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1. 16 May '14 08:19
The Yugoslav attack in the Sicilian i suspect is kind of like the epitome of how to attack the fianchetto position, we launch the h pawn, try to swap off the bishop, crack open the h file etc etc I am trying to find out if there are other methods. I have read that sacrifices on f5 can work in the case of playing against a black kingside fianchetto but I am having trouble finding games where this is the case, anyone know of any or have a method of attacking the fianchetto they have found practical?
2.  ChessPraxis
Cowboy From Hell
16 May '14 18:25
Originally posted by robbie carrobie
The Yugoslav attack in the Sicilian i suspect is kind of like the epitome of how to attack the fianchetto position, we launch the h pawn, try to swap off the bishop, crack open the h file etc etc I am trying to find out if there are other methods. I have read that sacrifices on f5 can work in the case of playing against a black kingside fianchetto ...[text shortened]... case, anyone know of any or have a method of attacking the fianchetto they have found practical?
3.  BigDoggProblem
16 May '14 18:57 / 1 edit
Originally posted by robbie carrobie
The Yugoslav attack in the Sicilian i suspect is kind of like the epitome of how to attack the fianchetto position, we launch the h pawn, try to swap off the bishop, crack open the h file etc etc I am trying to find out if there are other methods. I have read that sacrifices on f5 can work in the case of playing against a black kingside fianchetto ...[text shortened]... case, anyone know of any or have a method of attacking the fianchetto they have found practical?
They'll counter the Yugo by sticking an N on c4 and P on h5. But you can still capitalize on square weaknesses by playing 9.0-0-0! instead of 9.Bc4.

Here was an interesting example from a recent game of mine. I don't think I played the most accurate moves at the end, but a W is a W.

4.  64squaresofpain
The drunk knight
16 May '14 19:43
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
They'll counter the Yugo by sticking an N on c4 and P on h5. But you can still capitalize on square weaknesses by playing 9.0-0-0! instead of 9.Bc4.

Here was an interesting example from a recent game of mine. I don't think I played the most accurate moves at the end, but a W is a W.

[pgn]
[Event "Open invite"]
[Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com" ...[text shortened]... 7 Re8+.} Bf4 38. hxg6 Rb1+ {Some spite checks before death.} 39. Kc2 Rc1+ 40. Kb2 {1-0 }
[/pgn]
This will come in handy for our current game in the sicilian, much obliged
5. 16 May '14 21:18 / 1 edit
Originally posted by ChessPraxis
yes this is a very famous game that I was aware of but its an orthodox h pawn attack and exchange sacrifice. I am looking for sacrifices on f5! if black blocks the h file with h5. Games like this.

Ivanchuck v Serper

I also believe there is something termed the Benoni hop where a knight sacrifices itself on f5 if the conditions warrant it but i can find no games with the idea.
6. 16 May '14 21:21
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
They'll counter the Yugo by sticking an N on c4 and P on h5. But you can still capitalize on square weaknesses by playing 9.0-0-0! instead of 9.Bc4.

Here was an interesting example from a recent game of mine. I don't think I played the most accurate moves at the end, but a W is a W.

[pgn]
[Event "Open invite"]
[Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com" ...[text shortened]... 7 Re8+.} Bf4 38. hxg6 Rb1+ {Some spite checks before death.} 39. Kc2 Rc1+ 40. Kb2 {1-0 }
[/pgn]
very interesting but i am more interested in the concepts in a generic sense rather than explicit theory although i do thank you for a very interesting game.
7. 16 May '14 21:22
Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
This will come in handy for our current game in the sicilian, much obliged
Karma will get you for sure!
8.  BigDoggProblem
16 May '14 23:21
Originally posted by 64squaresofpain
This will come in handy for our current game in the sicilian, much obliged
Heh, I am more than happy for people to copy the black side of that against me.
9.  JonathanB of London
17 May '14 20:37
Originally posted by robbie carrobie
T... have a method of attacking the fianchetto they have found practical?
Whenever playing against a fianchetto it’s always worth considering if you can give up a rook for the bishop.

A couple of examples

White sacs:
Karpov - Malaniuk, Moscow 1988
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1068678

Black sacs:
Anand - Topalov, World Championship match 2010
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1581338

Probably quite rare in the Yugoslav Attack, though, since White would typically be looking to castle long.
10. 18 May '14 15:09
With the standard 9. bc4 line of play for white against the Dragon does 14. g4 now replace 14. h4?