Video Lessons

Bonus Lesson

Practical Part

TASK 1 (Part-1) (Answer)


Strategic Rules

    • PIECES are much more powerful than pawns. That’s why we should care about our pieces first of all.

HOWEVER, it’s necessary to remember this rule: advanced pawns are good for attack, BUT bad for defense.

Advanced pawns are close to opponent’s territory. That’s why it’s simple for your opponent to attack such pawns.

    • Advanced pawns are strong, if they are well-supported by your pieces. Otherwise advanced pawns will be an easy target for opponent’s pieces.
    • In a middlegame, it’s difficult to attack opponent’s weak pawns, because his minor pieces cover all the weaknesses.

While attacking weak pawns, you should trade minor pieces and leave heavy pieces.

When you exchange the main defenders of weak pawns (opponent’s minor pieces) it will be much simpler for you to attack and to capture those pawns.