25. Oct, 2018

Deadly pins

Many winning combinations are based on pins.  A piece pinned when it is attacked cannot move without a more valuable piece behind it being captured. 

Of course, if the king is behind the piece that is pinned then that piece cannot move.

In the diagram both sides can take advantage of deadly pins. 

Cool Can you see how White can win material ?     View

Cool Can you see how Black can checkmate ?      View

 

Whistle  Three more to have a go at:

Puzzle 1      Solution          

Puzzle 2      Solution          

Puzzle 3      Solution