Alexander Kotov's Five Pawn Centers, 5. The Fluid Center:
Part of the Chess Strategies Guide (Section 2: Studying the Pawns)

Studying the Pawns
Kotov's Five Pawn Centers
[5. The Fluid Center]


Kotov's Five Pawn Centers
5. The Fluid Center
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Kotov's Five Pawn Centers, 5. Fluid Center.This image shows the Center in a state of flux - the position is said to be Fluid.

Kotov says: "The pawn position in the centre is not fixed. It may be perhaps built up in some particular way and the resulting position then transposes to one of the positions we have described above."

Or, as John Connor says: "The future is not set. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."

What to do with a Fluid Center position...
  • No position has determined, yet.

  • Strive to create your preferred type (Closed, Open, Fixed, or Mobile), and play according to the requirements of that position.

Kotov's Five Pawn Centers
5. The Fluid Center
- Example: Creation of the Fluid Center -

Reference: Chess Training for Budding Champions, p60

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