Practical 1.d4 Repertoire for White Part 2

Must-Know Endgames for 1.d4 Players

Understand the Space Advantage (Approx. 2h and 40min Running Time) 


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  • Space Advantage in the Endgame - Introduction  Closed
  • Olympiad-19 Preliminaries C - Acevedo, Armando - Fischer, Robert James  Closed
  • EU-Cup 20th - Gelfand, Boris - Campora, Daniel Hugo  Closed
  • Wch Rapid - Gelfand, Boris - Anisimov, Pavel  Closed
  • Simul, 23b - Hage, H.. - Nimzowitsch, Aron  Closed
  • Skopje/Ohrid Solidarnost-02 - Geller, Efim P - Hort, Vlastimil  Closed
  • Internet Blitz Game - Zlatanovic, Boroljub - ChristophS  Closed
  • URS-ch U26 - Komarov, Dimitri - Kramnik, Vladimir  Closed
  • Olympiad-20 Final A - Karpov, Anatoly - Wirthensohn, Heinz  Closed
  • Montevideo Sudamericano Primer - Villegas, Benito H - Illa, Rolando  Closed
  • Bundesliga 0102 - Andersson, Ulf - Bunzmann, Dimitrij  Closed
  • Dortmund SuperGM 25th - Kramnik, Vladimir - Polgar, Judit  Closed
  • Corus-B - Carlsen, Magnus - Vescovi, Giovanni P  Closed
  • DSB-24 Kongress Meisterturnier-22 - Bluemich, Max - Nimzowitsch, Aron  Closed
  • EU-chT (Men) 17th - Stojanovic, Dalibor - Delchev, Aleksander  Closed
  • Hoogovens - Petrosian, Tigran V - Mecking, Henrique  Closed
  • Internet Bullet Game - Zlatanovic, Boroljub - Schnarchzapfen  Closed
  • Interzonal-14c - Eingorn, Vereslav S - Hickl, Joerg  Closed
  • Amber-rapid 13th - Topalov, Veselin - Ivanchuk, Vassily  Closed
  • Moscow-ch44 - Estrin, Yakov Borisovich - Nisman, Boris I  Closed
  • Candidates sf Karpov-Spassky +4-1=6 - Karpov, Anatoly - Spassky, Boris Vasilievich  Closed
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  • Kraft Chess Cup - Solution 1, Andersson - Brynell, Stellan  Closed
  • Horgen - Solution 2, Kramnik - Lautier, Joel  Closed
  • London - Solution 3, Smyslov - Ernst, Thomas  Closed
  • Beijing FIDE GP - Solution 4, Gelfand - Ivanchuk, Vassily  Closed
  • SUI-ch35 Meister - Solution 5, Henneberger - Nimzowitsch, Aron  Closed
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  • Space Advantage in the Middlegame - Introduction  Closed
  • Candidates Tournament - Stahlberg, Gideon - Taimanov, Mark E  Closed
  • Barmen Meister-A - Schlechter, Carl - John, Walter  Closed
  • Karlsbad-04 International Masters - Capablanca, Jose Raul - Treybal, Karel  Closed
  • Olympiad-08 Final A - Petrovs, Vladimirs - Grau, Roberto  Closed
  • RUS-Cup6 - Morozevich, Alexander - Petrushin, Alexander I  Closed
  • Candidates Tournament - Petrosian, Tigran V - Pilnik, Hermann  Closed
  • Candidates Tournament - Petrosian, Tigran V - Fischer, Robert James  Closed
  • Match Eliskases-Spielmann +3-2=5 - Eliskases, Erich Gottlieb - Spielmann, Rudolf  Closed
  • Kiev-ch - Kosikov, Alexey I - Kernazhitsky, Leonid  Closed
  • Adelaide Lidums op - Browne, Walter Shawn - Da Groen  Closed
  • FrankfurterSV Anderssen Jubilee Masters - Mannheimer, Nathan - Nimzowitsch, Aron  Closed
  • DSB Kongress-09 Meisterturnier - Tarrasch, Siegbert - Schlechter, Carl  Closed
  • Match/Nation GER-SWE 15-17 (4Players4R) - Bogoljubow, Efim - Danielsson, Gosta  Closed
  • Match/Nation ENG-URS - Geller, Efim P - Broadbent, Reginald Joseph  Closed
  • Olympiad-19 Preliminaries A - Browne, Walter Shawn - Olsen, Henry  Closed
  • Lone Pine op Louis D. Statham Masters - Browne, Walter Shawn - Grefe, John Alan  Closed
  • Wien Imperial Jubilee - Tarrasch, Siegbert - Marco, Georg  Closed
  • World U20-ch10 Final A - Karpov, Anatoly - Andersson, Ulf  Closed
  • ESP-chT CECLUB Honor - Negi, Parimarjan - Spraggett, Kevin  Closed
  • SRB-chT 1st League - Soysal, Serkan - Marjanovic, Dejan  Closed
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  • World Junior 2022 - Solution 1, Guz - Pennica, Andrea  Closed
  • Baden-Baden International - Solution 2, Reti - Carls, Carl Johan Margot  Closed
  • Bad Niendorf International - Solution 3, Nimzowitsch - Ahues, Carl Oscar  Closed
  • Belgrade-C - Solution 4, Cabrilo - Ziatdinov, Raset  Closed
  • Bazna Kings 4th - Solution 5, Gelfand - Wang, Yue  Closed
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    Understand the Space Advantage


