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beautiful moves
Compiled by rilkefan
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Be8
G Quparadze vs V Bachin, 2003 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

Qxe5
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Rh7
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

sac of rook and move
D Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Qg7
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Piece sac to fix a weakness
Judit Polgar vs F Berkes, 2003 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Endgame on fire
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Nxe5, not entirely sound
Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Nd5
Smejkal vs Petrosian, 1981 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Nf4, Nh8
Kotov vs Keres, 1950 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

B what?
Browne vs Bisguier, 1974 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Startling defensive resouce
M Oren vs I Dyner, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

bolt from the blue
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

25.Bd2
D Khamrakulov vs S Abu Sufian, 2010 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

second-best line, lovely conclusion
R Beyen vs Filip, 1971 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Qd5 d8=Q Qxd8 Rxf8 would be an amusing conclusion
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Bc7
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

34...huh?
V Osnos vs J Yuchtman, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

Beautiful conclusion to combo
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

22.Bd5, beautiful decoy sac
B Kovanova vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Cascading interference
Grischuk vs B Grachev, 2017 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Clearance
Parma vs G Ramirez, 1963 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

...Rd3; missed Rh4
Adams vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nf7!!
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

RR vs PP
Svidler vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

White's 45th is a bolt from the blue
J F Cubas vs D Mastrovasilis, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 61 moves, 1-0

pretty, surprising pattern
V Soultanbeieff vs V Borodin, 1943 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Rc7; interference
Judit Polgar vs A S Rasmussen, 2013 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

74.
H van Dongen vs E Wijsman, 2005 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 79 moves, 1-0

you can only take one hanging piece at a time
Akobian vs R Felgaer, 2014 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 38 moves, 0-1

rook sac to expose k to Q+2B
Naiditsch vs Khenkin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

interesting endgame as well as white's 46th
Kramnik vs Bareev, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

study-like endgame tactic
Averbakh vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

Winning king march
I D Dorfman vs Tseshkovsky, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 0-1

"Rook ending"
H Steiner vs Kashdan, 1952 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

priority of check
Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Ne8
N Vitiugov vs Sasikiran, 2015 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

h1 is on the h file
Filguth vs A De La Garza Madero, 1980 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 19 moves, 1-0

M Cebalo vs Vasiukov, 2014 
(A80) Dutch, 13 moves, 1-0

pretty attack ends neatly
E Blomqvist vs E Romanov, 2016 
(C45) Scotch Game, 25 moves, 0-1

pretty mate
S Niemzowitsch vs Neumann, 1899 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

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