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Combiness Links Patton Paul Ride
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Adapt on the fly. "A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week." — General George S. Patton

"Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men." — General George S. Patton

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Paul Revere's Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1807-1882

Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.

He said to his friend, "If the British march
By land or sea from the town to-night,
Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry-arch
Of the North-Church-tower, as a signal-light,— One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm."

Then he said "Good night!" and with muffled oar Silently rowed to the Charlestown shore,
Just as the moon rose over the bay,
Where swinging wide at her moorings lay
The Somerset, British man-of-war:
A phantom ship, with each mast and spar
Across the moon, like a prison-bar,
And a huge black hulk, that was magnified
By its own reflection in the tide.

Meanwhile, his friend, through alley and street
Wanders and watches with eager ears,
Till in the silence around him he hears
The muster of men at the barrack door,
The sound of arms, and the tramp of feet,
And the measured tread of the grenadiers
Marching down to their boats on the shore.

Then he climbed to the tower of the church,
Up the wooden stairs, with stealthy tread,
To the belfry-chamber overhead,
And startled the pigeons from their perch
On the sombre rafters, that round him made
Masses and moving shapes of shade,—
By the trembling ladder, steep and tall,
To the highest window in the wall,
Where he paused to listen and look down
A moment on the roofs of the town,
And the moonlight flowing over all.

Beneath, in the churchyard, lay the dead,
In their night-encampment on the hill,
Wrapped in silence so deep and still
That he could hear, like a sentinel's tread,
The watchful night-wind, as it went
Creeping along from tent to tent,
And seeming to whisper, "All is well!"
A moment only he feels the spell
Of the place and the hour, and the secret dread
Of the lonely belfry and the dead;
For suddenly all his thoughts are bent
On a shadowy something far away,
Where the river widens to meet the bay,—
A line of black, that bends and floats
On the rising tide, like a bridge of boats.

Meanwhile, impatient to mount and ride,
Booted and spurred, with a heavy stride,
On the opposite shore walked Paul Revere.
Now he patted his horse's side,
Now gazed on the landscape far and near,
Then impetuous stamped the earth,
And turned and tightened his saddle-girth;
But mostly he watched with eager search
The belfry-tower of the old North Church,
As it rose above the graves on the hill,
Lonely and spectral and sombre and still.
And lo! as he looks, on the belfry's height,
A glimmer, and then a gleam of light!
He springs to the saddle, the bridle he turns,
But lingers and gazes, till full on his sight
A second lamp in the belfry burns!

A hurry of hoofs in a village-street,
A shape in the moonlight, a bulk in the dark,
And beneath from the pebbles, in passing, a spark Struck out by a steed that flies fearless and fleet: That was all! And yet, through the gloom and the light, The fate of a nation was riding that night;
And the spark struck out by that steed, in his flight, Kindled the land into flame with its heat.

He has left the village and mounted the steep,
And beneath him, tranquil and broad and deep,
Is the Mystic, meeting the ocean tides;
And under the alders, that skirt its edge,
Now soft on the sand, now loud on the ledge,
Is heard the tramp of his steed as he rides.

It was twelve by the village clock
When he crossed the bridge into Medford town.
He heard the crowing of the cock,
And the barking of the farmer's dog,
And felt the damp of the river-fog,
That rises when the sun goes down.

It was one by the village clock,
When he galloped into Lexington.
He saw the gilded weathercock
Swim in the moonlight as he passed,
And the meeting-house windows, blank and bare,
Gaze at him with a spectral glare,
As if they already stood aghast
At the bloody work they would look upon.

It was two by the village clock,
When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
He heard the bleating of the flock,
And the twitter of birds among the trees,
And felt the breath of the morning breeze
Blowing over the meadows brown.
And one was safe and asleep in his bed
Who at the bridge would be first to fall,
Who that day would be lying dead,
Pierced by a British musket-ball.

You know the rest. In the books you have read,
How the British Regulars fired and fled,—
How the farmers gave them ball for ball,
From behind each fence and farmyard-wall,
Chasing the red-coats down the lane,
Then crossing the fields to emerge again
Under the trees at the turn of the road,
And only pausing to fire and load.

