12507 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
We know that a pin is when a less valuable piece is attacked by a long rang piece while defending a higher valuable piece such that movement of the piece subjects the more valuable piece to attack.
We know that a skewer is the opposite, in terms of piece value attacked.
But what if the pieces are of same value? For example, a bishop attacking a rook on a diagonal with another rook on same diagonal with no pieces between the rooks (but not forked).
Is there a special term for this?
That is a very good question. :)
I don't think there is a term for that type of attack as far as I know. However, I think it can be considered a pin if the position is right, and the same goes for a skewer. Sometimes it is best for that first piece under attack to move out of the was to avoid a big loss, and sometimes it is best for that piece to stay put. There are also times where you have a choice on which way you want out of it. :)
Of course, something like this would go both ways:
Good question but I always thought of it as a skewer more than a pin
isnt that a fork? because youre attacking a stronger piece than the attacker piece, but if it moves, you will attack a stronger piece than your attacker piece, so that should be called a fork i think, in spanish i use to say "clavada" for the same motif.
Like a knight "forking" two pieces like a bishop "forking" two pieces
i dont think bishop can fork can it?
I think of them as linear attacks. pins and skewers are specific cases. in your example its just form of double attack I guess.
I would say it is both - the front Rook is pinned because the skewer picks up the back one. We could call it a pinewer or a skewin.
isn't this kind of a x-ray attack ?
The purpose of a pin is to limit mobility. The pinned piece can no longer be used as a defender, so you can attack the pieces it would otherwise be protecting, or you can get safe tranportation through squares that normally would be protected.The purpose of a skewer is to capture. I'd say 2 pieces of equal value are a skewer, not a pin. Whichever piece is moved you take the other one.
what tactic book help u get over that hump
by hayabusahayate16 a few minutes ago
What's On Your Bookshelf?
by kleelof a few minutes ago
funny pictures of chess
by AznAngel 5 minutes ago
What would be the rating of a top chess player in the late 1800s today
by SmyslovFan 5 minutes ago
New exciting chess clock coming
by Eyechess 6 minutes ago
why some of one is telling that this tournament it too hard , stop that imagin
by wanmokewan 12 minutes ago
3/5/2015 - E.Stoddard vs S.Sorenson, corr., 1977
by ronyxu 21 minutes ago
A devastating opening for white.
by TheBlueKnight9 21 minutes ago
Check out this game. Going straight for the King
by Mycroft_Wins 22 minutes ago
The Bongcloud Gambit
by DuploCloud 25 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!