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Great tactics examples
Compiled by arsen387
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Bg2!! - f3 - c6 after the Q sac
Alatortsev vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 27 moves, 0-1

But seemed like black's back rank wasn't weak! Amazing Tal
Tal vs Suttles, 1972 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 1-0

Outstanding attack
E Najer vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

Big Z does it again. That pawn was really poisoned!
V Zvjaginsev vs S Slugin, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Samisch's Immortal
Saemisch vs F Herzog, 1924 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Very instructive attack with lots of hidden tactics
Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

The Q can't be taken. Nunn style attack
Hsu Li Yang vs Nunn, 1992 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 27 moves, 0-1

14.Qd4!!
Yusupov vs J Nogueiras, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Spectacular performance by Levon
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

Christiansen, the great tactician
Quinteros vs L Christiansen, 1981 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Planinc Ahead 17..Nfxe4!
Smejkal vs A Planinc, 1973 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 38 moves, 0-1

Maia beats Short in amazing way!
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Nxg6!
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Pins, pins and pins
Seirawan vs Timman, 1990 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Incredible attack by Forgacs!!
L Forgacs vs Duras, 1910 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Great discovered checks
H Westerinen vs G Sigurjonsson, 1977 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

Many N fork threats, beautiful attack
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Cool windmill finished with mate
J Kourek vs P Chrz, 1994 
(E72) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Great Kside attack! (Saturday puzzle)
G Camacho Penate vs A Hernandez, 1994 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

17...Rd4 launches a very nice combo which wins the Q
Svidler vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

46.Qd8! great zwischezug. Svidler's masterpiece
Svidler vs Topalov, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

2 Rooks can't stop the pawn from queening.
Grischuk vs Rublevsky, 2007 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

NakaKnight
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(C47) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Fascinating game by the best tactician ever
J Sunye Neto vs Kasparov, 1981 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Geller, the great tactician
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Instructive Pin and Deflection examples
A Ushenina vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Tactical masterpiece by Aronian
Aronian vs A Volokitin, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal - like attack
Kupreichik vs K Grigorian, 1974 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 44 moves, 1-0

Amazing 43...Bd4! does the work
Topalov vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 47 moves, 0-1

Tactical fiery by Akopian
Akopian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Brilliant attack by Akopian
Akopian vs Y Kuzubov, 2007 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Weak black squares around black K
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Rxh5 sac to open the K position
Yusupov vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Forcing a draw in an amazing way!!
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spectacular attack by Nisi
Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Another great triumph of Alekhine-Chatard Attack
Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Vintage Geller
Geller vs H Liebert, 1970 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

Tactics right from the opening
E Trice vs Deep Thought, 1989 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 1-0

Some pretty tactics by Lenier
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Q, N, B under attack but can't be taken, a tactics fiery
H J Cordes vs Miles, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

Knights en prise
V Castaldi vs Tartakower, 1937 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

A fascinating swindle
Van Wely vs Aronian, 2007 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smashed right from the opening
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

Smells like Tal spirit
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Another Planinc masterpiece
R Bogdanovic vs A Planinc, 1965 
(C16) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 0-1

Thunderbolts one after another, amazing Rustam!!
J Heissler vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 40 moves, 0-1

Grinding down Karpov
Geller vs Karpov, 1976 
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Tactics right to the end
E Inarkiev vs A Galkin, 2007
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Shirov over the board!
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Don't miss this!
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Shirov and the Bayonet
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 66 moves, 1-0

An admirable attack with lots of sacrifices
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Zvjagintsev strikes again
R Vazquez Igarza vs V Zvjaginsev, 2009 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

When the pin backfires
Blackburne vs M Judd, 1889  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Anand lost in complications
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Rybka or just a great attack?
Mamedyarov vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

2 Qs are helpless against the Kside attack
A Chudinovskikh vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 0-1

A fierce tactical battle
Akopian vs L Lenic, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

Paralyzed defender, outstanding 10 move attack
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

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