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FORCING MOVES are MOVE-YOUR-PIECE-FOR-FREE card
Compiled by notyetagm
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A piece <IS NOT REALLY> on the square that it <APPEARS> to be on if it can move <FOR FREE>, that is, <MAKE A <<<FORCING MOVE>>>>. Hence the piece that can move <WITH TEMPO> is <ACTUALLY> <ALREADY> on a <DIFFERENT SQUARE>!

FORCING MOVES: CHECKS, CAPTURES, and THREATS (L.A.T.E. = Loose, Aligned, Trapped, Embarrassed)

White g4-queen not really on g4, actually on g3 threatening QxQ
D Howell vs A Bitalzadeh, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

26 ... Nf6-d5! Black knight actually on d5, threat of - Nd5xRf4
Khachiyan vs D Eckert, 2009 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 47 moves, 0-1

18 ... Qc7xe5! wins pawn as 19 .. Qe5-f5! gains time on b1-rook
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

30 ... Qh5+ gains e2-square for free for 31 ... Nf4-e2+
Naiditsch vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(B44) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

28 Bd7! embarrasses Black c8-rook, gets g4-square for free
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1-0

34 Rd8+! gains control of loose b8-promotion square with tempo
Krogius vs Jansa, 1965 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

21 Bc7! attacks undefended Black d8-rook, gains a5-square free
Korchnoi vs Lipnitsky, 1952 
(A13) English, 22 moves, 1-0

18 ... Bf5!, 19 ... a6! gain time on White's b1-rook, b5-bishop
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 0-1

Embarrassed Black e6-rook gives White f4-pawn tempo, 40 Bg6+!
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Embarrassed Black e5-queen gives White f3-pawn tempo, 31 g5!
V Malakhov vs Dreev, 2005 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1-0

17 Nc5! White d2-pawn can move to d4, covering c5, with tempo
Motylev vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

26 f5! White queen goes to c5 with mate threat, already there
Chigorin vs Janowski, 1900 
(C56) Two Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

28 ... Bc2! gains time on White d1-queen to support 29 ... b3
M Orndahl vs Rozentalis, 2006 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 0-1

17 Qd3-f3+! lines up with loose Black c6-knight with tempo
Mamedyarov vs G Ginsburg, 2007 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

33 ... Qf6-f4+ gains 4th rank for free, lateral pin on e4-pawn
Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

37 Rf1-f8+! White rook gains 8th rank for free for lateral pin
Wang Hao vs C Balogh, 2007 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 37 moves, 1-0

22 ... Nd5-f4 gains time on h3-queen to set up pin on g2-bishop
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

23 .. Bc4xRf1 comes for free since Black threatens .. Rc8xQc2c3
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

21 Nf3-e5 gains time on the Black d7-queen thanks to 19 Rc1-c6!
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1-0

21 Bf8-e7! embarrasses Black d8-queen, rescues White f8-bishop
Kramnik vs Anand, 1996 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

71 g4-g5+! gains time on king to put pawn on 5th rank, winning
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

38 ... Qb5-b8! gains time on loose h2-square to evade c5-rook
Leko vs Topalov, 2008 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

31 Nd4-f3! gains time on Black g5-queen to attack Black f7-rook
Leko vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 30 moves, 1-0

29 ... Ra8-c8! moves away from White d5-queen with mate threat
Onischuk vs Shirov, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 0-1

24 Qa3-g3 Bg5-f4 gains time on queen to move to defended squar
I Bukavshin vs D Naroditsky, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 0-1

33 Qxf7+ White queen laterally pins Black d7-bishop for free
Larsen vs F Terkelsen, 1954 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

32 Bh3! gets f5-square for free, trap Black g6-queen via 33 Bf5
Ivanchuk vs E Alekseev, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

28 Qa4! puts Black d7-rook en prise, get c6-square for free
Mamedyarov vs P Tregubov, 2006 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

(VAR) 39 Qxf6+ White queen gets f5-square, f-file for free
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs Eljanov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

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