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Double Attack
Compiled by patzer2
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Double attack is the simultaneous attack by a single piece on two hostile pieces. I have not included Knight Forks in this collection, even though they are a subcategory of double attacks, because of their uniqueness -- but have included them in a separate collection.


9...Nxf2!! creates a crushing Double Attack threat
Fine vs Dake, 1931 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 17 moves, 0-1

34...Rb1!
Topalov vs Lautier, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

20...e7!! wins, but the followup is difficult
Tarjan vs Ljubojevic, 1969 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

31...Rb6! wins after White's blunder
Louis Schmidt vs Lasker, 1893 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Subtle double attack with 23...Be2! is the key to 21...Bh2+!
D Hermann vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

13. Bd6!! wins the Queen or the Exchange
P Izmailov vs Botvinnik, 1929 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 14 moves, 1-0

28...Rc3! wins via immediate Double Attack or Knight Fork
Harris vs Silman, 1978 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 28 moves, 0-1

20...Rc2!! Double Attack & 36...Nd4 ! Knight Forlk
A Rodriguez Vila vs Granda Zuniga, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

52...Qd2! is the better winning move Black overlooked
Kiril D Georgiev vs Grischuk, 2004 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 0-1

34. Bd6! wins the Queen or Mates in two
D Howell vs G Kafka, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

20...Bxd3! wins after 20. Bd3??
Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1992 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 0-1

31. h5+ ! is best but 32. Rg7! is a strong followup option
Y Sakharov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

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

33...R8e3!! entering a knight fork for a stronger double attack
C Depasquale vs P Chan, 1986 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

33...Rxf2!
E Horn vs E Averchenko, 2003 
(B53) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

48. Bxe8+
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 49 moves, 1-0

39. Qc3! +- (as recommended by Honza Cervenka)
Chekhover vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

36. Rxc6!+
Tartakower vs H E Atkins, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

13...Bxd5! deflection sets up 14...g3! Double Attack
Korchnoi vs Portisch, 1968 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 32 moves, 0-1

35. Qb7!! and 36. Qf5!!
A Fejzullahu vs Winants, 2003 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

23...Bxd4! sets up 25...Qc5! and 27...Bxb5!
O Zambrana vs Kotronias, 2002 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 0-1

7...Bf5! forces loss of the Queen or Mate.
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

11. Qg6! threatens three mates or decisive win of material
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

21...c5! sets up 23...Qe5!
A Skripchenko vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

25. Nxf5
Tal vs Tolush, 1958 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

24. Nxe6!
S Savchenko vs S Smagin, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

20. Rfe1! makes the threat and 22. Ne6+! carries it out
A Frydman vs S Zawadzki, 1935 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

17...Bxe2!
Rublevsky vs Anand, 2004 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 0-1

17. Nd5! (17...exd5 18. Nf5)
Anand vs Bacrot, 2004 
(B27) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

22. Nc4!
W Watson vs C P Gawood, 1977 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

27...Qc4!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

24. Rg8+!
Acs vs Van der Wiel, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 37 moves, 1-0

23. Bxh6+! simplifies to an endgame advantage
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

38...Qe4!
G Schacher vs M Maki Uuro, 2004 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

22. Ng5!
Khalifman vs Nisipeanu, 1999 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

21. Ne4!
P H Nielsen vs Macieja, 2004 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

5. Qb3! and 19. Qe7! are double attacks White missed
Cochrane vs Staunton, 1842 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

If 25...h6 26.Rxf5?, then 26...Qxf5! 27.Bxh6 Qf3! -+
L Ross vs D Gurevich, 2004 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 31 moves, 0-1

38. Qc6! +/- is nearly decisive
Ponomariov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

25. f3!
Ashley vs A Lein, 1989 
(A28) English, 34 moves, 0-1

27. Rg4+! or 29. Rg4+! or 30. Rg4+! (Third time's the charm)
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

39. Rf7!
A Stefanova vs L Bruzon Batista, 2004 
(A13) English, 40 moves, 1-0

36...Qe8!
Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

47. Rh1! wins a decisive pawn after the exchanges
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

28...Bxf2+!
E Steiner vs Capablanca, 1929 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

