Page 236. The Surprise Attack That Will Wipe You Out
One chess tactic called the “skewer” can annihilate an opponent. Similar to a “pin,” a skewer targets two of your opponent’s pieces that are lined up. Usually, the more valuable of the two pieces must flee, allowing the capture of the other one. Investors must watch out for this, too. As an investor, you lack the same vantage point that allows chess players to observe every piece on the board. However, you can see a lot, and in many – though not all – cases you can often stop yourself from falling victim to a surprise attack.