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DOUBLE ATTACKS
Compiled by trh6upsz
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Threatening two things at once.

35 Qxe4?? Qh6! threatens both 36 ... Qh1# and 36 ... QxR
K Asrian vs R Prasca Sosa, 2006 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 0-1

16 ... 0-0?? 17 Qc2! threatening both 18 Qxh7# and 18 QxN
M Lanzani vs C Sinan Tezok, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

24 Bb5?? Qd5! forks undefended White b5-bishop and h1-rook
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(A48) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

23 ... Rac8? 24 Qh3+ Kg7 25 Qc3+ double attack wins loose rook
C Grubert vs Carlsen, 2001 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

38 Rxd3?! Qc2! Black queen forks loose White b2-bishop, d3-rook
Teichmann vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 0-1

Undefended White c7-knight drops off to15 - Qf4+ and 16 - QxN
I Deseatnicov vs Radjabov, 1999 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

23 ... Qc7! forks undefended White c3-bishop, g3-rook (pin)
S Ghane vs Miroshnichenko, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

Black resigns due to 41 ... NxN 42 Qg5+ and 42 QxR
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

31 ... fxe6 32 Qc3!, double attack on loose c8-rook, g7-square
Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

26 ... Bxh3! 27 gxh3? Qg5+ forks White g1-king, loose c1-rook
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 42 moves, 0-1

36 ... Re7?? 37 Qh2+! forks Black h7-king, undefended d6-rook
Korchnoi vs Dolmatov, 1999 
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

White f4-pawn needs only a second tactical target so 40 Bg6+!
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

White f3-pawn needs only a second tactical target so 31 g5!
V Malakhov vs A Dreev, 2005 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

32 a4?? Qe7! threatens 33 ... QxBc7, 33 ... Re1+ 34 Rxe1 Qxe1#
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

27 Qc5! attacks loose Black f5-bishop, f8-mating focal point
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

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

24 ... Qh5-e8! attacks both the loose White a4-rook, e3-bishop
O Renet vs Nunn, 1989 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 22 moves, 0-1

16 ... Nb6? makes second loose piece, 18 Qd4 forks them both
Chandler vs W Beckemeyer, 1987 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 33 moves, 1-0

34 ... Qe4-e1+ FORKS White g1-king, undefended White a5-rook
Saidy vs Fischer, 1968  
(A25) English, 35 moves, 0-1

39 - Rxd6?? loose rook, exposed h8-king forked after 40 Qa7-b8+
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 70 moves, 1-0

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

34 ... Rc2xNe2?? 35 Qh3-g4+! forks Black king, loose Black rook
Keene vs Botvinnik, 1966  
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

40 Kg1-h2?? Qd1-h5+ loose White g6-rook drops off to queen fork
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

22 Qf3xBf2 allows 22 ... Qb6-c6+ forking undefended c4-bishop
M Erdogdu vs R Almond, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 0-1

33 ... Bf6-e5! forks White c7-queen, h2-luft square of g1-king
G Mammadova vs O Girya, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

40 d6-d7! promotion threat on both undefended d8-,e8-squares
Kasparov vs G Gonda, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

29 ... Ba7-f2! attacks undefended White g3-knight, e1-flight sq
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

32 Rd6xf6? Nc5-d7! forks White f6-rook, e5-tactical base
Carlsen vs Eljanov, 2008 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 54 moves, 1-0

Fork after fork after fork by Magnus defeats Anand
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 1-0

26 Qg5-e7+ attacks Black h7-king, loose g7-square at same time
Larsen vs D Suboticanec, 1955 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

21 Re1-e4! forks undefended Black g4-bishop,d4-forking square
A David vs Rozentalis, 2008 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

45 Re2xe4+ forks the undefended Black a4-bishop, Black e6-king
Yifan Hou vs D Howell, 2008 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

22 Qa8-a7! forks undef Black f2-knight, loose e7-mating square
Tal vs Larsen, 1979 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

29 Nd6-f5 threatens both 30 Nf5xBg3 and 30 Rc1-c8#
Y Shulman vs Van Wely, 2009 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

52 ... a3-a2! threatens to promote on both a1- and b1-squares
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2009 
(A15) English, 53 moves, 0-1

45 Rc7-c8! forks both the a8-promotion square, h8-mating square
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2009 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

39 Ne5-d7+ forks both the Black f8-king, b6-line closing square
Karjakin vs Navara, 2009 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

23 Rc1-c5! attacks a5-flight square of Black a6-pawn,g5-pawn
Carlsen vs Svidler, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

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

20 Nf4-g6! exploits disc against undef e5-queen to win exchange
D Andreikin vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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