Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: False Pin
The pin is a popular and very used tactical resource that every chess player knows.
We differentiate between an absolute pin and a relative pin.
In an absolute pin, the pinned piece cannot move because it is shielding the king. Moving that piece would be an illegal move.
In a relative pin, the pinned piece shields a piece other than the king and it can be moved.
Not every pin has the same effectiveness.
Be careful when you pin an opponent’s piece. Check whether your opponent has a counter that nullifies the effectiveness of your pin!
Dear reader, you can find another example of false pin in Legal Trap