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Pins! Exploit every pin!!!
Compiled by notyetagm
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http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybka... answers my question affirmatively(!): Benjamin resigned Game 6 of the <Benjamin-Rybka Draw Odds Match> after move 21 because Black is going to play 22 ... ♖d8-a8 followed by 23 ... ♘b6-c8, unmasking the Black c7-queen as a third attacker against the <PINNED> White a5-knight which can be defended only two times.


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So Benjamin loses a White game in 21(!) moves because of a simple <PIN>. The power of <PINS> never ceases to amaze me.

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Here is a brilliant win by Zhao Xue, on the <PINNING> theme. Check out 24 ... ♕xh3!!. Zhao Xue find a brilliant way to pile on the pinned White e3-knight until it breaks.

Event "Bled"
Site ""
Date "2002.??.??"
Round "1"
White "Dimovski, Aleksandra"
Black "Zhao Xue, "
Result "0-1"
WhiteElo "2100"
BlackElo "2367"
NIC "SI 14.1.1"
ECO "B90"
PlyCount "50"

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nb3 e6 7. Bd3 Be7 8. O-O Nbd7 9. f4 b5 10. Qe2 Qc7 11. Bd2 Bb7 12. Nd1 Nc5 13. Nf2 d5 14. e5 Nfe4 15. Ba5 Qc8 16. Nd4 O-O 17. Ng4 Kh8 18. Rf3 f5 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Rh3 Nxd3 21. Qxd3 Bc5 22. Ne3 e5 23. fxe5 fxe5 24. Nf3 Qxh3 25. gxh3 Rxf3 0-1

You have got to pay more attention to things being lined up!

13 Be2xa6!! b7xa6 pinned Black c6-knight falls without b7-pawn
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

42 Ng3 Ne4xg3+! exploits a discovered pin on the a8-h1 diagonal
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov sacs a pawn to create a pin then exploits it
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Leko, 2000 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 47 moves, 0-1

31 Rd1! e4 32 Bf4! piles on 2 pinned Black pieces in succession
Adams vs Lautier, 1991 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Black g6-pawn must block b1-h7 diagonal so 27 Nxh5+!
Keres vs Smyslov, 1939 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

32 Re8+! Black g7-knight pinned to h6-f8 cannot also defend e8
C Baginskaite vs A C Calotescu, 2006 
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

21 Qxg7! Black e6-knight cannot block h3-c8, defend g7-bishop
Nijboer vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 21 moves, 1-0

17 Bxe5+! Black d5-rook cannot block d-file, defend e5-knight
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

27 Qxc6! Black e5-knight must block e-file, cannot defend c6
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

25 ... Nd3! White c2-pawn cannot block c-file and defend d3
Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

33 ... Qg4! piles on the pin of the White f3-pawn, no defense
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

17 Qd8+! Black e7-bishop cannot block e-file, defend d8-square
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

19 Ne4! Black d5-pawn cannot block d-file, defend e4-square
Nijboer vs Timman, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 19 moves, 1-0

10 Qxd5! since both Black c6-,e6-pawns must block lines to king
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

32 ... Nxh3+! White g2-pawn must block a8-h1, cannot defend h3
T Pym vs B C Addison, 2006 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi's incredible pinning masterpiece
Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

17 Be5! f6 18 Ng5! Nf5 19 Nh6+! exploits -two- pins
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

24 Qf1 Bh3! creates pins on a7-g1, f1-h3, and g-file, winning
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

34 ... Bc3! forces White into a horrible pin which loses game
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzowitsch's Black c6-knight caught in horrific cross-pin
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Karpov wins by creating pins on lines a8-h1, a7-g1and g-file
Hampyuk vs Karpov, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

43 Bd3!! pinned Black e4-pawn does not defend e4, piled on
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

40 - Qf7? self-pins Black c7-rook to Black f7-queen, 41 QxNc4!
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

58 ... Ne4!, 59 ... Nf2 piles on the pinned White d1-bishop
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

30 Ne5! Black d6-pawn must block the d-file to stop Rd3xQd8
E Alekseev vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1-0

Black resigns since Rae1, f4 pins and wins the Black e5-knight
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2007 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Gazza pins Black knight to king and Black rook to knight
Kasparov vs Bareev, 1997 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

22 ... Re1+! White f2-bishop pinned allows fork-overload trick
B Thorfinnsson vs E Najer, 2006 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

19 Qf6! Black e5-bishop must block e-file, cannot defend f6
H Hamdouchi vs A Simutowe, 2001 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Black c8-rook + Black c6-bishop = pin
Judit Polgar vs E Ubilava, 2007
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

Adams creates pins along the e-file, 6th rank, and h5-e8!
Adams vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

29 ... Rf6xBf4! White g3-pawn blocks g-file to g2-luft square
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

9 ... Nf6xd5? lines up d5-knight with undefended b7-bishop
Karjakin vs F Bindrich, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1-0

37 ... Rd7xd4? lines up Black d4-rook, undefended a7-queen, pin
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

