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SACRIFICE!!!
Compiled by lightbishop c5e6
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Beautiful and ingenious sacrificial combinations

Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

WCC play, simple and powerful knight sac for the lead
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 32 moves, 1-0

just a brillian queen sac for a marvelous king hunt
D Norwood vs S Marsh, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

total annhilation of the queenside, right to mate
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

double bishop sacrifice to end things
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

A pure sacrifice
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

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

queen and rook sac makes beautiful mate =D
M Kobalia vs T Nalbandian, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 31 moves, 1-0

Sacrifices galore!!!
Van der Wiel vs Gheorghiu, 1980 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 47 moves, 0-1

D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

KNOCK OUT!!!
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

M Krasenkow vs Miroslav Markovic, 1990 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

BOOM
Judit Polgar vs P Chilingirova, 1988 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Complete domination despite lesser forces
Kharlov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 1-0

A Niemela vs Tal, 1959 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

what the ..., im lost....
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

queen sac to back rank threats
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

queen sac for pressure on benoni XD
G Ligterink vs Nunn, 1982 
(A63) Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7, 37 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

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