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  1. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    17 Nov '12 00:42 / 1 edit
    Seeing as my opponent's too modest to post this, behold the fork to end all forks - every major piece and the king...



    Anyone got a better one than that?
  2. Subscriber 64squaresofpain On Vacation
    The drunk knight
    17 Nov '12 03:00
    All major pieces plus the king lol, i dont think anyone can do better than that
  3. 17 Nov '12 03:26
    Your thread title setup so many punchlines!
  4. 17 Nov '12 03:39
    Nice. Not to take anything away from your opponent's move, but he could have played 25 N e6 and they your dark squared bishop would have been forked as well!
  5. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Nov '12 04:27 / 1 edit
    Wow, four major pieces, plus a pawn. It's like a fork peacock.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Nov '12 06:37
    Originally posted by hunterknox
    Seeing as my opponent's too modest to post this, behold the fork to end all forks - every major piece and the king...

    [pgn][Event "August 2012 Banded Duel 1700-1750"] [Site "http://www.redhotpawn.com"] [Date "2012.10.24"] [EndDate "2012.11.15"] [Round "3"] [White "jayo"] [Black "hunterknox"] [WhiteRating "1656"] [BlackRating "1667"] [WhiteElo "1656"] [ ...[text shortened]... h!} Kg7h6 28. Ne6xc7 1-0[/pgn]

    Anyone got a better one than that?
    Just imagine if the f2 wasn't there and you could have answered NxQ with ...Bg5+!!
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    17 Nov '12 07:01
    Originally posted by paulbuchmanfromfics
    Your thread title setup so many punchlines!
    Top Ten reasons I declined to Fork You:

    10) You never let me do it from the 8th rank.
    9) Last time I did, my Knight came back with spots.
    8) I was afraid my Bishop would get trapped.
    7) Don't want to have to make any more pawn support payments.
    6) You'll just complain that a black Knight would have been taller.
    5) If I play one blitz game, you'll expect a whole tournament.
    4) My pawn doesn't have any lead in it (it fell out, honestly, it did)
    3) Recently polished the Bishop and it's not quite ready for a new game.
    2) Rumor has it that you'll spread your Rooks for anyone.

    And finally... the NUMBER ONE reason I declined to fork you:

    *drum roll*

    1) I couldn't get my pawn to promote.
  8. 17 Nov '12 08:29
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Top Ten reasons I declined to Fork You:

    10) You never let me do it from the 8th rank.
    9) Last time I did, my Knight came back with spots.
    8) I was afraid my Bishop would get trapped.
    7) Don't want to have to make any more pawn support payments.
    6) You'll just complain that a black Knight would have been taller.
    5) If I play one blitz game, ...[text shortened]... NE reason I declined to fork you:

    *drum roll*

    1) I couldn't get my pawn to promote.
    LOL ...
    With all these reasons, I guess he'll just have to go fork himself!
  9. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    17 Nov '12 13:40
    Originally posted by SmittyTime
    Nice. Not to take anything away from your opponent's move, but he could have played 25 N e6 and they your dark squared bishop would have been forked as well!
    Except the knight was pinned to the king until the bishop took the rook on h4 - which was on h4 for that reason and that reason alone!
  10. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Nov '12 16:47
    Haha, that's a whopper!
  11. Standard member chessicle
    The Chessicle
    17 Nov '12 17:03
    I'd forgotten this, because it was a long time ago, but I've done the same thing, on the same square!

  12. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Nov '12 17:07
    Why is it that in both games posted, the one who's forked waits until after the queen is captured to resign? As if that's not the obvious move?
  13. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    17 Nov '12 17:17
    Originally posted by vivify
    Why is it that in both games posted, the one who's forked waits until after the queen is captured to resign? As if that's not the obvious move?
    Perhaps to say gg?
  14. Standard member vivify
    rain
    17 Nov '12 18:25
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Perhaps to say gg?
    Ah, true. Sportsman-like conduct does exist.
  15. Standard member hunterknox
    Hopeless romantic
    17 Nov '12 19:05
    Originally posted by vivify
    Why is it that in both games posted, the one who's forked waits until after the queen is captured to resign? As if that's not the obvious move?
    Pick one...

    1) a neat move or combo deserves to be played out.
    2) As SwissGambit points out I had the odd latent threats going and was still trying to work out if I could make any of them work. From that position if black could find a way to getting two pieces for the queen, drop both on the open files and coordinate both bishops then all is not lost.
    3) the gg thing

    Chessicle: interesting game, now please teach me how to forget!