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LATERAL PINS: PINS ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE RANK
Compiled by notyetagm
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The patzer ignores the ranks
-- old Russian saying

The next five examples feature lateral pins
-- Neil McDonald in Mastering Chess Tactics

Position after 23 ... ♖g1+!:


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Event "ICC 3 0"
Site "Internet Chess Club"
Date "2006.09.17"
Round "-"
White "kanza"
Black "Temptation"
Result "0-1"
WhiteElo "3053"
BlackElo "3139"
ICCResult "White resigns"
Opening "Trompowsky attack (Ruth, Opocenský opening)" ECO "A45"
NIC "QP.07"
Time "18:15:07"
TimeControl "180+0"

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 d5 3. Bxf6 gxf6 4. e3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. c4 cxd4 7. exd4 Bg4 8. c5 e5 9. Bb5 e4 10. h3 Bd7 11. Bxc6 bxc6 12. Ng1 Rg8 13. g3 f5 14. Ne2 Bh6 15. Nbc3 Rb8 16. Qc2 Qf6 17. Rd1 Kf8 18. Nf4 Bxf4 19. gxf4 Qh4 20. Ne2 Bc8 21. Qa4 e3 22. Rf1 Rxb2 23. Qxc6 exf2+ 24. Rxf2 Rg1+ White resigns 0-1

36 Rxg6!, exploiting the Black f7-pawn pinned to the 7th rank
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

38 Nf5! g6xf5 opens the 6th rank for 40 Rd6-h6
Lautier vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

f2-pawn meets ... QxQ by BLOCKING 2nd rank, cannot DEFEND e3
D Couche vs O Renet, 2001 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 32 moves, 0-1

Black's f7-pawn blocks the 7th rank, cannot also defend g6-pawn
Yermolinsky vs T Batchimeg, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

20 Qg6! since Black f7-pawn cannot block 7th rank and defend g6
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

30 Qxg6+! Black f7-pawn cannot block the 7th rank and defend g6
G Neumann vs Mayet, 1866 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

White g2-pawn cannot block 2nd rank and defend f3 ... Ne5-f3!
Gligoric vs Keres, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

52 ,,, Rxd5! White f3-bishop can't block 3rd rank and defend d5
Shirov vs Areshchenko, 2006 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

21 ... Rg8+! White f7-bishop is fully pinned to the 7th rank
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2001 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

24 Rxh6+! Black g7-pawn blocks 7th rank cannot defend h6-square
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

23 ... Bxe4! White d3-pawn cannot block 3rd rank and defend e4
V Dydyshko vs Navara, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

34 Ng5! Black f6-pawn blocks 6th rank, cannot defend g5-square
Petrosian vs G Borisenko, 1964 
(A14) English, 35 moves, 1-0

17 ... Qh5+! White g4-pawn cannot block 4th rank, defend h5
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

33 ... Rxh5+! White g4-bishop cannot block 4th rank, defend h5
Galego vs S Gordon, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

29 .. Qxh3+! White g2-pawn blocks second rank, cannot defend h3
Gunsberg vs Janowski, 1902 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

55 Ba6! Black b7-pawn blocks 7th rank, cannot defend a6-square
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

17 ... Rxf2! White e3-bishop blocks 3rd rank, cannot defend f2
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

32 Rxd6! Qxd6 33 Nxf5! Black g6-pawn must block 6th rank
Bacrot vs Skripchenko, 2006 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

40 Rxf7! Black d6-knight blocks 6th rank to prevent Qf6xQb6
Leko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

34 ... Rf1+! White g2-queen blocks 2nd rank to h2-mating square
Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 
(E92) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

29 Rd1-d7+! exploits pin of Black e6-bishop to the f6-square
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

33 ... Qf6-f4+ gains 4th rank for lateral pin against c4-queen
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

28, 29 Ng7xe6+! White h7-queen pins f7-pawn to loose d7-square
Karpov vs Uddenfeldt, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

30 Nh4-f5! White h6-queen pins Black e6-pawn to unde c6-queen
Yurtaev vs Gulko, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

25 - Qe5xRg5! Black f3-rook pins White e3-bishop to d3-queen
A Riazantsev vs Svidler, 2008 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 25 moves, 0-1

48 Qe5xe6! Black d7-pawn pinned along 7th rank by White pigs
Kasparov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2002 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 50 moves, 1-0

25 Bg5-f6!! White f7-rook pins Black e7-pawn,g7-bishop to rank
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

23 Rc1xQc7 creates devastating pin of Black f7-pawn to g7-king
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

31 g4--g5! threat is reinforce lateral pin of f7-pawn to h7-roo
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

50 ... Nd5-e3! f2-pawn pinned to g2-queen by d2-rook,c2-queen
Yusupov vs Topalov, 1993 
(A48) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

26 Qh4xBh5+! White d6-rook pins Black g6-pawn to the h6-square
Duras vs Olland, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

37 Rc4-c7! reinforces on Black g7-bishop pinned to h7-square
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

31 Rd4xNe4! White b5-rook pins Black d5-pawn to undef h5-rook
Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Szily vs Gligoric, 1948 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

48 .. Qg4-h3+! White g2-bishop pinned against h2-mating squares
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

27 ... Qg5xh6?? White b6-rook pins Black g6-pawn for 28 Nd4xBf5
Jobava vs Z Almasi, 2010 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Adams vs N Zhukova, 2012 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

28 Nd4xf5!
T Kosintseva vs Kosteniuk, 2012 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

39 .. Re5-a5+! Black f4-rook pins White b4-pawn to a4-mating sq
O Aharon vs Z Rahman, 2014 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

24 Qc3-f6+! 1-0 as Black g7-pawn interposes f7-sq from h7-rook
L Machado vs K McDonald, 2016 
(A80) Dutch, 24 moves, 1-0

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