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The Art of Sacrifice and Weirdness
Compiled by tldr3
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Wild, Weird, and Wonderful. There are so many sacrifices here that this could be an ancient Religion.

aye yi yi yi yi
Carlsen vs D Rylander, 2003 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

The tiger strikes
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

queen sac and smothered mate
Schaaf vs Hartlaub, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 16 moves, 0-1

beautiful queen sac
Hartlaub vs V Benary, 1911 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

first sac a rook, then a queen, then a bishop, then you mate
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

who needs minor pieces?
Hartlaub vs Fleischer, 1913 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 19 moves, 1-0

this one is incredible !!
V Kahn vs Hartlaub, 1916 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 16 moves, 0-1

crushing the world champ
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Munzio mania
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

the Alterman Wall
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

white is up a rook but black's rook is crazy
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

A passed pawn per file @ move 51
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Mate with a King move
Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Bishop sac on h7
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

The evergreen game
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

Whoops !! ( ha ha )
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

The 4 horsemen of the apocalypse
H Clemenz vs Eisenschmidt, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

double bishop sac
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

queen sac by Boris
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Magnus moves into a fork and wins!
Carlsen vs Z Andriasian, 2003 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

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

Shirov plays the Munzio
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

King walks to victory
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

The King Walks to Victory Again !
Weenink vs L Gans, 1930 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

bishop never moves....wins game ??!!
Adams vs Wolff, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

holy cow!!
J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

One of Big Al's finest
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

power of the 2 bishops
M Houska vs S Connolly, 2001
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

double attack wins piece
Mattson vs M Robertson, 1993 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

double queen sac for white!!!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

the pipe game
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

another nice queen sac
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1869 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

capa's brilliant last move
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

love those queen sac's
Santasiere vs E B Adams, 1926 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

death by queen sac
T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

king walks to his death
Biegler vs Peperle, 1952 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

smothered mate
Bird / Dobell vs NN, 1886 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

nifty minature w/queen sac
Steinitz vs NN, 1873 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

pelikan w/ nice queen manouvers
Shirov vs Leko, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

great game, fighting sicilian
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

love the pelikan
Ehlvest vs Van Wely, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

pretty game w/ bishop sac
Nunn vs E Bhend, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

another pelikan w/bishop sac
M Tomcik vs J Dovzik, 2000 
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Don't give a piece to Garry
Shirov vs Kasparov, 2002 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

main line pelikan
Ponomariov vs Eljanov, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

double rook sac
Marshall vs Pillsbury, 1904 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer f5 variation
Tarjan vs Gutierrez, 1979 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Anderssen masterpiece
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

six offers of the queen!!
E Z Adams vs Carlos Torre, 1920 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

A blizzard of sacs
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Lots of fireworks in under 20 moves
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

A Morphy masterpiece
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Kotovs' best
Stoltz vs Kotov, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

Nice combo
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

cruisin' for a brusin'
Alekhine vs A Cruz, 1941 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Mr. Timman sacs queen
B Enklaar vs Timman, 1972 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 30 moves, 0-1

Capa sacs 2 rooks and more, blindfolded!!
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Big Al sacs the lady
Von Bardeleben vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

nice combo at the end
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

Tony sacs his lady too !
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

epalauette mate by a 12 yr old prodigy
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

The 5 Queen game
Alekhine vs NN, 1915 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 29 moves, 1-0

White sacs all his pawns !! Then mates
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

No pieces or pawns taken in entire game !
A Medina Garcia vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Tal sacs queen to avoid perpetual check !
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Big Al sacs almost everything
Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

double rook sac for Keres
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

The great Capa goes down, victim of queen sac
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Sac the queen let the knight do the rest!
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Najdorf smothers the great Dane
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

nice finish
Roterman vs D Gedult, 1967 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

oops!
D Gedult vs Zweigberg, 1971 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

The BDG does it again
D Gedult vs Fleiklovitch, 1973 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

unbelieveable mating combo
Levy vs D Gedult, 1975 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 18 moves, 0-1

Yikes !!!
Potolea vs D Gedult, 1974 
(C57) Two Knights, 16 moves, 0-1

very unusual smothered mate
Hoeregott vs W Schlage, 1929 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 11 moves, 0-1

Funny mate
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Magnus wipes Ass
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Magnus nails Hammer !!
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Queen in the house !!
O Rodriguez Vargas vs F Olafsson, 1978 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

Magnus sacs Queen and minor
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

Unique Queen Sac
Mikhalchishin vs Pavasovic, 1999  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Gimme Symmetry or Give Me Death
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

Judit Sacs the Queen
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Beauty Queen Sac, Suprising Finish
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

G Minchev vs A Turzo, 2004 
(C46) Three Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Magnus Sac's the Queen
Carlsen vs M Praszak, 2005 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

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