# Are there any games with 4 pieces (for the same player) pinned on the same rank?

In Caruana–Berg (Dresden, 2008), after 26...Ne6, White has pins on all three of Black's pieces on the 6th rank and eventually gets a winning endgame.[1]

``````[FEN ""]
[Title "Caruana—Berg, Italy vs Sweden, Dresden Olympiad 2008 [C10]"]
[StartPly "52"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+
Nxf6 7. Bd3 c5 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Qe2 O-O 10. O-O b6 11. Bg5 Bb7
12. Rad1 Qc7 13. Ne5 Rfd8 14. Kh1 Be7 15. Rde1 h6 16. Bh4 Nd5
17. Bg3 Bd6 18. Qe4 Nf6 19. Qh4 Nd7 20. Nxf7 Kxf7 21. Rxe6 Nc5
22. Rxd6 Rxd6 23. Qf4+ Ke7 24. Re1+ Kd7 25. Bb5+ Bc6 26. Qf5+
Ne6 27. Bxd6 Qxd6 28. Rxe6 (28...Qxe6 29. Bxc6+ Kd6 30. Qxe6+ Kxe6 31. Bxa8 {Winning endgame for White. [1]}) 1-0
``````

This seems like a rare event. At the time, Caruana was rated 2640 FIDE with Berg's rating at 2623.

In games between 2600+ players, are there any classical games with 4 pieces (for the same player) pinned on the same rank?

If not, are there other classical games between top players with 3 pieces pinned on the same rank?

As depicted, there are no restrictions on the type of pin.

Example: As proof that this is geometrically possible, I offer the following constructed example in the interests of clarity:

``````[Title "Proof This Is Geometrically Possible"]
[FEN "r7/p1qk2p1/1nbnrp1p/BB3Q2/P7/8/1PP2PPP/3RR2K w - - 8 27"]
``````

Continuation and endgame evaluation provided by
[1] Weeramantry, S., Eusebi, E. 2020. Best Lessons of a Chess Coach: Extended Edition. Mongoose Press, Newton Highlands, MA, p. 237.