Winning Chess – The Structured Way – June 29

A lecture by US Correspondence Chess Champion Jon Edwards

  • Jon EdwardsWhat makes Carlsen, Caruana and Giri so much better than other players?

  • Which method is used by these players?

  • Is it possible for an adult player to improve?

  • Why would anyone still play correspondence chess?

Jon will introduce an amazing decision-making and playing method of applying structural chess from its emergence in the games of Petrosian through its modern application by today’s top players.   This method enables a skilled player to plan ahead 15-30 moves in milliseconds within a defined structure and to apply the most efficient resources for Attack and Defense.


Jon will address the following:

  • Five Steps to Victory, Nimzovitch’s formula for winning.

  • Illustration of the modern method: Petrosian-Jopen…

  • Demonstration of a bust of the Sicilian Sveshnikov that Jon recently discovered using this method of structural analysis

  • Modern examples:

  • The Hedgehog

  • A Carlsen line against the Queen’s Indian

  • Defeating …h5 in the Be3 Najdorf

  • A new approach to learning tactics.

  • A structural approach to playing endgames.


Join us for a Special Night with Jon Edwards, chess coach, teacher, author and the only current US candidate for the World Correspondence Chess Championship on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 at the Indian Cultural Center; 820 NJ-73, Marlton, NJ 08053 from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm.  Entry fee $10/person