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Kinnelon Colts-knights horsing around
Compiled by kevin86

This is a series of games involving knight antics,smothered mates,and sharp knight sacs.

2 knights are sacrificed-queen also.A third knight helps mate.
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

two knights trap king in corner-underprom. only slows it down
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

a SIX horse stampede!!
Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 155 moves, 0-1

the black quen's knight gobbles up Q,R,and 3P
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

four knights in a circle,then knights roust king and queen
A Foldeak vs F Nagy, 1942 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 13 moves, 1-0

all-time horseplay
F Young vs L Dore, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Ultimate win: knight vs TWO pawns
S Kun vs G Merenyi, 1997 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

double check and mate!!
Chigorin vs Gossip, 1889 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

two knights beat two bishops in ending
T Batchimeg vs A Fishbein, 2006 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

neat family check wraps this one up
K Cottrell vs Lenderman, 2006 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

a queen is forked or a queen is crooked from a rook
B Nyren vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 26 moves, 0-1

the case of the treed horse.
M Dogge vs S Beshukov, 2003 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

a knight hero in two acts
Averbakh vs V Osnos, 1965 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

even Troitsky has his exceptions
M Dziuba vs M Sorokin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 81 moves, 0-1

exchanges and knight moves turn game into circus
L Espig vs Csom, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

knight hopping picksoff a pawn
Korchnoi vs E Paoli, 1965 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

knights hopping-knights forking
A Aleksandrov vs Adams, 2002 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Nf5 starts string of brilliant moves
Kaidanov vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

brilliant mate by knight
Fitzgerald vs Sam Loyd, 1877 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Lonely knight triumps over EVIL pawn
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

two knights gohorsing around with black king
Najdorf vs NN, 1942 
(C26) Vienna, 20 moves, 1-0

four knights in a ballet for a king
A Matikozian vs Ponomariov, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

white's nimble knights are a great asset in this one!!!
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

white coughs up rook to be mated by 2 horses
R Soupizon vs A Guthrie, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 75 moves, 0-1

Blackburne mates with two knights after queen sac
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

good knight over bad bishop
Tartakower vs A Gromer, 1933 
(A36) English, 66 moves, 1-0

queen sac sends hoppy black knight on his way
S Short vs N Ahern, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

White's knight limber early-black's knight limps later
Y Kruppa vs S Ovsejevitsch, 1993 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 1-0

either queen goes or queen stays while king goes.
Bacrot vs S Azarov, 1992 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 29 moves, 1-0

watch the white knight!!!
Nakamura vs J Sarkar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

knight blocks FIVE escape squares by the haplessqueen.
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

a knight promotion saves this one!!
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

two horses round up white king!
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

knight promotion saves a lost game
L Day vs Timman, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

knight stops one pawn-but not second
J Svatos vs Jansa, 1994 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 103 moves, 0-1

black wins with Arabian mate-but white horse must be deflected
M Drasko vs S Velickovic, 1988 
(A43) Old Benoni, 61 moves, 0-1

knight sac forces pawn breakthrough
Alburt vs K Lerner, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 80 moves, 1-0

white rook to be caught in a bear trap by knight
S Pedersen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

Bird jars Mason with a circus of knights and rooks
Bird vs J Mason, 1876 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

a series of mates with the help of a few horses.
M Sibarevic vs E Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

forking knight captures queen-is last man standing
Speelman vs Jansa, 1980 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

poor knight is horsewhipped and horsecollared
Smyslov vs D E Rumens, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

beware of the knight stalker
Anand vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

black is bitten when he tries to chase knight with rook.
S Kustar vs A Kranz, 1999 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

a brilliant knight mate in the future
D Barua vs H Spangenberg, 1996 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

knights hop while pawns line up
M Dougherty vs L Day, 1997 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

king is lassoed by two knights
D Dengler vs H Olschok, 2000 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

a "Charismatic" knight
I K Sukandar vs M Pleim, 2004 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

knight vs bishop ending. CAVALIER wins!!
Shirov vs Adams, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

smothered mate:highest honor for a knight.
R Slade vs D V Hooper, 1947 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Oh, what a knight!!!
Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

a bad day for the horses-even in a closed position
Spassky vs Short, 2001 
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 62 moves, 1-0

Who sez that a rook is better than a knight?
I Rogers vs R Berzinsh, 2007 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 42 moves, 1-0

a bad knight for the horses
S Savchenko vs A Kogan, 2000 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

watch black's great 10 move combo! esp the KNIGHT!!
Gheorghiu vs W N Watson, 1980 
(E70) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

five hops from c3 to e6-nets this one
Geller vs E Etcheverry, 1954 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 28 moves, 1-0

one knight gone,a second comes in for the kill
Bazela vs V Mares, 1992 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

two horses cause great havoc
Geller vs H Ree, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

best way to win a knife (knight) fight is with gun (queen)
Fine vs G A Thomas, 1935 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

bishop sac sets up charges of the calvalry
Gipslis vs A Sygulski, 1987 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

queen and knight mate quickly-if not immediately
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

knights on a carousel
T Luther vs M Thinius, 2004 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

fork succeeds because defenders can't defend
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

a great rook and knight circus
Shabalov vs Kholmov, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

white's fork gains piece but then he must rescue it!
K Asrian vs A Pashikian, 2006 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Queen and knight are enough to buffalo Tal
Tal vs Taimanov, 1954 
(C16) French, Winawer, 53 moves, 0-1

