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A fork is a chess term for when one piece simultaneously attacks two enemy pieces or pawns. This often results in a loss of material for the side receiving the fork. A "royal fork" is when the queen and king are both attacked at the same time.

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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    jammoe

    Why hasn't the diagram changed yet?
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    digdugdiggy

    The diagram doesnt change, it demonstrates the position of a Fork
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #3

    jammoe

    But poorly; if white moves the g3 knight, if black decides to capture then it's a trade. Either way though, I should still be able to change it.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #4

    digdugdiggy

    You can change it, its a wiki. Click edit at the top >.>.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #5

    jammoe

    I did click edit. And changed the diagram. And "submitted changes". Several times. It hasn't worked.
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #6

    erik

    sorry jammoe! that is a bug we are working on. you can create a new diagram to replace this one. sorry! it will be a few days before we get the EDIT DIAGRAMS working in chessopedia...
  • 7 years ago · Quote · #7

    krishi

    i want to look at fork in a much complex situation. i can try but idonot know how?

     


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #8

    chezchamp

    I've done a royal fork before using the Ruy Lopez. I've forked my dad's king, queen and rook.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #9

    chezchamp

    Any body wanna add a comment to my previous posting?   ^(ABOVE)^
  • 6 years ago · Quote · #10

    lukeyboy_xx

    thats a good move ; ]

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #11

    Pikaspeed

    I've used this attack infinite times! Smile

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #12

    04dyland

    it is a awesome thing to use. I have used it a million times. Though it is hard to get in that position.

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #13

    jerry2468

    Forks are nice...

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #14

    Pitheas

    Spoons too. Tongue out

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #15

    jxchessmaster

    In the diagram black can move his king to defend the queen... why hasn't anyone thought of that?

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #16

    Alphonsekun

    you can, but it will be an exchange with 6 points of advantage for white

  • 6 years ago · Quote · #17

    didaky

    I REALLY APPRECIATE THESE FORKS.THEY ARE SO HELPFULWink.

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #18

    bigbadbob234

    I am the victim of these too many times.Smile

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #19

    chesskia

    Could we have whole games from wence the knight fork position comes from;maybe you could add pins and skewers/x-rays?

  • 5 years ago · Quote · #20

    Matthew11

    I fixed itSmile!

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