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A Relative Pin is not a Family Heirloom

We’re not talking about Great Aunt Tessie’s brooch but the chess term relative pin. Diagram-1: The white knight at f3 is pinned . . . or is it? In Diagram-1, we see that the knight at f3 is under a … Continue reading

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Basics of the Absolute Chess Pin

We’ll leave the relative pin for a future post. Let’s consider now the absolute pin. The above position is taken from the new book Beat That Kid in Chess (page 13). Notice that the white queen and bishop are lined up, … Continue reading

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