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Combinationss Compiled by wwall & More!
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 166 games was Compiled by wwall. Thank you wwall! Fredthebear put additional combinations in here to make full use of available space.

FTB recommends repeatedly solving (the same few) puzzle books that are mostly easy for the reader to get plenty of repetition recognizing basic maneuvers. Long combinations are reduced to simpler positions, so review the basics. It's not necessary to be a super speedy solver, just accurate. Moving hastily, in a rush w/out full consideration of the opponent's responses by different units, is a terrible habit to get into. Don't hurry to move -- get it right; hit what you aim at, dead center (without leaving your backdoor or side window open to exposure)!! You should know what's going to happen/should happen next before it happens, instead of being surprised by what your opponent plays next. Remember, your opponent does not have to recapture immediately if at all; s/he may counterattack elsewhere, perhaps pin your attacker, etc.

Chess variants / Scotch Gambit less Nb1 (000) 1-0 Sac Attack!!
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 19 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Sasikiran vs R Skytte, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

decoy
Yurtaev vs Gulko, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
M Czerniak vs U Rueetschi, 1981 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Rook sac
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Nimzowitsch vs H Duhm, 1926  
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

pawn sac
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Sakaev vs D Langier, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

wins the rook
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Tal vs Segal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

rook sac
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Spielmann vs H Gebhard, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

knight sac
B Savchenko vs A Kostin, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

rook sacrifice
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

knight sac and mate
Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 36 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

rook sac
R Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Huebner vs Hort, 1972 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Tseshkovsky vs I Polgar, 1964 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

rook sac
I Blek vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

C18 1-0 51
J Becerra Rivero vs D Paz Ladron de Guevara, 1999
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

rook sac
R Grau vs V Fernandez Coria, 1924 
(C26) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

bishop sac
A Zabailovich vs Acs, 1993
(C28) Vienna Game, 44 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Bronstein vs Panov, 1947 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Bronstein vs Koblents, 1945 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

rook sac leads to mate
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

rook sac
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

rook sac and pin
Myagmarsuren vs Bisguier, 1971 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
J Szily vs Bronstein, 1949 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

mate threat
Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Leko vs Kramnik, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Tal vs Teschner, 1957 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

C80 1-0 37
Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Tal vs I Zdanovs, 1952 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Unzicker vs L A Sanchez, 1952 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

C94 1-0 34
Karpov vs Spassky, 1973 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Sherzer vs Acs, 1998 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Rook sac
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

rook sac
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

D12 1-0 31
J Gabrovsek vs D Avirovic, 1933 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Tal vs T Zeids, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

D15 0-1 40
I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

rook sac
K Mulder van Leens Dijkstra vs J Penrose, 1981 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

rook sac and mate
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

rook sac
S Agdestein vs Granda Zuniga, 1982 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

bishop sac
Avigdor Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Sajtar vs Szabo, 1953 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Chess Genius vs Timman, 1997 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

rook sac
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

rook sac and fork
T Kilpi vs Taimanov, 1996 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

knight sac
L Ogaard vs J Flesch, 1974 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Chukaev vs Tal, 1955 
(E92) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

E92 1-0 37
Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

E92 0-1 30
Nickoloff vs J Becerra Rivero, 1998
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

double knight sac
M Dandridge vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

double knight sac
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Carlsen vs O Hole, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Motylev vs A Iljushin, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Bronstein vs P Trifunovic, 1954 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 33 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Bronstein vs Sliwa, 1956 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

bishop and rook sac
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

rook and knight sac
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop sac
M Ostrauskas vs Tal, 1955 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

rook and knight sac
I Sokolov vs Timman, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

Rook and knight sac
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

rook and knight sac
R M Webb vs J Zeberski, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 43 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop sac
Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

potential Q sac
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

potential queen sac
Evans vs Bisguier, 1958 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

queen sac
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

queen sac
J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

potential queen sac
Seirawan vs I Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Q sac
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

potential queen sac
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Pillsbury vs Steinitz, 1894 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