27. Qh6!
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

The deflection 9...Qa5! sets up the 18...Qd5! double attack
Tartakower vs R Rey Ardid, 1934 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

28...Nc1!
Piket vs Van Wely, 1997 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 52 moves, 0-1

28. Bxe4!
T Rendle vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

52.Rc7!
Kiril D Georgiev vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

25...Nc1!
Poltoranov vs Stein, 1955 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 25 moves, 0-1

25...Qg5! is a decisive alternative
T Weinberger vs F Street, 1976 
(E61) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

36.Rxe5! Nxe5 37. Qxe5+ Kf8 38. Rxe6 +-
Sakaev vs A Lastin, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

57. Rxe5! gets a bit complicated after 57...Kf6!?
Degraeve vs R Pogorelov, 1992 
(B54) Sicilian, 59 moves, 1-0

15...Nf6!
Huebner vs Kasparov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 15 moves, 0-1

25. Bh6!
Fischer vs Michael Bedford, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

13. Bxg3!
J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

26. Rh8+! & 35. Rxf8+! help set up 39. Qh1!
I Rogers vs Huebner, 1988 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

34...Kf6? 35. Nxd5! wins immediately
D King vs Larsen, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 73 moves, 1-0

21...Rf3! sets up a decisive double attack
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

29. Qg3+!
F Vallejo Pons vs Topalov, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

53. Bd2!
Fischer vs L A Sanchez, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

27...f3+!
D Arganian vs E Schiller, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

33...Qb2!!
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

42. Qc7+!
Karpov vs A Istratescu, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

43. Rf8+!
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 1-0

13...Nxe4! wins easily
Boris Becker vs Kasparov, 2000 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

35. Rd1!! Ra8 36. Bf3! Qa4 37. a3! wins Knight or Rook
Keene vs R Calvo, 1968  
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

23...Nd3+! 24. Qxd3 Qf2! -+
D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

21...Ne7! wins more decisively than the game continuation
NN vs Staunton, 1841 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

17. ..Qe4? (better was 17....Qd8=) allows 18. Bd1!!
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

22. Bd2! with multiple threats is immediately decisive
A E Post vs H Wagner, 1921 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

White missed 25. Qa8+! Qd8 26. Qd5 Qf6 27. Qxc4! +-
Stein vs Smyslov, 1972 
(A17) English, 35 moves, 1-0

36...Rg8?? allowed 37. Qd5+! +-
L Day vs B Harper, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

22. Be1! threatens to win the Queen or the exchange
Nakamura vs Shabalov, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

8. Qa4!
Yermolinsky vs E Tate, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 9 moves, 1-0

26...Bxc2+!
B Jonasson vs Wojtkiewicz, 1994 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

If 33. Rd1!? then 33...Qe6!! is decisive
Petursson vs Polugaevsky, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

40...Bd7!
Naiditsch vs Nisipeanu, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

14. Ne5!! invites it and 15. Qxe2!! initiates it
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

32. Re1!
Ivkov vs A Ingerslev, 1956 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 35 moves, 1-0

24. Rc7!
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

34. Qxf5! finishes up the piining combination 29. Rc7!!
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

19...Nxe5!
J Wygrecki vs T Palmer, 1983 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 0-1

22...Rxf2! finishes up Kasparov's winning attack
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

13...Bxf6? 14. Qe4!
Fischer vs G Kral, 1964 
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1-0

25. Qf5+! helps White simplify to a won endgame
C Bauer vs Nakamura, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

17. Nxd6!
S Conquest vs Petursson, 1992 
(B50) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

37. Ng5! uses the double attack as a deflection
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1971 
(A43) Old Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

24...Rg8!? 25. Nd8!
P Openshaw vs P Hummel, 1999 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

8. Qb5+! gives White a decisive positional advantage
Tal vs Lutikov, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

27...h6! 28. Bh4?! exf4 -+ is a winning double attack
M Krasenkow vs K Urban, 1996 
(E90) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

