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You can take *ANY* square lined up with king
Compiled by notyetagm
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, queen, or the back rank if there is going to be a <PIN> (or some other kind of nasty alignment, like a <SKEWER> (Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004) or a <FORK>). You do not want anything of value (piece, pawn, or square) that can be captured to be lined up with your king, queen, or back rank!

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Game Collection: You can take *ANY* square lined up with king

Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 47 ... h2-h1=♕+! <SKEWER>


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Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 22 ♕g4x♗g5+! <PIN>

bad FEN: 5rr1/pb1nk3/1qp1p3/1p2P1bB/2pPN1Q1/4n1B1/PP3PP1/R4RK1 5rr1/pb1nk3/1qp1p3/1p2P1QB/2pPN3/4n1B1/PP3PP1/R4RK1 b - -


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Smallville vs ChessThinker X, ICC 3 0 2008: ... ♘c5xe4! ♗d3xe4 ♖c3-e3+ <FORKS> the White e4-bishop and e2-king.

So 47 ... h2-h1=♕+! is a <DECOY> into a <SKEWER>, 22 ♕g4x♗g5+! is a <DECOY> into a <PIN>, and ... ♘c5xe4! is a <DECOY> into a <FORK>.

DECOY: -FORCE- your opponent to <LINE UP> his pieces!!!

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Event "?"
Site "?"
Date "2007.11.28"
Round "?"
White "Bukavshin(RUS)"
Black "Naroditsky(USA)"
Result "0-1"
ICCResult "White resigns"
WhiteElo "2248"
BlackElo "2124"
Opening "Sicilian: Najdorf, Byrne (English) attack" ECO "B90"
NIC "SI.14"
Time "03:04:07"
TimeControl "5400+30"

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nf3 Be7 8. Bc4 O-O 9. O-O Qc7 10. Nd5 Nxd5 11. Bxd5 Nd7 12. Nd2 Nf6 13. Bb3 b5 14. Bg5 Bb7 15. Bxf6 Bxf6 16. Qe2 a5 17. Qxb5 Ba6 18. Qa4 Bxf1 19. Nxf1 Bg5 20. Rd1 Kh8 21. Qa3 a4 22. Bxa4 Qc4 23. b4 Qa6 24. Qg3 Bf4 0-1

Lautier vs Kasparov, 1997 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black g7-pawn lined up with g8-king: 32 Bxg7! Qxg7 33 Rg5 pin
Yifan Hou vs I Berzina, 2006 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Black g6-knight lined up with g7-king: 37 Rxg6+! Kxg6 38 Bd3
Wang Yue vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

30 ... Ng2!! takes g2-square lined up with White g1-king
Gelfand vs B Kantsler, 2001 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 34 moves, 0-1

28 Rxf5! since 28 ... Qxf5?? lines up Black queen with h7-king
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

10 d4! since d4-capturing square lined up with Black d7-queen
Rossolimo vs H Mueller, 1948 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

9 Nxe5! since e5-capturing square lined up with Black e8-king
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

15 ... d5-d4! takes the d4-square lined up with White d2-queen
P Wyss vs Navara, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

32 ... Bf8-d6+! Black d6-bishop defended by fork 33 ... Qc1-f4+
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

26 Rf1xf5+! Qc5xRf5 27 Rd1-f1 pins Black f5-queen to f7-king
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

13 ... Nc6xd4! 14 Qd1xNd4?? Be7-c5 pins queen to White g1-king
Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 41 moves, 0-1

34 b3-b4! b4-square lined up with the Black a5-queen allows pin
Gheorghiu vs Beliavsky, 1982 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

5 .. b7-b5! wins pawn, 6 Nc3xb5?? creates pin to White a4-queen
Szabo vs Keres, 1953 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

39 Rb7xc7 Rc8xRc7 allows creation of pin against Black d8-queen
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

20 ... Rf8xf2! creates an absolute pin against White g1-king
Tseshkovsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 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

27 ... Nd1-f2! since 28 Rh2xNf2 lines up with e1-queen for pin
J Smeets vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

54 - Be1xa5!, 56 - Rc4-c5+ forks White f5-king to regain piece
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 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

25 Bf4-e5!! since 25 ... Bf6xBe5 leads to pin on Black e6-queen
Fischer vs U Geller, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

13 Nf3xe5! since 13 ... Qf6xNe5?? lines up with e8-king for pin
Fischer vs Geller, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 1-0

21 d4-d5 Be6xd5! creates pin on d-file against Black d8-queen
M Pavlovic vs Carlsen, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

20 ... e5-e4! 21 Bd3xe4 Rf8-e8 pins White e4-bishop to e2-queen
Abrosimov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

47 ... h2-h1=Q+! possible cause h1 lined up with White d1-king
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

87 Qe5-h5+!! forces White h4-queen to line up with f7-king
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2008 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

47 d6-d7! takes d7-square lined up with Black g7-king by pin
A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

31 Re1xBe6! takes Black e6-bishop lined up with Black g8-king
Wang Yue vs S Agdestein, 2008 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

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

22 Nf4xg6!! 1-0 since ... Ne5xNg6 Qe3-g3 pin it and win it
Nakamura vs R Markus, 2016 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 22 moves, 1-0

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