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Worth making a lesson out of.
Compiled by Roger Krueger

Fear, useless pieces--traffic & pins, prot. empty squares
S Tatai vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C01) French, Exchange, 14 moves, 0-1

Counting complicated by multiple pins.
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

f7 sac, wasting time, good pieces for bad
W So vs F El Taher, 2006 
(C26) Vienna, 22 moves, 1-0

Oddball openings, preventing castling, when to open file.
Reshevsky vs Denker, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Benjamin doomed by locked-in rook
M Khachiyan vs Joel Benjamin, 2010 
(C45) Scotch Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Kicking the Queen for fun and profit
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1-0

Three forks, three deflections, long forcing sequence
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

Impatience, opening e-file before castling, forcing moves.
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

Improve a piece with a threat
J Malia Ramirez vs C B Jacobsen, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Refuting dubious attack, remove the guard, coord. vs. uncoord.
A Niemela vs Tal, 1959 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Three pieces given for a queen and an attack
Blackburne vs S Rabbeth, 1874 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs R Rey Ardid, 1934 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

b5 defense to Fried Liver
H Brehmer vs F Menz, 1999 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Working for the outpost, and the massive damage it causes.
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Backmar-Diemer with a King Hunt
A E Blackmar vs A Lapeyre, 1882 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Deflection, overworked piece, back rank action
Botvinnik vs P Sharov, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Wild King Hunt
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Wasted Time and when NOT to castle
V Knorre vs Chigorin, 1874 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 0-1

Material for time, wild McDonnel Gambit
Marshall vs Maroczy, 1903 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Noah's Ark sunk by deflection/RTG
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

Getting away with flawed attack, ganging up
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

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