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Attacking Monday Mornings with Sohan Phadke Part II - The Pin

by Satanick Mukhuty - 28/07/2019

Fide Master Sohan Phadke is well-known in the Indian Chess circle for his aggressive style of play. Over the course of more than two decades, he has invented unique attacking principles and techniques of his own. In the series "Attacking Monday Mornings with Sohan Phadke" he brings to you some of these "secret" recipes. This is a weekly series of five videos that will be published on every Monday at 8 a.m. from 15th July onwards. Sohan would like you to appreciate the art of attack better and become a stronger player through these videos. Here are the positions of part-II of the series which deals with the theme of Pin. Try to solve them and then you can check out the video for the solution. 

The Pin

In the first part of the series Sohan had explained to us his very own attacking principle known as the "Window Slide", in part-II he delves into a universally known idea. The topic of this part is "pin" and Sohan brings us some unique positions that give us fresh new perspective of the classical theme. We have five positions below for you to solve and at the end of it you will find the video where the solutions are unveiled in full details.

Position 1

Parr, F - Waitkroft; 1968

White to move

Position 2

Korchmar, E - Poliak, A; 1937

White to move

Position 3

Larsen, Bent - Van Scheltinga, Theo; 1964

White to move

Position 4

Dahl, H - Schultz, Wo; 1956

White to move

Position 5

An unpinning idea!

White to move

Now here is the video where Sohan explains to us all of the above position in detail:

Make sure you do not miss Sohan's part III of the Attacking Monday Mornings which will be released on 29th of July. If you enjoyed the above positions and Sohan's explanations, you can write to him at or visit his website