A Masterclass By Magnus Carlsen On Pins [4 Rules]
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A Masterclass By Magnus Carlsen On How To Use/Punish Pins Effectively [4 Rules]

A Masterclass By Magnus Carlsen On How To Use/Punish Pins Effectively [4 Rules]

Very often, chess players play Bg4/Bg5 trying to pin the knight to the queen. Here’s an example:

For today’s video, I’ve analyzed several games of Magnus Carlsen to see how he handles such positions. And I’ve discovered that he consistently applies 4 key rules to either counter this pin and punish his opponents or to make use of the pin himself successfully.

Additionally, you will learn about pins occurring in various forms beyond bishop-knight pins, as well as the two types of pins and how to use them effectively.

Below, you can find the games of Magnus Carlsen shown in the video:

I hope you enjoy reading this blog post.

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