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Destruction sacrifices
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34.Rxd6!
W Schmidt vs J Lewi, 1968 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

38.Nf5+!!
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

39.Rxg6+
V Tomescu vs A Martorelli, 1999
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 41 moves, 1-0

18.Rd7, 21.Rg7
Keres vs Szabo, 1955 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Passive sacrifice
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 59 moves, 1-0

22...Ng3!?
I D Dorfman vs Kupreichik, 1980 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

65...Ba4!
I Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

28...Rg2+
R D Gillon-Ferguson vs Euwe, 1921 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 0-1

35.Rxd4!
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

2 rooks sac
Khalifman vs Serper, 1994 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sokolov's Best Games
Z Almasi vs I Sokolov, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

30...Rxe4
Balashov vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

11.Nd5!?
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

32.h5+
Rublevsky vs Zhang Pengxiang, 2007 
(B30) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

37.Ne6
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

31.Bf1!!
Jakovenko vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

36.Qe1!
M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 38 moves, 1-0

22...Nh2
H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

25.Nc7
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1-0

14.axb5
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

24.Nxf6!
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

35...Nxf2
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

24...Rxh5
S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001 
(A16) English, 36 moves, 0-1

40.h5!!
Jakovenko vs Sutovsky, 2007 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1-0

13.Bxc4!
Ponomariov vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

29.Nd5!
D Vasiesiu vs G Szabo, 2001 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

17.Nxe6!?
L Mista vs J Fichtl, 1974 
(C16) French, Winawer, 25 moves, 1-0

24.Qxa7
Anand vs Timman, 1992 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

21...Bxa2+!
Anand vs Judit Polgar, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

Simple chess
Kashdan vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

19.g4!
J D Tisdall vs E Berg, 1995 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

18.Bxh6!!
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

24...Rxb2!!
J Boudy Bueno vs Szabo, 1979 
(B56) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

28.Bxh6
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

27.Rf2+!
Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

22.Nc6!!
Tkachiev vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(A15) English, 23 moves, 1-0

30...Bxf2+
Aronian vs Beliavsky, 1999 
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

20...Nxf2!
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1971 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

34.Nxh6!!
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1977 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

14.Rae1?
K Lie vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

26...Bf3+
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

31.Bxa4
Akopian vs Bologan, 2002
(B50) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

9...Nd4!
F Tahirov vs Shirov, 2007 
(A21) English, 21 moves, 0-1

32.Rxh6+
Tolush vs Averbakh, 1948 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 33 moves, 1-0

22.Rxe6!!
Onischuk vs G Vescovi, 2002 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

The best game of Leko's career
Leko vs Radjabov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

45.Nc6!
V Malisauskas vs V Slapikas, 2001 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

14...Nxf2!
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Y Qu vs Zhou Weiqi, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

A Volokitin vs I A Nataf, 2001 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

25.Rxe5!
Jiri Nun vs R Mozny, 1978 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 32 moves, 1-0

27.Bxg6!!
P Poutiainen vs Timman, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Pinter vs E Ungureanu, 1976 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 34 moves, 1-0

Ashley vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

I Radulov vs L Spassov, 1974 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

11.Rxe6+
Morphy vs Schrufer, 1859 
(C56) Two Knights, 24 moves, 1-0

M Notkin vs Dvalishvili, 1995 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 43 moves, 1-0

Kupreichik vs V Tukmakov, 1985 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Bareev vs G Timoshchenko, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

18.Ndf5
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Sempreviva
Anderssen vs Dufresne, 1852 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

29.Rh7+!
A Volokitin vs Bareev, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

M Trosman vs S Salov, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

M V Ghinda vs C Partos, 1975 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1-0

M Skalicka vs F Havlicek, 1913 
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

F Bohatirchuk vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1938 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

not so easy
A Arulaid vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Staunton vs NN, 1855 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

V Kovacevic vs Timman, 1984 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs W Hook, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Sax vs E Hermansson, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

G Vescovi vs Karpov, 2004 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Glek vs A Rustemov, 2003 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1-0

38.Rxf7+!
Judit Polgar vs E G F Hellers, 1993 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

D Keller vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1968 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

E Rubinstein vs Bass, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov vs Estrin, 1951 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

Dreev vs L Dominguez, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

N Legky vs L Totsky, 1995 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Beliavsky, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

V Colin vs M Sawadkuhi, 2001
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Colle, 1924
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

E Degerstedt vs I Carlsen, 2007 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 48 moves, 1-0

A sham sac
Carlsen vs P Nikolic, 2005 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 22 moves, 1-0

R Cifuentes vs G Ligterink, 1988 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Vaisser vs B Jacobs, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 37 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs E W Bayer, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

33...Rac8!
L Ogaard vs J D Tisdall, 1987 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 36 moves, 0-1

A Fuderer vs Gligoric, 1949
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Shirov vs S Azarov, 2007 
(E09) Catalan, Closed, 54 moves, 1-0

P Blazkova vs M Ovezova, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

13.Nxg7!
C Jauregui vs J de Souza Mendes, 1959 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 18 moves, 1-0

Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

W So vs S Megaranto, 2008 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

R Knaak vs J C Fernandez Gonzalez, 1978 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 28 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Seirawan, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

I Martinez Martin vs I Andres Gonzalez, 2000
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 50 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Topalov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 44 moves, 1-0

M Bab vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1994 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 34 moves, 1-0

S Vaibhav vs A Yang Ching-Wei, 2011 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

A Bezgodov vs D Andreikin, 2012
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

A Chernin vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993 
(A28) English, 28 moves, 0-1

B Fiedler vs R Leu, 2008
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

Furman vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

J P Nelson vs D H Coates, 2011
(C02) French, Advance, 22 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Topalov, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Mate in six
L Valenzuela Fuentealba vs B Saeheng, 1996 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Beliavsky, 1988 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Fier
A H T dos Santos Fier vs B Cheng, 2016
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

B Rabar vs P Smederevac, 1955
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

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