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pins and needles-knives and forks.
Compiled by kevin86

A series of pins,counter-pins,forks,and other pithy themes.

pin and counter pin--and fork.
V Makogonov vs V Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

a kamikazi queen into a triple attack-by Amos Burn!
E MacDonald vs Burn, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

39...Qd2=the prince of double pins!!!
K B Richardson vs D Andreev, 1977 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 39 moves, 0-1

STUCK-single pin fixes FOUR pieces!!!!
A Espeli vs Andersen, 1952 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 0-1

shocking pawn move is missed by ED Lasker
Torre vs Ed. Lasker, 1926 
(A09) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

a unique twin pin and fork with a pawn!
Zukertort vs F P Carr, 1885 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

White's rook at d3 gets tons of attention from black
V Green vs Steinitz, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 31 moves, 0-1

a pin,fork,skewer SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!
Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Kotov has to self-pin his queen,then loses
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

a brilliant fork counters the counter-pin
Ehlvest vs Kasparov, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

a strange triple fork-on two pieces and a mate stopper!
Polugaevsky vs Gulko, 1975 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 1-0

both rooks on the prongs of a hustling queen.
E Horn vs J Movsesian, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

skewer:a reverse pin
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

a double-header:forks and smothered mate
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Watch the last move!
Szabo vs Benko, 1951 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

a good one for forks and pins on rook and queen
T Kilpi vs Taimanov, 1996 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

queen sac sets up knight fork to recover
O Bernstein vs Salwe, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

rooks are forked by knights----or bishops if knight is taken
Saemisch vs E Canal, 1929 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

two forks of different styles
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

forks and sacs galore-a zoo of both!
Fridman vs B Kurajica, 2005 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Marshall uses whole array of tactics in 1912 game
Marshall vs P S Leonhardt, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

two quiet pins lead to a noisy mate
Baron Krudner vs Prince Dadian, 1881 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

pinned and purplexed rook
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

fork leads to skewer-nets black a rook+pawn for bishop
I Veinger vs G Timoscenko, 1998 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

one move leaves everything hanging.
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

double check on the queen-single check on the king
Unzicker vs Saemisch, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 23 moves, 1-0

fools mate-like queen pin
Nunn vs K Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Blackburne escapes from pin
Blackburne vs A G Howard, 1862  
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

pin and skewer nets queen
G Stoltz vs Unzicker, 1952 
(A04) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

forks everywhere-a whole drawer full of them
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

a salad fork-attack on a mating threat and a real fork
W de Wit vs P Pancras, 1997 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 23 moves, 1-0

capture with x-ray vision
Tkachiev vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

a cross skewer-and last row threats
D Pedzich vs Shirov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

queen "sac" gains a vicious family check
M Rohde vs Miles, 1978 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 46 moves, 0-1

queen sac leads to queen pin.
Hodgson vs Psakhis, 1994 
(A21) English, 29 moves, 1-0

a most unusual fork-or is it a sac?
P Peev vs A Haik, 1979 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

white knights' threat to fork and refork catch queen.
M Konopka vs J Michalek, 2001 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

a queen sac followed by a chain of forks
S Conquest vs I Morovic Fernandez, 1996 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1-0

a red herring pin-and a REAL one
Adorjan vs M Fuller, 1975 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac ends mate threats and sets up skewer and fork
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

a taboo rook becomes vunerable while a second is attacked!
J L Switzar vs E Dekker, 1873 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

queen sac followed by a knight fork ends white's career.i
M Mazek vs Z Szymczak, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

long diagonal attack vs a queenside attack
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

White is mated-or will be-by self-pin of crucial defender
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

a combo of pins,diversion,and removing the guard
D Vasiesiu vs G Szabo, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Qh3-a Bermuda Triangle;threatens king,queen,and draw!
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

one man's fork is another man's sacrifice
Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

fork leads to another fork.
Navara vs I Bitensky, 2000 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

queen fork at end decides this one
T Catalan vs N Alradhi, 1983 
(E77) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

double pin-ouch! ouch!
Dreev vs Gleizerov, 1992 
(A84) Dutch, 20 moves, 1-0

a Hare-y pin circus
E O'Hare vs P Dillon, 1967 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 24 moves, 0-1

a series of pins here-one of the best
B Gamback vs R Nevanlinna, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

brilliant use of a fork,pin,passed pawn in one move
Averkin vs Beliavsky, 1973 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

fork,pins,and line clearence
Sax vs E Hermansson, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

sacrifying two pieces for a rook....and a piece for interest
I Cheparinov vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

a tempo gained,a queen lent,and a regaining fork
Tal vs A Cherepkov, 1969 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

a double pin...and other safety pins
Korchnoi vs M Udovcic, 1967 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

possible fork AND pin in less than ten moves
Barnett vs Eastwood, 1949 
(C21) Center Game, 8 moves, 1-0

queen sac sets up pin in backrow
Lilienthal vs G Negyesy, 1931 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

thrice threatened pinning piece is still effective
A McLennan vs W S Roach, 1979 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

pins,threats,forks,and direct attacks are too much for white
Estrin vs R Strand, 1966 
(C59) Two Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

first a pin-then a threat of a fork-wins this one.
P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Bird uses three pins in this minature.
NN vs Bird, 1888 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

