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Horses are magic!

Origin of the family fork
P Damiano vs NN, 1497 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

The first known use of what would become an elementary trap
De Legal vs Saint Brie, 1750 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 7 moves, 1-0

La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Wiede vs A Goetz, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 7 moves, 0-1

J Mieses vs B Richter, 1887 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 76 moves, 1-0

"That pony really needs to chillax!" -- Rainbow Dash
Lipschutz vs Bird, 1889 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 159 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

O Sundstrom vs David Holm, 1912 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Adolf Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

"My little pony/My little pony/What will today's adventure be?"
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1930 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

J Cukierman vs NN, 1934 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 6 moves, 1-0

NN vs G Geshev, 1935 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

H Reinle vs Lange, 1936 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 8 moves, 1-0

I Raud vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

W A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Montjanu vs Choare, 1948 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Q-sac accepted or rejected, My Little Checkmate must happen.
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

J Sherwin vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 0-1

Schneider vs Schmidts, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 5 moves, 0-1

Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

A corner Knight is usually dim, but not this time!
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Z Mestrovic vs Gligoric, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

NN vs F Rhine, 1977 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

S From vs T Rosenlund, 1981 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

J Gallagher vs Miles, 1990 
(C28) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 0-1

Starring Shining Armor in "The Family Fork"
B Wall vs K Saint Amant, 1991 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 10 moves, 1-0

Don't try this at home.
D Martinidesz vs S Docx, 1992 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

A Kovacevic vs Tringov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 53 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to win a Rook
P Cramling vs A M Galliamova, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

S Y Shipov vs V V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Lehtinen vs T Simola, 1995 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

A Rabinovich vs L Christiansen, 1995 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

M Mankinen vs J Gronemann, 1999 
(B01) Scandinavian, 9 moves, 1-0

Z Gofshtein vs M Gurevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Judit Polgar vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Six Elements of Harmony
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Promotion to N was the only way to escape checkmate.
N Huschenbeth vs R Swinkels, 2008 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

"Giddyup/Derby racers/Giddyup/Derby racers..."
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

S van de Venter vs A Kromhout, 2011 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 5 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs B Savchenko, 2014 
(C00) French Defense, 87 moves, 1-0

K Kucuksari vs A Betaneli, 2017 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 120 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Wojtaszek vs M Yilmaz, 2018
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

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