Relative Bishop Pin Attack, Example:
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Chess Pin Attack, Relative Bishop Pin example.The Pin Attack: Relative Bishop Pin by Bb6 (red square).

The Victim: White's Nd4, the LESS-valuable Piece which protects the MORE-valuable Re3.

The Result: White's Nd4 could move, but in this case it shouldn't, else the Re3 will be lost (to ...Bb6xe3). Black's other Pawns/Pieces can be developed, while White spends time having to deal with the threat to his Knight and Rook.

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In this example, White attempts to bring his Knight away from danger, as it's currently being threatened by Black's Bishop, from d7 ...

Unfortunately, White's Knight moves onto a square on the same diagonal as his Rook - a more valuable piece ...

Black spots the opportunity for a Bishop Chess Pin attack and moves said piece forward to b6, which now threatens White's Knight, again ...

White's Knight, although in danger of being captured, is Relatively Pinned on its current square ...

Sure, it could move, but that would result in the loss of the Rook, which doesn't have any protection.

Because of White's careless move, in not spotting the potential hazard of the Pin Attack, the likely outcome is safety for the Rook and the capture of that Knight.

Moving On: Relative Rook Pin, Example (Page 3).

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