26. Qxb4! forces play and wins after 30. Nf6! +-
Psakhis vs Lputian, 1979 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

24...Qa5! wins a pawn
S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 52 moves, 0-1

41...Ne3!
Shabalov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

31...Qd7!
Ivkov vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

25. Qb2!! sets up 26. Qxb7!
B Malich vs J Kort, 1971 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

37. h3!! sets up 38. Qxf3!
H Wolf vs Spielmann, 1923 
(C14) French, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

24. Nxe6!
Bronstein vs B Ratner, 1945 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

14...d3! is a decoy to prepare 15...e4!
Pinter vs H Hurme, 1983 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

32. c3!
Romanishin vs Anikaev, 1973 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 1-0

36...Qf3! sets up 37...Qg3+!
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

36. Bf5!
Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

55...Qf3+!
D Lapiccirella vs R Mantovani, 2001 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

23. Rxc6!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

24...Qe5!
Kotov vs E Paoli, 1950 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

38. d5!
Kramnik vs S Volkov, 2005 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Black should have played 28...Qe1+
A Thorgrimsdottir vs M A Stefanidi, 2003 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

30... Rxf1+!
Grischuk vs Smirin, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 0-1

43. Qh7+!
A Kornev vs I Khmelniker, 2005 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1-0

26...Rd5! forces a strong positional advantage
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

76...Qxg4+! wins after a blunder by White
G Gajewski vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2005 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 76 moves, 0-1

15. Qg4!
Bogoljubov vs H Hussong, 1938 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

37...Rd3!! is used to secure a winning positional attack
Stahlberg vs Szabo, 1953 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 40 moves, 0-1

19...Qc7! gives Black a counterattack to hold the draw
Uhlmann vs Chekhov, 1997 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

57...Rg3+!
Tylor vs Sultan Khan, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

27. Rxg7+!
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 45 moves, 1-0

42. Nd3! +- wins a couple of pawns
Lautier vs Adianto, 1990 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 73 moves, 1-0

29. Nd6!! threatens mate or decisive win of material
Polugaevsky vs Gulko, 1975 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 1-0

29. f6+! Kf8 30. Rxc6! +-
Gligoric vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

31. d7!
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1941 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

35.Qe6! Nf6 36.Qe7 +- is the win Nakamura missed
Nakamura vs J Friedel, 2006 
(A09) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

30. c4!
E Tate vs I Zenyuk, 2006 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

26. Qf6!!
Konstantin Chernyshov vs M Turov, 1998 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 28 moves, 1-0

32...Ng4! threatens the Queen and two mates
G Wood vs Najdorf, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

21. Be4!! prepares 22. Qxh5! with a double mate threat
Stefansson vs L Bruzon Batista, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

23. Rxc8+!
Movsesian vs V Malakhatko, 1997 
(C16) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

38. Re2! forces the Queen's off & wins a third pawn
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

21. f6!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

26. gxf4!
Andrey A Markov vs P Vinogradov, 1916 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

If 21...Bxd5, then 22. Bf6!
Unzicker vs S Conquest, 1986 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

9. Qe2!
I Talib vs J Silveirinha, 1994 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 12 moves, 1-0

21...Rxd1+! 22. Qxd1 Qg5 -+
M Lanzani vs V Malakhatko, 2006 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 22 moves, 0-1

36. Rxe6!!
Judit Polgar vs P Nikolic, 2002 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

21. Ne4! initiates a double attack to start the combination
E Torre vs Petursson, 1985 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

29. Rxe7!
Movsesian vs Zhu Chen, 1998 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 38 moves, 1-0

18. Nd5! sets up 19. Qb2!! for a strong attacking position
D Fridman vs Kurajica, 2005 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

23. e5! starts the decoys & deflections to set up 30. Re7!
J Tompa vs Plachetka, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 1-0

43. Qd5? allows 43...Re2+! winning the Queen or Mating
Kasimdzhanov vs Karjakin, 2006 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

