In chess, a great way to win pieces is to 'fork' two or more of your opponents pieces. This simply means to attack two or more pieces simultaneously with one of your pieces. One of te most common ways to do this is with the Knight. This is called a 'Knight Fork".
However, if you are lucky enough - or skilful enough - to find yourself in the position below when playing Black, you have a great opportunity. In this position, Black can make a 'Family Fork'. In this case, Black can attack the White King, Queen and one of the Rook's all at the same time. As White will be unable to take Black's piece, White's Queen will surely fall. Can you spot what move Black plays here?
Congratulations to NextPuffyJelly who won the game with this move - very well played. If you want to see the answer, the whole game is shown further down, and you can see what move NextPuffyJelly played.
Tonight we had a really tight event with three players all finishing on 2 points. Well played to all. Going into the final round AbleLopsidedGiraffe was in pole position with 2 wins, while theworldoflegend needed a win to draw level. With the two players up against each other, it was a head to head. theworldoflegend won the game and with it the event on tiebreak score. Very well played to both.
MeanCactus also had an excellent evening. The second round saw MeanCactus playing theworldoflegend. This was an excellent game with lots of very good chess. Time was very tight for both players with less than 20 seconds on the clock in for the final 15 moves or so. theworldoflegend took the win, but both players played extremely well, and the game is shown in full at the end of this article. MeanCactus also finished on 2 points, coming third overall on tiebreak score.
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results and all the games here: www.chesskid.com/tournament/wednesday-blitz-130103/results
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