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Desperado!
Compiled by notyetagm
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<TODO> Annotate the <DESPERADO> in Topalov vs Aronian, 2008

<A piece left <EN PRISE> *suspends(!)* the normal <PIECE SAFETY RULES>!!!>

26 Nf6xRe8! attacks Black c7-queen while White h7-queen hangs
B Kostic vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 80 moves, 1-0

22 Qd1xNd4+! Bb6xQd4 since Black d8-queen hangs to h4-bishop
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

13 Nd5-c3!? White chooses best way to give up White d5-knight
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

39 Rg6-h6+! gives away a rook to make a loose bishop, then LPDO
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

43 ... Rb7xd7! puts d7-rook en prise since White e2-rook hangs
Topalov vs Aronian, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 72 moves, 1-0

33 ... Re5-c5 34 Qc4xRc5! works as Black b8-rook is en prise
Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1974 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

21 ... Qf4-d2! puts queen en prise as White h5-queen also hangs
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

34 Qh6-g7+! as Black f5-queen is en prise to the White f4-rook
Leko vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

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