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Instructional games
Compiled by YouRang

If I were to ever try to teach chess to others, I would like to at least give my unfortunate students a few nice examples of tactics. The games in this collection have nice examples, that IMO are somewhat out of the ordinary.

20.f6 = 2 threat:s: Cut off defense of B & threaten mate at f7
M Boe vs C Yeuillaz, 1991 
(C02) French, Advance, 20 moves, 1-0

17.Rd8+ and 18.Nxc6+ = decoy & remove guard & check
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

The decoy/deflection starting with 19.Bb2 is pleasing
K Lerner vs F Sideifzade, 1979 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

Bad bishop on a6 exploited by 24.Nc7!; leads to kingside attack
Beliavsky vs Gulko, 1990 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Nice decoy setting up discovered attack & wins exchange
Serper vs Balashov, 1991 
(A26) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Watch out for pawns blocking the K path to promotion square!
G Welling vs V Eingorn, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

What did Black gain with 21...Ra1+ sac? A game winning tempo!
W Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

The queen is a strong piece! It can mate with little help.
Khalifman vs Serper, 1994 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Critical point to see: 27.Nf6! gxf6 28.g7+ Kg8 29.Bh6! ~#
Razuvaev vs Ree, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

A queen forks the opposing queen; easy, yet subtle
Giri vs F A Cuijpers, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Excellent example of "removal of guard" decoy tactic
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

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