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Pin (chess)

Index Pin (chess)

In chess, a pin is a situation brought on by an attacking piece in which a defending piece cannot move without exposing a more valuable defending piece on its other side to capture by the attacking piece. [1]

65 relations: Alekhine's Defence, Alekhine's gun, Amos Burn, Benko Gambit, Bishop (chess), Block (chess), Blunder (chess), Botvinnik versus Capablanca, AVRO 1938, Check (chess), Chess, Chess aesthetics, Chess strategy, Chess tactic, Combination (chess), Deep Blue versus Kasparov, 1996, Game 1, Deep Blue versus Kasparov, 1997, Game 6, En passant, Evergreen Game, Exchange (chess), Fairy chess piece, FIDE World Chess Championship 2004, French Defence, Glossary of chess, Immortal Game, King's Indian Defence, Sämisch Variation, Légal Trap, Levitsky versus Marshall, List of world records in chess, McDonnell versus De La Bourdonnais, Match 4 (16), London 1834, Model mate, Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard, My System, Neo-Indian Attack, Novotny (chess), Outline of chess, Pawnless chess endgame, Petrov's Defence, PIN, Promotion (chess), Prophylaxis (chess), Pure mate, Queen and pawn versus queen endgame, Queen versus pawn endgame, Queen's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs Defense, Queen's Gambit Declined, Elephant Trap, Queen's Indian Defense, Reflexmate, Rook and bishop versus rook endgame, Rotlewi versus Rubinstein, Rules of chess, ..., Ruy Lopez, Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation, Ruy Lopez, Tarrasch Trap, Semi-Slav Defense, Shogi tactics, Skewer (chess), Smothered mate, Tempo (chess), The Game of the Century (chess), The Luzhin Defence, Touch-move rule, Trompowsky Attack, World Chess Championship 1886, X-ray (chess), Zugzwang. Expand index (15 more) »

Alekhine's Defence

Alekhine's Defence is a chess opening which begins with the moves: Black tempts White's pawns forward to form a broad pawn centre, with plans to undermine and attack the white structure later in the spirit of hypermodern defence.

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Alekhine's gun

Alekhine's gun is a formation in chess named after the former world chess champion Alexander Alekhine.

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Amos Burn

Amos Burn (1848–1925) was an English chess player, one of the world's leading players at the end of the 19th century, and a chess writer.

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Benko Gambit

The Benko Gambit (or Volga Gambit) is a chess opening characterised by the move 3...b5 in the Benoni Defence arising after: The Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings has three codes for the Benko Gambit.

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Bishop (chess)

A bishop (♗,♝) is a piece in the board game of chess.

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Block (chess)

A block is a defensive tactic in chess in response to an attack, consisting of interposing a piece between the opponent's attacking piece and the piece being attacked.

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Blunder (chess)

In chess, a blunder is a very bad move.

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Botvinnik versus Capablanca, AVRO 1938

In Rotterdam on 22 November 1938, then future World Chess Champion Mikhail Botvinnik (as white) defeated former World Champion José Raúl Capablanca in round 11 of the AVRO tournament in one of the most famous games in chess history.

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Check (chess)

A check is a condition in chess, shogi, and xiangqi that occurs when a player's king (or general in xiangqi) is under threat of on their opponent's next turn.

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Chess

Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an 8×8 grid.

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Chess aesthetics

Chess aesthetics or beauty in chess is generally appreciated by both players and composers.

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Chess strategy

Chess strategy is the aspect of chess playing concerned with evaluation of chess positions and setting of goals and long-term plans for future play.

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Chess tactic

In chess, a tactic refers to a sequence of moves that limits the opponent's options and may result in tangible gain.

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Combination (chess)

In chess, a combination is a sequence of moves, often initiated by a sacrifice, which leaves the opponent few options and results in tangible gain.

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Deep Blue versus Kasparov, 1996, Game 1

Deep Blue–Kasparov, 1996, Game 1 is a famous chess game in which a computer played against a human being.

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Deep Blue versus Kasparov, 1997, Game 6

Game 6 of the Deep Blue–Kasparov rematch, played in New York City on May 11, 1997 and starting at 3:00 p.m. EDT, was the last chess game in the 1997 rematch of Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov.

