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11...Na4!! wins the "Game of the Century"
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

23. Qxd8+!!
Kosteniuk vs L Bergez, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

17. Rh8+!
N Katishonok vs H Gulbis, 1989 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

25. Bd4! uses pin, deflection, clearance & discovered attack
Szabo vs Stahlberg, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

27. Rxe5!!
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

42. Nef6+!
Anand vs Gelfand, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

24. Rxf7!!
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

25...Bh4! is set up by 20...Nxe5!? and 22...Qxd6!?
J Kostro vs W Schmidt, 1968 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

29. Rf4!! or 29. cxb7!!
Ermenkov vs G Sagalchik, 1991 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 33 moves, 1-0

41. Qxe7+!! solves a fun Sunday puzzle
E Inarkiev vs M Kazhgaleyev, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 50 moves, 1-0

32...Qxd3! uses discovered check, the pin and a fork threat
D Volpinari vs M Alice, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

16. Rxe7!! uses multiple tactics to win a decisive piece
Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

10. Bxb6! utilizes clearance and Knight fork to set up a pin
Bogoljubov vs N I Grekov, 1914 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

16. Ncd5!
N Minev vs I Novak, 1974 
(A05) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

28. Qxg3! combines the discovered check and knight fork
F Guido vs S Brunello, 2007 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 0-1

35...Qg4!
V Cmilyte vs E Polovnikova-Atalik, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

11. dxc6! sets up 14. Ne5! +- in the game continuation
V L Ivanov vs N Pushkov, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

62. Bxf5!! sets up 67. Ra7!
Sakaev vs D Langier, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

31. Rxf6!!
Spassky vs Gufeld, 1988 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

16...Bxc5!! & 18. Nb3+! use the pin & discovered check tactics
Yudasin vs R Furdzik, 2000 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

40. Kf6! and the active King creates multiple tactical threats
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

12. Bb5!
Macieja vs Ponomariov, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

34. Bc3! uses clearance, discovered attack and double attack
Dreev vs G Fish, 2009 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

33. Rxe5!! Bxe5 34. f7 Rd8 35. Qxd4!
V Okhotnik vs V Berezhnoi, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

68. Rxg4+!
Van Wely vs A Aleksandrov, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

18. R1xe6!! is a quick win Planinc missed
A Planinc vs D Gliksman, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 52 moves, 1-0

14. Nxe5! combines discovered attack and pin tactics
Robatsch vs Jansa, 1974 
(A10) English, 14 moves, 1-0

31. Qb8!! is an interesting win White missed
B Kreiman vs Kaidanov, 1994 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

54. Bh5+!! wins too: pin, deflect, obstruct and double attack
Anand vs Shirov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

35. Nf5!! uses clearance, discovered attack & weak back rank
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

24. Bd4! overworked piece, in between move, deflection & more
D Andreikin vs A Bezgodov, 2010 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 24 moves, 1-0

32...Bd1! use discovered attack, interference, deflection & pin
S Horrocks vs G Mancini, 2010 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 34 moves, 0-1

15. Qg4+!! combines defense with pin and discovered attack
A Voltschok vs R Kreslavsky, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 17 moves, 1-0

25. Ne6!
V Vepkhvishvili vs Z Rukhadze, 1965 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

19...Nce5!!
M Sorokin vs Ulibin, 1986 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

28. Qd1!
Tal vs K Grigorian, 1982 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

23...Rd1! combines pin, double attack, deflection & mate threat
P Wiese vs H J Schulz, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

35 Rxf6!! gxf6 36 Qh7+ Kf8 37 Nxe6+! or 37. Rxe6!
Caruana vs C Majer, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 39 moves, 1-0

28. Qxf6!!
P Haba vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

30 e5+!! deflects the King to an unsafe (any other) square
A Volokitin vs Karjakin, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

55. Nf6!
Topalov vs Leko, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 71 moves, 1-0

37. Nc6! uses knight fork, clearance and passed pawn tactics
D Howell vs N Giffard, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

28. Qxa6!! passed pawn, fork, discovered attack, deflection
Petrosian vs Psakhis, 1982 
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1-0

14...Nfg5! mate, double attack and discovered attack threats
A Rustemov vs R Vera, 2002 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 0-1

24. Rc3! was set up by the poisoned pawn trap 23. Rh3!
Y Xu vs A Ushenina, 2006 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

20. Ng6!! threatens 20...fxg6 21. Qd3! +- and much more
L Hazai vs Szabo, 1983 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 29 moves, 1-0

26. Nd6!!
Uhlmann vs Julio Bolbochan, 1966 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

34...Qf5+! 35. Kc1 Ne3 -+ would have won using fork and skewer
M Godena vs Short, 2011 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 59 moves, 0-1

35. Qh8+!
Matulovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 1-0

34...Bh3+!!
N Delgado Ramirez vs L Dominguez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

32...d4+!! combines knight fork and discovered attack threats
B Socko vs Naiditsch, 2008 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

20. Bb5! solves a difficult Friday puzzle
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

21. Bh6!! Qc7 22. Nd6! +-
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(B06) Robatsch, 24 moves, 1-0

16. Nxe6!! combines pin, deflection and double attack
C Garcia Palermo vs Wolff, 1986 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

49. Rd8!! deflection, double attack, skewer, promotion & pin
P Popovic vs Seirawan, 1987 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 69 moves, 1-0

24. Qa8!! combines deflection, double attack & zwischenzug
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

31...Rxf3!! uses discovered attack, deflection, weak back rank
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

25...Rxh6!! uses decoy, clearance, obstruction and mate threats
G Pirisi vs E Szalanczy, 1981 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 28 moves, 1-0

20. Rxb5!! uses defense, demolition, clearance and a pin threat
Anderssen vs S Hamel, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

32...Rxc2! uses decoy, deflection, mate threat and knight fork
E Paoli vs Smyslov, 1950 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

49...Rxg2! uses decoy, double attack, under promotion & more
Xie Jun vs A Galliamova, 1990 
(B58) Sicilian, 52 moves, 0-1

31. Rxg7! solves a Saturday puzzle
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

37. e6!! uses double attack, trapped piece and passed pawn
U Boensch vs Pinter, 1986 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 62 moves, 1-0

43...e5!! uses decoy, deflection, double attack & king hunt
G Gauglitz vs C Horvath, 1987 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 0-1

19. Rd8+! uses knight fork threat & skewer to win the exchange
Tal vs Benko, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

14...Rxe5! uses clearance, decoy, pin and discovered attack
F Lida Garcia vs Y Shulman, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

18. Nd6! knight fork, double attack and surprise mate threat
Chekhov vs H U Gruenberg, 1983 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

29. e5!! deflection, overwork Queen, Knight fork & mate threat
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

21. Qc4!! double attack, discovered attack & smothered mate
Stefansson vs J Norqvist, 1998 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

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