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Defensive Combinations
Compiled by patzer2
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White should have played 26. Bf5!!
P Murray vs L Day, 1975 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 36 moves, 0-1

Black should play 24...Qf5! instead of resigning
M Lange vs Anderssen, 1852 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Black misses 24...Qf6 = and loses as a result
Marshall vs H Steiner, 1929 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Black misses 30...Bxg2!! turning the tables for a win
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 2004 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 41 moves, 1-0

Black resigns prematurely and misses the Draw.
Grischuk vs Vaganian, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 51 moves, 1-0

White misses 24. Qd3! = and goes on to lose
M Krasenkow vs Karpov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

15...Bg4!! turns the tables for a Black winning advantage
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

21...Bxb2! turns the tables for a strong Black advantage
D Rowe vs J Grech, 2002 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

18...Bb5!= holds for Black
Van der Wiel vs Quinteros, 1985 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

42...Bb5! not only saves Black's game -- it wins!
H Karner vs Karpov, 1972 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Black plays 49...Nf8?? instead of 49. Ng5! -+
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

18...Kf8! until the end of the game (great technique)
Anderssen vs G W Medley, 1862 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

White misses 19. Qe7!
T Vakhidov vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

62...Be1! makes White's win problematic and may draw
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

9. Ng5! leads to a quick draw by perpetual
H Banikas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2003 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

17...Nf8!
S Sloan vs G Sanchez, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

23...Re2!! sets up 25...Qd3!! to wreck Anand's preparations
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 32 moves, 0-1

21...Rg5!! followed by 25...c6! and 30...Bc8!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

34...Ra1! is a draw Kasparov missed
Rublevsky vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

31...Qg5!! as suggested by Honza Cervenka
Albert Becker vs Tarrasch, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

31...Re1+!! busts the demolition combination 24. Bxh7+??
Nunn vs Csom, 1977 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

22...Bxa4! is a move Leko should have played
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

10...d6! turns the tables and wins the game
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

26...Kg8! instead of 26...Rd6??
Short vs Zhong Zhang, 2003 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

9...d6! forces a draw and 10...Nf6! leads to a favorable ending
Bird vs NN, 1869 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

39. Re3!
C Bielicki vs J Tossutti, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

9. Ne5! would have equalized for White
J Kerry vs V Adam, 2001 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 15 moves, 0-1

26...Bxe3! (see Honza Cervenka's post)
Anderssen vs C Messemaker, 1861 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

20...Qc7!
E Perelshteyn vs Joel Benjamin, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

20...Re7!
M Martinez vs A Ivanov, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 0-1

22. Qe3! (instead of 22. Nb1??)
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

29. Qe3! nicely holds the position and sets up a mating attack
Acs vs Van der Wiel, 2003 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 37 moves, 1-0

27...Ba8! gives Black a near winning advantage
Van der Wiel vs Nijboer, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 50 moves, 1-0

31...Nc7!
Karjakin vs Nakamura, 2004 
(B01) Scandinavian, 60 moves, 0-1

11...Bxf3!
Steinitz / Hirschfeld / Mason vs Zukertort / Bird / Hoffer, 1880 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

37. Nc5!? gives White drawing chances
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B53) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

25...Nbxd5! (not 25..Rxc3?) and 28...Nxd5!? (not 28...Bf7??)
N Coenen vs G Burgess, 2002 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 30 moves, 1-0

18...Rxd4!? is Black's best chance ( even after 19. exd4!)
Granda Zuniga vs L Rojas, 2004 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 32 moves, 1-0

18. Bxd5!!
Nunn vs Sosonko, 1982 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

19...f5! 20. Ng3 c4! = is Black's best defense to 19. e6!?
DeFirmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

26...Qg7!? maintains pressure and avoids a premature ending
A Mevel vs Hort, 1980 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

25...Qe7! (not 25...d4?? 26. c3!) yields a defensible position
M Jadoul vs G Plomp, 2003 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

17. a4 = (see Karlzen's note) is better than resigning
L Schepers vs J L Jouy, 1983 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

16...Bd6! and 47...Qc4!
Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 73 moves, 0-1

23...Qd7!
Flear vs Karpov, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

16. Bc4!
Szen vs Anderssen, 1851 
(B44) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

11...Qg6!
Steinitz vs Meitner, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