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En passant

En passant (in passing) is a move in chess.

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Evergreen Game

The Evergreen Game is a famous chess game, won by Adolf Anderssen against Jean Dufresne in 1852.

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Exchange (chess)

In the tactics and strategy in the board game of chess, an exchange (exchanging) or trade (trading) of chess pieces is series of closely related moves, typically sequential, in which the two players capture each other's pieces.

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Fairy chess piece

A fairy chess piece, variant chess piece, unorthodox chess piece, or heterodox chess piece is a chess piece not used in conventional chess but incorporated into certain chess variants and some chess problems.

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FIDE World Chess Championship 2004

The FIDE World Chess Championship 2004 was held at the Almahary Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, from June 18 to July 13.

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French Defence

The French Defence is a chess opening characterised by the moves: This is most commonly followed by 2.d4 d5, with Black intending...c5 at a later stage, attacking White's and gaining on the.

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Glossary of chess

This page explains commonly used terms in chess in alphabetical order.

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Immortal Game

The Immortal Game was a chess game played by Adolf Anderssen and Lionel Kieseritzky on 21 June 1851 in London, during a break of the first international tournament.

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King's Indian Defence, Sämisch Variation

The Sämisch Variation of the King's Indian Defence is a chess opening that begins with the moves: The Sämisch is a subtle blockading system and a critical challenge to the King's Indian.

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Légal Trap

The Légal Trap or Blackburne Trap (also known as Légal Pseudo-Sacrifice and Légal Mate) is a chess opening, characterized by a queen sacrifice followed by checkmate with minor pieces if Black accepts the sacrifice.

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Levitsky versus Marshall

Levitsky versus Marshall is a famous game of chess played by Stepan Levitsky and Frank Marshall.

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List of world records in chess

This is a list of world records in chess as achieved in organized tournament, match, or simultaneous exhibition play.

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McDonnell versus De La Bourdonnais, Match 4 (16), London 1834

The sixteenth chess game in the fourth match between Alexander McDonnell and Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais played in London in 1834 is famous for demonstrating the power of a mobile central block of pawns.

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Model mate

A model mate is a type of pure mate checkmating position in chess in which not only is the checkmated king and all vacant squares in its field attacked only once, and squares in the king's field occupied by friendly units are not also attacked by the mating side (unless such a unit is necessarily pinned to the king), but all units of the mating side (with the possible exception of the king and pawns) participate actively in forming the mating net.

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Morphy versus the Duke of Brunswick and Count Isouard

The chess game played in 1858 at an opera house in Paris between the American chess master Paul Morphy and two strong amateurs, the German noble Karl II, Duke of Brunswick and the French aristocrat Comte Isouard de Vauvenargues, is among the most famous of chess games.

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My System

My System (Mein System) is a book on chess theory written by Aron Nimzowitsch.

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Neo-Indian Attack

The Neo-Indian Attack is a chess opening that begins with the moves: This opening is also known as the Seirawan Attack, after top 1980s player Yasser Seirawan.

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Novotny (chess)

The Novotny (also often spelled as Nowotny, even in non-German sources) is a device found in chess problems named after its discoverer Antonín Novotný.

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Outline of chess

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to chess: Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard (a square-checkered board with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid).

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Pawnless chess endgame

A pawnless chess endgame is a chess endgame in which only a few pieces remain and none of them is a pawn.

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Petrov's Defence

Petrov's Defence or the Petrov Defence (also called Petroff's Defence, Russian Defence, and Russian Game) is a chess opening characterised by the following moves: Though this symmetrical response has a long history, it was first popularised by Alexander Petrov, a Russian chess player of the mid-19th century.

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PIN

A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together.

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Promotion (chess)

Promotion is a chess rule that requires a pawn that reaches its eighth to be immediately replaced by the player's choice of a queen, knight, rook, or bishop of the same.

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Prophylaxis (chess)

In the game of chess, prophylaxis (Greek προφυλαξις, "prophylaxis," guarding or preventing beforehand) or a prophylactic move is a move that stops the opponent from taking action in a certain area for fear of some type of reprisal.

