Pawn Structure Guide: Part of the Beginner's Chess Guide (Section 2)
- Closed Positions -
There's no voodoo being used, they both describe a situation where Bishops, in particular, find themselves blocked in by the arrangement of Pawns.
In that article, the focus was on the two minor pieces - the Knights and Bishops - and how the Knights, with their jumping ability, are better suited to a Closed situation.
In THIS article, as seen in the video, above, we're focusing on the role of the Pawns and how their development leads to the Closed Positions, which make life difficult for your ground runners (Bishops, Rooks and Queens).
We'll repeat what we said for the Open Position ... When it comes to learning what makes a Closed Position:
The focus is on the Bishops because they're usually first into battle, among the long-distance pieces.
Moving On: Full Pawn Center (Page 3).
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