Pawn Structure Guide: Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)
- Open Positions -
Open Positions are no different to the Open Game situation - they're just two ways of referring to the same development ...
Here, while it's impossible to ignore what the Bishops and Knights are up to, the emphasis is to focus more on the role of the Pawn(s).
Get a feel for these formations, as they characterize the Open Position, which your Bishops and Queen(s) can exploit.
It's likely that positions will only be Open for the full benefit of just ONE of your Bishops, so you must pay attention to how the Pawns are being developed ...
If the light squares are rapidly being occupied by Pawns; if you choose to launch one of your Bishops into the action, it'd be the dark square Bishop you'd want to use ... And vice versa, naturally.
Moving On: Closed Positions (Page 2).
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