21. Qf7?! Qe6!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

40. Rh8+! Kg7! leads to a forced draw by perpetual check
T Hermansson vs Judit Polgar, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

If 11...Nd3?, then 12. g3! or 12. Nf4!?
NN vs R Crepeaux, 1923 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 16 moves, 0-1

20...Bf4!
Mamedyarov vs L Bruzon Batista, 2004 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

14. Ne4! and 15. Qe2! (see link at Tamar's post for analysis)
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Should have played 14...Be6! 15. Ng5+ Kg8 16. Nxe6 Na5!
Kupreichik vs A Planinc, 1970 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

Not 40...Rb8?? but 40...Be7!, 40...Bb3!, 40...Bg5+! or 40...Bc6
A Kovacevic vs Tringov, 1993 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

White misses the perpetual 57.Qe1+! Re6 58.Qh4+ etc.
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

10. Bxh7+?! Kxh7 11. Ng5 fxg5! favors black (may be a draw)
Alekhine vs E V Schuman, 1933 
(C13) French, 46 moves, 1-0

10. Bxh7! Kxh7 11. Ng5+ Kh6! 12. Qd2 Qe8! may hold for Black
Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1897 
(C13) French, 39 moves, 1-0

11...Kh6! 12. Qd2 Qe8! may hold for Black
Pillsbury vs Chaseray, 1902 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

26...Rc8!? (not 26...Bxa2??) 27. Bf4 Bg4! is OK for Black
Judit Polgar vs Svidler, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

22. Nb6! Ne2!? 23. Qf8+!!
Short vs Miles, 1984  
(B10) Caro-Kann, 46 moves, 1-0

Kramnik misses equality with 13. Nc3! or 14. Bb6!
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

29...Nf4+! , 34. Bxb7! and 36. Nxd6! appear to force a draw
P K Seuffert vs Blackburne, 1894 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 0-1

21...Ng5! and 34...Qf7! 35. Qb6 Qd7 36. Ng3! Ke7!
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

23...Qxd8! 24. Rxc1 24.Bxc1 Nxe2+ 25. Kf2! is White's best
Rellstab vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

35. Bf2! (not 35. Ba2?) & 44. Qa5!? leads to the draw
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

28...Rxf3! & 33...Rb4! (See Acirce's post & Chessbase.com link)
Kramnik vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

15...Be6!
H W Russner vs C Walcker, 1942 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 0-1

22. Qxa5! & 37. Qe8+! (saving moves White missed)
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2005 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 0-1

24.Qc4! Rb2 25.Qxc6 Qg5! 26.Nf4! exf4 27.Rxf4
Anand vs Kramnik, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

32...Rxd6!
Beliavsky vs L Bruzon Batista, 2004 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

14...Rb8!
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

Moror misses the draw 20. Nxd7! Nxd7 21. Qa4! Qd8 =
Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

25...Bd5!
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

28...Bh6! may have been Black's last chance to hold the game
Judit Polgar vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 40 moves, 1-0

40. Qe3! is the defensive possibility Black missed
I Cheparinov vs Karjakin, 2005 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

28...Rae8! would have held the draw
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

38. Re8+! for a draw wasn't good enough for White. So he loses
Ivkov vs K van Schoor, 1958 
(A61) Benoni, 41 moves, 0-1

17...gxh4!
Carlos Torre vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

White misses 19. Bd3! +-, 23. Bxf4= and 38. Rgc1!?
Tartakower vs Euwe, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 0-1

42. Rxd2 ! forces a beautiful draw by perpetual check
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

41...Qe2!! or 41...Qxe4!!
S Muhammad vs L Ross, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

33...Qg7!
C Drury vs M Rudge, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

7...d5! enables Black to mount a strong defense
A Mortazavi vs Miles, 1994 
(C25) Vienna, 37 moves, 0-1

Black missed 98...Kf1=, 78...Nf3=, 76...gxf4= and 23...Rxd4=
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

28...Bf8! would have forced the draw by repetition
Efimenko vs Nakamura, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 80 moves, 1-0

21. Rhg1! would have given White about even chances
S Kristjansson vs Shirov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

46...Qa7+! turns White's passed pawn combo into a loss
P K Wells vs Shirov, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

