Exercise #16

tactics exercise 16
White to move. The black knight on c6 is pinned, but how can you take advantage of it?

Solution

tactics exercise 16 solution

1. d5!

The idea behind this move is that it gains a tempo by attacking the knight on c6. At the same time white clears the d4-square for their knight. On the next move white will play Nd4 and win the pinned black knight.

1. d5 exd5 2.Nd4, followed by Bxc6.

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