Fundamental Piece Play

With GM Julen Arizmendi

Course Description

When we talk about positional chess, the central role of pawn structures often comes to mind. Pawns are, after all, “the soul of chess”. But in order to gain a deeper understanding of positional play, we must also know how the pieces interact with those structures. In this course, we will establish the Fundamental Piece Play and talk about each piece individually, as well as the types of positions that work best for them and why.

What does each piece want?

1- The Rook

2- The knight

3- The bishop

4- The King

5- The Queen

Aiming for the right position

6- The rook

7- The knight

8- The bishop

9- The King

10- The Queen

11-12 How things can go wrong

13- Conclusions