Originally posted by amolv06
[fen]6k1/p1pN1rpp/2p5/3p4/6QK/4r3/PPP3PP/8 b - - 0 1[/fen]
The tutorial uses the above position as an example. Waitzkin is playing black, and says "If he plays Qg4 (already played in the fen), do you see what I play? Look for a powerful skewer."
I saw Re4 immediately for black, however kept looking as I thought this was a pin and not a skewer. Turns out Re4 was the correct move after all.
Oh, you want the mistake-free version! That'll be an extra 20 bucks.
Based on your information, Waitzkin is clearly wrong. It's inconceivable that he doesn't know the distinction. Why it happened, who knows? Maybe he drank too much wine during that part of the recording session
, or maybe he recorded everything in a marathon 20-hour session and was punchy near the end, or maybe after he recorded that part, the king and queen's position got reversed somehow by someone else.
That's just one of those things that you have to smile at and keep going.