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  1. 11 May '09 01:02 / 2 edits
    I was PM'd about the term 'Family Fork' and had to cause to explain
    it again a few days later.

    The Family Fork is when a Knight forks a King, Queen and a Rook



    Some claim it's when the Knight forks any 3 bits but I like
    to include the King and Queen.

    I pulled off a few of these in my time.

    Getting the 'Aunties and Uncles' (my term) is when the Knight
    forks a Queen and both Rooks.

    This is a position from a game I'm going to show. I'm Black.



    That's me spearing the Aunties and Uncles.

    Quite rare, I've only got a couple of these on my CV.

    How ever the fork that appeared when my opponent resigned
    is one I had never seen before and doubt if I'll ever get it again.

    I bet you are thinking I fork King, Queen and both Rooks.

    No. I call this the 'Bishop's Hat-Trick' It's unique.

    You join the game just as I win a piece.

  2. Standard member Nowakowski
    10. O-O
    11 May '09 01:18
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was PM'd about the term 'Family Fork' and had to cause to explain
    it again a few days later.

    The Family Fork is when a Knight forks a King, Queen and a Rook

    [fen]8/5k2/2r5/4N3/8/5q2/8/8[/fen]

    Some claim it's when the Knight forks any 3 bits but I like
    to include the King and Queen.

    I pulled off a few of these in my time.

    Getting the ' ...[text shortened]...
    1. Rad1 Bxd4 2. Qc2 g5 3. Bg3 Ne3 4. Be2 Bg4 5. Qd3 Bxe2[/pgn]
    I doubt I'll ever see that again legitimately.
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    11 May '09 04:44
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I was PM'd about the term 'Family Fork' and had to cause to explain
    it again a few days later.

    The Family Fork is when a Knight forks a King, Queen and a Rook

    [fen]8/5k2/2r5/4N3/8/5q2/8/8[/fen]

    Some claim it's when the Knight forks any 3 bits but I like
    to include the King and Queen.

    I pulled off a few of these in my time.

    Getting the ' ...[text shortened]...
    1. Rad1 Bxd4 2. Qc2 g5 3. Bg3 Ne3 4. Be2 Bg4 5. Qd3 Bxe2[/pgn]
    Nifty piece of work. Thanks.