22...Rb8!
Kiril D Georgiev vs C McNab, 2005 
(B06) Robatsch, 59 moves, 1-0

39...Kf7!? and 42...Rf8!? might just hold for a draw
Kiril D Georgiev vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

27. h3! instead of 27. Ne3?! offered drawing chances
I Rogers vs Aronian, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

18. Ne4!
Nakamura vs V Cmilyte, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

22. Rf2! refutes an unsound demolition sacrifice
Nakamura vs N Pert, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

29. Nf5! Re1!
T Nyback vs Filippov, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 0-1

17. Nxc5! and 39. Rxf7+!
M Kazakov vs V Neverov, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

56...Qd4! was Black's last chance to equalize
Degraeve vs R Pogorelov, 1992 
(B54) Sicilian, 59 moves, 1-0

14. Nxc6! could have saved White's game
G Fuster vs Szabo, 1934 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 29 moves, 0-1

28...Nd3! would have forced a draw
Wang Yue vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

60...g4! 61. Qxg4! forces a draw
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

20. Ng4!? offers black counter chances and maybe equality
P Haba vs J Lechtynsky, 2005 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

22. Nxe4+! and 26. Rxd3!
Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

19...Rad8!? seems to defend and give Black a small advantage
S Volkov vs Van Wely, 2005 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 45 moves, 1-0

40...g5! appears to hold with "best play"
Flohr vs G A Thomas, 1932  
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

43...Rg7! holds, while 44...Rg7! and 45... Ke5! seem to hold
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 59 moves, 1-0

16...Nxd4!
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

25...fxg6! 26.fxg6 Rf7! 27. gxf7 Rf8! =
Fischer vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

24. Rxa4 = holds the position for Black
Anand vs Adams, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

21...Qd8! and 27...h6! could've held the draw
Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

12. Bxf4!
J Lansing vs R Hart, 1907 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 15 moves, 1-0

30...Ne4! or 40...Ne4+! could have held for Black
Bacrot vs Bologan, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

27...Qd4!? and 46...gxf3!? appear to equalize and hold
Bologan vs Rublevsky, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

18. Rc1! a5 19. Bb5! Qc7 20. Bc6
The World vs Kosteniuk, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 33 moves, 0-1

45...Ka2! holds the draw
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

33. Ke3! seems to hold the draw
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

24...Rd2!? may be Black's best chance to draw
Tal vs Filip, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

33...Qxc4! appears to hold the draw
Anand vs Shirov, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

14.Qxc3! and 24. Rb1! appear to hold for White
Sveshnikov vs S Webb, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

18. a5! defends by counter attack via deflection
A Abolianin vs K Lie, 2004 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 43 moves, 1-0

21...Nxe3! equalizes for Black and 27. Nc6! holds for Whites
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

48. Bd6!? appears to hold the draw
Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2005 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 87 moves, 0-1

19...Rxa2!? Black's best chance to draw per GM Keene
Keene vs Tarjan, 1975 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 23 moves, 1-0

7...g2+! 8. Qh4 gh1Q 9. Nc3! d6! = forces a draw
F Schindler vs M Scheiba, 1989 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

18...Bf6! and perhaps 12...Qa4!? earlier
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

18...Bd6! for Black & 23. Qe2! or 24. Qe2! for White
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

23. Ne2
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1881  
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

27...Rxf4!
H Lopez Silva vs L Rojas, 2005 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

26. h3! is a possibility White overlooked (see Calli's post)
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 30 moves, 0-1

18...f6!
Kotronias vs Joel Benjamin, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

10...Na5!= or 10...b5!=
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

33...Rc5!? might just hold
Tal vs L Mista, 1973 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

12...c6! and Black survives with advantage
Denker vs A R Shayne, 1945  
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

34...Rd7! (not 34...Bc5??) holds the position for Black
Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

23... Bxg2!? 24. Rxd7! Bh3!? puts up max resistance
Bronstein vs Keene, 1975 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

19...Nf4!
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

24...f6! appears to be Black's last chance to hold
Blackburne vs J E Parry, 1911 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

37...Ne7!? maximizes resistance and seems to hold
S Shipov vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

36...Bc3! holds the position
Gilg vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

