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Chess Strategies: How To Play With Or Against Isolated Pawn

Viktor Neustroev, ​Commodity Market Analyst & Option Trader

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13 Videos (49m)
    • Isolated Pawn Promo

    • Lecture 1. Introduction

    • Lecture 2. Where to meet an isolated pawn

    • Lecture 3. Learn general plans how to play against isolated pawn

    • Lecture 4. Obstructing enemy pieces

    • Lecture 5. The weakness in the endgame

    • Lecture 6. Simplify the position

    • Lecture 7. Turn an isolated pawn into a pair

    • Lecture 8. The advantages of isolated pawn

    • Lecture 9. The breakout

    • Lecture 10. Hold the enemy weak pawn

    • Lecture 11. The attack on the kingside

    • Lecture 12. Use c-file


About This Class

If you want to become a strong player, it’s very important to know the strategy how to play with or against an isolated pawn. The importance of this topic is related to the fact that isolated pawn can arise from a huge number of openings: Queen’s Gambit, Queen’s Indian Defense, Nimzo-Indian Defense, French Defense, Caro-Kann Defense (Panov Attack) and even Sicilian Defense.

This course covers all possible plans how to play the positions with an isolated pawn.

There are 4 strategies how to play against isolated pawn: 

  • Obstruct enemy pieces
  • Pass the game into the endgame
  • Simplify the position
  • Turn an isolated pawn into a pair

And there are also 4 strategies for players who like to play with isolated pawn:

  • Make a breakout
  • Hold the enemy weak pawn
  • Start the attack on the kingside
  • Use c-file

Every strategy is explained by example of real game between 2 grandmasters.

And finally I prepared a quizz for you to practice at the end the course.

I look forward to seeing you in class!







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Viktor Neustroev

​Commodity Market Analyst & Option Trader

My name is Viktor Neustroev and I am a trader.

Since 2003 I have been trading financial markets starting with FOREX and then broadening horizons to commodity markets. Trading is all my life, but it really became a passion when I started trading options. Trading financial markets gives people what they really want - financial independence.

I am also a chessplayer and a chess coach for my daughter (you can find my name in FIDE rating list). Why I like financial markets? Because it...

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