Mastery: Strategy

Hammertime Strategy

Hammertime Strategy

Join Grandmaster Jon Ludvig Hammer as he demonstrates key strategies that can win games at all levels. Not only does Jon Ludvig demonstrate his own games against the strongest players in the world he also shows a variation that he helped Magnus Carlsen prepare to win a brilliant game against former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik!

  • How To Win With Doubled Pawns

    Did you know that doubled pawns are not always a weakness in chess? Let GM Jon L. Hammer show you how to turn doubled pawns into a way to launch a winning attack.

    • 10 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Restrict Your Opponent's Bishop

    Bishops can be dangerous pieces to play against, but if you know how to restrict their power, you can turn them into glorified pawns—or worse. In this lesson, GM Hammer shows you how to play against the opponent's bishop.

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Power Of Patience In Chess

    Patience is an underrated skill in chess, and perhaps in life. In a game of imbalances, waiting for the right moment pays off. GM Hammer shows you the power of patience on the chessboard in this lesson.

    • 13 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Play The Short Endgame

    The Short Endgame, named for GM Nigel Short, arises after a classic opening and middlegame pattern. GM Hammer shows you how to handle these positions from opening to ending.

    • 15 min
    • 5 challenges
  • How To Play The Berlin Endgame

    When you play the Berlin Endgame, you know that you're in the same position as the world's best grandmasters have been in some of the most important moments of chess history. GM Hammer shows you how to play this advanced and important endgame.

    • 11 min
    • 5 challenges
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