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FORK-OVERLOAD OR HOOK-AND-LADDER TRICK
Compiled by notyetagm
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Dr. Nunn was absolutely correct: the pattern of my queen attacks your queen defended by your rook lined up with your king occurs over and over and over again, as this game collection shows.

You must be -very- careful anytime your queen is in front of your rook, looking out for both the <FORK-OVERLOAD TRICK> and <PINS/SKEWERS> along the line of the battery.

The great combination played by Ivanchuk against Van Wely below shows that the basic idea of the <FORK-OVERLOAD TRICK> can even appear when the enemy queen is safely enconsed on her second(!) rank.

Aronian plays 24 exd4?? and drops his queen to 24 ... Re1+!
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Black f8-rook overworked defending g8- and f7- focal points
Bisguier vs J Penrose, 1950 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

D Jacimovic vs V Trkaljanov, 2001 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

23 RxBa8! Black c8-rook cannot defend a8-bishop, c3-queen
Petrosian vs A Matanovic, 1958 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

22 Qd3?? Re1+! fork-overload tricks exploits a pin to gain e1
B Thorfinnsson vs E Najer, 2006 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

36 Re8+! fork-overload trick works even with queen on 2nd rank
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

36 ... Qe5xe4?? allows the standard reply 37 Rf1-f8+!, winning
Wang Hao vs C Balogh, 2007 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 37 moves, 1-0

28 c5xb6!! Re6-e1+? wins White queen but White a-pawn promotes
Smyslov vs Guimard, 1962 
(C26) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

Black b3-pawn is taboo since 51 Qb5xb3?? Re8-e1+! wins queen
Eljanov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's 30 Re1-e8!! is the fork-overload trick on steroids
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

32 Qb5xb7?? Rc2-c1+! could come straight from a tactics book
B Franciskovic vs R Svaljek, 2001 
(A12) English with b3, 32 moves, 0-1

28 Qd7-d4?? Re2-e1+! Tal plays pinning version of this trick
S Maus vs Tal, 1991 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

J Mieses vs Breyer, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

28 ... Qc5xNd4?? leads to the pinning version with 29 Re6-e8+!
Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1-0

I Krush vs S Foisor, 2011 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Ulibin, 1985 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

R Wojtaszek vs A Korobov, 2012 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

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