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

queen sac
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

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

queen sac
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac and fork
Szabo vs L Liptay, 1962 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Lavrinenko vs Tal, 1950 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Q sac
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

queen sac
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Cifuentes Parada vs Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

queen sac
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen sac
J Brand vs J F Mouret, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

queen sac
T L Petrosian vs Ara Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Ivanchuk vs Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

queen sac
C F Schultz vs C Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

q sac
Khismatullin vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

queen and knight sac
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop and knight sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

queen and knight sac
Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

queen and rook sac
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

queen and rook sac
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Rook and Queen sac
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

D35 1-0 24
Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

D31 1-0 71
Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

mating combination
R Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

mating combination
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

missed a perpetual check
London vs Edinburgh, 1824 
(C45) Scotch Game, 52 moves, 0-1

mating combination
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

mating combination
McDonnell vs J Finch, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Tolush vs Bronstein, 1952 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 33 moves, 0-1

C60 1-0 28
Torre vs E B Adams, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

mating combination
M Strange vs Aagaard, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

C53 1-0 30
Cochrane vs NN, 1822 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

C53 0-1 38
NN vs Cochrane, 1822 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

mating combination
W Lewis vs NN, 1829 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 62 The Hedgehog by Mihai Suba - 53.?
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

K's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 0-1Statue of Liberty
Serper vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

It's the C25 Vienna Game!
I Bilek vs Matulovic, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: KID System (A56) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

mating combination
R Fontaine vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Closed Var (B25) 0-1 Somebody got the label right
R G Wade vs Matulovic, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

rooks sac declined, then mating combination
W Lewis vs J Wilson, 1819 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 42 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Gary Robinson vs B Wall, 1975 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

B16 0-1 24
I Bilek vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

36.Bd7+, a simple deflection tactic winning his queen
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game 4...g6 5.c4 (C45) 1-0 Q sac, hogs on 7th, 8th
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Classical. General (B56) 0-1
D Krajina vs Z Kozul, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Dragon. Classical Var (B73) 0-1
Smyslov vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

mating combination
T Bakre vs B Zawadzka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Wade Var (C02) 1-0 Wild women roam
Kupreichik vs Timoshchenko, 1968 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

This man is an absolute combinatorial NIGHTMARE. \m/
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

29.RxBg7!! Positional Exchange Sacrifice
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Closed (B26) 1-0 Exchange Sacrifice!
Fischer vs R Garcia, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Reti Gambit Na3 Double Fianchetto (A07) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Keene vs R Eggmann, 1965 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. K's Knight (A13) 1-0 Dbl N sacs
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

English vs AID. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 Underpromotion+
Vachier-Lagrave vs D Anton Guijarro, 2021 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

K's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto Line (A22) 1-0 Brilliant!
Kavalek vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

King's English. Three Knights System General (A27) 0-1 Passer
H MacGrillen vs Tukmakov, 1969 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 32 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 18...?
Anikaev vs A Khasin, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Just take iT!
Krasenkow vs Z Varga, 1989
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

22: 37..Ra4 in Pandolfini's "Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Moves"
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 0-1

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A32) 0-1 Bully Q is immune
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Englund Gambit Complex: General (A40) 0-1 Damiano's Mate
H Krebs vs E J Diemer, 1974 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense: General (A40) 1-0 Throwin' wood into chipper
C Jaffe vs H Daly, 1909 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Three Pawns Attack vs Owen's Defense (A40) 1-0 Greek Gift!
Janowski vs G F Massa, 1898 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Wade Defense (A41) 1-0 Q sac helps create passer w/initiative
V Kovacevic vs S Martinovic, 1981 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46) 0-1 R from HELL!!
Chiburdanidze vs Goldin, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Not every combination has to lead to a forced win.
Hort vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

