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Would you like my queen?
Compiled by Endangered71
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Games with nice queen offerings.


Pawns promoted to knights make a brilliant queen sac
G MacDonnell vs Bird, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Game ends in 14 moves.
Burn vs Owen, 1874 
(B06) Robatsch, 14 moves, 1-0

Not forced, but once it's taken mate is on its way.
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

Its the moves after the queen sac that are just as good.
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

This is a short forced queen take game.
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Nice attack ending in the ultimate queen check/sac.
K Havasi vs W Rivier, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

I A Horowitz vs Denker, 1936 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Connected rooks are powerful tradeoff for queen.
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

The game ends on the sac.
Keres vs Spassky, 1955 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

J Jezek vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(E77) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Queen sac is surpassed by the symphony of pieces.
Unzicker vs Keres, 1956 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 39 moves, 1-0

M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

Similiar to #5 on this list but longer game.
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

The mate with 2 knights and a rook is amazing.
E Reichmann vs H Ullrich, 1961 
(C57) Two Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

White king goes for a little walk after sac.
J Agdamus vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

M Stean vs Browne, 1974 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

J Augustin vs Nunn, 1977 
(C26) Vienna, 33 moves, 0-1

This is a quick game.
Seirawan vs Browne, 1979 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 18 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs R Cifuentes, 1984 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Just when you thought white had won.
Kupreichik vs N Rashkovsky, 1986 
(B57) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Its amazing how the queen is sacrificed so early.
V Malinin vs V Savinov, 1988 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Knight moves with bishop & rook mating net after sac is killer.
R Vera vs G Garcia, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

This queen offering is forced.
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs A Sulypa, 1996 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

The ensuring pursuit after the queen sac is great!
Navara vs P Polak, 1996 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Simply brilliant queen exchange for two rooks.
de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 
(B56) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

A Kogan vs W Arencibia Rodriguez, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

This queen sac is not as obvious as most.
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Already down 2 pieces, the queen sac is a forced win!
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

The king tries to find a safe place after the sac to no avail.
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

Promotion of pawn to knight after queen sac is brilliant!
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

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