Secrets of the Isolani

thumb22“He who fears an isolated Queen’s pawn should give up chess” – Siegbert Tarrasch. Don’t give up chess! Instead, master how to play with the isolated Queen’s pawn (aka isolani) and take your game to a whole other level. The answer to the age-old question of “is the isolani a strength or weakness?” is…

It’s neither! Until one side makes it strong or weak, that is. This Saturday, I am going to show you how to do precisely that with a fantastic free coaching session on the key strategies for playing both sides of this very important structure.

• The unexpected ‘bayonet’ thrust that spearheads an overwhelming onslaught against the enemy King. See how Kramnik used this exact method to crush Vishy Anand!
• GM Leko’s easy to remember strategy for paralyzing the isolani before laying siege to it. 75% of club players won’t know how to prevent this game-winning maneuver.
• The sneaky Bishop maneuver that allows you to switch from the central battle to a devastating Kingside attack before your opponent knows what’s happening!

If you’ve ever steered away from a move because you feared ending up with an isolated d-pawn or you’ve struggled to contain your opponent’s isolani, you’ll benefit from a ton of powerful, game-winning ideas in this training session. One thing is for sure, isolani positions lead to sharp games and are perfect for players determined to win every game.

If you’re serious about getting better at chess but don’t have much time to spend on study, our weekly webinars will give you the best return for your time. Real insights, real improvement, every week. And they’re free!