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Black to play after 27. Rc4
B Saeheng vs L Valdes, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

White to play after 13...f6
Fischer vs I Jovanovic, 1968 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 32. Qb4
V Bui vs H Frey Perez, 2002 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 20. Kh1
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

White to play after 22...Qa5
Tal vs Unzicker, 1960 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 25 moves, 1-0

White to play after 30...Kg7
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

White to play after 18...Ngxe7
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 134. Bc5
S Baldazzi vs A Holmsten, 2001 
(A16) English, 137 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 20. d4
NN vs Blackburne, 1871  
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

White to play after 37...Qxe3
Gulko vs K Grigorian, 1971 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

White to play after 28...Nxa4
Balashov vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 33 moves, 1-0

White to play after 22...Re8
Nunn vs C W Pritchett, 1986 
(B89) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

White to play after 11...Qxg2
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 31. Re7
K Rogoff vs Portisch, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

White to play after 7...Nh6
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

Black to play and draw after 28. Bxf7
Lilienthal vs Tolush, 1947 
(E72) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to win after 34...Rd6
Y Sakharov vs Cherepkov, 1968 
(A17) English, 37 moves, 1-0

White to play after 10...Nd7
Kasparov vs G West, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 12 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 25. Bd2
Adorjan vs Miles, 1985 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 16. a3
L Shamayev vs Ufimtsev, 1949 
(B53) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

White to play after 21...Ne7
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

White to play after 17...Nd7
Smyslov vs C Kottnauer, 1946 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

White to play after 77...Rxd8
I Khamrakulova vs E Ubiennykh, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 80 moves, 1-0

White to play after 11...Ba5
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1933 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 12 moves, 1-0

White to play after 35...Kh8
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

White to play after 37...Qxf3
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

White to play after 9...e4
Najdorf vs J H Donner, 1950 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

White to play after 18...Ne7
E Grobe vs A Johnsson, 1986 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

White to play after 47...a5
Alekhine vs Opocensky, 1943 
(C01) French, Exchange, 48 moves, 1-0

White to play after 13...Bf8
Alekhine vs Ricondo, 1945 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 14 moves, 1-0

White to play after 27...fxg5
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

White to play after 19...Rb7
Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

White to play after 40...Bb7
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 47. Kh4
T Georgadze vs A Kuindzhy, 1973 
(B27) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 29. c4
K Honfi vs L Barczay, 1977 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 35 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 38. Qf2
A Bannik vs Cherepkov, 1961 
(B44) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 19. Qe4
N Marache vs Morphy, 1857 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

White to play after 29...Rxf4
G Benini vs Reggio, 1911 
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 41. Rxh2
Miles vs Uhlmann, 1976 
(A10) English, 43 moves, 0-1

White to play after 25...Rd6
Euwe vs G A Thomas, 1934 
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 26 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 12. Bxc6
Fischer vs C Garcia Palermo, 1970 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 15 moves, 0-1

White to play after 21...exd5
Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 30. Ne6
C Morrison vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

White to play after 19...Rg8
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858  
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 24. c8=Q
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black to play after 32. Re4
The World vs Karpov, 1996 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

White to play after 29...Qe4
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

White to play after 28...Kh8
Alekhine vs Vainshtein, 1916 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 22. e5
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

White to play after 56...Nc7
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

White to play after 10...g6
Konstantin Chernyshov (elder) vs A Lesiak, 1969 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 11 moves, 1-0

White to play after 23...Rg8
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

White to play after 23...Bxh4
Carlos Torre vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

White to play after 33...Qd6
Gipslis vs Dinstuhl, 1996 
(B53) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

White to play after 20...Kf8
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

White to play after 21...o-o-o
Ljubojevic vs J Durao, 1974 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

White to play after 19...Nb6
Alekhine vs Russian Tennis Club, 1932 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

White to play after 33...Bxb2
Kasparov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

White to play after 11...Qd7
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 54. Rc6
L Vizantiadis vs O Sarapu, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 0-1

White to play after 31...Qg8
Janowski vs J N Berger, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

White to play after 29...c4
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

White to play after 30...Kh8
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

White to play after 28...Bc6
Kudrin vs Suba, 1984 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 57. Qxa6
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to play after 21...h6
Najdorf vs E Goldenberg, 1961 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

White to play after 31...Rxc4
Larsen vs A Matanovic, 1965 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

White to play after 19...Nc6
E J Diemer vs Zujus, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 30. Qxd4
K Kachiani-Gersinska vs Nunn, 1994 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

White to play after 16...Bg3
S Sery vs Z Vecsey, 1921 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 18 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 32. Ra8
Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 25. Ne1
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 28. Bb5
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 24. Rd5
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

White to play after 29...Be8
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

White to play after 12...fxe6
Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 19. Rh3
E Karklins vs P Tautvaisas, 1970 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 16. Bxe4
Collins vs E Hearst, 1949 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

Black to play after 32. Bxd5
G Andruet vs Van der Wiel, 1985 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 33 moves, 0-1

White to play after 27...Kg8
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

White to play after 34...Rh5
Romanishin vs Marjanovic, 1972 
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 42 moves, 1-0

White to play after 52...Rf1+
S Agdestein vs Nunn, 1985 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to play after 13...Be6
Bogoljubov vs H Mueller, 1934 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 18 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 61. Kh3
J Garcia Padron vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

White to play after 42...Rc8
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

White to play after 57...Ke5
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

White to play after 60...Qb7
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

White to play after 25...Qa8
V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

White to play after 43...Nxg5
Duras vs E Cohn, 1911 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

White to play after 25...Qxb3
E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

White to play after 9...Qxe7
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

White to play after 11...cxd4
F Bahr vs V Zukaitis, 1960 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 14 moves, 1-0

White to play after 32...Qxg2
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 14. Be2
V Kahn vs R B Estera, 1939 
(A84) Dutch, 18 moves, 0-1

White to play after 17...Be6
Nezhmetdinov vs V Sergievsky, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 20 moves, 1-0

Black to play after 29. Bg3
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

White to play after 12...Qe8
S Pencil vs G Goltsoff, 1976 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

White to play after 8...Nxe4
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

White to play after 37...Qf6
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

White to play after 28...Kc6
S Yudin vs O Loskutov, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

White to play after 35...h5
B McCamon vs B Carlier, 1993 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

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