IQP: Featured in Znosko-Borovsky's "Art Of Chess Combination"
T Tylor vs W Winter, 1933 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 23 in Wonders and Curiosities of Chess by Irving Chernev
M Warren vs Jan Selman, 1932 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 6 moves, 0-1

Game 1 Starting Out: Modern Benoni (Everyman) by Endre Dr. Vegh
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

52. "White saves his position with a combinative miracle."
E Rojahn vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch Def: Declined Var (B00) 0-1 photo, video link
Bill Gates vs Carlsen, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 9 moves, 0-1

Borg Defense: 2...g4?! 3.Qxg4 (B00) 0-1 Combinations, Tactics
E Pospisilova vs I Kopecek, 1968 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 26 The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Steinitz vs A Mongredien, 1862 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: General (B02) 1-0 Amsterdam University student
Euwe vs De Koning, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

Devastating combination from GK. All the pieces participate
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: Pseudo-Austrian Attk (B06)1-0 Barrel through f-file
Plaskett vs M Hawelko, 1979 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: General (B07) 1-0 29.? Notes by Stockfish
H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Stockfish
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 25 My Fifty Years of Chess by Frank J. Marshall
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Game 128 in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' by David Bronstein
Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def: Maroczy Var (B12) 1-0 Dbl N sacrifices expose K
Tartakower vs H Weenink, 1930 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

6..h6? "Oll picked the wrong guy to mix it up with." -Defirmian
Tal vs Oll, 1986 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall Var (B20)1-0 N sac for Greco's #
Koltanowski vs D Saxton, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (B27) 1-0
Adorjan vs Sax, 1973 
(B27) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Romantic classic; amazing finish...most unusual promotion
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov Var (B33) 0-1Promotion
M Trosman vs S Salov, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicil Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 0-1
V Ciocaltea vs Parma, 1968 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

One of the great swindles of all time
S Bouaziz vs Miles, 1979 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 49 moves, 0-1

32.Qxe5+ [Kxe5 Hinlekung mit 33.Bf4+Skewer 34.BxQc7
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Stockfish
D Edelman vs Wolff, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Alekhine will praise Kasparov for his combinative effort.
Kasparov vs Anand, 1991 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 0-1 N sac offer to promote
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

problem 500 30..... from Sharpen Your Tactics B Tactics 350-700
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

EVERY SINGLE BLACK PIECE is forked!
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

Gusev's amazing Queen sacrifice
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

A simple "rook-reloader" B82 0-1 26
S Ionov vs A Yashtylov, 2000 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 0-1 Stockfish
Geller vs Korchnoi, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Velimirovic Attack (B89) 1-0 Deflection
Nunn vs N Murshed, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1-0 36.?
J Polgar vs Hellers, 1993 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B94) 0-1 Heavy handed Rooks
J Piatigorsky vs V Pupols, 1955 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Horwitz Attack (C00) 0-1 Slick B deflection
G Krauss vs J O'Keefe, 1953 
(C00) French Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange Var (C01) 0-1 R deflection sacrifice!
E Delmar vs McCutcheon, 1897 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Anthology of Chess Combinations by Chess Informant
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Modern System (C03) 1-0 0-0 & Sac Attk!
Geller vs P Kekki, 1985 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 0-1 Dbl B sacrifices
D Pirrot vs Hertneck, 1989 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 0-1

"Castling into the shattered wing" --Keene's annotation
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1975  
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

#93 24.? The Complete Chess Workout by Richard Palliser
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

French Def: Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 N sac for connected passers
Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

French Def: Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann Var (C13) 1-0
Valeev vs Stephanov, 1956 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Smyslov World Championship Match (1954), Moscow URS
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21) 1-0 Q & N sacrifices
V Nielsen vs F Englund, 1899 
(C21) Center Game, 48 moves, 1-0

