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King in Jeopardy
Compiled by Miguel Medina
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King in Center- Sacrifice to open lines
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Punishment for losing time in opening
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Exchanging to prevent castling
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Lack of harmony
Chigorin vs Salwe, 1906 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Opening or Middlegame?
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Unexpected Sacrifice
Kholmov vs Keres, 1959 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Nowhere to hide
Fischer vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 24 moves, 1-0

Probing for Weakness
Fischer vs P Dely, 1967 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 17 moves, 1-0

Pursuit
S Tatai vs Karpov, 1977 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 0-1

All out Attack
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

When King is Safe in Center- Is castling necessary?
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 0-1

Harmonious regrouping
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Stronger side must attack
Steinitz vs G MacDonnell, 1865 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Target on h6
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

Invading weak squares
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

Invading weak squares 2
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Lack of harmony
Kasparov vs Marjanovic, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Lack of harmony 2
Kasparov vs Pribyl, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Weak diagonal
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Unprepared attack
Capablanca vs A Becker, 1929 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Piece attacks against strong structure- combination
Euwe vs Keres, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

Exchanging to increase activity
Tal vs Najdorf, 1960 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice to divert defenders
Alekhine vs K Sterk, 1921 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Successful Counterattack against overextended attacker
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Pawn Attacks with same side castling- Attacking with one pawn
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Opening a file
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

Activating every piece
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Advancing prematurely
A Brinckmann vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

Wing thrust vs central counterplay
Unzicker vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Attacking with multiple pawns- Space advantage
E Gereben vs Smyslov, 1949 
(D95) Grunfeld, 56 moves, 0-1

Slow buildup
Reti vs C Carls, 1925 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Opening files
Alekhine vs L Asztalos, 1927 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Queenside counterplay
Bisguier vs Petrosian, 1954 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 0-1

Transition to the endgame
Riumin vs Kan, 1936
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Attacks with opposite side castling- superior mobility and coor
Bird vs Morphy, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

No counterplay
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Open lines at any cost
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

Open lines at any cost
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Attacking the fianchetto
Spassky vs Evans, 1962 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Attacking the fianchetto
Boleslavsky vs Geller, 1953 
(B58) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Invasion on the a file
E Gereben vs Geller, 1952 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Kingside Majority
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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