Defend against the pin
You probably know that Chessity helps you a lot with lessons about how to defend in tactics. Let's exam the PIN today!
A pin occurs when you attack a piece that can't move without allowing a piece of greater value to be captured. There are several ways to defend against a pin.
Sometimes you can defend by:
- capture the attacker
- counter attack king or pieces of your opponent
- cover of your own pieces
As a superlative degree in 'defend against the pin' Chessity introduced the 'Phantasm PIN' for you. In this lesson it looks like the PIN of your opponent is winning, that above technique isn't availible. But there is still a strong counter attack possible! The winning move is much more hidden, that's why this pin is called the Phantasm Pin.
Phantasm Pin - Master level
Especially for those who think, the level of PIN exercises ends at clublevel:
Try it yourself!
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1.Qf4 Rf8 2.Re3
counter --> double attack!
( Qxd6 2.hxg5 hxg5 3.Qxg5+ +- )
2.Nxf5+ Kf6 3.Nxe3
1.Re8+! ( 1.Rxc5? 1... Qxb2)
1... Kg7 2.Rg8+!
counter --> remove of defender!
2... Kxg8 3.Qxf6
1.Rc6! double attack
( 1.e5? 1... Be7 2.Rc6 Qb8 3.e6! 3... f5! -+ (3... Bxe6 4.Rxe6! ))
1... Qxc6 (1... Qb5 2.Rxf6)
2... Kxf8 (2... Rb7 +/= )
3.e5! discovered attack
3... Qb6 4.Qxb6 cxb6 5.exf6 +/-