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Attacking Themes
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B+Q battery, attack against fianchetto structure
Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Q+B battery, attack against fianchetto structure
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

Dutch attack
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Attack against 0-0-0, b-pawn sac
Tarrasch vs Gunsberg, 1887 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Bronstein vs J van den Bersselaar, 1991 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Ftacnik vs L Arnold, 1997
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Grand Prix attack against fianchetto structure
G Jones vs D Abhishek, 2007 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Center, double Bishop sacrifice
Kiril D Georgiev vs I Rogers, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

Center; attack with pawn on e5
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Attack with pawn on e5 against pawn on e6
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Attack against fianchetto structure
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Nxf7(f2) sacrifice
Gurgenidze vs Tal, 1957 
(A78) Benoni, Classical with ...Re8 and ...Na6, 27 moves, 0-1

...h6, ...g5, ...Rg6
H E Atkins vs Pillsbury, 1902 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Center
Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Open game
Hartlaub vs M W Testa, 1912 
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Attack against fianchetto structure
P K Wells vs S Ernst, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 39 moves, 0-1

Attack against fianchetto structure
Carlsen vs V Malakhov, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Double Bishop sacrifice
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Classical Dutch attack
Gelfand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Dutch Attack
H Steiner vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Leningrad Dutch attack
Psakhis vs Kasparov, 1990 
(A10) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Capablanca structure
Kasparov vs Huebner, 1986 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Silent sacrifice on e6 to undermine g6
Kholmov vs A Bannik, 1962 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Capablanca structure
P Trifunovic vs D Djantar, 1959
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sacrifice
J Penrose vs L Popov, 1963 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

K-side pawn advance
Morozevich vs C Lutz, 2003 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

L Bruzon Batista vs Topalov, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

K-side pawn advance
Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1928 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 33 moves, 1-0

Capablanca structure
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix style attack
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

Dutch Attack
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1

K-side pawn advance
C Guillermo Poch vs A Planinc, 1971 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 27 moves, 0-1

Black stops e4 with f5
Bologan vs Short, 2004 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1-0

Rxf3 sacrifice
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Rxf6 sacrifice
Stein vs Parma, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Rxe6 sac
Adorjan vs Vadasz, 1970 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 24 moves, 1-0

Rxf6 sacrifice
Ragozin vs P Noskov, 1930 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Dark-squared bishop and open b-file
V Liublinsky vs Simagin, 1939 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Exploiting horizontal pin
Najdorf vs H Kramer, 1950 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 1-0

h4 pawn sacrifice in IQP type positions
Razuvaev vs I Farago, 1979 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

K-side pawn advance, Nxg7 sacrifice
Tolush vs Kotov, 1945 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 1-0

Opening the h-file
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Opening the h-file
Kudrin vs D King, 1988 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 21 moves, 1-0

Nxd5 sacrifice
Tkachiev vs W Watson, 1993 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Bologan vs E van Haastert, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD, Q-side castle
Kasparov vs A Duer, 1981 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Opposite-side castling
Shabalov vs A Ivanov, 1994 
(C22) Center Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Dutch attack
A Budo vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Leningrad Dutch attack
J Ochkoos vs K Spraggett, 2000 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 25 moves, 0-1

Nxh7 sacrifice
Glek vs F Kroeze, 1996 
(C47) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Rf6 silent sacrifice
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Grand Prix attack
N Minev vs Doda, 1963
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

Nxf7 sacrifice
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Nd5 sacrifice
Sznapik vs O Foisor, 1982 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Nh2-f3 sacrifice
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Lead in development
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack
Kozomara vs Robert E Byrne, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Bxe6 sacrifice to undermine g6
Spassky vs Timman, 1977 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sacrifice
Azmaiparashvili vs Rashkovsky, 1995 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 27 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice of g2 pawn
Khalifman vs Bareev, 2002 
(C10) French, 20 moves, 1-0

Lead in development
Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Silent sacrifice Rf3 to open g-file
M Golubev vs V Podinic, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice of g2 pawn
Spassky vs Seirawan, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Lead in development
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 0-1

f5-f6 sacrifice
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Greek gift sacrifice
Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Q-sac in KID Saemisch
J Levitt vs A D Martin, 1989 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1-0

Ng6 sacrifice to undermine e6
Beliavsky vs Larsen, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

f4-f5 advance against bishop on g6
Waitzkin vs A Friedman, 1993 
(C01) French, Exchange, 33 moves, 1-0

h6-g5 in response to Bg5 pin against uncastled king
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Bxg7 sac
I Madl vs D Summermatter, 1988 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
K Treybal vs I Solin, 1935 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
K Richter vs G G Alexandrescu, 1936 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
L Shamkovich vs Kholmov, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

Nf5 sacrifice
C H Alexander vs Pachman, 1947 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

Bxh6 sac
Vogt vs Uhlmann, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 22 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Attack against Fianchetto
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

150 Attack
Anand vs A Chernin, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 1-0

Greek gift with pawn on h4
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Nxf7 sac
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

Nxf2 sac
Reti vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

L Christiansen vs J B Campos-Moreno, 1980 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Bxh7 sac
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Rxg7 sac
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

f4-f5 against Nimzo-Indian
J Sarfati vs R Stevens, 2008  
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Dutch attack
Korchnoi vs Simagin, 1960 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Rg1, g4
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(B01) Scandinavian, 54 moves, 1-0

Yudasin vs Balashov, 1986 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

E Krueger vs Iskov, 1978 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

V Kovacevic vs I Farago, 1982
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

V Ciocaltea vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C59) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs G Borisenko, 1954 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

E Nikolic vs Fischer, 1968 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs E Pigusov, 1977 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

A Demchenko vs D Howell, 2016 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Browne vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1977 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

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