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The Fork, the pin and the skewer
If you attack two of the opponent's pieces at the same time by using one piece , this is called a fork.
A queen and a pawn can also fork the opponents (see Diagram 2)
Black knight can't move because it will lose his king. (see diagram 3) This position is called as a pin. The black bishop is also pinned by a white queen.
The white rook is attacking to more valuable black queen . The queen must escape but the black rook will be lost. This is called a skewer. (see Diagram 4)
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