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Pin and the Knight Fork (combined)
Compiled by patzer2
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Separately the pin and the knight fork are the two most common combination patterns, and each in its own right is highly effective. However, when the two are combined in a single move or line of play they can sometimes combine to create an even more powerful result.

Kasparov is only human after Huzman's 21. Rxd5!
A Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

7. Nxc7! followed by 8. Bg5!
Sanahuja vs Fernandez, 1983 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 8 moves, 1-0

After 27. Bxb3! , a Knight Fork and Pin threat succeed
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

26... Nxf6!! is the Pin and 30...Rxg6! is the Knight Fork
J Moreno Carnero vs M M Ivanov, 2001 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

24. Rg4! wins after 25. Nf6+
J Powell vs C Downing, 1978 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

55. Ba6 exploits a pin & 57. Rxd8+ initiates a Knight Fork
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

20. Nb7+! uses a Knight Fork to set up the Pin
P H Nielsen vs Karjakin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 101 moves, 1-0

22...Qb4!? 23.Rxb4+ Kc8 24.Bxc6 etc. (see post)
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

24. Nf6+!
Sax vs D Minic, 1975 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 24 moves, 1-0

33. f4? Ne4! sets up a winning knight fork and pin threat
D Werner vs G Barbero, 1990 
(E91) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

9...Bb4!
Adow vs Borissow, 1889 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

35. Rc8!
Unzicker vs L A Sanchez, 1952 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

35. Rxd5+! sets up 36. Nd4+! and 37. Ne6+!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

43...Bc4!
C Bauer vs Gelfand, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

24. Rxg6+!! is followed by four deflections and a fork
Ragozin vs Veresov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

49. Be6+! is the stronger move Karpov missed
Karpov vs Shirov, 2003 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 59 moves, 1-0

18. Bxh7! is a decoy, followed by a deflection & another decoy
H Olafsson vs B Thorfinnsson, 2001 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

25. Ncxd5!
L Espig vs Csom, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

31. Ng5+!
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

8. Bb5!
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

20. Ne4! gains advantage and 46. Ne3! wins.
Alekhine vs K Richter, 1942 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 46 moves, 1-0

27...Nf4+!
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

34...Qa1+!!
Keres vs L Popov, 1973 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

24. Nxb7!! sacrfices the Queen for a decisive fork and pin
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

26...Rxh2+! solves an easy Monday puzzle
R Grau vs V Fernandez Coria, 1924 
(C26) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

8...Ne3+!
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

22. Bxf7!
R G Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

28. Rd7+!
Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

24. Qxh7+!
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

34...Bh4! wins a pawn due to the Knight Fork threat
E Bakhmatov vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 38 moves, 0-1

13. Nd5! and the knight is untoucable due to the Queen trap
S Conquest vs H Asgeirsson, 2009 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

22...Qxd5!? gains the exchange & practical winning chances
Portisch vs Korchnoi, 1988 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 72 moves, 0-1

67. Ra7!
Sakaev vs D Langier, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

20. Re4!
H Perez Garcia vs R Ziatdinov, 1994 
(C49) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

20...Rxe3!! 21. Rxe3 Qc2! -+
J Jirka vs Tkachiev, 2009 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 23 moves, 0-1

17...Qc3!
V Sozin vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(D85) Grunfeld, 25 moves, 0-1

39...Rxd4! is Reinfeld's 1001 combination book problem #101
T D van Scheltinga vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

32...Nxf2! exploits 32. Rc3? instead of 32. Rc4
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

18. Na4! creates a decisive threat
Potkin vs T Sarbok, 2011 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

21. Bxf7+! sets up a winning Knight Fork
M Mueller-Seps vs Y Naydenova, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

21. Bh6!! Qc7 22. Nd6! +-
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

8. Bb5!
F Kraus vs V Costin, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 8 moves, 1-0

5...Bb4!
R Ashley vs R Morton, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 7 moves, 0-1

31. e6+!
Pelikan vs M Luckis, 1957 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

14. Qd5! solves Tuesday Jul 16, 2019
Tseshkovsky vs Savon, 1977 
(A15) English, 53 moves, 1-0

18. Nxa7!
So vs S Duran Vega, 2019 
(A20) English, 45 moves, 1-0

36...Nxg3+ followed by 37...Bc5 -+
V Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

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