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DECOYS: ALIGNMENT: "ATTRACTION"
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22 Ne4-f6+! takes f6-sq lined up with undefended Black h8-rook
Nimzowitsch vs J Mieses, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

34 b3-b4! takes b4-square lined up with undef Black a5-queen
Gheorghiu vs Beliavsky, 1982 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

15 .. Nd7xe5! takes e5-square lined up with undef White a1-rook
N Illijin vs G Burgess, 1992 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 0-1

43 Rh7xBf7! Kf6xRf7 force f7-g8 alignment for skewer 44 Bd3-g6+
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 44 moves, 1-0

34 ... Re4xBf4! forces White to line up pieces along b8-h2 diag
Y Kryvoruchko vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

58 Rg2xg5+! forces Black g7-king,f5-queen into pin alignment
D Reinderman vs Harikrishna, 2010 
(A20) English, 56 moves, 1-0

19 ... Nf6xd5! 20 Qb3xNd5?! lines up with d2-knight for skewer
Gelfand vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

20 Nd2xe4!,28 Rf1xf7! based on White e2-bishop diagonal control
Le Quang Liem vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2010 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

38 Rf3xf7! wins a pawn as White g4-bishop prepares pin on e6-sq
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

18 Bg3xe5!
S Zhigalko vs A Iljushin, 2010 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

21 ... Nf6xe4! takes the e4-square lined up with White f3-queen
Le Quang Liem vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2010 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0

23 ... Bb7xg2! takes g2-square lined up with g1-king,g6-queen
Epishin vs Hort, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

41 ... f4-f3+! 42 Ke2xf3 drags e2-king onto f-file of f7-queen
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

M Ezat vs Mamedyarov, 2010 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

55 e4-e5+! takes e5-sq lined up with undef e8-bishop for fork
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

17 Rd1xd6!, 66 ... Bf2xg3! create alignments for skewer, pin
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

19 Rc1xNc6! drags Black b7-bishop into line with undef c7-bisho
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2011 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

17 c3-c4! entices Black e6-bishop onto line of c7-queen for pin
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

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