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

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


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)