29. Bxf6!
Kramnik vs Ehlvest, 1996 
(A17) English, 29 moves, 1-0

22. Qd5! is a simple double attack on the surface
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

24. Qd3! creates a decisive threat
S Shipov vs Miles, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

19. c3!
Kotronias vs Skembris, 1986 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 53 moves, 1-0

25...Rxe5! utilizes a Knight Fork and Pawn Fork to advantage
A Gara vs C Horvath, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

12. e5!
Hort vs V Zheliandinov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

29. Rd7+!
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

59. Qd6!
P Bolwerk vs G Timmerman, 2004 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

21. Be1! Nxd5 22. Rc5!
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 84 moves, 1-0

20...Bg5! sets up 21...Ne3 -+
T Abrahamyan vs I Krush, 2007 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

27. Qf4!
Smyslov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

19...Qg6!
M Panelo vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2006 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 31 moves, 0-1

16. Nb5!! sets up 20. Qd5+!
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1989 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 42 moves, 1-0

31. Nxc6!
S Shipov vs G Rey, 2001 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 31 moves, 1-0

36...Bg1!
Von Popiel vs G Marco, 1902 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

5...Qa5+!
I Farago vs V Bliumberg, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 5 moves, 0-1

16. e5!! sets up 17. Nxe6!
Gipslis vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 54 moves, 1-0

28. Qg4!
Fine vs G A Thomas, 1935 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

33. Nxb6!
T Abergel vs J R Markus, 2007 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

33...Be5!
G Mammadova vs O Girya, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

49. Qe6+!
Krum Georgiev vs C Ionescu, 1986 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 53 moves, 1-0

32...Qd6!
Jakovenko vs Shirov, 2007 
(A20) English, 32 moves, 0-1

31. Bh6! combines the pin and discovered attack theme
Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1904 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

38. Kh4! prepares 41. g5 +- threatening mate or win of a Rook
G Ilivitsky vs Keres, 1955 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

12. Qd1! takes advantage of Karpov's blunder (11...Bd6??)
L Christiansen vs Karpov, 1993 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 12 moves, 1-0

25...Qxh3+!! sets up the pawn fork 29...e2 -+
M Rotova vs P Mors, 1992 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

23...Qa7+!
E Gurbanzade vs V Malakhatko, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

31...Bxb3! initiates a combination to win the decisive pawn
G Lock vs V Malakhatko, 2007 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

4...Nxe5?? allows 5. Qa5+! -+
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

17. Rxf6! (see fm avari viraf's post)
Carlsen vs N Ibraev, 2004 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 17 moves, 1-0

10...Bxf4!
R Shirley Jr vs B Wall, 1982 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 12 moves, 0-1

19. Nxf7+!
J Gustafsson vs M Prusikin, 2004 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 19 moves, 1-0

23...Rxc4!! sets up 24. Qxc4 Ne3! -+
Lisitsin vs Smyslov, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

8. Qc5! threatens mate or decisive win of material
Reti vs Dunkelblum, 1914 
(C46) Three Knights, 8 moves, 1-0

36...Bxg2! 37. Kxg2 Qf3!! is the combo Black should've played
I Marinkovic vs B Abramovic, 1991 
(B38) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3, 44 moves, 1-0

30. Rxd4!!
V Zvjaginsev vs Y Vovk, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

29...Nd2+! 30. f3 Ne4!
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

31...d5!! sets up 34...Rxf2! and 35...Bxd5 -+
Tolnai vs J Klovans, 1991 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

19. Qh7+!! prepares a move to mate or win decisive material
Karpov vs Short, 2002 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

28...Qe4! Lose the Queen or get Mated on the back rank
Geller vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

39...Rc1+! 40. Kh2 Re1! +- creates too many threats
I Sokolov vs Movsesian, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

26. e6! generates a quick winning pawn fork
L Christiansen vs de Firmian, 1985 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

25...f3!! threatens the trapped Knight or a winning attack
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

36. Kg1! defends against and establishes a double attack
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

31. Qxc8!! sets up 34. Be6! +-
Bukic vs Tal, 1967 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 40 moves, 1-0

35...Ne3!
E Piankov vs Psakhis, 1977 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 35 moves, 0-1

