Before we start with a new lesson about the pin we are going to repeat the four things that we have learned about the pin in our previous lessons:
1. Remember the difference between an absolute and a relative pin.
|An absolute pin |
Black is not allowed to move the knight on c6.
|A relative pin|
Black is allowed to move the knight, but then (in this case) White will capture the queen.
See also the lesson about the pin.
2. The simple pin
|Winning a piece |
White is able to pin the knight by 32.Rd1 and can capture this knight on the next move 33.Rxd4+.
3. Attacking a pinned piece
|In the diagram on the left White is able to pin the piece, but this piece can be defended by the b-pawn. White is still able to capture this piece, because he is able to attack the piece: 27.Bb4 b6 28.d4 Kg7 29.dxc5|
See Attacking a pinned piece
4. A pinned piece isn’t a real defender
|The knight is pinned.|
This allows White to capture the rook: 26.Qxb7
See the A pinned piece cannot be counted as a defender lesson
Next we are going to pay some attention to Chess Tactics explained.