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Championship Chess .Stevens in the achieve- Ity ill-AKF. STKVKNS Texas Stale Champlrwi A school lemn tournament was recently completed, willi Jefferson topping the field t h a t Included S a n Antonio College, C e n t r a l Catholic h I n h s c h o o I, and 11 r a c k cniiJ|;e high school. 71io winning team was captained captained by Morris S t c c n, w li o turned in u per- feet score of 5-0. Dull Cclanl. Henry Henry Dove, l.oul.i (jiron, and J e r r y Iliimm, ull from Jefferson, holpcd mcnt. QUI'.KN FORKS The rpicen fs a wide-ranging piece (lint can clecl to sweep down a diagonal, across a rank, or down a file, landing on n square which commands several Inrgcl areas. From n certain .wiuare. the fpieeti con a t t a c h slmuhjitieoiiHly (wo w i d e l y separated enemy pieces or pawns. fmn/jinc !i V-sliiipc; willi the Queen occupying the base, nod Iwo of tin. opponent's pieces nt cntli end of lliu V. Occasionally theso pieces can withstand the fork, 0110 inwliiu lo n s'imire lluit protects Hie oilier, bill innsL orioo, lids is nnl l h u c;Â«so cis tlie ul- lackod pieces usually have less power Ihan the Queen find I arc lliorely ICSK !p:iiliunal, less mobile. mobile. A simple queen-fork to visiuill?.c Is Hie one In which (hu (Jncen checks Hu; Kin/,' nnd also ultuclis n piece or piiwn. Tlit; check must he answered, nnd lh! endangered piece In captured next move, unless unless (his same piece con some how cml Ilic ;liei:l ly I) c(ipltirln|; Ilia Queen or 2) interposing itself between between the Queen and his Kinjj, A more difficult concept is the Male and Material Fork. In this Ihc Queen attacks a piece and, in another direction, aim:l inlo the King's field. E WM I f.Frj; *Â·Â» frMKO, White to flay Black has just moved his queen, say, from Q-l to D-3 and threatens White's Rook on Q Rl, AND Ihe Q u e e n threatens QxBPch an^ mnle, Ihus Black wins at least Hook for Knight. Black In 1'lny Here nlnck chocks nt r2, While replied P-KN.1. This sets (he scene. Ulack moves Q-K2 with the Malo and Mutcrlul Ihreal. Always he on gurvrtl ngafnst Queen nnd wnlch tliusc forks!