Absolute Rook Skewer Attack, Example:
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Absolute Rook Skewer, Example
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Chess Skewer Attack, Absolute Rook Skewer example.The Skewer Attack: Absolute Rook Skewer by White's Rf3+ (red square).

The Victim: Black's King
is in check, standing in
front of Nf8, which is the real target, so ultimately,
the victim.

The Result: Black's King has no choice but to escape the check, but Black's Nf8 will get captured (Rxf8).

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In this example, Black's under the cosh a bit and, for the sake of this scenario, he moves the King to f5, which is in on a direct path with the Knight, at f8 ...

Rather conveniently, this allows White to make a Rook Skewer Attack, at f3.

With the King in Check, Black has no option and must Absolutely move the King to safety, which allows White's Rook to capture the Knight.

Moving On: Absolute Queen Skewer, Example (Page 4).

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