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Defending against pins (2)

As you know, there are several methods to defend against a pin:

  • interposing a piece between the pinning piece and the pinned piece
  • capturing the pinning piece
  • creating a counterattack
  • adding defenders to the pinned piece

If none of these defenses are possible, material loss may seem inevitable. Don’t despair, yet. On some occasions you may use the pinned piece to play a surprising counterattack. The pin isn’t really a pin at all, but merely resembles a pin. It is known as a false pin.

When you play a counterattack with a pinned piece, it has to be a forcing move. If your opponent is not obliged to react, they may still exploit the pin.

What do you have to do?
Defend against a pin by performing a counterattack with the pinned piece.