Miles and Hort-a pair of pinheads in this one-lol
Miles vs Hort, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

queen exchange after sac-sets up fork
N Davies vs C Duncan, 1999 
(A25) English, 30 moves, 1-0

reverse pin blocked-double pin to win!
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

a fork-after the fact
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

an unusual bishop fork defended by another fork-by a N
Balashov vs Z Lanka, 1988 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

a TRIPLE PIN! Can you beat this!?
A Medina Garcia vs Andersson, 1974 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

circus of sacs sets up family check
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

black uses pin and fork to end up a pawn ahead!
M Rotova vs P Mors, 1992 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Oddly enough,white has two different pins to win Qb5,Qc4
Schlosser vs NN, 1940 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 11 moves, 1-0

several forks in this one.
Van der Wiel vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Fischer pins to divert or remove stopper of pawn
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

white gets last laugh in this tactical circus
Menchik vs E E Book, 1938 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

queen skewered to a mate threat.
Shamkovich vs Tukmakov, 1970 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

rook/rook fork then king/rook fork at same square 12 mvs later
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

that queen is mine-fork it over!
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

skewerment or abandonment-black's Hobson's choice
Plachetka vs E Mnatsakanian, 1979 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

an unsupported pin does the trick here
M J Freeman vs C Morrison, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

deadly pins and puns
Nunn vs Fedorowicz, 1991 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 24 moves, 1-0

pinned bishop unable to protect the queen.
Polgar vs Suba, 1993 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 45 moves, 0-1

a knight sac and queen sac sets up devestating fork
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

a series of on the bias pins
V A Vasiliev vs Tolush, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 0-1

a diversion-a check-and a capture.
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

black wins the queen by a fork/pin in ei8ht moves
Iverhov vs Ilianako, 1957 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 8 moves, 0-1

a fork followed by a double pin
F Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

a pin wraps this one up in a bundle
L Rellstab vs E E Book, 1937 
(C15) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 0-1

embarrassing pin avoid by more embarrassing sui-mate
Nils Elisons vs Nimzowitsch, 1915 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

white wins the exchange by queen fork-or by knight fork.
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

queen is dragged away by fork/skewer.
Szabo vs L Liptay, 1962 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

a real circus follows an early queen sac
Keene vs E Fielder, 1964  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

a drawerful of forks in this one
Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 58 moves, 1-0

white square fever leads to queen skewer-(post mortem)
Geller vs N Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

pins,nonpins,and pseudo pins on the d-file
S Polgar vs S Palatnik, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 1-0

fork followed by exchange and then a similar fork...
I Sokolov vs Hracek, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

fork sets up exchange and then another fork pt 2
N Nip vs M C Askin, 2008 
(C18) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

white ends this one with a queen sac-and double pin
Evans vs A Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Blackburne wins a rook after queen loan
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1886 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

white wins by mate or royal fork-by the same move.
R G Wade vs R F Boxall, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

a fork-skewer leads to a lethal pin
Lombardy vs Polugaevsky, 1978 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

final pin sets up a fork-winning a queen for rook
Fedorowicz vs K Leung, 2001 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

the white queen is skewered by sacriicial knight and Q
N Battulga vs F Firman Syah, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 67 moves, 0-1

an odd fork here on move 31
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1929 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 0-1

white lends the queen-at shark rates
N Firman vs Areshchenko, 2008 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 18 moves, 1-0

diverting the defender-in two different ways
Timman vs Yusupov, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1-0

an unusual fork on a fork!
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1981 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

one fork to divert,the other to actually gain the Q
T Kosintseva vs E Zaiatz, 2009 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 43 moves, 1-0

surprising unprotected pin wins it
A Reggio vs Chigorin, 1901 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 76 moves, 0-1

a bishop fork that takes it all
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1881  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

a very subtle pin sets up others
A Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

a great chain of pin makes black a fool
J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

diversions,forks,pins,and counterpins galore
Shabalov vs R Elseth, 1991 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 27 moves, 1-0

