Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Pin Attraction

The pin is a tactical resource which every chess player knows. Pins are annoying moves because restrict the activity of pieces. Nevertheless, on occasions, chess players use pins deliberately with the purpose of attracting an opponent’s piece. Today’s example shows one of those cases which uses a pin to set up a trap.

The pin is useful for restricting the activity of the opponent’s pieces but it is always convenient to foresee one step further.

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