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White wins a pawn on b4 in 2 moves. 

See Answer below.

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, see PINS Diagram 19:

White wins the black Queen and a pawn for a Knight and Rook in 3 moves–or wins the pawn on e5 in 1 move! >

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Answer – Diagram 18:

1.   Nxb4              cxb4

2.   Bxb6


1.   Nxb4              Any move

2.   Nd3!

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