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Major Sacrifices
Compiled by BishopofBlunder
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Sacrifices of major pieces, especially the Queen.

27.h5! A brilliant Queen sacrifice by Kaspy
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

Morphy gives Knight odds, then sacs his queen to win, of course
Morphy vs James Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

Magnus the Magnificent loses a daughter but gains a win
Carlsen vs M Praszak, 2005 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Nimzo sacrifices Queen & Rook for Bishop to force mate
Nimzowitsch vs E V Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Benjamin sacrifices everything but the kitchen sink!
J C Benjamin vs Graham Carter, 1975 
(C27) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

11.Qxh6+ sacs the Queen for a minor piece mate
W Rudolf vs NN, 1912 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 12 moves, 1-0

Two Queen sacs are better than one!
Charousek vs J Wollner, 1893 
(C21) Center Game, 19 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Re8+ and Rousseau must give up his Queen or accept mate
Morphy vs E Rousseau, 1849 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

A Queen sac with 12. Nxd7+ brings double check and mate
H Helms vs O Tenner, 1942 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 13 moves, 1-0

Queen sac followed by discovered Checkmate.
Dake vs A De Burca, 1935 
(C11) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Blackburne offers Queen and Rook for mating attack
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov sacs his Queen but his attack falters. Result=draw
Zamikhovsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Reti's Mate before Reti
M R Kaldegg vs G Zeissl, 1903 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Evans' Gambit Swindles Sammy
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Knight on the rim is not always dim
W M Popert vs Cochrane, 1841 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen sac by Falkbeer
Falkbeer vs NN, 1847 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 1-0

Giving the Bride away wins the day
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

40.Qxh5+ begins a Haastert retreat.
Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Double Rook Sac plus Queen wins
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

A Glazed Danish
J Schwarz vs Tarrasch, 1883 
(C21) Center Game, 17 moves, 0-1

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