19. Rxg7! is the solution to Laszlo Polgar's #4913
C Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 67 in The Golden Treasury of Chess by Wellmuth & Horowitz
S Boden vs Bird, 1869 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe Allgaier Gambit (C25) 1-0 Dbl N Sacrifice
Blackburne vs J J O'Hanlon, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

KGD. Classical Var (C30) 1-0 A knight's delight to serve his Q!
Marshall vs E Cohn, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury the Extraordinary by Andy Soltis
Steinitz vs Pillsbury, 1892 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit. Anderssen Attk (C31) 0-1 Stockfish
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

variants - remove Ra1 / Reversed Falkbeer CG (000) 1-0 K walk
J Mason vs Dr. S, 1882 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

variants / Falkbeer Cntrgmbt (000) 1-0 Eliminate the K's shield
Morphy vs J Meunier, 1860 
(000) Chess variants, 27 moves, 1-0

KGA Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1-0 12.?
Westerinen vs J Pakkanen, 1992 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 1-0 Rook Deflection Sac
Westerinen vs B Thorfinnsson, 1997 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

KGA. B's Gambit Bogoljubow Var (C33) 0-1 K walk, royal skewer
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 0-1

This game is a SEAOL* game.
F Burden vs NN, 1860 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

The Sorcerer's Apprentice by David Bronstein
Efimov vs Bronstein, 1941 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 0-1

KGA Cunningham Def 3...Be7 Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Boden's Mate
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs NN, 1910 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 16 moves, 1-0

16.? Although never proved, it has been alleged...
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0 Promotion looms!
Lasker vs W Blijdensteijn, 1908 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 After the tactical smoke clears...
Alekhine vs R M Folger, 1929 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0Surprising R combination to benefit N
J A Grefe vs Najdorf, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Philidor Def: Hanham Var (C41) 1-0 Pedestal/Gueridon Mate
Polo vs Pasqualini, 1923 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 9 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attk (C43) 1-0 K walk combo
R Nezhmetdinov vs E Kakabadze, 1955 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C44) 1-0 Mayet's Mate
Kolisch vs Hamppe, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Arabian Mate!
Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Winawer Def (C46) 1-0 Pin & Pawn #
A W Ryder vs G Walcott, 1913
(C46) Three Knights, 13 moves, 1-0

200 Open Games by David Bronstein (part 1)
Bondarevsky vs Bronstein, 1945 
(C47) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Correspond
G Fluss vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian, Two Kts Def Polerio Def Bogoljubow Var (C58) 0-1Rabbit
J Wijker vs G van Buuren, 1989 
(C58) Two Knights, 37 moves, 0-1

22nd New York State Chess Assoc. Champnship - Brilliancy Prize
H Rosenfeld vs Marshall, 1909 
(C59) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Schliemann Def (C63) 1-0 Q hunt becomes K hunt
Simagin vs Muratov, 1959 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var (C64) 0-1 Nxg2
G Kieninger vs Alekhine, 1941 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Closed Showalter Var (C66) 1-0 Exch Sac
Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1901 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 18...?
R Scrivener vs Torre, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 0-1

13 O-O-O+ is a Double Attack as both Rook threat and Check!
O Feuer vs O'Kelly, 1934 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 1-0 Emm's 54.?
Spassky vs Geller, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

"Combinations: The Heart of Chess" by Irving Chernev.
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

29.Rxc5 is a great move. Very nice game with bold sides sharp t
Alekhine vs Keres, 1935 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 0-1
Flamberg vs Chigorin, 1906 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 89 Reshevsky's Best Games of Chess by Samuel Reshevsky
H Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

40. Bd7! breaks Black's pin with a discovered attack threat
Fischer vs R Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

A brilliant combination and Queen sacrifice by Euwe on move 33
Euwe vs Smyslov, 1948 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Dbl Rook sacrifice to mate!
R Court vs A Feneridis, 1960 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Zukertort Var (D02) 1-0 Combinational King Hunt!!
J Cukierman vs A Voisin, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Eug?ne A. Znosko-Borovsky, "The Art of Chess Combination" p
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

