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To Sacrifice in Chess
Compiled by mmmsplay10
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This is a collection of meager sacrifices. Many of these games are by Tal

Topolov's immortal game
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Sac to draw. THE BEST DRAW EVER!
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nxg7!!!
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

A nezhly done game
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Tal is out tacticized
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

Rxf4!!!
Tal vs L Shamkovich, 1972 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Yur ys a great attacker
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

O-O-O Mate!!!!!!!
A Kvicala vs NN, 1869 
(B20) Sicilian, 18 moves, 1-0

Nezh rules
V Zak vs Nezhmetdinov, 1951 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Queen sac for two knight + pawn mate
P Potemkin vs Alekhine, 1912 
(B20) Sicilian, 19 moves, 0-1

A sacrifice not only of material, but of king safety!
L Shamkovich vs V Zheliandinov, 1959  
(A66) Benoni, 20 moves, 1-0

Great attack!
A Hollis vs B Hammar, 1977 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Build up in opening leads to great sacrifices later
Panno vs Aitken, 1958 
(A66) Benoni, 40 moves, 1-0

Ending Queen Sac
I Sokolov vs Topalov, 1996 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

A Panno-rama of attack!
Panno vs Spassky, 1955 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Slow positional, !!!?!?! Sudden quick last move sac
Kanep vs Ehlvest, 2003 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Great game
Kasimdzhanov vs E Vladimirov, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 44 moves, 1-0

A 17 move combination with many sacs along the way
Karpov vs Topalov, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Traditional opening sac gone wrong
S Bromberger vs D Smerdon, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Nxg7 positional sac for 2 passed pawns.
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Qg7, a crazy sac unpredicatble
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Qe8+ followed by smothered mate
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

Nxh6 causes a pin
Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal is not interested in a draw.
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Bxh7!!! a new Bxh7 sac, right after A NF6+ sac!!!!
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Qg8! uses double check for mate in 3
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for mate!
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen Sac for mate.
Sveshnikov vs Shcherbakov, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

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