32...Rc8 (not 32...f5?)
Seirawan vs Z Kozul, 1991 
(E77) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

6...Nxd5 or 12...g5! might have improved Capa's chances
Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

14. cxd6!, 25. Neg5! and 26. Ne4! seem to hold
D Palo vs Nakamura, 2005 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

12...h6! for Black and 36. Nf4! for White
Sasikiran vs C Hansen, 2005 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 49 moves, 1-0

49...Rd7! forces a draw by perpetual check
Timman vs Hector, 2005 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1-0

34...Rc8! is the best move and appears to hold for Black
M L Hanauer vs Santasiere, 1939 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

43...Ng5! holds the draw
Ashley vs L Christiansen, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 50 moves, 1-0

20. Bxf8!? is equal but 21. Rc3! gives White an advantage
Sadvakasov vs A David, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

61. Rce6!
Ftacnik vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 66 moves, 1-0

31. Be2! g6!
L Shamkovich vs Joel Benjamin, 1976 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

22. Bxd5!
D Mastrovasilis vs C Lutz, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

38...Rf5! would have held the draw
Flear vs Nunn, 1987 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

37...Kf8! turns the tables on White, who missed 37. Nc3! +-
K Commons vs Najdorf, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

20...Nxe4!? gives Black practical drawing chances
Burn vs Owen, 1898 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

33. Ne2!? seems to hold against 31...Bf3!?
Marjanovic vs M Vukic, 1980 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

34. Ng1= (Not 34. Nc1??)
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

16...Bd6! is solid but 24...h6! or 24...Be6! hold the draw
Adams vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

60. Bg8+!! forces the draw
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

16...Bxf1 (not 16...Rxa8?!)
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

21...Kg8! holds the position for Black
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

33. Be2! avoids the problems with 35. Qd2? Rxb5!
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 54 moves, 0-1

47. Bxf5!? Qxf5 48. Qxf5 Bxf5 49. Rd5 is Black's best try
Adams vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

20...bxc3!
Ponomariov vs Kramnik, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

42...Ng5! leads to a draw by perpetual check
S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005  
(A09) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov and all the GM analysts missed 46...Qe3! = (Draw)
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

19. Qf4!
Hector vs Koneru, 2003 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

22...Nh5! should equalize for Black
R Antonio vs A Maltese, 2005 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

20...Qd6! breaks the pin and wins for Black
A Giaccio vs F Braga, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

30. Rc3!= or 41. f4!= or 42. h4!= appear to hold the draw
Azmaiparashvili vs A Chernin, 1990 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

9. d4! allows White to survive with winning chances
Hamppe vs A Schwarz, 1873 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

White misses 24. Qe2! , 26. Qf3! and 28. Rg2!
M Bach vs R Schubert, 1996 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

Kramnik misses 32. Ne2!!, 36. Rb3!, 39. Rf2! +- & 40. b8=Q =
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

After 34...Bc8!, Black misses 36...Bb7!
L Day vs B Harper, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

11...e6! apparently holds and wins for Black
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

23. Ra3! was overlooked & was White' s last chance to hold
I Varasdy vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1983 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 36 moves, 0-1

25...Qc6! would have saved Black's game
Dus Chotimirsky vs A Bannik, 1949 
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

40. Rg5! forces a draw by threefold reptition of moves
Kasimdzhanov vs Accoona Toolbar, 2005 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

14. Qxd7! taking the bait and defending appears to draw
Smyslov vs Gufeld, 1967 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 0-1

16...fxe6! was Black's last best chance to fight for the draw
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

8...Bb4+ 9. c3 Qd5 10 cxb4 Ng6 avoids mate
K Blom vs Niels Jensen, 1934 
(C10) French, 9 moves, 1-0

32. Rd2! and 36. Re6! both seem to hold the draw
Adams vs Hydra, 2005 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

9...Bxf3+! forces a draw by threefold repetition
Chigorin vs J Mortimer, 1900 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

7...bxc6 = or 13...dxe5 +/= might have held for Black.
Traxler vs J Samanek, 1900 
(C49) Four Knights, 16 moves, 1-0

39. Rh5+!
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams should've played 23...cxd4!
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

21. f4! holds for the win & 33. Kg3! holds for the draw
S Del Rio Angelis vs T Rendle, 2005 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 0-1