So through the night rode Paul Revere;
And so through the night went his cry of alarm
To every Middlesex village and farm,—
A cry of defiance, and not of fear,
A voice in the darkness, a knock at the door,
And a word that shall echo forevermore!
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.

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Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness, can any business seem more fitted to heighten it than that of continually handling these dead letters and assorting them for the flames? For by the cart-load they are annually burned. Sometimes from out the folded paper the pale clerk takes a ring: - the finger it was meant for, perhaps, moulders in the grave; a bank-note sent in swiftest charity: - he whom it would relieve, nor eats nor hungers any more; pardon for those who died despairing; hope for those who died unhoping; good tidings for those who died stifled by unrelieved calamities. On errands of life, these letters speed to death. Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity! — Herman Melville

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley

There are distinct situations where a bishop is preferred (over a knight). For example, two bishops are better than two knights or one of each. Steven Mayer, the author of Bishop Versus Knight, contends, "A pair of bishops is usually considered to be worth six points, but common sense suggests that a pair of active bishops (that are very involved in the formation) must be accorded a value of almost nine under some circumstances." This is especially true if the player can plant the bishops in the center of the board, as two bishops working in tandem can span up to 26 squares and have the capacity to touch every square.

Bishops are also preferable to knights when queens have been exchanged because, Grandmaster Sergey Erenburg, who is ranked 11th in the U.S., explains, "Bishops and rooks complement each other, and when well-coordinated, act as a queen." Conversely, a knight is the preferred minor piece when the queen survives until the late-middlegame or the endgame. Mayer explains, "The queen and knight are able to work together smoothly and create a greater number of threats than the queen and bishop."

When forced to say one is better than the other, most anoint the bishop. Mayer concludes, "I think it's true that the bishops are better than the knights in a wider variety of positions than the knights are better than the bishops."

He continues, "Of course, I'm not sure this does us much good, as we only get to play one position at a time."

"Whatever you are doing in the game of life, give it all you've got." — Norman Vincent Peale

"What you do today can improve all your tomorrows." — Ralph Marston

Chess variants / Scotch Gambit less Nb1 (000) 1-0 Sac Attack!!
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

variants / Queenless Bird-Larsen Attack (000) 1-0 Mayet's Mate
Blackburne vs Harley, 1862 
(000) Chess variants, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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
G 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

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 1-0 Double knight sacrifice
Sokolov vs Dobosz, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 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-Elsass, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Nunn vs I 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 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

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

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

B's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C27) 1-0 Decline 7.Bh6
C Hartlaub vs Eisele, 1889 
(C27) Vienna Game, 14 moves, 1-0

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

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

Holy moly! Great game! Holy scrap! Nice combo.
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

#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

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

Spanish Game: Cozio Defense. General (C60) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
R A Bowles vs E Pearse, 1902  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

knight sac
Tal vs R 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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Breyer Def Quiet Var (C94) 1-0 Stockf
Karpov vs Spassky, 1973 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Sherzer vs P 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 J 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
A 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
J 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
E 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
B 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
C 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 W 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
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
E 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
R 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 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 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 A 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 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 M 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 CC, 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 J 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
G 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 G Timoscenko, 1968 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

"The Game of the Century" (game of the day Mar-09-2013)
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

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

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 V 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

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

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

King's English. Four Knts, Bradley Beach Var (A28) 0-1 P jam
Werner Steffen vs K Richter, 1932 
(A28) English, 21 moves, 0-1

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

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

English Opening: Symmetrical. General (A30) 0-1 18...?
Y 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

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 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

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

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

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

Dbl Threat, Dbl Trouble -Solitaire Chess by I.A. Horowitz, p.33
Tartakower vs Najdorf, 1935 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 21 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

Indian Game: Saemisch-Indian (A50) 1-0 Gueridon Mate w/pawn!
Lilienthal vs M Romi, 1930 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amusing how the same rook sacrifice is "sacrificed" twice on f6
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 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

