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Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on g6 ( g3)
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The sacrifice at g6 or g3 is intended to demolish the opponent's King-side pawn structure, setting up possible mating attacks, decisive win of material or won endgame positions.

White wins with 27. Nxg6+!
Levenfish vs Ragozin, 1934 
(C16) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

White wins with 25. Rxg6+!
Petrosian vs F Visier Segovia, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Kere's 23. Be4!! prepares 24. Bxg6!!
Keres vs E E Book, 1937 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 27 moves, 1-0

White should play 32. e6!! preparing 33. Rxg6!!
Duras vs H Suechting, 1908 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

GM Keene's 18. Nxg6!! wins
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

White wins with 31. Rxg6!!
Carlos Torre vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 1-0

Tal's 35. Bxg6+ !! wins brilliantly
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Larsen wins with 25. Qxg6!!
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

21. Qg5! sets up 23. Bxg6!
Anand vs I Morovic, 2004 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

36. Rxg6+!!
Quinteros vs R Henley, 1976 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

20. Bxg6! removes the guard to set up winning double attack
A Ornstein vs G Forintos, 1981 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

37. Ng3+! is a knight fork sacrifice for a winning attack
Leko vs Anand, 2003 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 45 moves, 0-1

26. Bxg6!!
Korchnoi vs N Gusev, 1956 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

19...Nxg3!!
T Barendse vs Bosboom-Lanchava, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 47 moves, 0-1

23. Bxg6! is a stronger demolition move than the one played
M Dandridge vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

47...Rg3!
Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

32. Bxg6!
Petrosian vs M Pavey, 1955 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

25...Qd6!, 26...g6! & 28...Nh5! set up 29...Bxg3!!
Kasimdzhanov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

23...Bxg3!? helps set up 24...Rxf3! -+
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

37. Rxg6+! secures a "won" game
Taimanov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 40 moves, 1-0

16. Bg6!! is a very deep combination
E Berg vs Bareev, 2005 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

14. Bxg6!
Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

25. Re6! prepares 26. Rxg6+!!
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1969 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

31. Rxg6! wins back the sacrificed piece with interest
Zsofia Polgar vs Alexander Hernandez, 2002 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

31. Bxg6!!
Korchnoi vs S Nedeljkovic, 1957 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 37 moves, 1-0

18. Nxg3!!
A Bannik vs Tal, 1955 
(E65) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O, 31 moves, 0-1

23...Nxg3!!
P Gilruth vs Yermolinsky, 2000 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 0-1

11...Ng3+! sets up 12...Qg5!! -+
P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

19. Bxg6!!
Kramnik vs Lautier, 1998 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

22. Bxg6+!!
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

21. Rxg6+!!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

26. Rgxg6+!!
Dreev vs L Dominguez, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

29. Bxg6!!
Vaisser vs B Jacobs, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 37 moves, 1-0

22...Bxg3!!
H Herndl vs Skembris, 1987 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

25. Nxg6!!
Spassky vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

22...Ng3+! still works after 24...Ng3+! -+
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

31. Rxg6+!! sets up 33. Bg6+! +-
Baburin vs S Fokin, 1989 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 36 moves, 1-0

44...Ng3+!
Ahues vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

40...Rxg3!!
G Horvath vs Kupreichik, 1992 
(E77) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

29. Nxg6!! solves a Sunday puzzle
E Vladimirov vs P Van der Sterren, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

30. Bxg6!! winds up winning a decisive pawn
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1991 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

25...Bxg3!! enables Black to set up a winning pin
Kotronias vs Kramnik, 1992 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

22...Nxg3!! sets up 23...Qh4+!! to mate or win the Rook
Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

35. Bf5!! begins as a clearance sac but ends as a demolition
Eingorn vs Y Zilberman, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 43 moves, 1-0

30...Nxg3!!
J Manion vs Akopian, 1994 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 41 moves, 0-1

22. Bxg6!!
Sadvakasov vs S Tatai, 1999 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

31. Qxg6+!
E Ghaem Maghami vs B Roselli Mailhe, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

35. g6!! hxg6 36. Nxg6! fxg6 37. f7+ +- is a winning pawn fork
G Giorgadze vs Xu Jun, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

26. Rxg6+!!
Huzman vs Dreev, 1987 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

26...Bxg3!!
C Bauer vs Bologan, 2001 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

32...g3! gives Black good winning chances with a draw in hand
I Rausis vs Sadler, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

25. Rxg6!!
E Hearst vs S Wachs, 1954 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

20...Ng3+!!
S C Miller vs M Dougherty, 2002 
(B57) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

24. Bxg6!! is a decisive followup
Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

18...Nxg3+!
Niebult vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

30. Bxg6!!
M Krasenkow vs M Markovic, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

30. g6!!
Kavalek vs J B Bednarski, 1972 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

32. Ng6+!! threatens to open up the h-file with decisive effect
R Vera vs Sadvakasov, 1999 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

30. Bxg6! fxg6 31. Qxg6+ Kh8 32. Rc1! Qh7! =
Gelfand vs Shirov, 1993 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

32. Bxg6! forces surrender of Queen to a Pin to delay mate
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Jansa, 1983 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

21. Bxg6! solves Friday 2/22/2013
Van der Wiel vs Sax, 1983 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

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