Mastery: Strategy

Pawn Structures That Win

Pawn Structures That Win

Life is easier when your pawns are working for you! Join GM Aman Hambleton as he demonstrates structures that can give you an edge!
  • Pawn Structures That Win: The Maroczy Bind

    One of the most famous structures that can cause headaches for your opponent is the Maroczy Bind! GM Aman Hambleton shows how to dominate the center and take over the game with pawns on c4 and e4.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Pawn Structure That Win: The f3-e4 Chain

    The symetrical pawn structures out of the Queen's Gambit Accepted might seem drawish, but GM Hambleton demonstrates how a well-placed pawn chain can give you an edge!

    • 8 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Pawn Structures That Win: The Sicilian Endgame

    Why is the Sicilian such a popular opening? One reason is that Black's half-open c-file and active pieces can lead to great endgames. GM Aman Hambleton explains the key ideas!

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Pawn Structures That Win: The e3 Maroczy

    In many openings, one side can gain a space advantage with a pawn on c4. against one on d6. That space advantage might not seem like much, but GM Aman Hambleton shows how the space advantage can cause headaches for even the strongest opponents.

    • 9 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Pawn Structures That Win: Doubled F-Pawns

    It's unusual for Black to gain a big positional advantage right out of the opening. Watch out how GM Aman Hambleton recommends Black to damage White's structure in the English Opening. You can try this plan in other openings too, so it's a great one to...

    • 10 min
    • 5 challenges
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