The basic skewer move

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UEV
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The basic skewer move

Post by UEV » Sat May 17, 2008 1:51 pm

A skewer is a move whereby a piece can pin down more than one in a single move, hence creating a dilemma for the opponent over which piece to save. Moreover, a skewer between untested pieces compounds the predicament, as not knowing what a piece may turn out to be puts one in a quandary whether to fight or flee. Should one fail to eliminate when challenged, said piece may utilize the next move to take the adjacent one.

Skewer moves may utilize a combination of tested and untested pieces. You may make a skewer move by inserting an untested piece between two or three pieces of your opponent and use an auxiliary piece to challenge any. With the untested skewer piece in place, your opponent may not retaliate because you have a guarding skewer piece. A bluff skewer is a piece which pretends as a guard but will instead be used to attack other pieces when challenged, while a real skewer guard really protects your attacking piece.

Maximize your skewers to gain advantage on quantity,quality and positions. You can lure the opponent in that everytime he challenges your piece/s, he will be met by your skewer moves. Be sure when you make a skewer move, you will not be trapping or compressing your own pieces and opening up more areas to counter attacks.
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