This game is pure pleasure to play through -
Marshall vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

newhampshireboy: Incredible! Capablanca was the Mozart of chess
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Classic B Sacrifice pg 139 Art of Attack in Chess by V. Vukovic
Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Slav Def: Czech. Krause Attack (D17) 1-0 Double Knight sac
S Nadel vs Margulies, 1932 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 1-0

looked up with a smile and said 'Very pretty, Sammy. I resign.'
Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1941 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

21. Bxh7+! Defeats Karpov
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

This game was NOT in the World Championship of 1937
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 39 Elements of Combination Play in Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Gruenfeld vs Kmoch, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Die verhinderte Rochade from Meisterspiele (Teschner)
Mayet vs Anderssen, 1855 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

QGD. Charousek (Petrosian) Var (D31) 1-0 Stockfish; 50.?
Topalov vs Karpov, 1998 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

FM Robert Hamilton's article in "Chess Canada" (February, 2006)
I Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

QGD. Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 0-1 Q deflection sac
J Turn vs Petrov, 1929 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

QGD. Barmen Var (D37) 0-1 Spearheadin' missed Fredthebear
Bogoljubov vs Kashdan, 1930 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Exchange Var (D41) 1-0 Rook Roller!!
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1 Exch Sac to promote pawn
Van Wely vs Dreev, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

21.Qg7!?! 101 Greatest Moves Ever Played by Tim Krabbe
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Bogoljubow Var (D46) 0-1 Combination nabs Q
Fine vs P Robey, 1945 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Semi-Meran Var (D47) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

18.? Instructive Positions from Master Chess by Jacques Mieses
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Reti vs L Asztalos, 1918 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

QGD: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Euwe vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Accelerated Var (D81) 0-1 Looting
Sokor vs Volck, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 16 moves, 0-1

A nice combination with a queen sac on the way.
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

25...Rxd3! uses the pin to force a won endgame
Gheorghiu vs Gligoric, 1965 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 35 moves, 0-1

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Accepted (E10) 0-1 Sactastic!
Makhach Tatayev vs M Balitinov, 1962 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

QID: Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Declining the offer doesn't work
Timman vs J H Donner, 1969 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

QID. Classical. Traditional, Nimzowitsch Line (E18) 1-0 Nxf7
Tal vs Lozov, 1952 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Sacs both Rooks for pawn promotion threat.
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Sound Q sac
M Gerusel vs Lombardy, 1957 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Noa (E37) 0-1 You keep her. I don't want her.
B H Wood vs P Devos, 1948 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 27 moves, 0-1

Phenomenal ending combination!
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

"One of the jewels of the tournament", as Bronstein stated
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

26...Re1!! The R can be taken w/FOUR pieces - all poisonous
I Jones vs J Dueball, 1974 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

KID. Averbakh Var (E73) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 28.?
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

977 30. It's okay Tolush from Sharpen Your Tactics 849-999
Tal vs Tolush, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Panno (E84) 1-0 K walk
A Kuligowski vs Przewoznik, 1976 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

38...Rxd1?? [The final spectacular opportunity missed was 38...
J Sherwin vs Fischer, 1957 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1-0

MONGREDIEN'S KNIGHT MATE!!
A Simons vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

The Colour Complex in Understanding the Sacrifice (Dunnington)
P K Wells vs J Emms, 2000 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1-0 39.? Notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General 0-0-0 vs 0-0 (A45) 0-1 Deflection
T Suzman vs G Nsubuga, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Voted the 2nd best game in Informant 82.
Romanishin vs Rublevsky, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: 5...BxNc3 Beefeater (A40) 0-1 RxB Undermining
C Berberich vs M Bezold, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Karjakin cranks up a King Hunt with 12.Nxg7!!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. G.K. Attack (E12) 0-1Profound combo
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav: Anti-Noteboom. Stonewall, Portisch G(D31) 0-1 22...?
Dautov vs Krasenkow, 2002 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian Var Romanishin Attk (E12) 0-1Sham Q sac
M Cebalo vs Anand, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical. Berlin Var., Pirc Var (E39) 1-0 Gaito on the MG
Kasparov vs V Chuchelov, 2003 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

