Chess Strategy Basics Vol.1

Chess Strategy Basics Vol.1

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Autor: Ris, Robert
Verlag: ChessBase
Erscheinungsjahr: 2023
Sprache: English

In this video course you will take your first steps into the great world of chess strategy. As chess legend Philidor (1726-1795) once said: "Pawns are the soul of chess", and in this course on chess strategy basics you will see that his quote is still true today!

After a brief introduction to the strengths and weaknesses of each piece, we will focus on pawns and their specific functions (protecting the king, supporting pieces, and limiting the opponent's mobility) and how they affect the course of the game. Some pawns are strong, others are weak, but when is a pawn weak and how can you exploit this? When there are weak pawns, weak squares are never far away! What are weak squares and how can your pieces benefit from occupying such a square? A rook is a powerful piece, and in the topics of "open files" and "seventh rank" you will see that solid positional play is closely linked to attacking chess. All of these elements should be considered when planning to improve your own pieces or weaken your opponent's position. The interactive format gives you the opportunity to test your knowledge! There are 77 exercises for you to apply your newly acquired knowledge!

  • Running time: 5 hours
  • With interactive tasks including video feedback
  • Database with 77 tasks



Windows 10 or later, Mac OS X (download only)

Windows 10 or newer
At least: Dual Core, 2 GB RAM, DirectX11, graphics card with 256 MB RAM, (DVD-ROM drive), Windows Media Player 9, Chessbase14/Fritz 16 or included reader and Internet connection for program activation.
Recommended: PC Intel i5 or AMD Ryzen 3 (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 Internet connection for program activation.

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MacOSX: only available as download! Minimum: MacOS "Yosemite" 10.10