The Classical Style:
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Chess Style
- Classical -

The Classical Chess Style is also referred to as the Modern Style and, while it builds on the Center-square focus of the English Style, it aims to control the Small Center, directly from the Small Center.

Key Features:

  • Use the Pawns to control the Small Center of the Board, first, with other pieces - the Knights and Bishops - offering support.

  • Once the Center is controlled, attempt direct attacks against the enemy's King.

Example Game
- Classical Style -

- Lasker-Chigorin, Hastings, 1895 -

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Notable Players
- Classical Style -

Example Openings
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