"Pawns are the soul of the game. ...the way they are deployed decides the fate of the game." - Philidor
In the beginning, many chess players didn't know what to do with their pawns. They were mostly considered a nuisance, to be gotten rid of quickly so that the “real” pieces could make the play. Even today, many rookies make the same mistake.
This thinking changed with Philidor, who is widely considered to be the first player to have recognised the power of “the soul of chess”. Today pawn formations are the foundation of chess strategy.
Boris shares his insights on how to make use of pawn moves to shape the game's outcome.
The session includes multiple examples, PGN files available for paid subscribers.