Using The Pawns

Here’s a game I played in which I used my pawns to take space and leave Black very cramped. The opening was a Closed Sicilian which is a good way to get a positional game against this sharp defence.

The key moment came when I levered open a file on the queenside and got in with my rooks.

Sam Davies

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About Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the 15 year old son of GM Nigel Davies and a keen chess player in his own right. After a slow start with the game he has made rapid progress in the last few years and is now winning tournaments. Unlike other juniors he does not play in junior tournaments and likes playing positional chess.