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Combinations to win a pawn with advantage
Compiled by patzer2
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23. Rxe4!!
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

31. Rxc4!
Leko vs Svidler, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1-0

35. Nf6+!
Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

25...Bxd4! (a move missed) & 28... Bxe5! -/+ (a move played)
L Bruzon Batista vs Anand, 2005 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 0-1

29...Kh8!
C Drury vs M Rudge, 1889 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

31. Bxb4!
Areshchenko vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 45 moves, 0-1

20...Qxa5!
C McNab vs Dreev, 2005 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 31 moves, 0-1

39. Rxc6!? fizzles out, while 39. b3! or 39. Ng6+! win
Flohr vs G A Thomas, 1932  
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

26. Bxh6
Svidler vs Leko, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

51...Qxe4! followed by 52...Qc6!
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 0-1

33. Qf7!
J Houska vs Speelman, 2005 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1-0

23. Qd3!
Areshchenko vs A Nesteretz, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

24. axb5 axb5 25. Qe2!
A Nesteretz vs Areshchenko, 2005 
(A15) English, 83 moves, 1-0

20...h5! wins a pawn with advantage & is enough to win
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 0-1

34...Rxf4! wins a pawn because the Rook is poison
Karjakin vs Topalov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

28. Rxa7!
R Haataja vs T de Vos, 1988 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

24...h3! and 28...Bxf2!
M Leon Hoyos vs Movsesian, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 67 moves, 0-1

19. Bxd5!
Najdorf vs S Schweber, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 22 moves, 1-0

27. Ne5!
Onischuk vs A Ivanov, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 1-0

29. c4! is a great offensive and defensive combination
Speelman vs T K Hemingway, 1972 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

29. Nxb4! and 33. Bxe6!
G Wall vs R Granat, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

13. Nxb7!
B Avrukh vs Mikhalchishin, 2005 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 52 moves, 1-0

16. Bxh7+! wins a pawn with advantage after Black's best play
Colle vs V Berger, 1928 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

31. h5!!
I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

20...Bxh3!
A Milnes vs D Crowe, 1989 
(C15) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 0-1

47. Nh7!
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

35. Rxg5+! solves a Sunday puzzle
J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

16...Nb4! decisively weakens White on the dark squares
Huebner vs Hort, 1987 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

24. Nxe6!!
Kudrin vs A C Chow, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

12...Nxf3+!
N Minev vs J Fichtl, 1958 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

26. Nxd5!! Nc5 27. f6! yields a clear advantage
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

36...f4!
T Abrahamyan vs A Zatonskih, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

21. Qxd5! wins a pawn due to a mate threat
E Berg vs Leko, 1995 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

24. Be6! Qb7! 25. Bxf7 wins a pawn and solves a Saturday puzzle
P Romanovsky vs N Grigoriev, 1924 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

15. Nd5!
Euwe vs Wiersma, 1920 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

17. Nxf4!
Benko vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 1-0

24. Nxf4! +- punishes 23...Be6??
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

31...h5! - + was a missed opportunity
I Sokolov vs McShane, 2009 
(E77) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

23. a5! +- gives up a Rook for a Bishop and a decisive pawn
Ribli vs Unzicker, 1985 
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

46. Rxf5!
de Firmian vs Azmaiparashvili, 1996 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 1-0

26. Rxd5!!
Nakamura vs Eljanov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

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

30...Qxc1+!
B M Amos vs Larsen, 1968 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 31 moves, 0-1

29...Bxd3! wins a decisive pawn due to the pawn fork threat
Caruana vs Korchnoi, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

25. Bg5!! shatters pawn structure & wins a pawn with best play
G Kuzmin vs Akopian, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 0-1

Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

30...Ng4! 31. f4!? Nxh2+ 32. Kg2 Bc5 -/+
Epishin vs Y Dokhoian, 1986 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 0-1

25...Nxd! was a clever defensive combination Black missed
N Spiridonov vs Estrin, 1971 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

11...Bh3! was overlooked
S Williams vs O Vasiliev, 2004 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

16. Nxd7!! solves Sunday May 17, 2005 puzzle
I K Sukandar vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2014 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

21. Qh7!!
Vasiukov vs Browne, 1970 
(B53) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1-0

33. b4!
Ponomariov vs Leko, 2017 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 46 moves, 1-0

20. Bxg2!
Vaganian vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

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