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QUEEN FORKS
Compiled by notyetagm
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The queen is not only the <QUEEN OF PINS> (lines) but she is also the <QUEEN OF FORKS> (squares). You must be -extremely- careful about allowing a <QUEEN FORK> <DOUBLE ATTACK> whenever your opponent still has his queen on the board.

30 Qd3-f1 forks undefended Black c1-bishop, loose f7-squar,pawn
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

23 Qg3xb3+ forks the Black f7-king, 1-1 loose Black b7-bishop
Rublevsky vs Navara, 2007 
(C28) Vienna Game, 35 moves, 1-0

22 ... Qb7-b3! forks undefended White a2-rook, loose c4-knight
Leko vs Aronian, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

5 Nf3-g5?? Qd8-a5+! forks undefended White g5-knight, e1-king
I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

30 Qc1-g5+ White queen forks Black undefended a5-knight, king
Kasparov vs Timman, 1994 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

27 Qe2-e5! forks the undefended Black c7-rook, g7-mating square
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

17 Qf3-e4! forks loose Black e7-bishop, loose h7-mating square
J Ludwig vs C Lohrie, 2005 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

38 Qg3-f3+ forks Black f6-king, undefended Black e4-rook
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

33 Qc3-d2! forks undefended Black a2-knight, loose d7-bishop
Ivanchuk vs P Aderito, 2007 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

31 ... Qa2-a4! forks undefended d1-rook, undefended f4-bishop
Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

26 Qa6-a7+ forks the Black f7-king, undefended Black b8-rook
Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 1-0

35 ... Qe6-b6+, 38 ... Qc6-b6+ each win undefended White pawn
Svidler vs Kamsky, 2007 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 71 moves, 0-1

37 Qf2-c5 forks undefended Black a3-knight, d6-rook
Petrosian vs Uhlmann, 1968 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1-0

62 ... Qh8-h3+ forks loose White g3-knight, White g2-king
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

22 Qf3-f6! forks undefended Black e7-knight, loose g5-square
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

40 Qf4-g4+ forks loose Black e2-rook, exposed Black king
Carlsen vs Korotylev, 2007 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

32 - Bh3xg2+! Black regains piece 33 - Qh5-g4+, 34 - Qg4xNd4
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

24 ... Qg2xg4+ forks White e2-king, undefended White d7-rook
T Dao vs Kasparov, 2001 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

19 - Qg5-e5+ forks White e2-king, undefended White d4-knight
Theodor Sinkel vs Keres, 1942 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

23 Rd5xa5?? Qe7-d8! forks undefended White d3-bishop,a5-rook
W Napier vs Marshall, 1898 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

51 Qg5xh5+ forks Black f7-,h7-king, undefended Black e2-rook
Leko vs Kramnik, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

20 ... Ne5xf3! intends 21 ... Qb6-f6+ and then 22 ... Qf6xRa1
Van Wely vs Aronian, 2008 
(D80) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

28 Qa3-a4! attacks both loose Black d7-rook,c6-checking square
Mamedyarov vs P Tregubov, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

34 Qc8-c2+ forks the exposed Black h7-king, loose Black e2-rook
Van Wely vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

14 Qc2-b3+ forks both undefended Black b7-bishop, Black f7-king
Zsuzsa Polgar vs E Ivanov, 1981 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

27 Qa2-a3! forks undefended Black b3-bishop,e7-forking square
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

43 ... Qh5-g5+ forks White g-file king,undefended White d8-rook
C F Ekeberg vs Carlsen, 2003 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 42 moves, 0-1

29 Rb2-b1?? Qe7-e4! forks the loose Black b1-rook,f4-bishop
R Sander vs Carlsen, 2002 
(C01) French, Exchange, 29 moves, 0-1

38 ... Qg5-h4+ forks loose White e1-rook, exposed White h1-king
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

23 Qf3-h3+! forks exposed Black d7-king, loose Black h8-rook
Marshall vs Spielmann, 1908 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