115.g8=Q+! and the rest is just matter of attacking the bishop!
Bruzon Batista vs Fridman, 2004 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 121 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 0-1 Dbl Rook sac
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Fantastic Knight sacrifice by Vishy for 3 pawns on the Q's side
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

Lubosh Kavalek calls it "an instant classic" in Washington Post
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Flyboy216: Hmm... why not take the rook on 29?
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 38 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Two Knts Var (A54) 1-0 Fredthebear in Ukraine?!
A Moiseenko vs Romanishin, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Q's Knight Var (D31) 1-0 It's another N sac for Greco's #
R Aloma Vidal vs N Rios del Moral, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Secrets of Positional Sacrifice by Dejan & Nikola Nestorovic
Ponomariov vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 57 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 0-1 Youth
L Wu vs Vocaturo, 2006
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

26...Bxf2+! initiates a winning pursuit combination
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 2006 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

30 ...? Yet another brilliancy by Carlsen.
L E Johannessen vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

Very instructive attack with lots of hidden tactics
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Fascinating game!! Both players 1 tempo away from a win.
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System M.L. (D19) 0-1 Max Lange's #
Lutsko vs S Barth Stanford, 2007 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 26 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. ML (B18) 1-0Anderssen's Mate if KxQh7
Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

30...Re3!! sets up a winning attack on the White King
Anand vs Aronian, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 34 moves, 0-1

A minor-piece sacrificial onslaught from White.
P Poobalasingam vs J Radovanovic, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Shirov played a nice combo at the end! He out played Ivanchuk -
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Dragon. Classical, General (B72) 1-0 Moscow, RUS
Nepomniachtchi vs M Krylov, 2010 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 82 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Semi-Leningrad Var (A81) 1-0 Remove the Guard
Van Wely vs D Reinderman, 2010 
(A81) Dutch, 49 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Stonewall. Modern Variation (A90) 1-0 43.?
S Bogner vs G Bwalya, 2010 
(A90) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

KID. Orthodox Var (E94) 1-0 blitz; notes by Stockfish
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2011 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 63 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Sacrifices to promote!
V Iordachescu vs S Feller, 2011 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 85 moves, 1-0

KID. Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Stunner!!
B Lalic vs E Vorobiov, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

A thunderbolt from a clear blue sky! C41 1-0 22
Wang Hao vs Giri, 2013 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Nxe6 sacrifice!
Adams vs Wan Yunguo, 2013 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 0-1 En prise N mating net!
S Maze vs Dominguez Perez, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 29 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1 World Record
T Brownscombe vs T Gareyev, 2016 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Kingside Fianchetto (A48) 1-0 Dbl B sac to promote
So vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Pirc Invitation (A04) 1-0 Uncommon Pairs!!
K Tsatsalashvili vs E Mirzoeva, 2018 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Bg7 vs Bg2 (A40) 0-1 Heavy on the h-file!
Mamikon Gharibyan vs V Asadli, 2018 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Modern Var (B50) 1-0 "A Firouzjous Attack"
Firouzja vs M Zarkovic, 2019 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1-0 Bxf7+ generates Pawn mate!
M Trajkovski vs Gzim Bytyqi, 2019 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Panov Attack. Modern Def (B13) 1-0 21.Bxg7 sac
V Artemiev vs Giri, 2019 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. King's Knight Var (E60) 0-1 Opposite wing attacks
A Galliamova vs A Kashlinskaya, 2020 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 pleasing finish!
So vs Dubov, 2020 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Four Knts. Exchange (B45) 0-1 How much is 0-0 worth?
Pichot vs Aronian, 2021 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 25 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Two Knts Def. Modern B's Opening (C55) 1-0 Ns inv
Carlsen vs Dubov, 2021 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1/2- Draw of the Year
Carlsen vs Giri, 2021 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jul-24-21 DansChessLounge: Interesting piece sac by Vitiugov
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2021 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

