How to PUNISH Bg5 Pin on Your Knight? [Common Opening Mistake]

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In this video lesson, GM Igor Smirnov will teach you how to deal with the annoying pins on your knights when your opponents play Bg4 or Bg5. You will learn the scenarios when this move is playable and when it is a bad mistake (or opening error).

Most amateur chess players play this move without a clear purpose. And sadly, most players don’t know how to punish this opening mistake either. That is exactly what you will learn from this video lesson. You will also learn how to launch a devastating kingside attack on your opponent’s castled king.

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00:00 2 Most Common Chess Opening Mistakes
00:12 Most common mistake in opening stage
00:55 How to deal with Bg5 pin on your knight?
03:06 Playing Bg4/Bg5 pin after they castle
04:21 Punishing Bg5 pin before you castle
05:48 How to find attacking moves in any position
06:09 Winning attack on the castled king
07:53 Example: Attacking the castled king

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95 Comments

  1. ► Chapters

    00:00 2 Most Common Chess Opening Mistakes

    00:12 Most common mistake in opening stage

    00:55 How to deal with Bg5 pin on your knight?

    03:06 Playing Bg4/Bg5 pin after they castle

    04:21 Punishing Bg5 pin before you castle

    05:48 How to find attacking moves in any position

    06:09 Winning attack on the castled king

    07:53 Example: Attacking the castled king

  2. Thank you so much, This video is very useful! I will know how to punish black and be in better position.

  3. i would go maybe knight to G5 kinda Fried liver Attack 😀

  4. Great job, Igor. This video is very instructive! We will wait for new videos on this topic!

  5. g5 + g4 is strong, opening up the g file if you don't castle Kside or if White trades on f6, Black is happy to have the only dark-squared Bishop

  6. I'm the game shown in the winning variation, see it's SocialSophia

  7. This was very helpful for me. I never know whether to Ruy Lopez (if that's whats going on here). Wait until castle…cool!

  8. Love this basic theory for classic structures. thanks for these vids.

  9. 4:20 in this situation one of my most favourite move is night takes g5 and if they get greedy and take your knight then just bishop takes now not only you still maintain your fork now the king is wide open and that bishop is staying there for a while

  10. Isnt Nxg4 for black or Nxg5 for white a valid option in any of those lines?

  11. These continue to be my favorite series of chess tutorials. Very clear and applicable. Thanks

  12. This concept is very simple yet powerful! Thank you for such a profitable video!

  13. Chess is a dead god Caissa ⚘ 🌚 👍 rest in the good news ⚘ Okay bye

  14. Nice video. I'm in the position every other game at 1400-1650.

  15. What if before they castle they move the queen up one and queenside castle?

  16. Could you make a video about the Catalan Opening?

  17. Still very pleased with the nature and level of these videos, and how clear and effective your commentary is. Have pointed some kids at the club level to these. Still very unhappy with the absence of the cat in the background, tho. In the flood of YT chess creators, I now only subscribe to you and to Danya.

  18. I’ve tried multiple times and they just take instead of backing up

  19. I usually play the less common openings or defenses because my opponents probably feel uncomfortable playing it.

  20. My favorite continuation on that position is night g5 and then do the fried liver attack

  21. Such a simple answer you don't see because you're hyper focused on knight queen LMAO

  22. Instead of h6, you can actually play bishop takes pawn on f2, sacrificing the bishop; if king takes bishop, then knight to g4 with a check and a discovered attack on the bishop with queen!

  23. 6.Bg5 as such is not a mistake yet though. After 6. …h6, White should not play 7.Bh4, but should go for 7.Bxf6 Qxf6 8.Knd5 Qd8 instead. White typically aims for a Giocco-Piano-type setup with c3 and h3 then. Black has the bishop pair, but has lost some time, and White's knight is already on d5 rather than on b1.

  24. Any suggestions at 7:22 if white decides to sack the knight on g5 and force an exchange that results in your knight getting pinned instead?

  25. Just found my new supplier of chess videos. Grea work.

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