Chess Puzzles, The Pin, Puzzle 20:
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The Pin
[Puzzle #20]


The Pin
Puzzle #20

Black's Rook (Rd2) has found itself in a straight line with its Queen (Qa5). While the Rook is technically Pinned by White's Queen (Qe1), the Relative nature of the Pin (the Piece being covered isn't the King), combined with the Black Queen's defender (Nc6) means, if Black chose, he could break the Pin, by moving the Rd2, inviting White to exchange Queens (Qe1xa5, then Nc6xa5).

What can White do to ensure Black WON'T break the Pin, and then how can White take advantage of the Pin, to win Black's Rd2?
Chess Puzzles, The Pin, #20
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