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665_Tactical motif ROYAL FORK
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A fork of the king and queen (♘ forks ♔+♕), the highest material-gaining fork possible, is sometimes called a <royal fork>. A fork of the opponent's king, queen, and one (or both) rooks is sometimes called a <grand fork>. A knight fork of the opponent's king, queen, and possibly other pieces is sometimes called <a family fork or family check>.

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Qh8+ / Nxf7+
Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

25 ... Rd8xNd4! destroys defender of e2-royal fork square
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Rxh7 / Ng5+ / NxQe6
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 35 moves, 1-0

Nb6+ / NxQd5 / Ra8#
Alekhine vs C Portela, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Qxf7+ / Nxe6+ / NxQc7
Nunn vs S Swanson, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

RR sac 4 RF
Acs vs A Khruschiov, 1997 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Qh8+ / NxRf7+ / NxQg5
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

QxNg7+ / Ne6+ / NxQf4
Xie Jun vs Short, 2002 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 53 moves, 1-0

J C Schroeder vs P Grove, 2015 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 52 moves, 1-0

Rh8+ / (Nxf7+ / NxQd6)
I Nikolayev vs G Rusyniak, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 21 moves, 1-0

Nxf7+ Kg8 (else #) NxQe5
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

30.Ng6+ / (NxQe5+)
Mamedyarov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

...Qxg2+ / Nxe3+ (xQd1)
M Chommyyev vs T L Petrosian, 2012 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

Yes, I think we all got that, Matsumoto...12._Qxe6 13.Ng5+
Kasparov vs J Rodgaard, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

24.Bxd5+ Qxd5 25.Ne7+
A Goryachkina vs A Nasybullina, 2014 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

8.Bb5 Qxb5 9.Nxc7+
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

Burn vs Chigorin, 1900 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

24...Qxg3+ 25.Kxg3 Nxe4+ 26. Kf4 Nxd2
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

15...Qxf1+ 16.Kxf1 Nd2+ 17. K~ Nxb3
C Maier vs R Kraut, 1999 
(A28) English, 18 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Tringov, 1958 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

F Osmanodja vs H M Klek, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 61 moves, 0-1

Qxh7+nebst Ng5+ xQe6 forks Rd8/Rf8
E Paehtz vs S Hoolt, 2013
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 22 moves, 1-0

Joy Shu Yan Qin vs B Carpinter, 2016 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Mackenzie vs F Perrin, 1868 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

Nc7+ (Ke8/Qb5)
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Se6+ (Kf8/Qd8) w/pin
Kurtes vs Berta, 1958 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Petterson vs E Larsson, 1963 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 0-1

Qxh6+/Qh8+ || Nxf7+ x Qd6
Barbero vs U Rueetschi, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

QxRe6 || Nf8+ x Qxe6
P Levacic vs B Filipovic, 1999
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 59 moves, 1-0

M Brunoehler vs K Richter, 1941 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

19.Qxg6!! (RF-tactics)
Wade vs F Bennett, 1942 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 19 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

Toldsepp vs Keres, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

K Ramaswamy vs R Love, 2001 
(A48) King's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Nc7 -xQb5|xRa8
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

...Ne2+ xQd4
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

Nf6+ (Qxg7+/ NxQe8+)
Rubinstein vs Gunsberg, 1914 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Rh8+ w/ Nxf7+ xQg5
Portisch vs J Hickl, 1996
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

J Fuchs vs M Kaydanovich, 2016 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 18 moves, 1-0

...Nxd3+ threat
R Naranja vs Portisch, 1970 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 16 moves, 0-1

13...Nc2+ /14...NxQe3
M Freese vs R Hayes, 1984 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

25. Ngxf7 Rxf7 26. Qh6+! Kg8 27. Nxf7
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

44. Qh8+! Kxh8 45. NxPf7+ Kg7 46. NxQg5
Karjakin vs D Andreikin, 2015 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 54 moves, 1-0

missed 26.Qh8+ Kxh8 27.NxPf7+ Kg8 28.NxQe5 BxPb4
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nxf7+ [Kh6/Qd8]
V Zvjaginsev vs D Schwarz, 2016
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

24.Rh8+ Bxh8 25.Rxh8+ Kxh8 26.NxRf7+ K~ 27.NxQd6
Fedorowicz vs Vaganian, 1990 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

...Nd3+ [Ke1/Qb4]
K B Finn vs W C Palmer, 1903 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

30.Ne7+ [Kg8/Qc8]
A Sokolov vs Salov, 1983 
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

46. Qh8+ Kxh8 47. NxRf7+ Kg7 48. NxQe5
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Nf7+ [Kh6/Qd8]
J Brandenburg vs J Pattie, 1966
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

48...Nf3+!! (1:0) xQe5
M Bensdorp vs A Haast, 2013 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 0-1

resigned b4
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

49. QxNe6+!! Kxe6 50. Nc7+ Ke5 51. NxQb5
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

deflection 4 final RF
T Koop vs T Baron, 2015 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 30 moves, 0-1

32.Kd3 Nc5+ [xQe6]
K Meier vs A A Howell, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

31.Qxg6+ fxg6 32.Ne6+ [Kg7/Qc7]
V P Normantas vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1987 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

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