34.Nxh6+ is a shot and a half! C78 1-0 43
So vs Le Quang Liem, 2021 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Nxh6+ opens g-file
So vs Le Quang Liem, 2021 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 #22 "A Knight on f5"
Navara vs L Unuk, 2021 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Indian, Anti-Grünfeld. Alekhine Var (D70) 0-1 Wrong giveaway
Duda vs Carlsen, 2021 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 1-0 Dbl B Sacrifice
Mayet vs W Hanstein, 1837 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Very well-known game. Rook sac and Queen sac to finish!!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84) 1-0 Brilliant!
Savon vs Polugaevsky, 1971 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

KGA. Allgaier Gambit Urusov Attack (C39) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Blackburne vs B McLeod, 1872 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Bishop Attack (E47) 1-0 Exchange Sacrifice
Gligoric vs Keene, 1974 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 45 moves, 1-0

What a great combination by Uhlmann, 23 ... ?xb6!
Geller vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Petrosian plays another exchange sacrifice! A04 0-1 24
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1983 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var (A31) 0-1 Disc Attk
Seirawan vs Miles, 1981 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 39 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury's first victory against Lasker, and a good one too.
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Double knight sacrifice
Sokolov vs Dobosz, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf Var (B94) 1-0 32.? & 34? Remove the Guard
L Witt vs K B McAlpine, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 30/47 The Golden Treasury of Chess (Wellmuth/Horowitz)
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C27) Vienna Game, 30 moves, 1-0

the NZ Chess Association best game prize
Z Frankel vs R Court, 1964 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1-0 The Double Double
F Ekstrom vs V Soultanbeieff, 1946 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3..Qa5 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.Bb5 Bd7 ML (B01) 1-0 Sac Attk!
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(B01) Scandinavian, 74 moves, 1-0

This beautiful combination helped Rousseau secure his final res
J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

An exchange sacrifice leading to a crushing defeat
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1972 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 35 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Boi Var (C23) 0-1 Decoy sac, Royal fork
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: 4 Ps Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 0-1 Aggressive!
D Levy vs M Basman, 1968 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Odds less Ra1 / Evans Gambit (000) 1-0 Famous Q sac for K walk
Morphy vs NN, 1857 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

KGA. Ghulam-Kassim Gambit (000) 1-0 Sac attack on open f-file!
Morphy vs M Conway, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 12 moves, 1-0

King's English. Reversed Sicilian (A21) 0-1 video link
Filip vs Tal, 1973 
(A21) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Torre Attk vs KID Exch (A48) 0-1 Deflection sac for mate
E Torre vs Van der Wiel, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

Torre Attk vs KID Dbl Fianchetto (A48) 0-1 Pin & exch sequence
E Torre vs Timman, 1987 
(A48) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

15.Nxb5!! is a bolt from the blue!
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Modern Def: e4, d4, c4 vs Bg7 (B06) 0-1 Exch sac disrupts
V Mamoshin vs Gulko, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 61 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 Bxf7+ declined
Tal vs Gurgenidze, 1961 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

Brilliant combination 29...?
P Kranzl vs Blatny, 1991 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

#4620 in Laszlo Polgar's Brick (Q sac for Mayet's # after Bf3)
D MacMurray vs A S Kussman, 1937 
(C57) Two Knights, 13 moves, 0-1

Tal's Bxe6 sac cuts path to take down Polugaevsky
Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1959 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Tal, Mikhail (1936-1992)
Tal vs Petrosian, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening w/SW Attk: Bogoljubow Def (D05) 1-0 2ndPrize
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Old Sicilian (A07) 0-1 Did VK know what he was doing?
J B Bednarski vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Interesting chess, full of imagination by both players. Fun to
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

