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New: Herman Grooten: Key Concepts of Chess - Pawn Structures Vol. 1+2

by ChessBase Shop - 14/06/2022

IM Herman Grooten will offer rules-of-thumb and concepts to give club chess players the necessary guidance to try and find the right paths in their own games. In this two-part course the emphasis will be on typical pawn-structures, ones that appear quite often in games and that will be very recognisable to club level chess players. The Vol.1 of the DVD contains the topics of Open, Half-Open and The Pawn Chain. Vol.2 of the DVD discuss the quintessential Isolated Queen's Pawn and The Passed Pawn. Check out these two important DVDs and increase your knowledge of pawn structures from IM FT Herman Grooten. Photo: ChessBase

Key Concepts of Chess – Pawn Structures Vol. 1

Open, Half-Open Files and The Pawn Chain

In this series it’s all about strategy for club players, explained in a simple way with clear examples! The idea is to focus on certain themes using specific pawn structures. The central question is: how can the pieces be maneuvered into good positions, and what should we then consider?

 

Hence, the topics “Open and half-open files” and “the pawn chain” will be covered extensively on this video course.

• Video running time: 6 hours 30 minutes (English)

• With interactive training including video feedback

• Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps - Play key pawn structures

Key Concepts of Chess – Pawn Structures Vol. 2

The Isolated Queen’s Pawn and The Passed Pawn

In this second part the emphasis will be on typical pawn structures that appear quite often in games, and that will be very recognizable for clubchess players.

 

For example, on this video course the topics “the isolated queen pawn (IQP)” and “the passed-pawn in the middlegame” will be discussed in detail.

 

Because the IQP can appear on the board in many opening variations, it is worthwhile to study. The fact that sometimes a passed-pawn can be invaluable and can cause an astonishing effect will be music to the ears of the club-chess player.

• Video running time: 4 hours (English)

• With interactive training including video feedback

• Extra: Model Games and Training with ChessBase apps - Play key pawn structures against Fritz on various levels

System Requirements

Minimum: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, Windows 7, DirectX 11 graphic card with 256 MB RAM, Windows Media Player 9, ChessBase 14/Fritz 16 or included Reader and internet access for program activation.

 

Recommended: PC Intel i5 (Quad core), 4 GB RAM, Windows 10, DirectX11, graphics card with 512 MB RAM or more, 100% DirectX10-compatible sound card, Windows Media Player 11, (DVD-ROM drive) and internet access for program activation.

 

Mac OSX

Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10

About Herman Grooten

Herman Grooten is an International Master from the Netherlands, a renowned trainer with over 35 years of experience and the author of several highly acclaimed books about chess training and chess strategy.


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