Maroczy Bind formation explained

Aleksandar Randjelovic

Maroczy Bind - Gallery of Ideas

How to understand Maroczy Bind pawn formation?

I recently published a video on the Maroczy Bind. It took me approximately two weeks to complete, during which time I utilized sources, including positions and examples, that have long been a part of my coaching program.

It may be helpful for those up to the 2100 rating level. Despite some minor flaws, I consider it to be a valuable free resource for those interested in this topic.

Table of ideas (for Black)

Here are the chapters and themes covered in the video, so you'll know what to expect when you click to watch:

- Maroczy formation
- White pawns breaks
- Simplification: Good and bad pieces to trade
- Pawn break a6-b5
- Example of a6-b5 pawn break
- Pawn-advance a5-a4
- Example of a5-a4 pawn advance
- Doubling pawns on the c-file: Bxc3
- Example of doubling c-pawns
- Pawn-break f5
- Example of f5 pawn break
- Pawn-advance g5
- Example of g5 pawn advance
- Kingside attack Be5-Qh4
- Example of Be5-Qh4 attack
- Pawn-advance e5
- Example of e5 pawn advance
- Trading the dark-square bishops
- Example of trading the DSBs
- The weirdest (and main-line) idea in the Maroczy
- Openings to get to the Maroczy

If you find this approach useful, feel free to leave a comment, like or share the video, and thus support my effort to create more content of this kind on Youtube.