25 Nd2xc4? Qa5-c7! creates monstrous pin on newly opened c-file
Szabo vs Petrosian, 1953 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 39 moves, 0-1

26 Qh6xh7+! White g3-rook pins Black g7-rook to Black g8-rook
A E Post vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C48) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

22 ... Rb8-d8 pins White d5-bishop to undefended White d1-rook
Shirov vs Adams, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Leko missed 40 Re7xf7! since Black d6-knight pinned to 6th rank
Leko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

39 ... Nd5xc3+! White b2-pawn blocks b-file else ... Qb5-b1#
Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

29 b4!! Bxb4? creates a horrible pin that wins a whole piece
Carlsen vs Onischuk, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

39 ... Qa2-d2! piles on White d3-rook PINNED to White g3-king
K B Richardson vs D Andreev, 1977 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 39 moves, 0-1

52 ... Nb6xd5! White c4-pawn BLOCKS a6-f1 diagonal else ... BxB
Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

44 Rb3 Re3 and 44 Rc4 Re2 White loses material to PIN
Mamedyarov vs Navara, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Black d8-queen + UNDEFENDED White d1-rook =PIN on White d4-pawn
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2007 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

35 ... Re5xNe4! White f3-pawn BLOCKS f-file line of Black f4-Q
V Liberzon vs Taimanov, 1967 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1998 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 35 moves, 1-0

34 Re1-e7! pinned Black f7-rook does not defend e7-square
Kasparov vs Lputian, 1976 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

49 ... Nd3xe5! White d4-pawn blocks d-file, prevents .. Qd8xQd2
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

38 Bb7xa6?? lines up bishop + undefended White a1-rook for pin
P Haba vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 37 moves, 0-1

30 ... Qc5xc4! possible since 30 Rc1-c2 pinned rook to d2-queen
Anand vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

23 Re1-e7 threatens 24 Rxa7!, exploiting pin on Black b6-bishop
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

20 .. Qc7-a7! reinforces pin on the White c5-knight to a3-queen
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 20 moves, 0-1

60 Ng6xe5! backward pin on Black d6-pawn by White f8-bishop
Wang Hao vs D Andreikin, 2007 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

26 ... a4-a3! White b2-pawn blocks 2nd rank against an x-ray
L Babujian vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

19 ... Nf6xe4! White f3-pawn blocks f-file else 20 ... Rf7-f2#
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

32 .. Rc8xc6?? undefended Black c6-rook + c3-bishop = fatal pin
Kasparov vs Adams, 1997 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

48 ... e2-e1=Q! White d3-knight pinned to d4-king by d1-rook
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 48 moves, 0-1

37 ... Ne5-d3+! White e3-rook is pinned to the f2-mating square
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 0-1

13 Nc4-d6! exploits pin on Black e7-bishop to d8-queen on d8-h5
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

28 ... Rh5!, 32 ... Nf5! White g6-bishop in g-file pin to queen
Kiril D Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 0-1

A pinning tour de force by Magnus Carlsen
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Tkachiev is the master of making pins and then piling on them
E Vorobiov vs Tkachiev, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

White b3-bishop pin gains a tempo, wins ending a la My System
Mamedyarov vs Z Kozul, 2007 
(D80) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

28 Nd4xe6! White e7-queen pins both the Black d6-rook, f7-pawn
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

22 ... Nd5-f4 leads to fatal pin on g2-bishop, Capa mini loss
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Sokolov vs Shirov, 1999 
(E97) King's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

25 Ra1-d1?! reinforces pin on Black d3-knight to recover piece
Ponomariov vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 0-1

Nakamura turns Kasimdzhanov into a pin cushion
Kasimdzhanov vs Nakamura, 2007 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

38 .. Bd7xb5! White c4-bishop blocks Black a4-rook from a4-pawn
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 0-1

33 f4-f5! creates pinning chain Black f5-bishop+Black f6-queen
Seirawan vs Korchnoi, 1986
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 62 moves, 1-0

8 - Ne4xNc3 9 Qd1-d2! pins Black c3-knight, undefended a5-queen
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 32 moves, 1-0

29 Ng4-f6+!, 29 Ng4xh6+! White g3-queen + Black g8-king
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

9 f2-f4, 10 d2-d4 Black e4-pawn does not defend f4,d4 en passan
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

22 ... Re4xf4! 23 Qd2xRf4?? Bf6-g5 pins f4-queen to c1-king
Anand vs Gelfand, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

86 ... Kd6-c5? lines up with Black c4-bishop for pin 87 Re3-c3!
A Timofeev vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 117 moves, 1-0

39 Be2xh5! g6xh5? opens g-file to loose Black g8-rook
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

17 Nb5-d6+ Black e7-bishop pinned to d8-queen by g5-bishop
Kasparov vs Karpov, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

37 e2-e3! White a4-rook pins Black d4-bishop to loose e4-rook
Kamsky vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

27 Bc4-e6! exploits backward pin of Black b7-pawn to b6-bishop
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

27 ... Nd3-f4+! White e3-,g3-pawns pinned to e-,g-files respect
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

37 .. Nf5-e3?? White f7-queen pins f5-knight to loose f4-square
Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

