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Pin and the Knight Fork (combined)
Compiled by patzer2
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Separately the pin and the knight fork are the two most common combination patterns, and each in its own right is highly effective. However, when the two are combined in a single move or line of play they can sometimes combine to create an even more powerful result.

Kasparov is only human after Huzman's 21. Rxd5!
Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

7. Nxc7! followed by 8. Bg5!
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

After 27. Bxb3! , a Knight Fork and Pin threat succeed
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

26... Nxf6!! is the Pin and 30...Rxg6! is the Knight Fork
J Moreno Carnero vs M M Ivanov, 2001 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

24. Rg4! wins after 25. Nf6+
J Powell vs C Downing, 1978 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

55. Ba6 exploits a pin & 57. Rxd8+ initiates a Knight Fork
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

20. Nb7+! uses a Knight Fork to set up the Pin
P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

22...Qb4!? 23.Rxb4+ Kc8 24.Bxc6 etc. (see post)
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

24. Nf6+!
Sax vs Minic, 1975 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 24 moves, 1-0

33. f4? Ne4! sets up a winning knight fork and pin threat
D Werner vs Barbero, 1990 
(E91) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

9...Bb4!
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

35. Rc8!
Unzicker vs L A Sanchez, 1952 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

35. Rxd5+! sets up 36. Nd4+! and 37. Ne6+!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

43...Bc4!
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

24. Rxg6+!! is followed by four deflections and a fork
Ragozin vs Veresov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

49. Be6+! is the stronger move Karpov missed
Karpov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 59 moves, 1-0

18. Bxh7! is a decoy, followed by a deflection & another decoy
H Olafsson vs B Thorfinnsson, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

25. Ncxd5!
L Espig vs Csom, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

31. Ng5+!
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

8. Bb5!
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

20. Ne4! gains advantage and 46. Ne3! wins.
Alekhine vs K Richter, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

27...Nf4+!
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

34...Qa1+!!
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

24. Nxb7!! sacrfices the Queen for a decisive fork and pin
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

26...Rxh2+! solves an easy Monday puzzle
R Grau vs V Fernandez Coria, 1924 
(C26) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

8...Ne3+!
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

22. Bxf7!
Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

28. Rd7+!
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

24. Qxh7+!
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

34...Bh4! wins a pawn due to the Knight Fork threat
Bakhmatov vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 0-1

13. Nd5! and the knight is untoucable due to the Queen trap
S Conquest vs H Asgeirsson, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

22...Qxd5!? gains the exchange & practical winning chances
Portisch vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 72 moves, 0-1

67. Ra7!
Sakaev vs D Langier, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

20. Re4!
H P Garcia vs R A Ziatdinov, 1994 
(C49) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

20...Rxe3!! 21. Rxe3 Qc2! -+
J Jirka vs Tkachiev, 2009 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 0-1

17...Qc3!
V Sozin vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 0-1

39...Rxd4! is Reinfeld's 1001 combination book problem #101
T van Scheltinga vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

32...Nxf2! exploits 32. Rc3? instead of 32. Rc4
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

18. Na4! creates a decisive threat
Potkin vs T Sarbok, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

21. Bxf7+! sets up a winning Knight Fork
M Seps vs Y Naydenova, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

21. Bh6!! Qc7 22. Nd6! +-
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

8. Bb5!
F Kraus vs V Costin, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

5...Bb4!
R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

31. e6+!
Pelikan vs M Luckis, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

14. Qd5! solves Tuesday Jul 16, 2019
Tseshkovsky vs Savon, 1977 
(A15) English, 53 moves, 1-0

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