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The Porskoff Ploy was a Quidditch tactic named after Russian Chaser Petrova Porskoff. A Chaser flew straight upwards with the Quaffle in an attempt to make the opposing team's chasers follow him. Then, the Chaser with the Quaffle threw the ball directly down to a fellow Chaser below the opposing team's chasers. The move required pinpoint timing on the part of the Chasers.[1]

History

Troy used the Porskoff Ploy against Ivanova during the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[2]

During the play the Thimblerig Shuffle, one of the chasers flies above the others in a mock Porskoff Ploy, hoping to distract the opposing team into following them, leaving the chaser who actually has the quaffle open to score.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 10 (Quidditch Today)
  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 8 (The Quidditch World Cup)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Quidditch, Season 1, Chapter 4
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