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Royal and Grand Family Forks-- OTB Examples
Compiled by ChessCoachClark

This game collection provides games where the Knight takes on the King and Queen and even the King, Queen and Rook. I can still remember the wonder at the first time I encountered either of these bodacious affronts to nobility. ;-)

ChessCoachClark (CCC) originated this game collection in October of 2021 and he updates it on occasion. This project is a work in progress, culling games from various sources, including several chess training books and personal research. The games are ordered by date (oldest first), not by importance.

Be well.
Be safe.

Rook makes a Royal Fork at EOG.
Rauzer vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Royal Fork by a PAWN ends this game. Amazing 13 year old Tal!
Tal vs Pliss, 1950 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 37 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork at 31. Bc4+
Golombek vs Rossolimo, 1950 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork by 53. Rf8+, but he mates, instead of taking Queen!
C H Alexander vs B H Wood, 1957
(C02) French, Advance, 55 moves, 1-0

Black Bishop makes a Royal Fork to end this game!
C Zuidema vs Sosonko, 1976 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

31. ... Na3+ makes a Royal Fork against White King and Queen.
K Honfi vs Barczay, 1977 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 35 moves, 0-1

17. Bd4+ is a Royal Fork, but Black delays resigning.
Palatnik vs I Stohl, 1986 
(D90) Grunfeld, 19 moves, 1-0

Game ends with Royal Fork, but it's not the best move!
A Both vs Spate, 1987 
(E73) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Continuation becomes a Royal Fork by the White Knight.
S Salov vs J Klinger, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork by Knight wins the Exchange and the game.
Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Continuation 41. Ke2 Nc3+ is Fork on King and Queen
G Soppe vs F Braga, 1998 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Continuation 28. Nxh7+ makes a Royal Fork
Aronian vs Beshukov, 2000 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork after 21. ... Qf6 22. Nxf5 Qxf5 23. Be6+
Aronian vs De la Paz Perdomo, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork by Queen at end wins Promotion(s) soon, also.
K McDonald vs A Bottino, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork at 16. Bb6+
D Derakhshani vs Z Urbonaviciute, 2013 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 1-0

24. Nxe6+ brings a Royal/Grand Family Fork
A Muzychuk vs A Bar, 2014 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

Royal Fork with 45. ... Ne2+ wins the game.
McShane vs Kuzubov, 2019 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

17 games

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