Chess Puzzles, The Pin, Puzzle 17:
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The Pin
[Puzzle #17]


The Pin
Puzzle #17

White's dark-Bishop (Be3) is in a straight line with both its Queen (Qe2) and, just as critical (if not more) its King (Kg1).

In both situations, White has a less-valuable Piece (Bishop) in front of more-valuable Pieces (Queen and King). The conditions are right for a Pin, as the more-valuable Pieces will need to be covered against a direct attack.

Black sees an opportunity for a material-winning Pin, by forcing White to exchange Pieces on e3. What White Piece would Black prefer to be on e3, and how does Black engineer this?
Chess Puzzles, The Pin, #17
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