Speedboat Adventures | Power Your Rooks Through Open Files

Hello ChessMood Family! Welcome to the course "Speedboat Adventures | Power Your Rooks Through Open Files"

About This Course

Controlling open files is an important strategic concept that helps you to 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.


You’ll learn how to: fight for open files by making exchanges or sacrifices, control key entry squares to prevent your opponent from entering your camp, and decide which open files are the most important to control.

You’ll also learn specific game strategies such as the power of Rooks on the seventh rank, and crushing through the eighth rank.

Throughout the course, you’ll see many game positions that will help you to understand how to implement these key concepts in your own games. Ready? Let’s go!


About Coach

GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
Name GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes
Title GrandMaster
Rating 2620

FIDE ELO: 2620

Olympic Champion under 16 (2010)

World University Champion (2016)


Hovhannes Gabuzyan became a Grandmaster at 17!

He is an Olympic Champion under 16 (2010)

He won the World University Chess Championship in 2016, Armenian Chess Championship in 2017 and joined Armenian National team.

What do you think about this course?


Gil Holmes
2 months ago
Ovi S
2 months ago
G is getting better and better at teaching. Thank you much for the excellent lesson!
Abhi yadav
2 months ago
Robert J.
2 months ago
Thank you for this wonderful course. It’s very instructive and easy to remember.