25 Rg1-g5?? Qe5xRg5! e3-bishop "defender" pinned to d3-queen
A Riazantsev vs Svidler, 2008 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 25 moves, 0-1

M Perez Candelario vs Adams, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

25 Rd6xc6+!! Black d7-bishop pinned to its c7-king by f7-queen
Keres vs L Schmid, 1961 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Radjabov's superb pinning masterpiece: 24 Rf1-f7!, 25 Bg5-f6!!
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

32 ... Rd8-d3!! White f4-knight pinned to White f3-pawn,square
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

10 Qe2-c2! pins Black e4-knight against undefended f5-bishop
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

28 Bb3xe6+! wins pawn by setting up pin to recover sac'd piece
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 1-0

29 Rb7xf7+!! Kg7xRf7 30 f2xRe3 pins Black f3-queen to f7-king
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 1-0

32 - Rh2-h1+! White g1-king decoyed to h1 since g2-bishop pinne
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

18 Qd1-e1, 18 c2-c3 Black b4-knight pinned against a5-,c5-queen
K Kuderinov vs M Arnold, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 18 moves, 1-0

50 Rg2-g7+!! White e4-queen pins Back f5-knight to the h7-king
Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

26 Qb2-e5! pins and wins the Black d5-knight to undef a5-queen
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

White d8-queen pins Black e7-rook to undefended Black f6-queen
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

40 Bc2xe4! Black b7-bishop pinned to e7-king by White a7-rook
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

10 ... Nf6xe4! based on pins against undef c2-queen and e1-king
V Artsukevich vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

29 Rh7-h8! pins Black g8-rook which pins the White g2-bishop!
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

22 Qe6xRf7+! Qf4xQf7 23 Re1xBe7 pinned f7-queen cannot defend
Stein vs Uhlmann, 1967 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

26 Nc3xd5! White e1-rook pins Black e6-bishop to undef e8-rook
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 2008
(A48) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

31 ... c6xNb5?? 32 Be2xb5 pins Black d7-queen to Black e8-king
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

31 Rb1-b2 creates winning pin against Black c2-knight + d2-rook
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

20 ... Bb6-e3! White f2-pawn pinned to f-file, cannot defend e3
Anand vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

25 Nc5-e4! pins Black d6-knight, reinforces pin at same time
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

52 b3-b4!! Bf8xb4 lines up with a5-knight for pin 53 Be3-d2!+-
Fischer vs L A Sanchez, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

33 Rh3xh7+! Black g7-rook pinned along g-file to g8-mating sq
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

28 Rd1-d7+! Black f6-knight pinned to f7-king, cannot defend d7
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

13 Bc1-f4! pins d6-bishop to c7-queen, threatening 14 Qe2xNe7+!
Sutovsky vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

64 Bf2xNg3?? Bd8-b6! pins White e3-queen to the White g1-king
E Inarkiev vs Kasimdzhanov, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 86 moves, 0-1

24 h4-h5!! as 24 ... Nf6xh5?? 25 Be3-d4 pins e5-queen,h8-king
Krasenkow vs Sutovsky, 1998 
(E90) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

23 Bd3-g6! exploits pin of Black f7-pawn to f8-king by f6-queen
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

27 ... Qe6xBe4! Black d8-rook pins White d2-knight to c1-square
Korchnoi vs I Krush, 2007 
(A28) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Carlsen's brilliant 14 Bc1-h6! sets up future pinning Ra1-d1
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

28 ... Re8-d8!, 29 ... Ba6xNd3! winning pin against d1-queen
Motylev vs Navara, 2009 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

32 ... d4xQe3?? not a threat as Black d4-pawn pinned to d8 mate
Aronian vs Caruana, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

29 Rf1xNf4! White e3-rook pins Black e5-pawn to e6-,e7-squares
Van Wely vs Radjabov, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

21 Qc2xg6+! mates Reshevsky in 2 as f7-pawn pinned to g8-king
Szabo vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

23 ... Ra5xg5 Black g6-bishop pins White e4-knight to d3-queen
D Howell vs M Bosboom, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 0-1

31 - Nf6xBe4?? opens f-file to f7-square for 32 Qf3xf7+, mating
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

31 c4-c5! Black f8-bishop pinned to g8-king by White queen
Kasparov vs Anand, 1999 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

30 - Nh5-g3+! Black h3-queen pins *both* White g2-queen,h2-pawn
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2006 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

35 ... Qe6-e7 36 Bf4-g5 pins and wins helpless Black f6-knight
I Sokolov vs A Chibukhchian, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

25 ... Be7xg5! White f4-pawn pinned to h2-square near g1-king
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Leko, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

26 Nc4-b6! Black f6-rook undef due to pin by White g3-queen
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

13 Re1xe6+! Black d7-bishop pinned to e8-king by White c6-queen
I Kurnosov vs M Dzhumaev, 2008 
(B07) Pirc, 15 moves, 1-0

25 ... Rf8-d8! White d5-knight is caught in horrible cross-pin
Kasimdzhanov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Acs vs A Khruschiov, 1997 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

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