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attacking lessons
Compiled by prashla

This collection will contain games illustrating the attacking themes. Collection is still immature and I plan to add as many attacking gems as possible.

demolition thru g7
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

breaking the caro kann thru sac at g6
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

beating caro-kann again thru g6 sac (beliavsky's gr8)
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Kamsky's best
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik wins a tactical fight agst Kaspy
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Incredbile king hunt in the Evans gambit
Schiffers vs Nolde, 1872 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand crushes Bologan in caro-kann
Anand vs Bologan, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Anand sacs like hell in sicilian
Anand vs I Sokolov, 1992 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

Tactical melee by Staunton in KG
Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Deadly attack by black in ruy lopez
Minic vs A Planinc, 1975 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

Zukertorts immortal
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Lasker pulls the emperor all the way
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Deep combo with g6 by Spassky
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

Polgar does a double bishop ala Lasker to beat Karpov
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Karpov attacks
Karpov vs Sax, 1983 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Complex in the middle and simple in the end
Bronstein vs Zamikhovsky, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Bronstein at his best
Bronstein vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Stunning combo by Anand(Bg6!!!)
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Anderrsen's mate
Anderssen vs B Suhle, 1860 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

AA and his complications
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Beautiful Queen sac by Kaspy
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Nimzo punishes black for greediness
Nimzowitsch vs Alapin, 1914  
(C11) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Handling falkbeer gambit in KG
K A Walbrodt vs Loew, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Moro attacks
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Good attacking lesson from Larsen
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Murder on board
Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Fire on board, by Judit
Judit Polgar vs Shirov, 1995 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky's brilliant attack
Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 1-0

Deadly tactics by Kholmov
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Nunn's G[l]ory
Beliavsky vs Nunn, 1985 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Steinitz teaches the art of attack
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Hoi !!
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Absolutely stunning combo!!
H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Backrank nightmares
E Korchmar vs A Poliak, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Nice attacking game by Susan Polgar
Zsuzsa Polgar vs P Hardicsay, 1985 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Everything falls in place for Spassky
Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Spassky at his best
Spassky vs N Rashkovsky, 1973 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

Gazza makes things too complex
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1982 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 36 moves, 0-1

Lasker throws everything at his opponent
Alekhine vs Mendelevic, 1930 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's gem
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Great lesson on king side attack by Tarrasch
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Amazing queenless attack
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Shirov's masterpiece
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Amazing bind
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Nunn makes a NN out of Georgiev
Nunn vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Szabo teaches demotion of pawn structure
Szabo vs N Padevsky, 1972 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Queen side attack demo by Rubinstein
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Throw everything at the king for a mate
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Cunning fox traps the opponent
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Slaying the dragon - lesson from Fischer
Fischer vs S Purevzhav, 1962 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Blindfold attack that i still fail to see
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Combinations by Anand
Anand vs Topalov, 1998 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

middlegame tactics lesson
Zukertort vs NN, 1877 
(C26) Vienna, 16 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's piece of art
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Threats galore in this game of Capa
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Continuous pressure
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Geller's best
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Spirited stuff from Bareev
Judit Polgar vs Bareev, 2001 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

J Krejcik vs K Krobot, 1908 
(C22) Center Game, 27 moves, 1-0

king side attack demo
Seirawan vs L Christiansen, 1980 
(A17) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Learn how to rip out the king side
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

doctor's advice
Tarrasch vs Romberg, 1893 
(000) Chess variants, 21 moves, 1-0

Striking last move
Alekhine vs Supico, 1941 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Counter attack - the best form of defense
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Deep combo by Tigran
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

27. Nxf5!
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

Fine combo by Morphy (21. Rf3!)
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

KIA by Fischer
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1966 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Way to punish
L Christiansen vs M Zivanic, 2008 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Carlos Torre vs M A Schapiro, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Shirov's lesson....Rxf3 is a beatiful finish indeed
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Silent killer moves....
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Miles to go
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Keene on attack
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Threats to discover
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Too much
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lasker getting a lesson here
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Sidelined king
Spassky vs E Lobron, 1987 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Under fire
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

Aronian throwing every piece at opponent's king
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

every attacking theme in a masterful display
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

A gem from Carlsen - one that I discovered too late
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Anand's gem from FIDE 2000 WC
Anand vs Bologan, 2000 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 42 moves, 1-0

Instructive combination at move 19 from a young to-be-WC
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Engles shows the way with a devastating king side attack
K Helling vs L Engels, 1936 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

A chess game can indeed save your life - ask Chotimirsky
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

incredible demolition of king side and hunt of the white king
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Shirov's attacking gem from his early days
J Saksis vs Shirov, 1985 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Lautier presses hard for a win and wins
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1-0

Karpov goes for an all-out attack and wins
Timman vs Karpov, 1979 
(A28) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Relentless pressure on the opponents king-side
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

A game that takes you back to the Morphy-Anderssen era
Nakamura vs R Hess, 2012 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Action thriller of a game
A Riazantsev vs V Nevostrujev, 2002 
(E61) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

How to play "only" moves to the end
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

How to render the French defense-less
Alekhine vs Lista, 1933 
(C15) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

Another tomb game
A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 0-1

a game with no caption
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

Dragon fire
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Simagins best KID
O Moiseev vs Simagin, 1951 
(E70) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

How to turn the tables in a tense position
A Khavsky vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 31 moves, 0-1

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