Gotta love a good Knight fork.

Of course, it goes without saying that Knight fork attacks are much more fun for the forker than the forkee! 😀

I won this server-based correspondence chess game recently when my opponent playing White resigned after my Knight on 26… Ne2+ placed his King in check while simultaneously attacking his last remaining Rook. No, this wasn’t checkmate, White could move his King to safety. But my next move would be capturing his c3-Rook, giving me an overwhelming material advantage.

The position of pieces on the board at game’s end and our full move record:


1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. h3 g6 4. e3 Bg7 5. c4 O-O 6. Nbd2 dxc4 7. Bxc4 e6 8. b4 a6 9. a4 Nc6 10. Ba3 b5 11. axb5 axb5 12. Bxb5 Bb7 13. O-O Nd5 14. Qc2 Ncxb4 15. Bxb4 Nxb4 16. Qb3 Qd6 17. Nc4 Qd5 18. Rfe1 Qxb5 19. Rxa8 Rxa8 20. e4 Bf8 21. e5 Qa4 22. Nfd2 Qxb3 23. Nxb3 Bd5 24. Rc1 Nd3 25. Rc3 Nf4 26. g3 Ne2+