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KING AND QUEEN ARE TOO VALUABLE TO DEFEND
Compiled by notyetagm
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They will be <LATE> (<MISPLACED PIECES, LACK OF PROTECTION>), not <SAFE>, if they go there.

29 Rb7xf7+!! : 29 - Kg7xRf7 is a pin, 29 - Qf3xRf7 is discovery
Carlsen vs Anand, 2008 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 1-0

27 Bd4xg7! Black g6-queen,g8-king cannot defend g7 due to pin
H Kramer vs J J van Oosterwijk Bruyn, 1946 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

30 ... Be3+! 31 Kxe3?? White king caught in mating net
Z Kozul vs Topalov, 2000 
(A43) Old Benoni, 31 moves, 0-1

22 Nxg4! snatches a pawn since 22 ... Qxg4?? gets queen trapped
Tal vs H Pohla, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

14 Qh6+!! Black g7-king cannot go to h6 due to mate but must
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

15 Nxe4! Black e7-queen cannot go to e4 due to skewer 16 Bd3
Petrosian vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

40 Bg6+! Black f7-king not defend g6 due to pawn fork 41 f5+
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

37 ... Bd5-b3+! White c2-king can be trapped after 38 Kc2xBb3
M Gurevich vs Leko, 2007 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 53 moves, 0-1

28 Rf6xe6+! Black e7-king is mated if he takes White e6-rook
Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

33 Nf6! Black g7-king does not defend f6, 33 ... Kg7xNf6?? Qe5#
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

33 Bd5-f7! e8-queen keeps d5-bishop out of f7 at cost of tempo
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

78 ... Be7xc5+!! game is drawn if White b4-king captures on c5
Adams vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

22 ... Rc2xf2! White g1-king cannot capture, exposed to skewer
Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

38 ... c4-c3+! White b2-king cannot go to c3 due to knight fork
Vaganian vs Short, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

13 Rh1xh7! Black g8-king does not defend the h7-square,pawn
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 102 moves, 1-0

26 Bh5xf7+! Black e8-king is mated if he defends the f7-square
Anand vs J Ye, 1989 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

25 Rd6xc6+!! Black c7-king will be mated if takes on c6-square
Keres vs L Schmid, 1961 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

32 Be4-g6+! Black f7-king is mated if it defends the g6-square
Carlsen vs H A Gretarsson, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

20 ... Ne5xf3! White g2-king will be exosed to queen fork on f3
Van Wely vs Aronian, 2008 
(D80) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

19 QxBf6+!! Black g7-king cannot recapture due to mate threat
Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

23 Rf6-f7+! Black e7-king does not attack the White e6-bishop
Carlsen vs A Groenn, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

49 - h4! 50 Kxh4?? Rh2# White king can't defend h4 due to mate
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 0-1

38 Kh1xRh2 king cannot defend g3-square like h2-pawn replaces
Kotov vs Geller, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

31 ... Bh4xNg3+! White f2-king is mated if he goes to g3-square
E Alekseev vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

45 ... Qc7xc3+! White c2-king misplaced (exposed) on c3-square
Jakovenko vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

19 ... Nf3xe5! White e4-king cannot line up with undef a1-rook
J Smeets vs Adams, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

26 Bg6-h7++! Black g8-king will be trapped,mated on h7-square
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

34 Rg6-h6+! Black h7-king does not defend h6-square due to mate
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

10 Nc3xd5! Black f6-knight defends d7-knight; d8-Q,e8-K do not
Ivanchuk vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

31 Rd7xf7! Black g8-king doesnt defend f7-square attacked twice
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

50 e3-e4+ Black d5-king easily driven off from loose c4-knight
Morozevich vs J Smeets, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

41 ... Rf6xf3! White g2-king mated if His Majesty defends f3-sq
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

26 Bb3xf7+!! Black g8-king cannot defend f7, walks into skewer
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

34 ... Rg4xf4+! White f3-king cannot defend, makes skewer align
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

35 f4xe5! winning fork as 35 ... Qd6xe5?? 36 Be3-f4 traps queen
Blau vs J H Donner, 1958 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

39 ... Rd3xh3+!! White h2-king will be mated if he defends h3
I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Rublevsky, 2009 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 39 moves, 0-1

45 Bh4-f6+! 1-0 g7-king does not protect f6-square, 46 Qb8-e5#
M Arabidze vs M R Nechaeva, 2012 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

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