Fork and spear!

Nov 19, 2009, 2:01 AM |

Do  you the terms of fork and spear in chess? They are describing tactical weapons, which should be in our arsenal


1. The fork


One piece attacks two other pieces or points simultaneous.

Well kown is the knight fork, but all all other pieces also can do the fork job





 2. the spear


One piece attacks two pieces in a row, line or diagonale. The first attacked piece is the more valuable one.

Only queen, rook and bishop can do the spear job





Here now a puzzle, where fork and spear helped to execute a decisive blow

( hint: The spear is in move 3)