videos, check them out." - Chess.com member RockyMntnKingSlayer

  • Deep Concepts: Isolated Pawns

    Isolated pawns can be both a weakness and a strength. GM Jon Ludwig Hammer explains what you need to know about this pawn structure. It can come from many openings, so you'll want to know how to play with and against the isolated pawn.

    • 10 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Deep Concepts: Doubled Pawns

    Do you know how to deal with doubled pawns? Join GM Hammer for this informative lesson of the pros and cons of this complicated pawn structure.

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
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