Putting on the bind! #1: Karpov-Unzicker

Putting on the bind! #1: Karpov-Unzicker

CM vinniethepooh
Sep 23, 2018, 7:08 AM |

Hi chess.com friends, welcome back to a new series. Here we are talking about 'Bind', what it means, and an example. It is very much like a squeeze, and putting pressure on the opponent- usually relating to subjecting the opponent into passivity.

Bind is a strong grip or stranglehold on a position that makes it difficult for the opponent to execute useful breaks. What we are doing here is trying to limit the opponent of useful squares- in other words, trying to gain space.

This example would make it clear. Please take a close look at the Notes as there are many ideas explained.

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