White missed 17. h4!
Marshall vs S Bampton, 1899 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

After 17. Nd5!? the correct defense is 17...Ng6!
Leko vs Kramnik, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

25...Rxf3! appears to be Black's last chance to hold
Svidler vs Leko, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

44...Qf6!
Van Wely vs Svidler, 2005 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

49. Rxh5!! forces a draw by repetition of moves
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

17. Bf4! anchors the Knight for a winning White position
Unzicker vs O Sarapu, 1970 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

13...gxf6! keeps Black in the game
Fischer vs G Kral, 1964 
(C10) French, 35 moves, 1-0

31...Bc5+!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

26...Nh4 27.gxh4 Bxc3 28.Qf4! is a fascinating resource
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

44...Qxe1! appears to hold with a draw for Black
B Belopolsky vs B Kogan, 1984 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1-0

21...Rd2! would have made an even fight of it for Black
Euwe vs J Plukker, 1923 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

13...gxf6! -+ refutes White's unsound Queen sacrifice
P Openshaw vs P Hummel, 1999 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

21...Qf6! makes a fight of it and may refute 18. e6!?
Shirov vs Flear, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

37. e6!
I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

36...Rb8! would have saved Black's game with winning chances
J Hall vs S Conquest, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

29. Rxc6! Qxc6 30. e4 !
Alekhine vs A Love, 1923 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

25. Bd5 and 27. Nc2 refute two Queen sac swindle tries
Sliwa vs Bronstein, 1957 
(A81) Dutch, 29 moves, 1-0

18...Nxe4! is Black's only chance to hold
Leitao vs Baburin, 1998 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

20...Bd8! equalizes and saves Black's game
Nimzowitsch vs B Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

17. g4! is the saving move White missed
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

25...Rxb5= is Black's best chance to hold
Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

26. d4 = was White's best chance to hold the position
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

28...Qe7!= and 30...Be7!= improve on the game.
Topalov vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 1-0

Instead of 51. Kh3??, 51. Kh1 = draws.
D Lapiccirella vs R Mantovani, 2001 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

21. exd6! (not 21. Qe3? Qa4!) 21... exd6 22. a4 Ne2+ 23. Kb1=
Hitech vs Kudrin, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Instead of 13...Nf6?? +-, Black should play 13...Bc6! =
Bronstein vs Geller, 1955 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

12. Re1+! defends the pin with a mating attack
Andrews vs F G Janssens, 1864 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

19...Bxe5!
Murey vs E Mortensen, 1982 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 1-0

22. h3 ! halts Black's attack and equalizes
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1909 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 0-1

20...Nd7! would have kept Anand out of trouble
Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

28. Bxe4! (not 28. Bxe5??) also 26...Qc6! (not 26...f5?!)
Morozevich vs Anand, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

19. Nd5! is perhaps the move White should have played
Azmaiparashvili vs Shirov, 1990 
(A16) English, 37 moves, 0-1

11...Qa5! -+ to win is what Black should have played
E J Diemer vs Portz, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1-0

Black needed an early 13...Nd7! to resist White's attack
Anand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

20. Rxe8+! appears to take the sting out of Anand's attack
Leko vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

20...f6! instead of 20...d6? holds the position for Leko
Svidler vs Leko, 2005 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

25. Nxf6+ forces a draw by perpetual check
A Kristjansson vs I Brynjolfsson, 1995 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

33. Re2!!
Short vs Adams, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

30. Bh7+! defends against Black's attack and wins the Exchange
Aronian vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 1-0

18...Bh7+! breaks a pawn fork to leave White a piece up
Aronian vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 73 moves, 1-0

Black should have played 17...Bg5+!
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

33. Nxc4! offers a strong practical defense
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

33. Re5!
V Milov vs G Borg, 2003 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 0-1

36. Kh2! is a good practical alternative and may be stronger
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

38...Rxd3!
Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

15...Nf3!? is an interesting way to equalize
Shirov vs Granda Zuniga, 1993 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

If 33. Nd4!?, then 33...Bg5! =
A Stefanova vs Akopian, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

27...Nxe5! probably wins & 50...axb5! draws
L Dominguez vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C11) French, 66 moves, 1-0

