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Black wins the Rook in 2 moves.


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.

Next, PINS Diagram 7:

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Answer – Diagram 6:

1.      …                      Bc7

2.   K moves              Bxe5


1.     …                      Bc7

2.   P moves              Bxe5+

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