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

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

C-K Def Panov Attk/QGA (B14) 1-0 Bxf7+, R battery, Q penetrates
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1933 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Main Line (B15) 1-0 Stockfish notes; 14.?
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1927 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 26 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

An impressive double exchange sacrifice and a pretty final move
Tartakower vs R Broadbent, 1946 
(B20) Sicilian, 30 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

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

Sicilian Defense: Kan. Modern Var (B42) 1-0 19.? and 22.?
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

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

Sicilian Def: Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B47) 1-0 Stockfish
D Edelman vs P 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 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

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

Sicilian Def: Modern Var (B56) 1-0 Crowd barges straight in
J Penrose vs Bogoljubov, 1950 
(B56) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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.?
Polgar vs F Hellers, 1993 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

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

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

Another masterful positional exchange sacrifice by Petrosian.
P H Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 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

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

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

#93 24.? The Complete Chess Workout by Richard Palliser
Karpov vs M 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
E 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

Exchange sac for dominating knights
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Var (C29) 1-0 W is all up in there!
Spielmann vs P Johner, 1922 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 18 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. M.L. (C29) 1-0 He wrote the book!
G Renaud vs NN, 1940 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 21 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. Classical, General (C30) 1-0 Simul Exhibition
Lasker vs NN, 1895 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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

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

This game is a SEAOL* game.
F Burden vs NN, 1860 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 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 beautiful combination helped Rousseau secure his final res
J Schulten vs E Rousseau, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

KGA. Breyer Gambit 3.Qf3 g5, both 0-0-0 (C33) 1-0 Q sac!
Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 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

Nxg5 is a no-brainer for a student of the classics like Fischer
Fischer vs Mac Hack VI, 1977 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 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

MONGREDIEN'S KNIGHT MATE!! It resembles Morphy's Mate w/Bishop
A Simons vs A Mongredien, 1846 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

KGA. Allgaier Gambit (C39) 1-0 Promotion looms!
Lasker vs Blijdenstein / Van Mens, 1908 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Decoyed into Royal+
C Stanley vs NN, 1841 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

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

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

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0Surprising R combination to benefit N
J 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: 3.d3 Reversed Philidor (C42) 1-0 Stockfish notes
Keres vs D Allan, 1975 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. B check line (C42) 1-0 Qs enter
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 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 K Hamppe, 1859 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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

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

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

Scotch Game (C45) 1-0 Brilliant double Ns sacrificial finish
P H Williams vs W D Wight, 1919 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Var (C46) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Pawns are like potato chips--you can eat more than are healthy
G Niemand vs P Keffler, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 15 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: Berlin Def. Closed Wolf Var (C66) 1-0 Cross pin
Ufimtsev vs Starodubov, 1927 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 29 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

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

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

Semyon Abramovich Furman (1920-1978)
V Kirillov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

47. Nh7! "The World Turned Opsahl Down" (game of the day Jul-06
Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 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

QGD: Orthodox Defense. Botvinnik Var (D60) 0-1 Nasty finish!
A Szpiro vs Najdorf, 1928 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

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

Gruenfeld Def: Russian. Accelerated Var (D81) 0-1 Looting
Sokov vs Volk, 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!
M Tataev 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

she expected a crazy sacrifice on the 1st move instead of 2nd
D Przepiorka vs Ahues, 1927 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 31 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

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

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

"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

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

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

KID: Saemisch Var (E86) 0-1 Astonishing combination
H Neergaard vs Simagin, 1965 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

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

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

Dunst/C-K Def.: Bronstein-Larsen Var (B16) 1-0 K walk!!
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

French Advance 6.a3 Bd7 Main Line (C02) 0-1 Beauty combination
J Klinger vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07) 0-1
Psakhis vs Speelman, 1990 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional Line (B92) 1-0 19.?
G Kuzmin vs A Groszpeter, 1990 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

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

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

Chandler's 33...Qh1+!! is the first of two decoys
A Kosten vs Chandler, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Korchnoi vs Romanishin, 1992 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

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

Beautiful final combination! (like FTB's wife) B65 0-1 46
Oll vs Hodgson, 1993 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 46 moves, 0-1

