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But however elementary, it was hotly discussed recently in the electronic newsletter of an Amsterdam chess club. This started when one contributor, commenting on his �d6 which attacked two Rooks on b8 and f4, innocently called that a fork. In the next issue, somebody else protested that this wasn't a fork at all because the teeth of a real fork do not point away from each other. When the discussion really got going, it turned out there were vastly different views about what a fork really is. " There was also somebody who thought a fork is only a fork when the forking piece moves to the square where it forks.
A ••• A fork may also be a serial fork: aimed directly at mate, as in this elegant problem by the great American wizard: White mates in 3, Sam Loyd, Leipziger IUustrierle Zeitung 1869. 1. �fl! �bl 2 . �g6+ . g. W. And after l .
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