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LOOSE PIECES ARE THE BASIS OF COMBINATIONS
Compiled by notyetagm
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A famous quote from Chernev/Reinfeld.

31 ... Rc8xc2!! possible due to undefended White d2-,e1-rooks
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 31 moves, 0-1

28 .. Qg5-d8 makes Black c1-rook loose and basis for queen fork
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

64 .. Qg3xe3+!! undefended White c6-queen allows this queen sac
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

39 Rh8xh6+!! stunning sac thanks to undefended Black f3-queen
Bronstein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 1-0

13 Rh1xh7! undefended Black e6-bishop make combination possible
Seirawan vs M Wiedenkeller, 1979 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

34 Qe2xg4! undefended Black c8-rook makes discovery possible
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

39 Be2xh5! g6xh5 loose Black g8-rook means White e-passer wins
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2000 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 1-0

18 ... Ng6xe5! grabs pawn due to undefended e4-knight,e3-bishop
Radjabov vs Topalov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

32 ... Bh3xg2+! made possible by undefended White d4-knight
Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

12 h2-h3? Nf6xe4! made possible by undefended White f4-bishop
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1970 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 34 moves, 0-1

27 Bc4-a6! made possible only by the undefended Black b6-bishop
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

19 Ne4-d6!! tactic fireworks based on undefended Black e6-queen
Short vs Timman, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

33 ... Re8-e6? undef e6-rook allows winning 35 Nb3-c5+ fork
Tal vs K Klaman, 1957 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 34 moves, 1-0

24 Qh7xh2+! combo based on undef Black queen over on b6(!)-sq
A Stukopin vs B Hasenohr, 2008 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

20 Nd4-f3 dis attack based on threatening undef Black g5-bishop
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

28 Rc1xBc5! only made possible by the undefended Black h8-rook
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1896 
(C25) Vienna, 32 moves, 1-0

28 Rc8-h8+! made possible only by the undefended Black d6-queen
N Sakr vs Ali Atwi, 2001 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

24 ... Qd8-d6? newly undefended queen makes 25 Ng5xf7! possible
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

18 Qf3xf7+! only made possible by the undefended Black c7-queen
Nunn vs S Swanson, 1974 
(B06) Robatsch, 18 moves, 1-0

31 .. Ra2xBd2! possible due to undef White e7-rook, fork threat
R Buhmann vs Shirov, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

47 Nb1-d2? Bd5xg2! 1-0 exploits newly loose White d2-knight
Adams vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 47 moves, 0-1

16 ... Nd7xe5! based on pin against undefended White c2-queen
W So vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Krush vs S Khukhashvili, 2012 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 66 moves, 0-1

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