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33 f2-f3? Rd8xd5! reinforces pin against d4-knight, wins pawn
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 53 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Yifan Hou vs Ding Liren, 2009 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk loses a White game in a mere 24 moves due to cross-pin
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

21 Qd2-b4 pins attacked Black c5-knight to undefended e7-queen
Akobian vs J Becerra Rivero, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Shirov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Sliwa, 1955 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Vaganian, 1995 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

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

42 Nf3xg5! Black e6-knight pinned as e8-rook lacks protection
Carlsen vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 1-0

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

33 Qa5xe5! White f1-rook pins f6-pawn to f7-,f8-flight squares
Nakamura vs Ponomariov, 2009 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

S Zhigalko vs Li Chao, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

42 ... Re8-f8! White c5-bishop must block c8-rook from c3-sq
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

23 ... h7-h5, 30 ... Re8xe3! exploit pins to squares near king
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

38 ... Bb7xd5?? 39 Rd3-c3 pins d5-bishop to undefended d6-rook
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 70 moves, 1-0

31 ... Bh6xf4! e8-rook pins e3-pawn to e2-interference square
Eljanov vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

32 ... Nd5-e3+!! White f2-pawn pinned against f1-mating square
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

M Ezat vs Mamedyarov, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

49 Nf4-e2 winning pin for White, 49 Nf4-d5?? drawing pin!
Aronian vs Kotronias, 2010 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

36 ... Rf4-f1+! mates as White g2-bishop is *pinned* to g1-king
W So vs A Giri, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

31 ... Nd3xf2! White c2-rook interposes d1, cannot protect f2
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

28 Nd4-f5+! White b2-queen pins the Black f6-queen to g7-king
Y Drozdovskij vs Karjakin, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

D E Cori Tello vs A Muzychuk, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Le Quang Liem vs Jobava, 2010 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Mamedyarov vs Jobava, 2010 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

Koneru vs Ju Wenjun, 2010 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kamsky vs Gelfand, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Black cashes in on superior position with pin 31 ... Rc7-c1!-+
V Cmilyte vs A Muzychuk, 2012 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Navara, 2012 
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs K Stokke, 2006 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1-0

20 Ne4xc5! Black d6-pawn pinned against undef b8-rook
Mamedyarov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2013 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

26 ... Bg7-g6 pin against king, 28 ... Kf7-g8 pin against undef
I Videnova vs S Guramishvili, 2013 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

23 Qg5-h6 threatens 24 Re6xg6+ h7xRg7 25 Qh6-h8#
D Cornette vs V Korchagina, 2013 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

28 Rb3-g3+! 1-0 Black f4-pawn is pinned to g4-checking square
K Skold vs K Arnstam, 1963 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 28 moves, 1-0

17 ... Qb5-h5+! 0-1 White g4-pawn is pinned to the h4-mating sq
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

26 Rf1xf6! Black e5-bishop shields/interposes e8-mating square
Illescas Cordoba vs Rachels, 1987 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Moiseenko, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

25 ... Bc6-d7 pins White e6-knight against undefended g4-bishop
Mamedyarov vs S Shoker, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

28 ... c7-c6?? 29 Re1xe4! d6-knght pinned against undef d8-rook
Mamedyarov vs Wei Yi, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Caruana, 2014 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 11 moves, 1-0

36 Nf5-d4! exploits Black d3-rook pinned to undefended b5-queen
A Giri vs Motylev, 2014 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

D Dubov vs Jakovenko, 2015 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

36 Qh6-g7# is mate as Black f7-rook is pinned to the g8-king
P Rout vs M Al Sayed, 2016 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 1-0

TRADE FIRST AND THEN REINFORCE THE PIN
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Zhang Jilin, 2005
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

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