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Speedboat Adventures | Power Your Rooks Through Open Files

Speedboat Adventures | Power Your Rooks Through Open Files

Controlling open files is an important strategic concept that helps you apply pressure on your opponent, paralyze the movement of their pieces, and infiltrate their position.

This course will teach you the key ideas and concepts in order to achieve this.

Below you can find some positions taken from the course.

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There are model game positions that will help you to understand how to implement the key concepts in your own games.

Ready? Let’s go!

What you'll learn

  • How to fight for open files by making exchanges or sacrifices.
  • How to prevent your opponent from entering your camp by controlling key entry squares.
  • What are useless open files and why you shouldn't occupy them.
  • Which open files are the most important to control.
  • How to make the most out of your Rooks on the 7th rank.

Lesson Plan

85 episode(s) 2 hours 39 min
5

Students give this course an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

Gil Holmes
Gil Holmes
Ovi S
Ovi S
G is getting better and better at teaching. Thank you much for the excellent lesson!
G is getting better and better at teaching. Thank you much for the excellent lesson!
Deleted user
Deleted user
Robert J.
Robert J.
Thank you for this wonderful course. It’s very instructive and easy to remember.
Thank you for this wonderful course. It’s very instructive and easy to remember.
Nils Philipp
Nils Philipp
Well-chosen topics/patterns. And I especially found Section 11 with the test positions very helpful. Also, I liked that some examples are taken from commented games.
Well-chosen topics/patterns. And I especially found Section 11 with the test positions very helpful. Also, I liked that some examples are taken from commented games.
GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes

Hovhannes Gabuzyan became a U-16 Olympic Champion in 2010. Two years later, at 17, he achieved the Grandmaster title.

He was the World University Chess Champion in 2016, the Armenian Champion in 2017 and 2021, and has represented his country at the prestigious Chess Olympiad.

He believes time is a person’s most valuable resource. This philosophy reflects in his swift play on the chessboard and his training methods that focus on squeezing the most out of one’s time.

Hovhannes Gabuzyan became a U-16 Olympic Champion in 2010. Two years later, at 17, he achieved the Grandmaster title.

He was the World University Chess Champion in 2016, the Armenian Champion in 2017 and 2021, and has represented his country at the prestigious Chess Olympiad.

He believes time is a person’s most valuable resource. This philosophy reflects in his swift play on the chessboard and his training methods that focus on squeezing the most out of one’s time.

You may find it useful to read our article on open files.

Course 85 episodes (2 hours 39 min)
Creators GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
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