How to deal with pawn pusher ?

mappy56

How to deal with pawn pushers my friend is pawn pusher its difficult to beat even though its novice as hell

Preggo_Basashi

1) Develop pieces
2) Play pawn breaks to open lines
3) Attack. With more development and open lines you'll be winning

 

That's the basics of it. Post a game for more detail.

VicountVonJames
#2 explains It perfectly. Try and post a game, that should help.

One strategy Preggo didn't cover is getting a pawn of your own and pushing it down their ear or throwing from distance, although this tactic is not recommended.
Jecnez

you have to attack the "base" of his pawn structure

cottonsock
Quick development is important.
CoffeeAnd420
cottonsock wrote:
Quick development is important.

 

I have trouble with kingside pawnstorms against me sometimes as black. Of course, quick development is important but where are we looking to develop to when we're facing repeated pushes and an immediate attack against our king? Is this when we consider castling queenside and attack back against the pawn advance?

Preggo_Basashi
CoffeeAnd420 wrote:
cottonsock wrote:
Quick development is important.

 

I have trouble with kingside pawnstorms against me sometimes as black. Of course, quick development is important but where are we looking to develop to when we're facing repeated pushes and an immediate attack against our king? Is this when we consider castling queenside and attack back against the pawn advance?

Not quite what the OP is talking about, but I recently did a fairly lengthy analysis of how to defend against attacks in general for a guy (his game was opposite side castling). Maybe some people in this topic will find it useful:

https://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/trouble-with-defending-against-pawn-attacks

Preggo_Basashi
CoffeeAnd420 wrote:
cottonsock wrote:
Quick development is important.

 

I have trouble with kingside pawnstorms against me sometimes as black. Of course, quick development is important but where are we looking to develop to when we're facing repeated pushes and an immediate attack against our king? Is this when we consider castling queenside and attack back against the pawn advance?

Short answer is: open lines somewhere else for counter play.

However in this topic where we're assuming you're better developed, sometimes the answer is go ahead and open up your king... open lines will favor a player if they're much farther ahead in development. Even if it's opening up your own king (usually).

 

Obviously an extreme example, but:

 

Preggo_Basashi

Game I just played

 

oregonpatzer

The first pawn in the schoolyard is always free.

Wilhelm Steinitz said "A pawn ahead is worth a little trouble."

To answer your question, you block his pawn with your pawn. 

Dsmith42

Pawn storms are not just a novice strategy, they are a valid tactic which has to be reckoned with at all levels of chess.  The main point is to attack faster, but fianchetto bishops in particular tend to undermine the effectiveness of them - the pawns pushed forward tend to open the long diagonals where bishops can be especially dangerous.

 

One other point is that tension does not always need to be resolved - just because a pawn is threatening to take another pawn doesn't mean the exchange is going to benefit someone.  Many players can't stand to leave such options on the table, but knowing when to leave it there (i.e., when all of your opponents' means of resolution leave him weaker) is a critical thing to blunting the effectiveness of a pawn attack.

CoffeeAnd420

@ Preggo: Thanks again in this thread for your analysis and instruction. It's definitely helped. What was happening was that I was actually not opening lines enough (as you said) and not leaving the proper squares open in order to defend in time.

Preggo_Basashi

Always happy if it helps someone happy.png Thanks for the feedback.

mappy56

here is a game of me against a pawn pusher but to be honest she wasn't very aggresive some of them are aggressive as hell