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beautiful combos
Compiled by rilkefan
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Bg8 just for starters
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Svidler's 26th
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Korchmar, ends with a series of blows
E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Bronstein's ...Rxa3 forks queen and rook, weak back rank
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Sacrificial attack culminating in Bh8
Tal vs Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

looking one move deeper
Geller vs Averbakh, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 0-1

Oh
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

amazing to see, to have seen
Ribli vs H Boshku, 1990 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

study-like
E Arnlind vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B32) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal-Capablanca - kinda black's fault
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

a spring uncoiling
Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Very elegant conclusion
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

White missed 28. f6 Qe3+ 29. Kh2 Bxe4 30. Qg7+ Kh5 31. Rf5+ Bx
K Podzielny vs G Diez, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Sacks of sacs
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Nh1
L Lenic vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Fischer's Rg3, Rxe4, Rxd4
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

41...Ne1
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

sadly black misses 25...Be2 drawing and gets elegantly mated
V Ruehrig vs G Stertenbrink, 1984 
(B27) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

very pretty ladder
M Kravtsiv vs V Kazakouski, 2016 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Bxh6/Bh7+
J Gustafsson vs Efimenko, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

multiple multiple exclams
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

standard ...Ba6 leads to pretty line
L B Hoyos Millan vs G Garcia, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Counterpin fails
P Tregubov vs A Moiseenko, 2016 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 22 moves, 0-1

Double rook sac leading to unusual mate
Geller vs H Liebert, 1970 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

More fire on board
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Rb6
Hromadka vs M Schreiber, 1936 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Nc5 nets white's king
M Rubil vs D Feletar, 2010 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Noteboom sacs and pins
Noteboom vs A Gromer, 1931 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 33 moves, 1-0

25.Bf6
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

staircase
I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

MVL
A David vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

pin and counter
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

clearance sac leading to rook mate
M Gurevich vs Leko, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 53 moves, 0-1

Unusual mating pattern
T L Petrosian vs Ara Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

pretty endgame sequence
Timman vs Salov, 1991 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 50 moves, 0-1

very won but elegant finish with nice variations
Ljubojevic vs R Calvo, 1973 
(B83) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

retreating fork
Novotelnov vs D Rovner, 1946 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

two cute moves in a row
Wojtaszek vs M Ragger, 2015 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

unusual quiet mate threat
K Piorun vs M Bartel, 2014 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Pretty forcing sac
Ganguly vs Spoelman, 2011 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

geometry
Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Geometry, lots of bishops
Karjakin vs D Frolyanov, 2013 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

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