Carlsen missed "mailing" his opponent with a two-way pin
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

promotion sac sets up drawing fork
A Pimenta vs J Fluvia Poyatos, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

a deep fork solves this one-not a salad fork.
A Dunkelblum vs Euwe, 1950 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

fork/diversion on adjacent file sets up pin
Bogoljubov vs N I Grekov, 1914 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

a fork leads to another fork,gaining rook for knight
Lputian vs Y Dokhoian, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

a fork overcome a fork-no spoons allowed
S Polgar vs A Rabczewski, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

the pinner is pinned
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

and skewers and discovered checks...
R Martin del Campo vs Hjartarson, 1990 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

see a fork,be the fork,take the fork
A Greenfeld vs J Redmond, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 9 moves, 1-0

skewer + sac= piece won or queen gained by fork
Nakamura vs P Hanko, 2001 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

fork to come-cannot be avoided.
E Torre vs Karpov, 1977 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

lethal double pin allows for a queen sac.
NN vs W Donisthorpe, 1890 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 19 moves, 0-1

double pin leads to death
A Volchok vs R Kreslavsky, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

black simplifies with help of a fork.
Najdorf vs D Byrne, 1962 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 82 moves, 0-1

pin + fork=queen caught
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

sac followed by fork-neat x-change of ladies...
Eliskases vs B Wexler, 1960 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 0-1

a circus of pins and forks
A Hamming vs Gilg, 1936 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

black resigns in the face of the fork-or tines...
R K Delaune vs F Rhine, 1997 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 26 moves, 1-0

surprise pin wins a piece
J Lynch vs P Michel, 1945 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

queen sac leads to pawn fork-piece advantage.
Suttles vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

promtion game become a pin ending.
N Delgado Ramirez vs Dominguez Perez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

black must chooz which way to lose queen.
M Mueller-Seps vs Y Naydenova, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 1-0

Super-bishop has TWO forks here.
I Balinov vs M Cebalo, 1996 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 1-0

closing series of discovered attack is sick!
Malinin vs D Gurevich, 1967 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

a lethal double pin brings castle down!
G Kjartansson vs J P McKenna, 2009 
(B06) Robatsch, 27 moves, 1-0

a few nice ones here.
L Piasetski vs L Day, 1975 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

conspiracy of b&n or P&f vs the queen.
V Akopian vs Fressinet, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

a fork of a queen and a deadened,pinned rook.
Yusupov vs Shirov, 2012 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

a combination fork and pin-a swiss army move
Suba vs L M Garcia Lopez, 1994 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 27 moves, 1-0

a pin skewer drops the curtain
I Sokolov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

sac leads to a pin
S Zaksaite vs T Chistiakova, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

knight is pinned to a mating square.
Gligoric vs C Pritchett, 1967 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

a fork...and a cross
M Bartel vs Krasenkow, 2010 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

one rook holds,the other one attacks
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

white wins by skewer...but he missed it
F N Stephenson vs J Penrose, 1968 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

a pin wins the game 4 black
C T Goering vs E Schallopp, 1877 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

rook sac lead to a drawerful of forks
W Pietzsch vs Dzindzichashvili, 1965 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 33 moves, 0-1

queen and bishop pin down black's pawns
Rossolimo vs C Kottnauer, 1948 
(B30) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

pin broken by forced diversion.
Unzicker vs M Czerniak, 1954 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

two late pawn forks win for black
E Kristiansen vs Kupreichik, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

here a fork,there a fork.
D Fleetwood vs J McCarty, 1991 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 23 moves, 1-0

bishop pins knight and nails down the mate.
Lasker vs A Rumboll, 1892 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

a zoo of pins and sacrifices!
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

this one leads to checkmate...not a fork or pin!
T Hickendorff vs R Van Bokhorst, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 0-1

a pin and a passed pawn crown this one.
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

double pin and suprise checkmate-WH could have won!
B Zueger vs C Landenbergue, 1991 
(A26) English, 36 moves, 0-1

twin pin gains queen...and more.
Paulsen vs E von Schmidt, 1864 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine wins via a deadly pin!
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

dual weapons end black's career before it starts.
Svidler vs Bareev, 2004 
(C10) French, 17 moves, 1-0

pin and skewer!
A Belezky vs N Arsenault, 2005 
(A05) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

pin sets up inescapable mate!
Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

how about a skewer from the great Judit!?
Karpov vs Polgar, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

a finishing fork.
I Morovic Fernandez vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 36 moves, 1-0

white's pawn eats like acid!
Botvinnik vs N Grigoriev, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

sacs and forks everywhere.
P K Wells vs V Priehoda, 1992 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

lotsa pins in this one!
B Suhle vs Anderssen, 1859 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1

fork comin' in, one going out!
Grischuk vs Topalov, 2015 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

check blocked with pin!
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

surprise!! black must lose pawn (or knight)
Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

skewer on a skewer.
Short vs Vaganian, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

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