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  1. 23 Jul '08 21:03
    Are there different names for forks? Whether it's a two-way, three-way or more ... is it still just referred to as a fork or are there different names. I just had a four-way fork (I'm new so I was impressed) and wondered what to call it other than a fork. Thanks.
  2. Subscriber Mctaytoonline
    Highlander
    23 Jul '08 21:30
    Originally posted by dermpa
    Are there different names for forks? Whether it's a two-way, three-way or more ... is it still just referred to as a fork or are there different names. I just had a four-way fork (I'm new so I was impressed) and wondered what to call it other than a fork. Thanks.
    The answer is simply - an eating utensil
  3. Subscriber Ragnorak
    For RHP addons...
    23 Jul '08 23:32
    Originally posted by dermpa
    Are there different names for forks? Whether it's a two-way, three-way or more ... is it still just referred to as a fork or are there different names. I just had a four-way fork (I'm new so I was impressed) and wondered what to call it other than a fork. Thanks.
    Royal fork is the only specific name that I've heard.

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  4. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    24 Jul '08 15:08
    Originally posted by dermpa
    Are there different names for forks? Whether it's a two-way, three-way or more ... is it still just referred to as a fork or are there different names. I just had a four-way fork (I'm new so I was impressed) and wondered what to call it other than a fork. Thanks.
    Could you give us the game, I think a fourfold fork is quite rare.
  5. 24 Jul '08 20:56
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    Could you give us the game, I think a fourfold fork is quite rare.
    Again, I'm new so I'm not sure how to post the game ... it was move 32w against madstevie and here's the game:

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardanalysis.php?gameid=5221276

    If that didn't work you'll see it in my public games with me as white. Since my post I read that a royal fork involves the King and Queen, but still haven't found a specific name for the fourfold fork ... if there is one ... other than an eating utensil.
  6. Subscriber Mctaytoonline
    Highlander
    24 Jul '08 21:15
    Game 5221276

    To be fair it isn't a 4 way fork, one pawn protected by a pawn, one bishop covered by rook. The rook move to e7 saves all pieces unless you felt like a trade of knight for bishop. Yes in theory your knight could take any one of the 4 pieces but you never would.
    A true fork is where a knight moves to a position where is in a position to take an opponents piece either without loss or say forking 2 rooks only 1 can escape but you still take the other as its value is greater than your knights therefore a good fork.
    As mentioned you get a fork of 2 pieces - simple fork, fork of 3 pieces - triple fork, fork with check - king plus other piece, royal fork - king & queen, triple royal fork - king, queen & another piece. That said a lot of folk only count a royal fork as king, queen, & third piece.
  7. Standard member Jamin
    Irresponsible Quoter
    24 Jul '08 22:05
    Originally posted by Mctayto
    Game 5221276

    To be fair it isn't a 4 way fork, one pawn protected by a pawn, one bishop covered by rook. The rook move to e7 saves all pieces unless you felt like a trade of knight for bishop. Yes in theory your knight could take any one of the 4 pieces but you never would.
    A true fork is where a knight moves to a position where is in a position to ...[text shortened]... & another piece. That said a lot of folk only count a royal fork as king, queen, & third piece.
    A "family threat"
  8. 25 Jul '08 07:57
    Originally posted by dermpa
    Again, I'm new so I'm not sure how to post the game ... it was move 32w against madstevie and here's the game:

    http://www.redhotpawn.com/gameanalysis/boardanalysis.php?gameid=5221276

    If that didn't work you'll see it in my public games with me as white. Since my post I read that a royal fork involves the King and Queen, but still haven't found a specific name for the fourfold fork ... if there is one ... other than an eating utensil.
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