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Isolated Pawn (4 part series)

Isolated Pawn (4 part series)

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Every Russian Schoolboy Knows: Isolated Pawn #1

Opening: D16: QGD Slav: Soultanbeieff variation
A46 Queen's pawn: Torre attack
B22 Sicilian: Alapin's variation (2.c3)

Player(s): Radjabov, Svidler, Radjabov, Svidler , Navara, Svidler, Yermolinsky, Gurevich, Benjamin, Yermolinsky

Former World Champion and legendary chess teacher Mikhail Botvinnik was the originator of the “Every Russian school boy knows” chess aphorism, which alluded to the fact that thousands of unknown schoolboys back in Russia - due to the intense training methods they received from a young age - likely knew more about the game than most professionals did in the West. One player who came through that legendary Soviet training camp is former U.S. Champion GM Alexander Yermolinsky. And each Sunday in his new hit show, “Every Russian Schoolboy Knows”, Alex will explain and expand on all the top tips and tricks gleaned from those famed training methods.

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