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Cool tactical shots, by LMAJ
Compiled by LIFE Master AJ
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Fairly decent games ... they must contain a nice tactical sequence. (Created Feb. 2006)

A nice tactical sequence ... or at least, one really unexpected move! (April, 2011)

A fine finish to a well-played game.
Anand vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1990 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

A cool game, with a tremendous tactical shot. (...Nxg2!!)
Tarrasch vs Ph Gutmann / Hahn / Kuerschner / R, 1895 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

A smashing blow to the White King.
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

White is smoking here!
B Ivanovic vs G Ginsburg, 2003 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 33 moves, 1-0

Polug's moves are not to be believed ...
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

See White's 19th move. (Pure genius.)
Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

White to play. (20. '?') [Bust Black up!]
S Matthews vs P Seegolam, 2010 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 21 moves, 1-0

A really nice combo - TARGET: KING! (White to play, 31. '?')
D Howell vs R Pruijssers, 2008 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

Stunning!!! [White to play and win, (36. '?')]
M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

White to play, 25. '?' (Speelman zaps Azmai!)
Speelman vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer wins. [White to move, (21. '?')]
Fischer vs W Beach, 1963 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Timman shows his metal. (mettle) [White to move, (27. '?')]
Timman vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

White unleashes a real thunderbolt. [White-to-move, (12. '?')]
Casas vs L Piazzini, 1952 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 14 moves, 1-0

White to move, 41. '?' (Thursday / Oct 27th, 2011.)
Sajtar vs M Dietze, 1943 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 42 moves, 1-0

Black's 10th and 15th moves are not to be missed!!!
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Nice tactics!!!!! See White's 23rd move here.
V Plotkin vs V Drkulec, 2009 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

POTD / Friday; Jan. 6th, 2012. White to move, 38. '?'
Duras vs H Wolf, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

17.e6!! and 18.RxP/f7!!
Najdorf vs Frenkel, 1926 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Vicktor's 37th move is really nice ... and there's more!
Korchnoi vs Yusupov, 1981 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

POTD / Wed/Nov 7th, 2012: Granda-Zuniga!!!
Granda Zuniga vs R R Lopez, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1-0

Black to play, 26... '?' (POTD / Sunday / 18 Nov. 2012)
O Zambrana vs I Krush, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

See White's 17th move ...
T Dzubasz vs M Ellerbrock, 1996 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

White's 27th and 28th are simply golden.
Navara vs D Laylo, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 32 moves, 1-0

POTD / Saturday; March 2nd, 2013. (Knights rule!)
Naiditsch vs I Sokolov, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Sunday; 03 November, 2013. <30. '?'> Karpov!!!
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

A. Naiditsch finds an absolutely amazing shot! (SAT; 04 Jan.14)
Naiditsch vs Koneru, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

If you dance with the lady, I'll stick my Knight in your ear!
Morphy vs Le Carpentier, 1849 
(000) Chess variants, 13 moves, 1-0

Black to move, 33... '?' (Hint: Clearance.)
M Wei vs J Ikeda, 2013 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 0-1

32.Ba3!! (Go after the Black King.) Fireworks!!!
Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

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