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Rooks & Diagonals
Compiled by notyetagm
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34 Rb1-c1? to cover the c2-square runs into 34 ... Rg4xf4+!
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

27 ... b7-b6?? opens the a8-h1 diagonal to undef Black a8-rook
Adams vs M Gurevich, 2006 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

18 Ra1-b1? places undef rook an b1-h7 diagonal where attackable
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

22 ... b7-b6? exposes undef a8-rook for reloader 25 Qd4xd5+
Keres vs Levenfish, 1947 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

44 Rh7xBf7+! takes f7-square lined up diagonally with e8-rook
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

36 ... a7-a5!! 37 Rc5xa5 Bg7-c3 forks the White a5-,e1-rooks
Ding Liren vs Caruana, 2015 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 40 moves, 0-1

32 Nd2xf3! Black f3-pawn lined up diagonally with a8-rook
Harikrishna vs Li Chao, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

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