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Practical Pawn Play: Ideas in the Carlsbad System
- 14 min
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Today GM Melik Khachiyan begins a new videos series designed to show examples of exceptional, and sometimes not-so-exceptional, pawn play in chess. We start with a classic battle between Botvinnik and Keres in which the former World Champion "pioneers" the idea of the f3-e4 breakthrough in the Carlsbad pawn structure. Though black eventually trades the dark-squared Bishop, his passive play is punished harshly!