Jun 14, 2009, 7:55 PM |

Have you ever heard of the word crossfire? It's a game for one, and it's the name of ATI's graphics techonology. Here's what has to say:

  1. Lines of fire from two or more positions crossing each other at a single point: soldiers caught in crossfire.
  2. A confrontational situation in which opposing factions, forces, views, or opinions converge: “caught in the crossfire in a battle over Internet site names” (Denise Caruso).
  3. Rapid, heated discussion.

For my purposes today, I will use the first definition. So, this crossfire is not a place where you want to be. The same is true for your king.

Bishops and queens are the way to go to set up crossfires but any line piece will do. Rooks can work just as well.

Sometimes the crossfire has to set up. The orignial puzzle can be found here.

There you have it, your basic definition of crossfire in chess. Hope it helps.