Berlin Endgames Part 7: The Dangerous e5-e6 Break

Dec 7, 2011
26 min
A pawn breakthrough that almost always yields good results is a pawn breakthrough I'd like to know about! GM Bojkov continues his series on this critical structure with some exciting victories by Magnus Carlsen and Alexei Shirov. The ideas behind the e5-e6 break are threefold: An attack against the stranded black King; to create open lines and targets in black's camp; and to use the e5-square as an outpost. Enjoy!