How Bobby Fischer PUNISHES Bg4 Pins?

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Perhaps in every other game that you play, your opponents might try to pin your knight with their bishop by playing Bg4 or Bg5, which is their attempt to start an attack against you. And most players defend passively by placing their bishop behind their knight (Be2 or Be7) in order to unpin it. However, there are better ways to deal with such pins on your knights.

In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov teaches you how to deal with pins on your knights aggressively. You will learn to brutally punish this pin by looking at the games of Bobby Fischer, one of the most brutal and aggressive chess players. In fact, very seldom did Fischer defend passively with moves like Be2 or Be7.

So, how to punish your opponents for pinning your knight? What are the aggressive ways to counterattack your opponent? Watch this video lesson and learn!

► Chapters

00:00 How to handle Bg5/Bg4 pin on your knight?
00:10 Passively defending with your bishop Be7/Be2 
00:24 How Bobby Fischer Destroys Pins on Knights?
01:13 1) Countering the pin with h3
02:26 Preventing potential Nd4 threat
03:22 Aggressively punishing unsound attacks
06:30 Constantly playing aggressive moves
07:49 2) Dealing with the pin TACTICALLY
10:15 3) Exploiting the bishop’s absence on the other side
11:24 4) Targeting the weak squares (of the bishop’s color)
12:15 Quiz: How do you deal with this pin?

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  1. Fischer was 2785 after the WC v Spassky. If he ever played today (I know it's hypothetical) he'd be 2800+

  2. 1:071:09: as a fil-am, i can conform that that's one of the most American things to do.

  3. Is the solution Bd5 .., Bc6+ Ke7, Ng5 .., Nd5++ ? If latter black move is .. Kf6, then Qxh5 for full piece advantage.

  4. Your chess puzzle is my favorite mate. If white takes the queen

  5. I think I might go with attempting to remove that nasty pin. So, maybe my next move would be white pawn to g4?

  6. I like the thumnail-NICE TRY,LOL!!. To the point and funny. That's actually one of the secrets to your success as a YouTuber you understand the psychology of thumbnails. The right colours,to the point ,eye catching and funny when appropriate. That psychology degree has helped you more than you can imagine

  7. great video. As a beginner with less than 50 games and at 50 years old, learning becomes much harder. bad memory power but still able to watch n learn from the great Bobby Fisher.

  8. With the Quiz at the end, this was my thought process.

    My first thought was to do B d5 threatening the Black Rook on a8 as a way to counter attack against Black, however my experience is that my instincts are nearly always wrong so that's obviously not the right answer. With that idea eliminated, I could only see 3 viable attacking moves (g4, B g5 or N d5). N d5 threatens very little so that's out of the question leaving only 2 options. B g5 can easily be countered by Black playing f6 forcing the Bishop to retreat so that's wrong. This leaves just g4. That move would force the Black Bishop back to g6, putting an end to the pin but then I'd have no clue how to follow it up.

    In the end I'd probably try this

    * g4, B g6. (freeing up the Knight on f3)
    * N d5 (However I'd have no way to predict Black's move and continue)

    That's as far as I can get, a position that seems to gain White nothing in terms of material or attacking threat.

    The only thing I am sure about is that the pin isn't an immediate threat as the Knight on f3 is defended twice

  9. You play B C4 if he does not take the knight you play kxC5 ! Then he would say wow I take the queen for free. But then you play B x F7 + and the king has no where to go but E7, and then u play k d4 ++. If your opponent does not know about this trick already he will be doomed.

  10. Puzzle solution-Nxe5 if Bxd1 we play Bxf7+ and Ke7 is forced so we play Nd5#If he doesn't take the queen and instead takes the knight which he must do to prevent mate we simply take the bishop and we won a pawn.

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