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Killegar Chess Presents: "My System" by Aron Nimzowitsch - Chapter 2, Part 2

Killegar Chess Presents:
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2 okay this section is entitled possible obstacles to operations down a file and they are listed as follows one the block of granite and how to undermine it to the concept of protected and unprotected obstacles brackets pawns closed brackets three two methods of carrying out an attack on opposing pawns that are in the way the evolutionary and the revolutionary attack

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begins this section by reinforcing how important the free access we achieved in the last example became ie that there was nothing in the way that should have had to be broken down he uses the following diagram to show how usually a heavy piece can be prevented from reaching the seventh or eighth ranks simply by blocking the pawn and apparently proclaiming that the rook will get there over the pawns dead body now if this pawn was protected by another pawn it would make it no sense to try and attack it from the front as the piece would have to be sacrificed it would be much smarter

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rights to first undermine the support that the porn has that you wish to attack for example here if white had an aged porn he could've answer to age five like if it was it was on h2 ego h4 h4 h5 and attack this G's six point here then you can play H takes g6 and you know a supporting pawn would have to recapture and then he said about properly attacking the g6 born with pieces first move here thank you but in this instance the other point is unprotected anyway I think they...
killegar chess presents my system by aron nimzowitsch   chapter 2 part 2
should be appointed on f7 here and then you can imagine a pawn marching up and I'm taking and then he can take attack the g6 born properly so look at that in more detail in just a second so in this position the rook is attacking c6 but c6 is supported by b7 so you know unless the rook wants to sacrifice itself it's not going to be able to take on c6 so the correct approach is to undermine the support of the c6 pawn by playing b5 and

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here makes reference back to his earlier point about upon being a sound defensive peace and that defending instead with pieces you know defending pawns with pieces is almost a misconception because only a pawn can defend without a complaint over a long period of time you know pawns are designed to defend amongst other things when pieces are not designed to defenders they're designed you know to attack in gain activity and he continues by saying that in order to attack porns we should do so by piling on the pressure with our pieces and you know if they move forward generally they will be easier to attack and in any case it's better to restrain them and prevent them from moving forward before attacking them which often happens anyway just as a side effect our opponent will respond by defending as often as we attack the pawns in question and an interesting struggle should follow once there are an equal amount of attackers and defenders we can try and gain the advantage by thinning out the ranks of the defenders which can...
killegar chess presents my system by aron nimzowitsch   chapter 2 part 2
be done in three main ways firstly by driving them away secondly through exchanging and thirdly by cutting off one of the defensive pieces this process therefore transfers the attack from the opposing piece itself to that species defenders you know which is a logical step and the end goal remains to win both the material in question and to break down the resistance at our opponent has on that file so that we can occupy the top two ranks and that the following is an example of what

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was talking about here white has reached a good endgame position again if you want to try and work out the winning strategy in accordance with what we've been looking at then please stop the video now rook age two is the right move here because it begins the process of what we're talking about which is attacking this week age six porn and you know we can do so directly so you know because it's not supported by other points and so it doesn't need to be undermined first or anything like that so at King age seven is to move them black would probably play to defend them at King g7 doesn't work because Bishop f8 will be needed to defend this pawn after a rookie h1 snow comes Bishop f8 and now Knight f5 adds a third attacker and you know note that it can't be advanced or simply gets taken so obviously that's not good so a black has to defend with one his rook so let's say rook b6 and so now there are three defenders the bishop the rook and the King as well as...
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three attackers the night and the two Brooks so what is the way to continue now again if you want to try and spot it then stop the video d6 simply is the answer cutting out the rooks defense of h6 which is going to fall and thus allow white decisive penetration on the seventh and eighth ranks with the rose okay on to the next example here's another one yet it's much simpler this time if you want to try and spot the move then again stop the video now so we take a look at that we can see the white two attackers blacks got two defenders but we can take one of them out straight away with 96 Chang pretty obvious so let's say King h7 a knight takes d8 ro takes the rook takes f6 such as to clean an example of removing defenders by exchange and you know the last couple of examples are what

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called evolutionary attacks ie the method of concentrating attackers on one point or piece with the idea of winning material or gaining a positional advantage and you know often both at the same time the revolutionary attack on the other hand is significantly different okay so it's white to move here and on the last move is played rook h2 with the idea of doubling rooks on the H file to attack h7 at the pawn and the square as well as the black king of course so how does he now continue again if you want to try and figure it out then stop the video so what do we have to get to consider here if we play rook a h1 what happens after h6 you might ask why even Knight f6 how...
does white continue to attack well the answer is that white doesn't need to bother with any of that because he can of course play rook takes h7 check which is forcing mate on the next move Bishop has got g8 covered so King takes h7 is forced and now rook h1 it's a mate there's no us whereas for the black king so playing instead as I said rook ah-1 is not as decisive because knight f6 or age 6 and you know either of those have the effect of creating the so called block of granite on the H file and as it's much harder for Enola you know he's still obviously winning but it doesn't win as quickly and you know the sacrifice we saw was simple but the

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it was a hugely significant thing because it clearly demonstrates the difference between an evolutionary and revolutionary attack so let's have a look at another example in this position white can follow the evolutionary attack in order to win h7 as follows rook a h1 stackin 870 know some Knight f8 it is forced and now we can remove the defender with Bishop e7 let's say rook e8 if we should take their fate King takes a fate rook takes 87 and this is a probable draw this position here neither side has much of an advantage ok White has the H file but that doesn't lead to too much and black can gain the center files the pawns are equal and you know it's it's looking Jewish from here however of course there's something much stronger than rook a h1 again if you want to try and spot...
the move and stop the video now this one's a little more obvious and easier and shows some of the dangers of losing your fiance dog bishop and allowing your opponent to have bishop of that color rook takes h7 crosses the move it's forcing mate in there to move you know and as before white forcibly clears away to the top ranks with a sacrifice in order to deliver mate so King takes h7 is forced or gets one check King g8 or okay Shane is mate

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finishes this section by making the observation that generally speaking the evolutionary attack will come before the revolutionary one ie by applying peace pressure on our opponent we should be able to force his defending pieces into uncomfortable positions where they get into each other's way as often the defending side will suffer from a lack of space after that has been achieved it should be possible to break through with a forcing revolutionary attack amongst other things and you know it goes without saying that we should be able to see these attacks within the positions and you know that something that cannot really be taught you have to learn it through practice and sharpen your eyes and find those things yourself okay that's the end of

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