44...a1Q!!= appears to hold the draw for Black
Smyslov vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

23. Rxc6!
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 2004 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

27. Nh2! initiates a strong refutation of an unsound attack
Topalov vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

41...Qe8! is more stubborn (maximizes resistance)
L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

37...Kh7! and there would be no need to resign.
J Lechtynsky vs Oral, 2001 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

20. Ke3! maintains White's winning advantage
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

26...Nxg2!
M Leon Hoyos vs Movsesian, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

38. Qf6+! +- avoids a clever perpetual check trap
Tolush vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

28...Rd7! and play that follows shows Capa's defensive genius
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

23. Bc1! appears to hold the position for a winning advantage
J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

28. Rd5!
Junior vs Rybka, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

25. Ne6! uses an exchange sacrifice to maximize resistance
Rublevsky vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

17. Bxh7+? allows 17...Kh8!
M Shereshevsky vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 0-1

White missed draws with 35. Bf5! & 41. g3!
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

10. Nb5 = was one of several saving 10th moves White mised.
P McEvan vs G Kito, 1967 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

25...Nc2! can be met by 26. Bxc4! =
Plachetka vs P Peev, 1974 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

25. Qe6!
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1945 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

22...Rd8! maximizes resistance, though White is still better
Tal vs A Kolarov, 1957 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1-0

30...Rxd4!
V Egin vs V Tukmakov, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

20...Be4! and 21...Ng4! refute a dubious demolition sacrifice
Y Visser vs Speelman, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

12...Bf5! spoils White's demolition sacrifice
Le Clercq vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 13 moves, 0-1

25...Bxg2+! improves over the game continuation
A J Mestel vs Miles, 1979 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 0-1

23. b4! avoids the loss of the exchange
Blackburne vs A G Howard, 1862  
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

24. Kd1! +/- seems to be White's best chance to hold
Adianto vs N Mariano, 2005 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

31. Nxd5!
A Kosten vs R Zelcic, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

27. R4f2!!
Pillsbury vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

26. Qxg6!
Naiditsch vs Van Wely, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

19...Bd3!! is one of the greatest defensive moves ever played
L Gutman vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

25...Rxe4!
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

33. Na4! +/- would have held with advantage
P Carlsson vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 53 moves, 0-1

19. c4! holds the position per Kasparov
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

22. Be6! put s up strong and clever resistance
B Lengyel vs V Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

24...Ne5!! saves Black's game
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

43. Qe3! protects both the enprise Queen & Bishop
Sadvakasov vs Y Shulman, 2007 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

35...Re8! would have won for Black
C T Goering vs Anderssen, 1877 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

22...Be5!! refutes the positional sham sacrfice 21. Nd5?!
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

28. Rf1!
J Oms Pallisse vs Nakamura, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

33. Rb8+! is a winning offensive and defensive move
Korchnoi vs M D Tseitlin, 1993 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

33. Rd5! gives White drawing chances
M Rotova vs P Mors, 1992 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

32...Qf6 (see Al Wazir's post)
I Ionica vs V Jianu, 2001 
(B33) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

18. Nf3! and 19. Qe5!
I Cheparinov vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Larsen overlooks a clever defense after 28...e2 -/+.
Larsen vs Tal, 1984 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 0-1

29...Ne2+!! holds--see Jimfromprovidence & Waitaka
V Zvjaginsev vs Y Vovk, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

28...Ke8!! is the move Black overlooked to hold the game
V Pina vs D Duarte, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

40. Bd7! breaks Black's pin with a discovered attack threat
Fischer vs Shocron, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 1-0

23...Bc8!
A Hennings vs I Radulov, 1972 
(B57) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

32. Re3! seems to force a draw by perpetual
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

11. Kf1! sets up to fend off Black's attack and win
F Vallejo Pons vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(C57) Two Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

35...Qe5! forces simplification to a drawis ending
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

15...b5! defends against & busts White's ill fated Queen trap
I Miladinovic vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

27. h5! is White's only move to hold
P Zilles vs V Kutsankov, 2005 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

38. gxh7+! avoids mate and secures a strong advantage
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 39 moves, 0-1

33. Rhf1! holds for White and wins against Marshall's analysis
Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

36...Ng5! 37. Rxg5 b6!!
Dolmatov vs A Guseinov, 1988 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

