Elements of Positional Chess

Level

Intermediate


Recommended Rating

800-1400


Topic Purpose

As you play better players, you will discover that they see the tactics that your are trying to develop.  You will have to have a superior position to win the game


Lessons: (each lesson is 1 hour)

Lesson 1 learning objectives

  • Introduces the concept of positional chess
  • Teaches about weaknesses — especially pawn weaknesses — and how to exploit your opponent’s weaknesses and how to remove your own weaknesses.. 

Lesson 2 learning objectives

  • Teaches the positional advantage of pawn majority.
  • Teaches the positional strategy of minority attack.
  • Teaches the positional importance of pawn centers.
  • Teaches the positional importance of pawn structures.

Lesson 3 learning objectives

  • Teaches the positional advantages of Bishops.
  • Teaches the positional advantage of passed pawns. 

Lesson 4 learning objectives

  • Teaches the positional advantage of Knights.
  • Teaches the positional advantage of Rooks.
  • Teaches the positional advantage of opening a file.
  • Teaches the positional advantage of minor exchanges.
  • Teaches the positional advantage of exchanging pieces. 

Lesson 5 learning objectives

  • Teaches the positional advantage and disadvantage of the isolated queen pawn.

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