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Double Bishop Sacrifices (dedicated to Anatoly K
Compiled by AdrianP
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The original original
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Lasker's Original
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

The second sac comes on f6 rather than g7
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Plagiarises
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's (double-barrelled shot-) Gun
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

A text-Book sac
E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Here's another one
Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Black does not dare take the 2nd Bishop
K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Yet again... and in the USSR Championships
V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

As classic a double bishop sac as you'll find
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

One bishop goes and... wait for it... there goes the next
Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Brit Art
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Gazza's effort... cooked up at home
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop Sacrifice ... declined
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Learning from Miles v Browne
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

A variation on the theme (Anatoly's the victim, again)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

A speculative effort, perhaps unsound
Kudrin vs H A Machado Jr, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Kramnik play's in Karpov's Style
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Nelson turned a blind eye.
N Gamboa vs Blatny, 1996 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

...still falling for it
L Filatov vs S F Mayer, 2000 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Judit surprises our dedicatee
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Good Enough for a Draw Only
Joel Benjamin vs J Bartholomew, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Non-Classic Double Bishop Sacrifice
K Spraggett vs G Vescovi, 2004 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Sutovsky vs P Vavrak, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

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