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70e_Double Bishop Sacrifices
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The double ♗♗bishop sacrifice is one of the most beautiful combinational motifs, and although its been seen quite a few times over the years the games are comparatively rare.

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Chandler quoted Tartakower as to the circumstances required for the idea to work

< “The defending king must be exposed and his pieces not readily available for defence. The attacker’s rook must serve a double purpose; to prevent the king’s escape to the other wing and to take part in the final assault without any loss of time.” <>>

then went on to call such sequences, <“a fairly rare occurrence in over-the-board play ….”> (a phrase he may well have lifted from Tartakower and Du Mont’s classic book, 500 Master Games of Chess).

Fairly rare? I'll say. I first learned to play chess nearly 35 years ago and I've been playing club chess for more than two decades - but in all that time I’ve only twice played Bxh7+ immediately followed by Bxg7, and both of those were in casual blitz games.

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Just <Bxh7+>: Game Collection: Demolition of Pawn Structure: Sac on h7 (h2) ; Game Collection: Double Bishop sacrifices

Wikipedia article: Greek gift sacrifice

Taimanov vs A Shashin, 1978 
(A04) Reti Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

classic
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

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

correct or not - discussion opened
K Junge vs C Kottnauer, 1942 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski vs M Defosse, 1936 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

The Ur-Original!
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Auch Alex hat es gemacht
Alekhine vs J Drewitt, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 22 moves, 1-0

E E Book vs Ingerslev, 1929 
(C00) French Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

V Kirilov vs Furman, 1949 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 0-1

Veni vidi Ludek
Pachman vs O Neikirch, 1958 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Teh Miles
Miles vs Browne, 1982 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

Basic tactics
Kasparov vs Portisch, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Milestone
E Dizdarevic vs Miles, 1985 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

Koneru vs Z Nemeth, 2005 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

omg, I lolled
W A Brown vs R Kneebone, 1985 
(B89) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Gelfand
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(C10) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Kudrin vs H A Machado Jr, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

N Gamboa vs Blatny, 1996 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

L Filatov vs S F Mayer, 2000 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

unfinished
Judit Polgar vs Karpov, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Joel Benjamin vs J Bartholomew, 2003 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sutovsky vs P Vavrak, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

I Koenig vs J W Cornforth, 1952 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

O'Kelly vs E P De La Prida, 1965
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 39 moves, 1-0

Mark Evans vs P Garbett, 1977 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

J L Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Vladimir Ivanov vs A Hermlin, 1996
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

unusual BB sacs
J Gonzalez Garcia vs Kasimdzhanov, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

unusual BB sacs (half passive)
Morozevich vs J Rowson, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

unusual BB sacs on (f7+f6)
E Vladimirov vs V M Mikhalevski, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

P Lebel vs M Arwanitakis, 2006 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 0-1

I Smikovski vs M Matlakov, 2008 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

S Collins vs I Snape, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 1-0

M Aguinaga vs S Garcia Fuentes, 2009
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

S Brammall vs R Gashgarian, 2011 
(C47) Four Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

unusual 1x xg6 + 1x deflection Ba5
Mamedyarov vs N Huschenbeth, 2012 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

unusual; formal aber BB
A Mista vs W Schmidt, 2011 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Q:RBN (too much)
D Brandenburg vs A Rustemov, 2009 
(C10) French, 47 moves, 0-1

quite unusual sacs on a4/d2
A Haast vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2013 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

sort of unusual
Navara vs M Parligras, 2015 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 27 moves, 1-0

on h7 + f6 !!
Gufeld vs V Osnos, 1978 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 33 moves, 1-0

22.Bxh7+ / Bxg7
R Hovhannisyan vs K Kostin, 2013 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh7+ / Bxg7
C Ali Marandi vs Y Sari, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 moves, 1-0

...Bxh2+/...Bxg2
Mathias Lind Schouten vs R Thogersen, 2017
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 22 moves, 0-1

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