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games of brilliant attack and sacrifice
Compiled by tacticalmonster
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Firework in king side attack.
Sacrificing for initiative
Creative maneuver for the develpoment of an attack

penetration on the G-spot
Spielmann vs L'Hermet, 1927 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"black hole"
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

"Queen gambit"
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Bow before the kinght pair!
Tal vs Hjartarson, 1987 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 1-0

Classical greek architecture - f6 f7 h6 h7
Tal vs R Forbis, 1988 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Castle into the fire!
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Back to the romantic era
Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

"Mars"
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Monarchal journey to the promised land
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Forced, forced and forced!!!
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

A lone rook in the seventh rank: An asset or a liability?
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Immobilized pieces are prisoners of war
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Self-destruction
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

Be6... Counter of the century!
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

"The foreseeing eye"
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Long range weapon of mass destruction
J Mieses vs Von Bardeleben, 1905 
(C13) French, 32 moves, 1-0

"piece storm"
J Mieses vs NN, 1900 
(C27) Vienna Game, 11 moves, 1-0

Magical queen
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

"Immortal duel"
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

A journey to the north
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

king stranded
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

The eight pawn gambit
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

"Tactical Crescendo"
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

"Knight Thrust"
G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

"The collapse of empire"
de Firmian vs P Nikolic, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Activity under the "spotlight"
Alekhine vs V Rozanov, 1909 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

"Sneaky Pawn"
J Mieses vs M Brody, 1908 
(C28) Vienna Game, 39 moves, 1-0

"Flame-Thrower"
C Morrison vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

A1 B2 gate blash open!
G G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

Jude knock on heaven's door
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

"modern gambit"
G Minchev vs Y Stoynov, 1991 
(C46) Three Knights, 67 moves, 1-0

absolute zero counterplay
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Is it really a blunder?
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Unexpected decoy
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

"choking"
I Rabinovich vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

"Paralysed King"
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

"Blackened Pancake"
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

"Trojan Horse"
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Third round knockout
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

"Holy Knights"
Adams vs Kasparov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 0-1

One pawn rule them all !
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

"Spectator Queen"
J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

"adultery" punished!
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

"Useless" Queen
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Pawns - soul of victory
Shirov vs Yudasin, 1994 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 36 moves, 1-0

fragile barrier
Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

"Isaasac"
Boleslavsky vs Dzindzichashvili, 1967 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

" dynamic prologue "
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

gung-ho attack
A Yam vs Shirov, 2005 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Best interpose in history
Alekhine vs A Popovic, 1930 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Strategic Tal
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

"road block" rook
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

book combination
Ravinsky vs G Ilivitsky, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 27 moves, 1-0

Knight on the rim is grin
Onischuk vs Y Shulman, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

giant pawn leap
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

three children verse an adult
Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

evil diagonal
Short vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Knightmare
Shirov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 29 moves, 0-1

tactical fairytale
C Van de Loo vs M Hesseling, 1983 
(C57) Two Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

immortal maneuver game
Ivanchuk vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2005 
(B58) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

insane territory control
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

"immortal blockade"
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

"waiting moves"
Larsen vs Spassky, 1964 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

fritz eyesight
G Kuzmin vs Alburt, 1971 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

rise of the machine!
Stockfish vs Rybka, 2009 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

crazy windmill
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

exploitation of undeveloped queenside
Bronstein vs R Vedder, 1997 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

the swindler!
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

The great art of attack!
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

opposite colour dance!
Bologan vs A Adly, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

dream combination
Yu Yangyi vs Li Shilong, 2012 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 47 moves, 1-0

squeeze play
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Philidor's tonado
Tal vs Zwaigzne, 1952 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

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