The move 30.h3!! went down as one of the best moves of the year
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Closed Var 7…c6 (E88) 1-0 N sac for R entry
Szabo vs P Dozsa, 1962 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attk ML (B77) 1-0 Heavy pieces entry
Tal vs R Boardman, 1964 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer. Advance Var (C18) 1-0 Bxh7+ Greek gift
Tal vs E W Jaggs, 1964 
(C18) French, Winawer, 12 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Chigorin Def (C97) 1-0 B sacrifice
Saidy vs K Zangerle, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 25 moves, 1-0

King's Indian. Bg7 Fianchetto (A49) 0-1 Raking Bishops
M Solmundarson vs Tal, 1964 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 23 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 0-1 Extended Greco's Mate!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

14.d5! was a great Tal sac D43 1-0 40
Tal vs Chandler, 1982 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B check line (C42) 1-0 Qs enter
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

variants Symmetrical English (000) 0-1 23...? The Art of Exch
A Delannoy vs Morphy, 1858  
(000) Chess variants, 28 moves, 0-1

Wow! A double rook and queen sac! Now that's amazing!
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

QID: Classical. Traditional Main Line (E19) 0-1 Stockfish
Gheorghiu vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 42 moves, 0-1

French, Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 B sac, Dovetail#
Milner-Barry vs A H Trott, 1951 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

If you want to see a thunderbolt, look at Black's 17th move.
Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

A marvelous petite combination based on the h8-mating focal pt
Karpov vs Salov, 1993 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

It's likely pronounced "Tar-TAK-over". There is no "cow".
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

something beautiful behind the scenes here (head-to-head)
Tal vs Dzindzichashvili, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attk. Haag Gambit (B51) 1-0 Vukovic# awaits
E Schiller vs T Redman, 1975 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Amazing game; plenty of tactical sidelines! B47 1-0 34
Ljubojevic vs Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 0-1 Greek gift backfires
F Cardona vs Koltanowski, 1935 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: 3.d3 Reversed Philidor (C42) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Keres vs D Allan, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def: Janowski Var. Main Line (A53) 0-1 K Walk??
Wojtkiewicz vs Shabalov, 1994 
(A53) Old Indian, 13 moves, 0-1

Beautiful final combination! B65 0-1 46
Oll vs J M Hodgson, 1993 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 46 moves, 0-1

35.Re7!! is a nice diversion sacrifice that all but forces a m
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

time and again, Karpov can "coax" and "persuade" his opponents
Karpov vs Adorjan, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Bb7 Classical BxBa3 (A84) 0-1 Skewer+ gains R
M Pantzar vs Carlsen, 2017 
(A84) Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

excellent example of a delayed double-rook sacrifice & model #
NN vs Blackburne, 1884  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 Center Grip
Timman vs Ljubojevic, 1972 
(B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 Interesting N sac works
A Ehrmann vs Anderssen, 1851  
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

47. Nh7!
Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

Another masterful positional exchange sacrifice by Petrosian.
P Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 0-1 This is quite the finish!
M Mansour vs B Munguntuul, 2006 
(B40) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Reti Mate, Extended
V Vukovic vs S Deutsch, 1923 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

QGA. Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish; 28.?
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Romanishin, 1992 
(A20) English, 28 moves, 1-0

"I wouldn't have given a prize for such a game!"
Petrosian vs A A Bikhovsky, 1968 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Lasker cannot accept the knight sacrifice
Spielmann vs Lasker, 1935 
(C45) Scotch Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit (C44) 1-0 19...f6?
Staunton vs NN, 1843 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 140'The Most Amazing Chess Moves of All Time' by John Emms
Geller vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

London System 5.Nbd2 tabiya (D02) 1-0 Black left his N on rim
Firouzja vs So, 2021 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

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