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bhidragon 23 ( +1 | -1 )
Knight Forks? Does anyone have a good example of a killer knight fork here on GameKnot? I'm trying to find a couple of short games (15-30 moves) with forks I can use as illustrations for some starting players. Thanks
ccmcacollister 30 ( +1 | -1 )
... I have seen a knight fork of Queen and piece that delivered Mate at the same stroke ...unfortunately, have no idea of where it was from, now. But will keep my eyes open in case I run across any good ones. I don't suppose GM games are much help in this area.
jstevens1 39 ( +1 | -1 )
Knight forks Hi bhidragon! Have you looked at an earlier thread of mine which I posted a few months ago? You may have to go back a few pages but I have called that particular game "Knightmares". The thread is also titled "Knightmares" - you will find forks galore in there - unfortunately they are in the endgame and not the opening but may be suitable for beginners to learn the power of this piece.


bhidragon 15 ( +1 | -1 )
Knightmares Thanks! I'll take a look.

Ccmcacollister is right ... GM games don't work as well at teaching novice players as do amateur game (ugly mistakes and all).
cascadejames 23 ( +1 | -1 )
OK- here is one of my blunders This was embarassing. See the final move of the game.
It might be suitable for showing beginners what not to do.
cascadejames 54 ( +1 | -1 )
This one was more fun for me Numerous threats and counterthreats of knight forks by both sides through the game, but the
final knight fork of the white Queen and a Rook at moves 19 and 20 decides the game.
Also an illustration of how the effects of a fork can sometimes by avoided by a counterattack.
See moves 13-18. White apparently miscounts. Again this is a game that is decided by mistakes
made by both sides, so it illustrates things to be avoided,.
cascadejames 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Typo- will try again Apparently I mistyped the game number on the last message. Will try again
bhidragon 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Great examples ... thanks.