Absolute Knight Fork Attack:
Part of the Chess Fork Attack, Tactics Guide

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Absolute Chess Fork Attack
[Absolute Knight Fork]

Absolute Knight Fork, Example
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Chess Fork Attack, Absolute Knight Fork example.This image shows an example of two Black pieces, one including the King, as highlighted (yellow squares), which have been slotted into the pattern ripe for a double attack by a Knight, with White's Nh5 (red square) within range to attack.

The highlighted green square shows where the Absolute Knight Fork will take place, when White's Knight moves to f6.

Black's best option would be to move the King to either f7 or f8, then will at least be able to capture White's Knight, after Nf6xe8.

For more insight into Knight Forks, including the patterns to look out for, read the Overview for the Relative Knight Fork example.

Absolute Knight Fork, Example
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Black sees an opportunity to bother White's King and moves his Rook to where he wants to launch the attack ...

It's a careless move, as it's ends up close enough for White to carry out a Knight Fork Attack, at f6, which put's Black's King in Check, while also threatening the Rook.

Black must Absolutely move his King out of Check. Doing so will allow White's Knight to capture the Rook, on his next turn.

Moving On: Example of a Absolute Bishop Fork (Page 4).

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