French Def: Exchange (C01) 1-0 White Unpins, clears K's shield
V Malakhov vs N Praznik, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 19 moves, 1-0

29. Bxf7+!! prepares a rare double "absolute pin"
Karpov vs K Georgiev, 1994 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 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

Sicilian Def: French Var. Westerinen Attack (B40) 1-0 Fantastic
V Akopian vs Khenkin, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

French Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Maroczy Var (C13) 1-0 Dbl R sac!!
Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Rxb2 and Rxa2!! destr0ying the castle queenside
W van Lankveld vs Van der Wiel, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 1-0 Combo!
Shulman vs M Ginsburg, 2001 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Var (B90) 1-0 Dbl Knight sacs
J Jackova vs N Vink, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 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

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

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

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

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

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 0-1 Assault & Battery
Azmaiparashvili vs Kasparov, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That's one of the best elegant combinations he's ever seen.
A Istratescu vs Ftacnik, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1-0

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

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

Topalov's exchange sacrifice 27. Rxe6! proves to be Kamsky's un
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

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

Slav Def: Czech. Classical System (D18) 0-1 Overprotection fail
A Stolarczyk vs T Treppendahl, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Spielmann Def (A33) 0-1Greco#
D Warner vs R Mogranzini, 2006 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Modern Defense: Bg7 (A40) 1-0 Always reconsider your move order
V Bashkite vs A Safranska, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Bg7 Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 Just take it!
S Sabirova vs Z Topel, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 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

Famous Hook & Ladder Sacrifice (or back rank battery mate)
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

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

2007 Game Of The Year according to IM Max Notkin's jury
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Sicil Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Bg7 Var (B31) 0-1 29...?
N Mayorga vs E Cordova, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

15...h5!! sacs Knight for the sake of brutal attack on g-h file
H Wang vs S Megaranto, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

NID. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 23.? Hook &Ladder Sacrifice
Koneru vs Granda Zuniga, 2008 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 22 moves, 1-0

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

Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1 Wild knights for a breakthrough
D Boskovic vs A Rakhmanov, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

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

NID: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Top-notch Spearhead
I Krush vs A Adames Rojas, 2010 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 35 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

Sicilian Def: Paulsen Var (B46) 1-0 Rook roller w/Q
Giri vs H Banikas, 2011 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

The old exchange-and-fork trick.
D Freeman vs K McDonald, 2011 
(A80) Dutch, 47 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

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 0-1 Double Exchange Sacrifice
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: Old Benoni (A43) 0-1 4 Exchange Sacs
S Volkov vs A Stukopin, 2012 
(A43) Old Benoni, 39 moves, 0-1

QGA: Saduleto Var (D20) 1-0 He sure tried to sac both Bs
Y Vovk vs N Nikcevic, 2013 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 0-1 blitz
N Kabanov vs V Artemiev, 2013 
(B50) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

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

French Def: Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def (C07) 1-0 Nxe6 sacrifice!
Adams vs Y Wan, 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

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

Center Game: Paulsen Attk (C22) 0-1 Stockfish says 13.a3 =
Nepomniachtchi vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C22) Center Game, 19 moves, 0-1

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

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

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

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted Var (A58) 1-0Unstoppable
A Donchenko vs J A Herrera Reyes, 2019 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 33 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

Italian Game: Rosentreter Gambit / Miami Variation (C50) 1-0
A Chumpitaz vs Y Miranda Llanes, 2020 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 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

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

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

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, 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

King's English. Kramnik-Shirov Counter (A21) 0-1 Hot Corners
G Lorscheid vs V Erdos, 2021 
(A21) English, 17 moves, 0-1

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

French Def: Advance. Milner-Barry Gambit (C02) 1-0 P sac line
C Yip vs T Abrahamyan, 2021 
(C02) French, Advance, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD: Ragozin Defense. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 LPDO
S Martinovic vs D Gavrilescu, 2021 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: General (C42) 1-0 R sac threatens Lolli's Mate
Rapport vs Caruana, 2021 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

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