This tutorial and training module is dedicated to one of the most important strategic problems in a chess game. It explains how to continue in different positions with or against the bishop pair. In this masterpiece, the authors explain the most important and fundamental concepts that every player should know about playing with or against the bishop pair.

The master seems to effortlessly place his pieces on the right squares. Where they work together perfectly and dominate important lines, diagonals or squares. Using a selection of classical and recent games, the authors explain how to deal with typical positions with bishop pair that can arise from different openings.

The module is a successful combination of classical games, with which the individual chapters are introduced, and modern examples. This module contains 200 selected and extensively annotated examples and will encourage the user to study the middlegame more seriously.

Co-author E. Borulia is a well-known female grandmaster. Winning the German Women’s Championship in 1995 was a major step in her grandmaster career to date. Co-author J. Srokowskiy has been an international master since 1992. He was the coach of GM Andrei Maximenko, GM E. Borulia, GM S. Matveeva and GM M. Litinskaya. He was awarded the Chigorin Medal for his outstanding achievements in training top players.

Conclusion: Without doubt, this is an extremely instructive work. So be sure to use this module as well. Some examples even cause difficulties for master players. However, players of all levels will benefit from working with this module.

Chess Academy provides a complete interactive system for enjoying, playing and studying chess! Chess Academy enables any chess player to rapidly improve his chess skills in an efficient and effective manner. Chess Academy users learn chess and organize their training lessons through active participation and discovery with carefully selected and fully annotated Tutorial & Training Examples, authored by top-class players and experienced coaches.

  • Tutorial and training examples with text annotations in German and English are classified by topic / subtopic and each annotated variation includes appropriate position evaluations and/or text annotations explaining typical plans and maneuvers.
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This standard work also covers the following topics:

  • Attacking the king
  • Exposing diagonals
  • Transferring to the important diagonal
  • Converting the advantage
  • Spatial advantage
  • Exchange into the endgame
  • Restriction of minor pieces
  • Creating weaknesses
  • Opening the center
  • Sacrifice to gain the bishop pair
  • Initiative and domination etc.