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Pure mate

A pure mate is a checkmating position in chess in which the mated king and all vacant squares in its field are attacked only once, and squares in the king's field occupied by friendly units are not also attacked by the mating side (unless such a unit is necessarily pinned to the king to avoid it interposing to block the check or capturing of mating unit).

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Queen and pawn versus queen endgame

The queen and pawn versus queen endgame is a chess endgame in which both sides have a queen and one side has a pawn, which he is trying to promote.

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Queen versus pawn endgame

The chess endgame of a queen versus pawn (with both sides having no other pieces except the kings) is usually an easy win for the side with the queen.

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Queen's Gambit Declined, Cambridge Springs Defense

In chess, the Cambridge Springs Defense (or less commonly, the Pillsbury Variation) is a variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined that begins with the moves: Black breaks the pin on the h4–d8 diagonal and forms a pin of his own on the c3-knight (exploiting the absence of the White's queen bishop from the). If Black later plays dxc4, there may be threats against the g5-bishop.

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Queen's Gambit Declined, Elephant Trap

In chess, the Elephant Trap is a faulty attempt by White to win a pawn in a popular variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined.

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Queen's Indian Defense

The Queen's Indian Defense (QID) is a chess opening defined by the moves: The opening is a solid defense to the Queen's Pawn Game.

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Reflexmate

A reflexmate is a chess problem in which white, moving first, must force black to deliver checkmate within a specified number of moves against his will - with the added condition that if either player can give checkmate, they must.

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Rook and bishop versus rook endgame

The rook and bishop versus rook endgame is a chess endgame where one player has just a rook, bishop and king, and the other player has only a rook and king.

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Rotlewi versus Rubinstein

Rotlewi versus Rubinstein is a game of chess played between Gersz Rotlewi and Akiba Rubinstein in Łódź, Poland in 1907.

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Rules of chess

The rules of chess (also known as the laws of chess) are rules governing the play of the game of chess.

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Ruy Lopez

The Ruy Lopez, also called the Spanish Opening or Spanish Game, is a chess opening characterised by the moves: The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish bishop Ruy López de Segura.

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Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation

The Exchange Variation of the Ruy Lopez is a chess opening that begins with the moves: Black may recapture on c6 with either pawn; although 4...bxc6 is playable, 4...dxc6 is almost always chosen at master level.

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Ruy Lopez, Tarrasch Trap

Tarrasch Trap refers to two different chess opening traps in the Ruy Lopez that are named for Siegbert Tarrasch.

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Semi-Slav Defense

The Semi-Slav Defense is a variation of the Queen's Gambit chess opening defined by the position reached after the moves: The position may readily be reached by a number of different.

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Shogi tactics

Many basic tactics (手筋 tesuji, also translated as 'clever move') of shogi are similar to those of chess tactics, involving forks, pins, removing the defender and other techniques, all of which are considered very strong when used effectively.

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Skewer (chess)

In chess, a skewer is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin.

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Smothered mate

In chess, a smothered mate is a checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded (or smothered) by his own pieces.

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Tempo (chess)

In chess and other chess-like games, tempo is a "turn" or single move.

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The Game of the Century (chess)

In chess, The Game of the Century is a chess game played between 26-year-old Donald Byrne and 13-year-old Bobby Fischer in the Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City on October 17, 1956, which Fischer won.

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The Luzhin Defence

The Luzhin Defence is a 2000 film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring John Turturro and Emily Watson.

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Touch-move rule

The touch-move rule in chess specifies that, if a player deliberately touches a piece on the board when it is his turn to move, then he must move or capture that piece if it is legal to do so.

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Trompowsky Attack

The Trompowsky Attack is a chess opening that begins with the moves: With his second move, White intends to exchange his bishop for Black's knight, inflicting doubled pawns upon Black in the process.

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World Chess Championship 1886

The World Chess Championship 1886 was the first official World Chess Championship match contested by Wilhelm Steinitz and Johannes Zukertort.

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X-ray (chess)

In chess, the term X-ray or X-ray attack is sometimes used as a synonym for skewer.

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Zugzwang

Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move") is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because they must make a move when they would prefer to pass and not move.

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Absolute pin, Partial pin, Relative pin, Situational pin, Unpinned knights.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin_(chess)

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