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  Encyclopedia: Fork (chess)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In chess, a fork is a tactic that uses one piece to attack two or more of the opponent's pieces at the same time, hoping to achieve material gain (by capturing one of the opponent's pieces) because the opponent can only counter one of the two (or more) threats.
Alexey Dreev is a chess grandmaster from Russia.
Forks are often used as part of a combination which may involve other types of chess tactics as well.
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 Encyclopedia article: Fork (chess)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the diagram, the fl pawn is forking the two white rooks.
The term "royal fork" is sometimes used to describe the situation where the king and queen are forked, and when three or more pieces are attacked by a knight concomitantly the situation is sometimes referred to as a "family check", especially (though not exclusively) if the king is one of the pieces so menaced.
In the final position the fl knight is forking the white queen and rook, so that after the queen moves away, White will lose the exchange (a rook for a minor piece).
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