13...Qa5+!
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

24...g6! = seems to force a draw by repetition
Kaidanov vs Anand, 1987 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

33. hxg3! Qg5 34. Qc4! Qh5 35. f3! Bxf3 36. Qf1! =
I Rausis vs Sadler, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

24...Rad8! prepares sharp tactics to overcome a queen trap
Kotronias vs Nakamura, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

33. Rxe4! +- would have held and likely won
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

39. g4!!
Stellwagen vs Anand, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 0-1

23...e4! avoids mate and gives practical winning chances
Kupreichik vs N Rashkovsky, 1986 
(B57) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

22...Ke7!
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

20. Ne2! and 20. Rf2! are improvements--see RV and Jfp posts
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

23...Rf5! or 29...Rhd6! would have held with some advantage
A Giri vs F A Cuijpers, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

17...Rxc3!! defends with decisive advantage
Nijboer vs Anand, 1998  
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 36 moves, 0-1

60. b8=N
S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

37...Rxf5! was the move Black should have played
Larsen vs E Torre, 1987 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

21. Qg4! Qxg4!
Van Essen vs C Woskoff, 1931 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

36. Qc2 or 36. h3 holds for equality (but not 36. Qxd8?? Qd3!)
Y Marrero Lopez vs A Perez, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

50...Rh1+!! forces a repetition of moves to save the draw
R Bator vs Bareev, 1987 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

37...Rxf2!
J Becerra Rivero vs H Spangenberg, 1994 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

44. Nd3! = is the saving move White missed
A Huss vs E Lobron, 1985 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 45 moves, 0-1

36...Kf7!=
I A Nataf vs Wang Yue, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

39...h6! is an amazing defensive resource that appears to hold
Nunn vs H Pfleger, 1989 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

34. Rd3! holds due to White's mate threats
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

29...Ra6! defends the 27...Rxd5!? sacrifice with advantage.
G Kuzmin vs B Alterman, 1989 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

30...Bxe5! probably would have held
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2010 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 45 moves, 1-0

17...Qa4! -+ refutes Tal's pretty 16. Rd3?! sacrifice
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

23...Nc5! refutes the sacrifice 23. Rxf7!?
Tal vs Aronin, 1962 
(B37) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 37 moves, 0-1

27...Kh7! -+ improves and refutes the sacrifice 21. Nf5!?
Topalov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 69 moves, 1-0

9...Qf5! busts the Muzio variation of the King's Gambit
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

18...Rxg5!!
L Baze vs T Palmer, 2004 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 0-1

21. Kb2!! +-
E Tairova vs M Sandu, 2008 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

29...Rxf2!
Short vs Psakhis, 1999 
(C18) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

21. Qd4! appears to hold for White
M Sorokin vs Ulibin, 1986 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

52. Nc5!! sets up 55. Rf5+! =
Dreev vs Yudasin, 1990 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

48...Rf2+!
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

39...Qf4!!
M Roiz vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(A13) English, 41 moves, 1-0

23...Na4!
C Poulsen vs R Grau, 1937 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

19...Qe3+! turns the tables on a resigned position
V Lepikhin vs Alekseev, 1959 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 19 moves, 1-0

28...Qxf2! = holds the draw
K Berg vs G Jacoby, 2007 
(A21) English, 31 moves, 1-0

38. Na8! gives White excellent drawing chances.
D Yanjindulam vs T Tsereteli, 2010 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

29. Re8+!! solves a difficult Saturday puzzle
Khalifman vs Kaidanov, 1986 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Rxh4! 60. Kxh4 Bd4 = solves a Thursday puzzle.
H Ree vs Hort, 1986 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

23...Qb4!! solves a Saturday puzzle
P Carlsson vs Timman, 2007 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

36...Nxf4!! solves a difficult Sunday puzzle
G Sagalchik vs A Kovalev, 1987 
(E73) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

17...Bd5! would have held
Dvoirys vs S Poliantsev, 1987 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 21 moves, 1-0

K Haznedaroglu vs J Isaev, 2010 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 6.d4, 22 moves, 0-1

19. Bf1! appears to break Black's attack and win
W Schmidt vs R Henley, 1983 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

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