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  1. 13 Oct '11 00:00 / 2 edits
    ok i have a question with regard to pins and there effectiveness and when we should
    use them as a counter attacking manoeuvre. You know the thing i mean, we have
    a knight on f6 and it gets pinned by a bishop on g5, or a knight of f3 and it gets
    pinned by a bishop on g4 and we play either h6 or h3 and the bishop moves away
    to the h file , while still pinning our knight and we can play either g5 or g4.



    when is it appropriate and under what circumstances to play ...g5. The reason I
    ask is that when i was going over Fischers games i noticed that in many
    instances he did not care about the holes in his position that such a manoeuvre
    produced, but he used the ..h6 ...g5 manoeuvre to trap the bishop and exchange it
    for the knight that was formerly pinned. This happened on not a few occasions.
  2. 13 Oct '11 00:21
    "To get squares you gotta give squares." Fischer.

    You need to post an example Robbie.
  3. 13 Oct '11 00:40
    Hi Robbie

    As a rule of thumb, I will play h6 and g5 if my opponent has already castled kingside and I have not.

    I often find that when I do play this, my opponent will sac his knight on g5 to try and maintain the pin, like in this game.

  4. 13 Oct '11 00:47
    Originally posted by KneeCaps
    Hi Robbie

    As a rule of thumb, I will play h6 and g5 if my opponent has already castled kingside and I have not.

    I often find that when I do play this, my opponent will sac his knight on g5 to try and maintain the pin, like in this game.

    [pgn]1. e4 e5 2. Ng1f3 Nb8c6 3. Bf1c4 Bf8c5 4. c3 Qd8e7 5. O-O d6 6. d4 Bc5b6
    7. h3 Ng8f6 8. Bc1g5 h6 9. Bg5h4 ...[text shortened]... 12. Qd1f3 Rh8g8 13. Bg5xf6 Bh3xg2 14. Bf6xe7 Bg2xf3 15. Kg1h2 Rg8g2
    16. Kh2h3 Ke8xe7 0-1[/pgn]
    that was quite spectacular, ill need to look at that again and again to absorb what was
    going on. Thanks so much for the game and taking the time, i am gonna print it out
    and scurry away to my board like a mouse with a piece of cheese 🙂
  5. 13 Oct '11 08:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "To get squares you gotta give squares." Fischer.

    You need to post an example Robbie.
    Hi GP, lease note the manoeuvre 13...g5 and the f6 knight eventually swaps itself for
    the bishop that once pinned it. I will need to got through my Fischer games again
    on my little computer to find more, but its a recurring theme in Fischers play.