Knight-2

Breaking the pin (1): discovered attack

You already know that a pinned piece is a bad defender. It has to stay on its spot, or the piece behind it will be taken. In this lesson, we are going to exploit pins by means of a discovered attack.

The examples show how this is done.

In this lesson, you are going to use discovered attacks to win material. You can do this in two ways:

  • Aim the discoverd attack at a square that is defended by a pinned piece.
  • Use a discovered attack to attack two things at the same time: a king of piece/square AND a square/piece that is defended by a pinned piece.

What do you have to do?

Use a discovered attack to win material.


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