56. Kf4!!
Kharlov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1-0

42. Bxb5! sets up two winning double attack possibilities
Karjakin vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 43 moves, 1-0

45. Rg5!
Kan vs A Bannik, 1952 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 45 moves, 1-0

41. Be2!
R Markus vs I Rogers, 2004 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 41 moves, 1-0

35...Qg1! threatens the loose Rook and Mate
S Novikov vs Dreev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

15...Qb8! declines a sac offer with a decisive double attack
Hector vs Shirov, 1989 
(B89) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

After 33...Ng4?, 34. Ke2! threatens e6 and the Knight on g4
Morozevich vs Lputian, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

31...Qf2! threatens 32. Bc3 Qxa2 -/+ or 32. Be5 Bh4! -+
O Sarapu vs Browne, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

28...Ne4!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs J L Arnason, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

36. Bxe4!
Vasiukov vs Taimanov, 1965 
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

13. Bxh7+! works because of a Knight Fork threat
Tseshkovsky vs I Polgar, 1964 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

16. Qc6!
Botvinnik vs Stoltz, 1926 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

29...Qg2+! sets up a win via discovered attack with check
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1886 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

18. Rc6! leads to a deep double attack
Keitlinghaus vs T Fogarasi, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

30. Rxd4+!! sets up a deep double attack tactic
A Poluljahov vs Tseshkovsky, 1996 
(D85) Grunfeld, 41 moves, 1-0

9. Ng5! is actually a discovered double atttack
H Karner vs Mass, 1971 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 9 moves, 1-0

72...Rb4! clearly wins unless White finds 73. g6! =/+
P Dubinin vs Tolush, 1947 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 76 moves, 0-1

18...d5!
Anikaev vs A Khasin, 1990 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

69...Qd7!! threatens mate or the win of decisive material
Bareev vs Akopian, 2000 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

31...Rxd2!
R Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

27...Be4!
A Bagheri vs Tkachiev, 2008 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 0-1

38. Rxd8!
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 55 moves, 1-0

37...Bxg4! wins a pawn and finishes off the game
C de Ronde vs G Hand, 1945 
(A22) English, 38 moves, 0-1

13...c4! sets up 14...Rxc5! with a Queen Fork to follow
D Lister vs Keene, 1966  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

7. Bxf7+! threatens Mate or the win of the Black Queen
NN vs C Shearer, 1978 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 1-0

11...O-O-O+!
NN vs G Abrahams, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 0-1

21. Bf6! threatens mate or the win of material
B Rabar vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1949 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

30. Qe6+!
Xu Jun vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

36. Bxf7+! Kxf7 37. Qe7+ +-
L Day vs F Bohatirchuk, 1967 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

27...Bxc4+!
W So vs J C Sadorra, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

29...Bxc4! 30. Qb7 Ba6 -+
Chiburdanidze vs Panno, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

32...Qb7!
V Gashimov vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

23. Rxc5!
V Tukmakov vs Speelman, 1994 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

7. Bxf7+! forces a Queen fork or a hopeless King position
B Wall vs J Chance, 1969 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 9 moves, 1-0

31...Qa4!
Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

22. Bc3! solves a Friday puzzle with an amusing double attack
Spassky vs Chandler, 1988 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

43...Bb4! wins the exchange
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

29. Qxe4!
M Velcheva vs H Puuska, 2007 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

19. Rxd6! and 33. Bg5!
Dreev vs R Cifuentes, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

12. Ng5!
Illescas Cordoba vs Adams, 1992 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 22 moves, 1-0

30. Qf5!, after 29. Bd4 e5??, springs a double attack trap
Zsofia Polgar vs A Rabczewski, 1989 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

40. Qe5!
A Giri vs F A Cuijpers, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

24. Be6! fxe6? 25. Qf8+! Kd7 26. Qg8! +- mates or wins the Rook
P Romanovsky vs N Grigoriev, 1924 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

