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Exchange Sacrifices
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These are games where a player sacrificed a rook for a bishop or knight, ultimately achieving at least a draw.

King's Indian, 13...Rxe3!?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian 13...Rxe3!? redux
Gelfand vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E92) King's Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

Petrosian's famous 25...Re6!!
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

16.Rxe6!
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1970 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

27...Rxe3!?
Karpov vs Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

21...Qxe5
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

24...Nxe5!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

An early example of ...Rxc3! in the Sicilian Dragon
Lasker vs D Mackay, 1908 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

19...Bxg4!
K Treybal vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Brilliant double exchange sac by Petrosian
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

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