Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Criss Cross Trap

The pin is a popular tactical resource that every chess player knows and very appropriate for setting traps.

But today’s trap is exceptional because pins follow in a sequence, also combined with a discovered attack. See by yourself:

This kind of trap with many simultaneous threats is suitable for using in blitz games because opponents can not clearly see the consequences and waste valuable seconds evaluating a complicated position.

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