34 Qd3-c4+! forks the Black c7-king, undefended Black e6-rook
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

17 ... Qc8-c6! forks undef White a4-knight, loose g2-mating sq
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

40 Qg5-d8+ forks the undef Black c7-rook, checks Black g8-king
M Rodshtein vs I Caspi, 2008 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 39 moves, 1-0

34 Ne3xc4?? Qa5-c7+! forks the loose White c4-knight, h2-king
W So vs Holzke, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

14 Qb3-b5! forks undef Black a5-bishop, e8-square next d8-king
M R Kaldegg vs G Zeissl, 1903 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

34 ... Qb4-d2! forks undef White c1-rook, 1-1 loose g5-knight
Tal vs Geller, 1966 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

35 Qd1-d7 forks the undef e8-mating square, 1-1 loose c7-bishop
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

35 ... Qd4-e3+ forks White c1-king, undefended White g5-knight
D Howell vs M Bosboom, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 0-1

11 ... Qd5-e4 forks undef White f4-bishop, 1-1 loose c2-pawn
M Parligras vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B01) Scandinavian, 33 moves, 0-1

(VAR) 22 ... Qb6-c6+ forks undefended White c4-bishop, g2-king
M Erdogdu vs R Almond, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

20 Qd2-c2! forks loose Black a4-rook and h7-mating focal point
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

23 ... Qb6-e6! forks the g4-pinning square, e1-back rank square
W So vs E Safarli, 2009 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

32 Qe4-g4+ forks the undefended Black d7-knight, Black g8-king
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

36 Qe3-g3+ forks 1-1 loose Black d6-rook, exposed Black g8-king
Svidler vs P Nikolic, 2009 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

40 Kg1-h2?? Qd1-h5+! forks the White h2-king, 2-2 loose g6-rook
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

32 .. Rf5xRf2? fails to the rather simple queen fork 33 Qc6-c5+
Mamedyarov vs Svidler, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

41 ... Qc4-e2+ and Black queen takes White f1-rook WITH CHECK!
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2009 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 54 moves, 0-1

32 ... Qd4-c5+ forks White c1-king, undefended White e7-rook
R Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

50 Nc4-e5! Re7xNe5?? 51 Qc2-c7+ forks the Black g7-king,e5-rook
Aronian vs E Inarkiev, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

32 ... h6-h5?? 33 Qc7-d8+ forks Black g8-king, undef g5-rook
R Ruck vs Krasenkow, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

8 ... d7-d6?? 9 Qd3-b5+ forks the e8-king, undefended b7-bishop
O Matjushin vs G Matjushin, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 9 moves, 1-0

31 ... Qb5-b3! forks the two undefended White a2-,d1-rooks
G Sargissian vs Li Chao, 2009 
(A16) English, 31 moves, 0-1

V Iordachescu vs Raul Schmidt, 2010 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

34 ... Re8xe4+! 35 Bc2xRe4 Qg2xBe4+ picks up White f5-knight
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

31 ... Qa6-e6! forks undef White e1-rook, undef h3-pawn,square
J L Hammer vs Anand, 2010 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 0-1

48 Qe4-f4+ will fork the Black g8-king and loose Black f8-rook
Ruan Lufei vs Yifan Hou, 2010 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

33 Rd5xf5?? loose f5-rook drops to queen fork 33 .. Qb2-b1+ 0-1
L Galojan vs D Daulyte-Cornette, 2013 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

24 ... Qa5-c3! forks both the unprotected b2-rook and g3-knight
E Bronnikova vs J Zawadzka, 2013 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

4 Nf3xe5?? Qd8-a5+! queen fork picks up the unprotected knight
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

D Andreikin vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

18 Rd1xNd4! Bc5xRd4 19 Qf3-g4+ picks up the loose d4-bishop
I Bulmaga vs A Rakhmangulova, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 36 moves, 1-0

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