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Skewer
Compiled by patzer2
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28. Rxd6 punishes 27...Rb8
Nakamura vs S Muhammad, 2004 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

28. Qh6+!
L Day vs Benko, 1980 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 1-0

21. Nh4!!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

44. Qxf7+! QxQ 45. Ra7+ would've been immediately decisive
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(C11) French, 55 moves, 1-0

26. Rxg7! Kxg7 27. Bh6+
Salov vs V Terentev, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

39. Qh6+!
Kasparov vs S Tatai, 1986 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

28. Qh8+!
R Berzinsh vs Pribyl, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

12. Nxc6!! Qxc6 13. Nd5! +- threatens Skewer or Knight Fork
Fischer vs E Stepans, 1957 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

22...Rxe4!
Magnus vs E Schallopp, 1868 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

24. Qg6+!
Mephisto vs Chigorin, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 30 moves, 1-0

36. Rxc7+!
Y Shulman vs A Savage, 2002 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

38...Qxf2+! isn't as strong, but should lead to an endgame win
A Zaitsev vs Gipslis, 1969 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

If 44...Qd8??, then 45. Rb8! wins for White
T Fogarasi vs D Breder, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

33. Qf4! leads to a winning skewer in Kasparov's line
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

20...Rgxd4!
Yanofsky vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 0-1

34...Qa2+!
S Khodzhibekov vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 36 moves, 0-1

31. Rxh6!
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

32. Qxe5+! expedites the finish of a won game
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

31...Bxf3+!
I Veinger vs G Timoshchenko, 1998 
(B20) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

46...Rb4!
Stoltz vs Unzicker, 1952 
(A04) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 0-1

11...Bxf2+!
J Smith vs G H Derrickson, 1860 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

29...Qxf1+!
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

39...Bxg3! sets up the threat of a a decisive skewer
Korchnoi vs Averbakh, 1959 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

27. Bh4! is a decoy to remove the guard & win the exchange
Plachetka vs E Mnatsakanian, 1979 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

30...Rxe4! leads to a winning skewer (see my post & others)
M Dutreeuw vs O Salmensuu, 2001 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

52. Qh3! (or 52. Qh1!) sets up a skewer to win the Queen
Robert E Byrne vs Tarjan, 1975 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 1-0

64...Nf3+!
N Battulga vs Firman Syah Farid, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 67 moves, 0-1

56. Kf4!! prepares 57. Be6! with a decisive skwer threat
Ljubojevic vs E Torre, 1975 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

28. Rxc5! wins a piece due to the skewer tactic threat
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

59. h7! prepares a winning skewer attack
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

32. Rh1! sets up 32...Ke8 33. Rh8+ Kd7 34. Rxa8 +-
Akopian vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

42...Qxb7+! 43. Kxc5 b4+ 44. Kc4 Qa6+ -+
Dzindzichashvili vs V Tukmakov, 1971 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

23...Bb7! uses a skewer threat to secure a won ending
J Esser vs Breyer, 1916 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

22. Qg3! wins due to the skewer and mate threat
H P Garcia vs R Ziatdinov, 1994 
(C49) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

75...Bg5!? wins a second pawn but 75...Kc5! -+ is correct
Suetin vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 76 moves, 0-1

32...Nxd6! sets up a skewer with a nasty mate threat
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C49) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

44. Rxf7+! facilitates a skewer and a pawn promotion
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

51. Rd7!
Wade vs R Sanguineti, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

20. Bd2! gives Black a strong positional advantage
A Stefanova vs Kamsky, 2010 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

55...Kf1! -+ sets up an endgame skewer
Epishin vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 65 moves, 0-1

44. Qxb7+! simplifies to a won King and Pawn endgame
N Vlassov vs A Iljushin, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

87. Qc2+! uses a double attack to set up the skewer
Navara vs Timman, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 87 moves, 1-0

38...Qe1+! leads to a winning skewer after 40. Kc4 Be2 -+
N Delgado Ramirez vs L Dominguez, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

72. Rd7! Qxd7 73. Qd2+ +- ends a pursuit combination
Sasikiran vs V Laznicka, 2011 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1-0

14...Qc6! mate threat provides tempo for a winning skewer
D Rivera vs Fischer, 1962 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 16 moves, 0-1

30. Rxf8!+
B Lalic vs J C Hannet, 1998 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

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