Welcome to yet another stop on the pawn structure journey: this time, we are headed to an exciting destination, the e5 chain pawn structure. If this name sounds familiar, it might be because you have already read the article on its sister structure, the d5 chain pawn structure. However, as much as these structures may […]
As we continue our journey through the fundamentals of pawn structures, we reach yet another interesting stopping point: the d5 chain pawn structure. In chess, as ironic as it may sound, things are rarely black and white in terms of being easy to define. However, there is something you can be certain of: by studying […]
Welcome to yet another ride down the pawn structure lane! Today we are visiting yet another exciting location: the Sicilian – Maróczy Bind pawn structure. As you must know by now, there are 17 essential pawn structures in chess, and they are the very foundation of each chess position. The Maróczy structure is one of them, […]
When you see the name “Sicilian” on the title of a pawn structure article like this one, you can already be sure that there will be some fun coming your way. As you may know, the Sicilian defense is widely known for presenting chess players with sharp games and complex positions, where creativity to attack […]
The pawn structure journey continues, and we are now headed to one of the most exciting destinations: the Sicilian – Scheveningen structure! Whether you are an aggressive and sharp player who likes to meet 1.e4 with the Sicilian defense, or have already realized that it is important to study pawn structures even if they are […]
Quoting the legendary French Grandmaster André Philidor, “pawns are the soul of chess”: as you might already know from your chess practice and study, pawn structures really are the backbone of chess strategy, as they define the main characteristics of a position. While it is not always true that same pawn structures should be played […]
If you want to become good at chess, you must learn about chess Pawn Structures. A lot of chess strategy comes down to how the pawns are placed on the board. Their configuration, mainly determines what you should be doing as your next move.
This article is an in-depth break down of the Queens Gambit – Isolani Pawn Structure. We will discuss what this pawn structure looks like, how you reach this pawn structure, the specific plans in this pawn structure, and when the Isolani pawn is a strength and a weakness.