Part 3 in my series will be about Minority Attacks (Please comment what you want the following ones to be about - thanks)
Minority Attacks are most prominently known as pawn storms - but this is not always true as a pawn attack protected by minor pieces is the technical definition for the term.
To start off - the minority attack is most prominent in the English and the Queens gambit declined (mostly in the exchange variation) for white & the King's Indian for black (with white as well)
Firstly - A game by two LEGENDS in the chess world
This game had occured in the most famous opening when it comes to minority attacks - the QGD
Here, as in most cases, the minority attack is used to weaken pawn structures - such as c6 in the above example.
However they can also be used as mating attacks when backed up by pieces.
This is especially true in the king's indian where basically every game is a race between minority attacks (W on the Qside and B on the Kside)
For an example of this, here is my favorite King's Indian Game of all time...
Taiminov VS Najdorf
BUT BEWARE.... This may be the best game you will ever witness (It won the brilliancy prize in ZURICH 1953 - possibly the best tournament after 1950)
So.... In Conclusion.... minority attacks should be used to either weaken pawn structures or as a preface to an all out attack
Again - please comment your requests - ill do Zwichenzug next week :)