Petrock gobbles up rook and queen
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

quaint mate by 2 knights...or knight and rook
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 39 moves, 0-1

queen sac followed by mate with two knights
H Pollmaecher vs A Saalbach, 1861 
(B40) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

knights and queen buzz like bees
Suetin vs R Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B20) Sicilian, 44 moves

a smothered mate-God's gift to a knight!!
Timman vs Short, 1990 
(A93) Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

pair of fleet horses trap champ's queen
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C58) Two Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

a king,queen,rook fork leads to a second king,rook fork
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

knight partners with rook to mate!
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

two knights chase king to his doom after queen sac
Maczynski vs W H Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

a lot of horse hoppin' in such a boring game
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

this "tale of two cities" ends with knight fork
Amsterdam vs Rotterdam, 1824 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

two knights and queen buffalo black's royalty
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

a lot of knight moves:sorry,Mr. Segar
Aronian vs V Akopian, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 94 moves, 1-0

the knight really gets around in this one
Zappa vs Ehlvest, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 53 moves, 1-0

surprise! I throw in a bishop game.
D E A Riley vs F Parr, 1949 
(E61) King's Indian, 20 moves, 0-1

the horses really gallop in this smothered mate themed game
Erdos vs Lichtner, 1922 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

love the fork at the end with knight upon rooks
Avrukh vs Rublevsky, 2003 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

knight prevents escape-then killz
W M Popert vs Cochrane, 1841 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

knight takes one rook-attacks Q then forks again.
I Asmundsson vs J Thor, 1974 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

a pair of horses attacked like vultures.
Kasparov vs S Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

queen sac and fork regains her
Smyslov vs Lutikov, 1960 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

two knight mate with a rook.
de Firmian vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

cavaliers without lebron...
Bogoljubov vs L Schmid, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

the case of the stayed cavalier
E Lundin vs Bolbochan, 1954 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 40 moves, 0-1

rebuttal:a bad knight for the calvalry
Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas, 1933 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

not enough horse-to stop 6 pawns!!!!!!
I Chachua vs V Vepkhvishvili, 1992 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 58 moves, 0-1

white forks queen and traps adverse horse.
Matulovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 1-0

a spanking new one-a rare Cavalier victory.
L'Ami vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

go stand in the corner! AND win!
L Lenic vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

dog and pony show.
M Holly vs M Bezuch, 2000 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 60 moves, 0-1

black's knights prevail!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1993 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov's knight ready for BIG quarry.
Karpov vs Gligoric, 1973 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 1-0

the Dancing Chinese Knights...
H Ni vs J Zhao, 2011 
(B53) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1-0

HORSEMEAT: here,knights are the main course
S P Johnston vs Marshall, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

one mate-two horses.
Charousek vs G Exner, 1897 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

smothered mate OR bishop + knight mate.
Lewis vs E L Dayton, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 13 moves, 0-1

watch the hopping in this one!
O Sulypa vs Kupreichik, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

queen and knight force mate in ending...
M Sion Castro vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1989 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 61 moves, 0-1

Brilliant mate with Cavalier...
J Lechtynsky vs J Kubicek, 1968 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

queen sac-discovered attacks-horse hopping
Plaskett vs Miles, 1986 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac sets up two knight mate.
N Speijer vs Couvee, 1955 
(C14) French, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

knights harass the king
C M Grider vs F Pratt, 1964 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

knight runs a marathon before surprise sac at e1!
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

two bishops and a horse beat two horses and a bishop
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

two kinght and pawn win this muniture
N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 88 moves, 1-0

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

queen sac followed by mate w. 2 knights and PAWN
Ftacnik vs O Cvitan, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

horses enter at e7 and h7
Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

a great day for the black knight...
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

TWO promotions to a knight!!!
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

the magic knight angels:underpromotion and knight fork.
R Ziatdinov vs Mikhalevski, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

knight forks galore in EIGHT moves
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

horse really hop
Gilg vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

black will win the queen by a knight fork! HONEST!
Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

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

three knight forks in nine moves!
NN vs P S Leonhardt, 1903 
(C22) Center Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Milov vs J Eriksson, 2000 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 29 moves, 1-0

two horses to market-to mate.
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

two knights mate-aided by a rook pin.
E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

noble steed three hops to victory.
R M Bruce vs R Bruce, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

horses end this one!
W J Donaldson vs M Pein, 1979 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

forks everywhere...and threats thereof
Yates vs Reti, 1924 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Black can queen, but white's knights can DELIVER
Gelfand vs Anand, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

knight nate on g8
R Vera vs G Garcia, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

after sacs at h8-knight mate on h6
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

watch black's knight!
J Rudd vs M Simons, 2000 
(B01) Scandinavian, 20 moves, 0-1

knight fever!
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 1-0

miracle requested...not granted
C Andersson vs P Andrason, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

white horses are spurred, but he wins anyway.
H Seifert vs M Szmyd, 2009 
(B53) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

one knight sacrificed, other to fork queen and K
J Bellon Lopez vs M Grabarczyk, 2001 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

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