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Pin and Double Attack
Compiled by patzer2
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The pin is the most common tactical theme and is powerful in its own right. However, when combined with the "double attack" it can result in unique tactical possibilities to mate, win material or a decisive positional advantage.

30. Re1! wins
Yanofsky vs A R B Thomas, 1953 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

If 18...Qxd8!? then 19. e5! wins
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 24 moves, 1-0

19. b4!! exploits a disguised pin and double attack
Van Wely vs J Van Mil, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

26. Bc7! sets up 27. Qe5!
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

14. Bxf6! uses "pin break" & "double attack" to win a pawn
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

34. Rxg6+!
Anand vs A Graf, 2003 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

25. Nxc6!! Double Attack sets up 29. Ra1! Pin
Grischuk vs Bacrot, 2004 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

19. Bxh7+!
E Eliskases vs P Frydman, 1938 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 20 moves, 1-0

34. Rd7+!
P Blehm vs Alberto Hernandez, 2004 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

22. Bh3!
Chiburdanidze vs M Sharif, 1995 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

37. Rxc8!
S Slipak vs F Braga, 1998 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

19. Rd7+!
Blackburne vs Owen, 1890  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

29. Rxf6!
P Haba vs J Lechtynsky, 2005 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

47. Qd3!
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

37...Qh4+! breaks the counterpin after 36. Kf2?? Rf8 37. Rd8
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

40. Qd1+!
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

27. Bxf6!
A Lesiege vs Macieja, 2002 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

23. fxe5!
D Bryson vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

39. Qh3!!
Sadvakasov vs Y Shulman, 2007 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

59. Qd8! creates a decisive pin & double attack threat
P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

11. Qc4! or 11. Qb5!
Schlosser vs NN, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 1-0

20. Rxb2!!
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

25...Rxe3!
Shredder vs HIARCS, 2008 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 61 moves, 0-1

70. Bxh6!! Bxh6 71. Qd5+! +-
E Cekro vs L Patriarca, 2008 
(A12) English with b3, 71 moves, 1-0

38. Qxf7! is the simpler win White overlooked
Hort vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

7. dxc6! exf3 8. Qb3!
Petrosian vs H Ree, 1971 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 8 moves, 1-0

37...Bd5!
U Jahr vs M Schlaugat, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

54. Rd5!
Anand vs Shirov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

20. Qa4!!
Z Izoria vs F Volkmann, 2003 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

35...Re1!!
T C Jensen vs A Kier, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

33...Bxh3! wins a decisive pawn due to the pin & a mate threat
Robatsch vs Bisguier, 1961 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

40. Bg6+! forces simplification to a won endgame
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

28. Qh8+! forces a winning pin
Aronian vs C Seel, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

23...Rxe3+! forces a winning double attack or mate
T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

15. Nxc6! combines double attack, pin and deflection tactics
Fischer vs P Lapiken, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

33...Rexe4! solves Wednesday Oct 18, 2017
A Bachmann vs V Fedoseev, 2016 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

32. Rc1! solves Thur Jan 24, 2019
V S Gujrathi vs M Antipov, 2017 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

25. Rd7! solves Thursday Mar 14, 2019
Schussler vs Y Rantanen, 1977 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

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