44. Rxd8! Nxb3 45. Red6 +- simplifies to a won ending
M Leon Hoyos vs M Pacher, 2008 
(A20) English, 45 moves, 1-0

20...Ne5! wins after 21. Qb5 Nc5! 22. Qxb3 Nxb3 -+
Kupreichik vs L Gutman, 1995 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

22...Qf4! snares White with a surprise double attack
Kamsky vs Leko, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

39. h6+! initiates a Queen fork combination
I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

37...Rg1+! starts a combo to mate or win the Queen
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

27. Nxf4! exf4 28. Rd1 +-
Nakamura vs P Hanko, 2001 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

31. Bf7! threatens mate-in-four and a Queen Fork
Stahlberg vs Najdorf, 1947 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

31...Qd1+! sets up a decisive Rook fork
D Bojkov vs A Bennett, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 0-1

48. Qd5+! Kg4 49. Qd1+ Kf5 50. Rxh5+ +-
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

22...Qxb2+! -+ picks up a couple of extra pawns
D E Cori Tello vs I Sokolov, 2010 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

26...Nf3! threatens mate (two ways) and the Queen
Colle vs K Treybal, 1925 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 0-1

41. Bc1! and White's double attack trumps Black's
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

31. Qd3!
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 45 moves, 1-0

26...Qd6!
Z Nilsson vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

63. Rxe5+! sets up a Bishop fork
Karjakin vs Jakovenko, 2010 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

14. Qb1!
Von Bardeleben vs Harmonist, 1887 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

4...e5! solves an easy Tuesday puzzle
O Garcia Vera vs R Grau, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

29. Ba3+! Bd3 30. Bxd3+ Qxd3 31. Nf5 +-
K Bischoff vs R Buhmann, 2008 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 32 moves, 1-0

32. Rh4+! Kg8 33. Rc4! +-
Z Franco Ocampos vs J Sequera, 2002 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

41...g5! combines defense and a double attack
P Cherta Clos vs Guimard, 1946 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 41 moves, 0-1

24. Nh6! mates or easily wins decisive material
H D Mueller vs A van Weersel, 2001 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

32. Rxf6! gxf6 33. Qd4! +-
T H Piper vs L Benima, 1883 
(A04) Reti Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

24...Rxf2! threatens mate or the win of decisive material
P Carlsson vs Timman, 2007 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

8. Qc1! solves a Monday puzzle
Vasiukov vs Razuvaev, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 8 moves, 1-0

17. Bxf7+! Nxf7 18. Ne6 +- is a simple win White passed on
Chigorin vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(C22) Center Game, 23 moves, 1-0

23. Qf4 Ke8 24. Qe4! wins a pawn
Aronian vs C Seel, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

17. f3 ! followed by 18. Ba5 sets up 19. Bb6 +/- to win a pawn
M Mchedlishvili vs S Volkov, 2011 
(A21) English, 52 moves, 1-0

33...Rxf2+!
J Ding vs G Young, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

16. c5! f6 17. Qd3! Be6 18. Qxd8 Raxd8 19. Nxc6 +-
Fischer vs J Terrone, 1964 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 17 moves, 1-0

56. Rxg3+!
Shirov vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

46. Rcxc5! sets up a pawn fork to solve a Tuesday puzzle
Nisipeanu vs Kasimdzhanov, 2011 
(D80) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 0-1

40...g5! 41. Ng6 Bd6! defends & threatens mate or win of piece
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Not 53. Ka2?? when 53...Nf7!! threatens 54...Qa3+! and mate
S Agdestein vs Nunn, 1985 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

19...Rxf7!
W Buis vs E J Diemer, 1956 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

22...Rg2+! solves the Sunday Apr 23, 2017 puzzle
M Mchedlishvili vs M Parligras, 2015 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

17...Nxf2! solves the Wednesday May 3, 2017 puzzle
W Horner vs J A Leonard, 1860 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 0-1

26. Rxd7!
H Rolletschek vs G Lither, 1987 
(B01) Scandinavian, 27 moves, 1-0

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