    We are happy to present the newest course by IM Boroljub Zlatanovic - Understand the Space Advantage. Space is a subtle concept that many less experienced players tend to underestimate. Therefore, the subtle understanding provided by this course will help you win many games!

    The course is divided into two sections: Space Advantage in the Endgame and Space Advantage in the Middlegame. Each section contains 20 carefully curated model examples and 5 practical exercises to solidify your understanding and enhance your strategic intuition. It goes without saying that all the exercises come with annotated solutions.

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    It is clear that space can be gained by advancing pawns. However, this doesn't mean every advance is beneficial. Remember, pawns cannot be moved back - think twice before any advance. In fact, every advance tends to weaken certain squares, to varying degrees.

    The ultimate objectives of advances are clear: in the endgame, it is to promote; in the opening and middlegame, it's generally to secure comfortable spots for pieces (usually behind pawns), and to push back and restrict the opponent's pieces. This should induce disarray in the opponent's ranks. Note, gaining space may not hit its intended target if the opponent still has enough room to regroup. Additionally, all advanced pawns risk losing support in the endgame, potentially becoming easy targets for the opponent's pieces and king. Evidently, you must find balance and predict whether an advance might be beneficial or risky. While this might seem challenging, this course will help broaden your horizons and offer new perspectives on advancing. Keep in mind, more space doesn't necessarily guarantee a space advantage.

    Now, let's consider having a space advantage. Generally, my advice is this: a space advantage that restricts the opponent can be more easily converted if you continue to constrain them further. More space (making the space advantage even more pronounced) affords opportunities on both flanks due to better "communication lines". It's good practice to strive to play on both wings simultaneously; eventually, the opponent's defence should crumble.

    Space Advantage in the Endgame

    Space advantage is rarely a factor in the endgame - with fewer pieces on the board, you can regroup easily even with limited space. Thus, we should also focus on positions with "more space on our side". How to deal with it? Insist on further restricting the opponent's pieces and try to play on both wings. Better communication lines will help you to launch various attacks in different directions faster than your opponent can defend. This strategy just tends to work. You will repeatedly uncover new insights about this throughout the course.

    Space Advantage in the Middlegame

    Contrary to the endgame, attacking on both wings with a space advantage in the middlegame isn't the primary advice, nor is it as easy to implement. However, there are more chances that gaining space will result in a space advantage. Another crucial piece of advice is to avoid exchanges! With limited space, the opponent's pieces may obstruct each other. Try to exploit such disharmony and do not aid them in resolving it. The opponent's pieces will be disadvantaged while yours will be superior; now it's clear why avoiding exchanges is recommended. Base your play here on further restricting the opponent.

    This course comes with a Video Version (2h and 40 min Running Time), allowing you to learn in a format that suits you best. Whether you're a beginner looking to improve your strategic play or an advanced player seeking to refine your understanding of positional advantages, this course is a valuable addition to your chess learning journey.

    About the Author

    International Master Boroljub Zlatanovic is a dedicated chess professional hailing from Serbia. With over 15 years of experience in chess coaching, Zlatanovic has guided his students to exceptional performances in Youth and Junior Championships.

    Whether you're aiming to enhance your endgame skills—from basics to complex scenarios—sharpen your middlegame strategies, tactics, and understanding of typical positions, or broaden and deepen your knowledge of opening repertoire, IM Zlatanovic's guidance will prove invaluable.