About This Course

Learn to “read” and understand the pawn structures!

After finishing this course, you will have a complete understanding of all the 11 most common pawn structures, including all the plans, ideas, and techniques. It’s like having a home-field advantage in ALL your games!

  • The pawn structure determines the direction of the game
  • The pawn structure dictates the best plan
  • The pawn structure even decides what side has an opening advantage or a winning ending

Simply put, if you understand pawn structures, you understand chess!

Why Was This Course Created?

Understanding pawn structures used to be the privilege of titled players and a complete mystery for the rest… Not anymore! The idea of this course was to demystify the pawn structures once and for all!

In this brand-new 11-hour Pawn Structures Crash Course, Bryan reveals everything you need to know about ALL the 11 most common pawn structures from Carlsbad Formation to Maroczy Structure!

For each structure, you’ll learn the typical plans, weaknesses, attacking motifs, piece placement, and long-term goals.

You’ll be in total control.

Simply recognize the structure and follow the proven-and-tested plan from the course.

Add the instant pawn-structure recognition SKILL into your chess toolbox and your wins will come much easier.


Reading the Pawn Structures

Know exactly what direction the game will evolve in, so you can pick the best plan from the “library” that IM Solano prepared for you!

Winning with the Minority Attack

The proper way to play the minority attack, so that you can pick one of the two setups and keep your opponent guessing about what’s coming.

Botvinnik’s f3-e4 break

A lightning-quick attack that leaves your opponents hopelessly defending in the center, while you finish them off on the wing.

Secrets of Panov’s Formation

How IMs and GMs skillfully avoid the isolated pawn positions.

The “Stonewall” Blueprint

How to always have an edge in the Stonewall structure, by positioning your minor pieces and recapturing with the correct pawn.

Maroczy Planning

The easiest way to play against the Maroczy Structure – 2 solid plans for Black.

The ability to flawlessly “read” the structures will give you a home-field advantage in ALL your games!

The Best Content out There!

This course was created by one of our partners: The Chess World

We only choose what’s best for your improvement!

About the Author

IM Bryan Solano Cuya

Bryan Solano is an International Master from Costa Rica, who has won multiple national and international tournaments, including “Centroamericano y del Caribe 2016”, “National Games” in 2012, and “Costa Rica Blitz Championship” in 2017.

He has been a part of the Salou Team in Spain and a member of the national team of his country. He owns a GM norm and acts as a National Instructor from Costa Rica.

Bryan is a full-time chess player, coach and streamer!

This course includes:

11.2 hours on-demand video

Learn Anywhere, Anytime and on Any Device

The courses can be accessed on ANY device (even non-Windows devices).

Video lessons, chess games, exercises, documents, all are there for you.

You can study RCA courses online or download them.


12 Lessons11h 11m

Video Lessons

Lesson 1: IQP02:40:00
Lesson 2: Hanging Pawns00:42:00
Lesson 3: Carlsbad00:55:00
Lesson 4: Caro Slav Formation02:09:00
Lesson 5: d5 Chain01:17:00
Lesson 6: Complex King’s Indian00:36:00
Lesson 7: e5 Chain00:37:00
Lesson 8: Panov Formation00:32:00
Lesson 9: Stonewall Formation00:40:00
Lesson 10: Closed Sicilian English Structure00:36:00
Lesson 11: Maroczy Structure00:42:00


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