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Relative Pin


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #1

    batgirl

    Here's a position I just had as Black.
    My opponent played Ne4 for some reason, but, obviously, wasn't expecting the Knight on f6 to move.
    A relative pin can lead to surprises if you're not careful. The surprise cost him an entire piece and eventually the game.



  • 21 months ago · Quote · #2

    DrFrank124c

    This is always something worthwhile keeping your eye open for. A piece may be pinned against the Queen but can you make a threat with the pinned piece that's worth the value of the Queen or possibly mating the opponent? This is a question you should ask yourself whenever your piece is pinned. I've noticed such a position occurs sometimes in the King's Gambit Declined.  

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #3

    Grandmasta23

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  • 21 months ago · Quote · #4

    Grandmasta23

     Ignore the comments but this is a way to win a pawn due to a pin
  • 21 months ago · Quote · #5

    mvtjc

    @Grandamasta23 I agree with you, I've used this variations a lot of time, but I think it would only work to amateur players since most professional players can avoid traps in the opening.

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #6

    BruceJuice

    These are so easy to miss sometimes. Here is one that cost me.



  • 21 months ago · Quote · #7

    DrFrank124c

    Grandmasta23 wrote:
     
     Ignore the comments but this is a way to win a pawn due to a pin

    Not only does white win a pawn but the knight now enjoys a strong position black's king is exposed. This position occurs in several different openings so it pays to keep your eyes open when playing those openings.


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