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  1. 29 Dec '06 13:13
    Folks, I'm a fairly bad player who is completely out of the loop on chess terminology - so I come here seeking knowledge.

    Is there a specific chess term that applies to the following situation: When you move your knight (or any other piece, I guess) into check and you also have a clean kill on another piece. The king has to move and you swipe the secondary piece from your opponent.

    And I'll spare the comedians some effort. I know that the proper chess term is not "getting f...ed", or "the lesser of two evils" or "you're screwed".

    I thank everyone in advance for passing on the opportunity to be a smart ass - just looking for the right terminology here folks.
  2. Standard member Dragon Fire
    Lord of all beasts
    29 Dec '06 13:18 / 2 edits
    Sounds like a fork to me.

    eg. this is a fork of the King and Rook and Queen

  3. 29 Dec '06 13:18
    Originally posted by CamelClutch
    Folks, I'm a fairly bad player who is completely out of the loop on chess terminology - so I come here seeking knowledge.

    Is there a specific chess term that applies to the following situation: When you move your knight (or any other piece, I guess) into check and you also have a clean kill on another piece. The king has to move and you swipe the seco ...[text shortened]... the opportunity to be a smart ass - just looking for the right terminology here folks.
    You were actually very close with f...ed, it's called a fork.
  4. Standard member Sir Timothy
    The Seer of Seers
    29 Dec '06 13:18
    i think it is called forking. i not to bright either so i could be wrong!