Diagram 5 PINS:

White wins the black Knight in 3 moves.

See Answer below.


Chess Tactics For Students – Chapter 1 PINS

A PIN holds a piece in place so that it cannot move without losing something of greater value or putting its King in check. Some PINS are simple, such as the Rook Pin shown in Diagram 1. Other PINS take two or more moves to set up.

See next Diagram 6 PINS:

Black wins the white Rook in 2 moves >


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Answer – Diagram 5:

1. Rx34!                Rxe4

2. Bd3                    Any Move

3. Bxe4


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