The Atlas

The chess atlas is half a knowledge-base half a blog. Here is the knowledge-base.

The Chess atlas is a work in progress knowledge-base about chess theory. I continuously enrich its sections with new content. If it’s the first time you come across this page, I suggest you read introducing chess atlas. Otherwise feel free to browse the section you’re more interested in. After all, that’s the goal of the project: making chess theory explorable for new players.

Middle-game & strategy

  • pawn structures
  • piece activity
  • feeling the position
  • fighting for space
  • weak squares
  • pawn weaknesses:
    • the isolani
    • doubled pawn
    • isolated pawn
    • backward pawn
    • hanging pawns
    • holes