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Chess - Learn How To Find Tactical Strikes: Destroying Pawn Cover

teacher avatar Viktor Neustroev, ​Chess coach & entrepreneur

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4 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 1

    • 2. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 2

    • 3. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 3

    • 4. Gilles Andruet - Boris Spassky, 1988

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This course covers tricky chess motif "Destroying Pawn Cover". I will demonstrate not only the concept of these tactical chess maneuvers but also the logic behind finding these moves in your own chess games.

Learn how to destroy Pawn Cover to checkmate or gain a decisive advantage.

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Viktor Neustroev

​Chess coach & entrepreneur


My name is Viktor Neustroev and I am a chess coach and a trader.

Experienced chess coach specializing in tactics and openings.

The coach of the champion of Siberia among girls under 9!

I'm 34. I live in Russia, Novosibirsk. I learned to play chess when I was 5. I regularly won prizes at Novosibirsk region Championship and Siberia Chess Championship among juniors. I'm a champion of Novosibirsk City Chess Club at 2002.

I got Master's Degree in Economics at Novosibirsk State University and also played for its chess team.

Today I am focusing on teaching chess online and offline. The reason why I do this is because I feel happy when see how my students achieve success.

I will teach you how to find tactical strikes in certain position types and h... See full profile

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1. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 1: Hello and welcome back to my course chest strategist Long Trickett. Tactical chest maneuvers and today's lectures topic is destroying the bone calmer. This is a very popular method. It usually happens when you attack open and skin, using only minor and major pieces without bones. But the king is protected by bone cower sometimes, for example, in Sicilian Dragon variation, when black has castled king side. But white has castled green side. Both sides has the same plan to attack opening skink with his bones and exchange bones which protects the king and only after that to attack the king and bones left his business . And this position, if the white or black has to push his bones to attack the open and skiing very often it takes too much time to push. It points to the king's castle and in this case, yeah, open and has a lot of possibility toe protect his king in other ways so that in this lecture we won't explore how to attack response. But I show you how to attack it. Open its kings bone cower with minor and major pieces. Generally you have to sacrifice one or two pieces toe destroy cower. That's why you may use thes tactical strike when you have a quantitative advantage on certain part of the board. Usually if you open its king is also located there. For example, if you're talking with the RUC Night and Queen, but you're open and defense with a bishop and three points, you might sacrifice one of your pieces because you still have enough material to checkmate . Let me show you an example and this position. We can see that blacking is absolutely unprotected by black pieces only by bones, while two white rooks are taking it. White Queen can also join the attack. How would you play in this position for right? You might pose of this video and think a little bit. It's over. It's that you should destroy bone Kara to keep blacking unprotected. What do you want to sacrifice? A rook? Which Route E seven or H five. Let's calculate both lines, but it feels you should analyse the moves were his check because you give no possibility to your opponent to think and make any defendant move. Route takes H seven. King takes H seven, and now you should attack the king with your Queen Queen H five Check King de ate the only move Green F seven Check King H eight. Uh, King H seven and green. Take just seven. Checkmate. This is a very common station. What if black doesn't take a route? Carnage seven, for example. King G eight, then Rook is seven. Takes G seven, King F eight and Green E seven. Checkmate. Once again, How to figure that out? But a more attention to what defense? Your opponent's king. If you're sure that you have enough quantitative advantage on the wing, then it makes sense to calculate combination sacrifices, pieces and destroying bone structure, which protects the King. But be sure to calculate the whole combination up to checkmate. If you're open and moves his pieces back to his scheme, you will lose the game because off sacrifice material, let's analyzed this position. If Black has to play unlike back, White Queen's helps to protect the king. But why did we lose this game? If Black finds the right move, let's think how How would you play for Black in this position? You might pause this video and think a little bit. Glad place. Rukh takes a do check king takes a two green a four check. There is only one move for black Queen to join this attack. King be one Brooke Do want check. They only move for white is to take the route and sacrifice a Queen Queen takes. Do you want green tech screen simultaneously attacking the king and the rook on age five. King A to green takes H five and eight square is under control by Black Queen. This is a 1,000,000 position for black. But what if I doesn't take a look on a to but play king? Be one No difference. Rookie. One check. King takes rook and queen a four. Check This position is absolutely the same. After work a one check White place King C two, then black will play queen a four. Check B three green A Do checkmate. Let me remind you that to figure out to use this motive or not first you should do is to understand what protects your opponent's king. And what is your material advantage in this wing? Black attacks with two routes and the queen while? Why? Defense with the Queen and three poems. Thank you for your attention. Let's go further in the next lecture 2. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 2: Hello and welcome back to my course. Chest strategies learned tricky tactical chest maneuvers, and today's lecture stopping is destroying the phone cover on this puzzle is more interesting. This position is really difficult because off money pieces on the board, what can we see on the board? White attacks, blacking with the queen broke and two bishops while black defense with Knight on F six and three bones. How would you play for white and disposition? You may posted this video and think a little bit. It's obvious that you should destroy Bone Kara around the king to join the Black Square Bishop. Only five to the attack. You should open the main diagonal. That's why it's quite logical. So destroyed. G seven bone. Let's calculate this combination. Rook takes G seven. King takes G seven green G four. Check using the fact that black Night is spend If Black moves the King two. H six. Why it will play Green j five. Checkmate. That's why it's better to move the king to H eight. What moved to make for white Right now, blacking seems to leave the dangerous area. But White, My play Queen Toe H five a taken age seven poll and the redder in a checkmate. While Black Knight on F six is still beaned. The only move is King G eight. Then Bishop takes F six. Bishop takes Bishop and Green age seven. Checkmate. What if Black doesn't take a rock on to seven, but play another move, then white can play. Brooke takes a sound check. King G eight, queen G four check. Knight takes Queen and Brooke H eight. Checkmate. Please note that in the beginning of this puzzle we chose a move route. They just seven, not Bishop takes age seven because Route just seven destroys not the only bone, but also helps to pin the night on F six. And this night is no longer able to defend the King. Thank you for your attention. We will go feel that in the next lecture 3. Destroying Pawn Cover: Puzzle 3: Hello and welcome back to my course. Chess strategies learned Tricky tactical Chessman Yours and today's lectures topic is destroying the bone camera, and I'm going to show you another puzzle And this position. White pieces are active, but breaking is protected by three bones and they allocated on black squares. It seems that they neutralized black squared Bishop white tax with green and Iraq while black defense with the queen on Lee. How would you play for right in this position? You may post this video and think a little bitch Rook takes f six queen takes f six. Bishop takes e five. Why doesn't checkmate in disposition, but gets a material advantage. Biking is also weak. Disposition is winning for white, actually. And this position, you may not sacrificed a bishop, but to play Rukh B three to d three with an idea to win a queen after Rukh d seven Move If the king moves toe eight File Why? It takes F six poem and gets everyone in a deck. Let's look to this position from a black side. I moved there. Look from B A to a how to get to White King in this position How would you play for blank reposed this video and think a little bit. It can be seen with the naked eye that black pieces doesn't attack white bones which protect the king. That's why you can't destroy them. But you can see. If only you had a possibility to move your rook or queen to the first rank, you would checkmate White King. There is no lift for White King, and there is no peace to close the first rank. But what piece off ball prevents Roxy seven to move to see one. This is C five bone. That's why Queen takes the six is a logical move. See? Takes Queen Brooke Awang Chik the corn, the bishop Bishop takes a one and Roxy want check What leads to checkmate? Of course, this example differs from others because in this position, we destroyed bone structure on another wing. But not near the king, however, have been noticed that C five bone coverage white king from a checkmate. Let's summarize it to understand that it's time to use destroying the poem. Cara Motive first. What you should do is to pay attention to the pieces that attack here open in skin. If you have a significant material advantage, you must charge to calculate combinations with sacrifices to destroy construction near the king. Try to do everything for Sidley. Thank you for your attention. In our next lecture, I will show you an example off using this motive in riel game between two grandmasters. 4. Gilles Andruet - Boris Spassky, 1988: Hello and welcome to my curls. Chess strategies Learn tricky tactical Chessman Yours and today's lecture Stopping is destroying the bone. Cower commonly when it's a game between two grandmasters, both of them castles, and both kings are protected by poems. That's why attacking the king is a hot issue. There are two different approaches to doing. This first plan is to attack bones, cower around the king with your own bones. The second plan is to attack the king on living spaces. It is possible sacrifices. And today we will be discussing the second plan. And there's an example. I show you a game between jails on dread and Boris Spassky. Spassky played with black and chose Burger Indian Defense Exchange. Liberation. Let me show you DE for Knight to F six. See for 86 Knight to F three Bishop before check after Black Place Bishop before check Right has two possibilities more often. White Place. Night two d two. But in this game it was played. Bishop to D to Bishop takes Bishop night queen takes Bishop do five night of C three Castle King site A three green toe. A seven. In fact, it was a usual variant off Queen's gambit, but Black could change black squared bishops what usually and basically simplifies the position. Knight to C three Castle King Side 83 Green Toe A seven Rupe To see one rook to G eight green to see two night be eight to D seven. In this position, White Place C takes D five and would like to play with calls Bod bone structure. Nowadays, this operation is considered to be better for white, but it is desirable to leave all minor pieces on the burned. At the same time. Blacks goal is to exchange old bishops on the broad and his already exchanged prayer. E takes d five Bishop to G three Knight to F eight. A typical plan for black is the move, his night toe F eight and G six night toe eat, too. C six Castle King Side Knight to G six, Knight to G three Ruto E eight green to see five bite attempts Toe changed Queens. My fizzy minor advantage. But Queen Exchange equalizes and simplifies this position. However, Spassky decided to play for women and didn't want to exchange Queens. He played green two D eight. Knight to D to night to age for before, usually whites plan is to attack on the green side. It is called minority Attack, but blacks plan is to attack on the King site a six a four bishop to D seven. Rook Toby one Knight to G four Queen to see to attack in age seven. Bone G six. Why still has a minor advantage in this position, but black has accountably be five eight XB, 58 XB five h five b takes c six Bone takes bone Ruto e one green toe F six black bone on C six is a weakness, but what King is under attack Knight to F one night d two to F one Rukh A three broke E to C five de takes c five Knight to E five Bishop to be five black. Sacrifice the bone. But now all black pieces are active, especially the night on a five. Black has to move in this position. How would you play? You might pause of this video and think a little bit Queen F three And now what should resign? Firstly, Hey, three tins at checkmate on G two. That's why. Why it is first to take this green. G takes F three and now Black Place Night E five takes F three. Check King H one Bishop H three. And there is no way to avoid the checkmate, Bishop Toe G two. This is a result off. Passive position off white basis. Thank you for your attention. I am sure you like this combination by Boris Spassky. I hope you will try to calculate the same combinations in your own games using your pieces to destroy born cower.