Tactics : The Pin

Feb 23, 2015, 7:44 PM |

The pin is maybe the most common, and maybe also the most useful tactic.

It is not so difficult to learn, and when one has mastered the pin tactic pattern, one will play stronger and have more chess fun. I promise :-)

Here's an extreme example of pin usage in a game I just played.

I'll first give it as a puzzle. Then you can try it yourself :

Here's the whole game :
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