Relative Queen Skewer Attack, Example:
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Relative Queen Skewer, Example
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Chess Skewer Attack, Relative Queen Skewer example.The Skewer Attack: Relative Queen Skewer by White's Qe4 (red square).

The Victim: Black's Rd5 is attacked, but Black does have choices...

The Result: If Black were to move Rd5, then Ra8 would fall to Qe4xa8.

However, Black can play on the vulnerability of White's Queen against all the less-valuable Black Pieces, with ...Nd7-b6.

White's Queen won't capture a Rook only to be lost to a Knight. So, while it could technically be called a Skewer, it's not a very good one. If you're going to play such a tactic, make sure the dog isn't all bark, with no bite.

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With this example, Black attempts to avoid his Rook being captured, by White's Queen, by moving the Rook to d5 ...

Unfortunately, this puts the Rook on the diagonal line with the other Rook, at a8.

White spots the opportunity for a Queen Skewer Attack, at e4 ... It appears Black must choose which Rook will be sacrificed ...

However, if the player is observant enough, he can save both Rooks, by moving his d7 Knight, to f6. This will protect the Rook at d5, which will allow it to remain in place, to protect the Rook at a8.

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