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Post by BorgQueen on December 9th 2010, 7:50 am

Hi all,

I have just finished with the content "Structure Dynamism" and at the bottom of the pdf it says, the next subject will be "Pawn Phalanxes", but it's not, it's "Free Pawns".

Have they missed a chapter there or is it in a future month? The term pawn phalanx has always confused me so I was looking forward to studying it tonight, but it's not there!

Anyone know?

Cheers!

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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by Bilbo on December 9th 2010, 9:02 am

Pawn phalanxes are coming in the following chapter for you.

Here's a brief copy and paste of Month 7

Month 7
Strategy - Pawn Structures
7.1. d- and e- Pawn Phalanx
7.2. e- and f- Pawn Phalanx
7.3. c- and d- Pawn Phalanx
7.4. a-, b-, and c- Pawn Phalanx
7.5. Weaknesses in the Pawn Phalanx
7.6. Isolated Pawn - Introduction
7.7. Isolated Pawn - How to play with it
7.8. Isolated Pawn - How to play against it
7.9. Isolated Pawn Couple
7.10. Hanging Pawns
Tactics

Collaboration between pieces
Extra Module - Opening preparation

Opening Preparation for Black against 1.d4
Opening 2: Semi Slav Defense
(1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.e3)
D45 - 6.Qc2 Anti Meran
D47 - 6.Bd3 Meran System, with 8.Be2 and 8.Be3
D47 - 6.Bd3 Meran System, with 8.Bd3 - main variation

(browser version; download ChessBase)


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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by BorgQueen on December 9th 2010, 9:33 am

Excellent, thank you :-)

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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by PawnCustodian on October 9th 2011, 5:58 pm

They've just posted a new video for month five that give an excellent example.


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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by HangingKing on October 10th 2011, 3:36 pm

A brief overview before your each this lesson: a pawn phalanx is 2 or more adjacent pawns.

It get power when at least one of the pawns is a free pawn or semi-free (in that case the other one become free after exchange advance/take/retake).
If the two pawns are free, the phalanx is hard to stop.
Finally on offensive mode its pawns should advance to take advantage of initiative, while in defensive mode it is more flexible (static vs dynamic) while flat (2 pawns on the same row).

Generally the mistake is to break the flat mode too soon when our pieces are not ready to sustain action, and this create weak squares or worse make it static and unable to advance, thus it is more a late middlegame tool (when some columns are already opened or semi opened).

The rest is explained in month 7...


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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by HangingKing on October 10th 2011, 3:38 pm

oups, did'nt see the topic was dated 1 year ago :-/


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Re: Pawn Phalanx

Post by BorgQueen on October 10th 2011, 7:49 pm

It's still appreciated :-)

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