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Overworked Piece
Compiled by patzer2
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24. Bb5! undermines the overworked Bishop on d7
A Sokolov vs Bologan, 1998 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 25 moves, 1-0

29. Qh5!
Zsuzsa Polgar vs I Madl, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

31. Rxe5! and the Black Queen can't defend multiple pieces
Van der Wiel vs Nijboer, 2004 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 50 moves, 1-0

21...Qf7!
Sasikiran vs P Thipsay, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 21 moves, 0-1

26. Bxe8!
E Kemeny vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

18. Qxg4! takes advantage of the over-worked Queen
Z Kozul vs Barbero, 1990 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

25...Qc6!
Ragozin vs Panov, 1940 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 25 moves, 0-1

23. Qe2! and the Queen must surrender to avoid a quick mate
M Krasenkow vs Sveshnikov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

31. Rxf7!
Adams vs Yusupov, 2005 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 32 moves, 1-0

17...Qa5! is set up by 16...Nb4!!
K Tsarouhas vs Kotronias, 2005 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 18 moves, 0-1

60. Rd4+!
Lahno vs M Etmans, 2004 
(B32) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

52...Rxe4! turns the Knight into an overworked piece
P Carlsson vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 53 moves, 0-1

12...Qxg5!
H Bohm vs Roman Hernandez, 1979 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 12 moves, 0-1

18. b4!! targets the dark squared Bishop for harrassment
Adorjan vs J D Tisdall, 1981 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

32. Rc8! attacks the rook on g8
Ponomariov vs Tomashevsky, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

28...Qxf2+! exploits the overworked White Queen
G A Thomas vs Colle, 1925 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 28 moves, 0-1

19. Rd6! prepares to harass the Black Queen & win the c4 pawn
Spassky vs Larsen, 1978 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

34. Qh6! makes Black's Rook on h8 an overworked piece
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

35...Rc2!
S Maus vs Vaganian, 1992 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 35 moves, 0-1

23. b4!
Gruenfeld vs J Schenkein, 1915 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

28...Qb7! continues the combination begun with 25...Bxa2!!
Tseshkovsky vs E Vladimirov, 1986 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

24. Bf5! attacks the Bishop on e6 with multiple threats
E Berg vs Leko, 1995 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

31. b4!!
Shirov vs L Dominguez, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

41. Qe3! overworks the Black Queen and wins
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918  
(A53) Old Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

40...Rxd6 -+ is possible because the Bishop is overworked
Shabalov vs L Christiansen, 2010 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

31...Rf3! also combines pin, decoy and double attack tactics
B Esen vs N Vitiugov, 2010 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

30. Qf3! also uses the pin and weakened back rank tactics
J Dueball vs E Gereben, 1972 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 1-0

38...f6!! followed by 39...Bd6! removes the Queen's guard
Angelo Young vs Kamsky, 2010 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

20. Re5! harasses the Queen to win material
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2010 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

24. Bh3+! exploits the over worked Rook on h8
Khalifman vs I Bukavshin, 2011 
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1-0

35...Qb1! 36. Qe2 Qe4! -+ uses deflection & weak back rank
A Stefanova vs C Peptan, 1994 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

31. Qf7! solves a Tuesday puzzle
Keres vs P Troeger, 1960 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

14. Nc7! combines Knight Fork theme & solves Tue 1/29/2013
A Kowsarinia vs E Ghaem Maghami, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1-0

15. Bf4!! and the follow-up 17. a3! overwork the Black Queen
J Rindlisbacher vs G Jolliffe-Byrne, 2012 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

23. Bxe5! looks to overwork the Rook on e8
V Knorre vs G Neumann, 1864 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

37...Re8! sets up 40 Qe3!
Harikrishna vs Efimenko, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

27...Ba6
K Burger vs Benko, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

29...Re1+!
Q Ducarmon vs N Zwirs, 2017 
(B53) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

32...Rc1+! overworks (a.k.a overloads) the b1 Rook
V Bui vs H Frey Perez, 2002 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 0-1

34...Rf2+! solves Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
E van den Doel vs Nijboer, 1997 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 0-1

25...Qg5! solves Friday Sep 14, 2017
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

27. Rxb6! exploits the overworked Bishiop
L Schandorff vs T Willemze, 2016 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

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