Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Caveat

Your pin can easily turn into his discovered attack.

4 Comments:

Blogger chesstiger said...

deep, but true!

6/02/2009 04:03:00 PM  
Blogger Banatt said...

Nice post. XD

6/02/2009 05:10:00 PM  
Blogger Hank said...

Reminds me of something that Dan Heisman calls a "phantom pin":

== Heisman writes: ==
Another tactical pattern that I see all the time is the “Phantom Pin”, which can occur in many possible lines, but a pure example might be:
1. e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 d6 4.d3 Be7 5.Bg5
5.Bg5 is a phantom pin – the Knight is not only not pinned, but in fact it is Black who has the possibilities of a discovered attack. After a further 5…0-0, White decides to “intensify” his “pressure” with 6.Nd5?? but is in for a nasty shock: 6…Nxd5.
Whoops! White is losing a piece. If 7.exd5, then Bxg5 wins the Bishop, as it is guarded once and attacked twice. If 7.Bxe7 then of course 7…Nxe7 takes the Knight out of danger and Black remains a piece to the good.
==

I've definitely been burned by exactly that kind of tactic before!

-- Hank

6/02/2009 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

How true! I've walked into that type of attack more then once! Once lost a horrible game in a Smith-Morra Gambit because I foolishly played Bg4 and walked into a book trap.

6/03/2009 04:21:00 PM  

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