The Carlsbad formation

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The QGD: Carlsbad pawn formation by FM Valeri Lilov, brought to you by the Internet Chess Club, provides an explanation of the typical plans in positions with the Carlsbad pawn formation. It's the latest video series in ICC's webshop.

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Since last week the Internet Chess Club (ICC) is showcasing a new series named The QGD: Carlsbad pawn formation, by by FM Valeri Lilov. The author shows us the keys to playing this quintessential opening. The full series includes 6 lessons.

In the Carlsbad formation, White has a choice of plans: to prepare the advance e2-e4, or to play the minority attack. White has weaknesses on c4 and often e4. Black will use the e4 post to develop a kingside attack.

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The Internet Chess Club (ICC) is offering instructional pay-per-view videos to the general public, which can be bought for as low as $0.99 cents each. They are aimed at everyone on the net since the videos are brand-new and not linked to ICC membership.

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