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Tactical Themes
Compiled by KingG
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Bh6
J C Rosenthal vs A Schroeder, 1916 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Owen vs Morphy, 1858 
(000) Chess variants, 33 moves, 0-1

C W Brown vs Gibbs, 1918 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

H K E Clemenz vs F Eisenschmidt, 1862 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 4 moves, 0-1

Z Nilsson vs Geller, 1954 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

V Atlas vs S Tomezack, 2006 
(C10) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1958 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1924  
(A13) English, 25 moves, 1-0

Baburin vs Adianto, 1993 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 0-1

Greco's Mate
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 13 moves, 0-1

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 17 moves, 1-0

Lolli's Mate
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Gelfand, 1988 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

Promotion
A Medina Garcia vs Tal, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Navara vs M Jirovsky, 2003
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

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

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

Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A10) English, 34 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2016 
(B54) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1-0

Vyzmanavin vs V Tukmakov, 1986 
(D80) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

N Popov vs A Novopashin, 1979 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs A Esipenko, 2017 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 29 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Ne6
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Ne6
Kasparov vs Short, 1986 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs Hartston, 1973 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

S Madsen vs M Napolitano, 1950 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 24 moves, 0-1

Cochrane vs Staunton, 1841 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 20 moves, 0-1

Horwitz vs Staunton, 1845 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

Pin
L Zaid vs Chekhov, 1975 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 50 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

K Lerner vs A V Kharitonov, 1984 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Allies, 1914  
(A03) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

Tal vs I Platonov, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Qa4, Nb5
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

L Christiansen vs E B Meyer, 1977 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 1-0

Cherepkov vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs B E Horberg, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

E Paoli vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

E G Sergeant vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Beliavsky vs Tal, 1981 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Bareev, 2005 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

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

Tal vs Suetin, 1969 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs S Landau, 1938 
(B50) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs G Barcza, 1952 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 40 moves, 1-0

J Kupper vs F Olafsson, 1959 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 20 moves, 1-0

Antoshin vs F Rabar, 1964 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1932 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Levenfish, 1947 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

R Fuchs vs Korchnoi, 1965 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Navara vs A Dergatschova-Daus, 2007 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

O Neikirch vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Stoltz vs Kotov, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

Duras vs Spielmann, 1912 
(C11) French, 49 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs Maroczy, 1900 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Tarjan vs Karpov, 1976 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Maric vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Improving Queen's position
M Damjanovic vs Lutikov, 1969 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter vs K Havasi, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1-0

J Perlis vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

Opocensky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 0-1

Salov vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Unzicker, 1966 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1925 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 1-0

Queen trap on b2
Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1952 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 27 moves, 1-0

Goglidze vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(D90) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs Euwe, 1929 
(A48) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Linear mate
Polugaevsky vs G Szilagyi, 1960 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

Pawn promotion
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1956 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Pawn promotion
Stahlberg vs Menchik, 1935 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Pin
Guimard vs Kotov, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Koneru, 2002 
(A09) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs Keres, 1936 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Rellstab vs Vladimir Petrov, 1937 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Burn, 1900  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

J Maedler vs Uhlmann, 1963 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

V Sokolov vs Rusnikov, 1966 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

G Pfeiffer vs Blau, 1952 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

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

Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1974 
(A17) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Browne, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Glek vs S N Arkhipov, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 14 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Zhu Chen, 2001 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Janssen vs L'Ami, 2011 
(A05) Reti Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Anastasia Variant
E Najer vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 67 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1967 
(A14) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Kupreichik, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs N Padevsky, 1966
(D85) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

M Bluebaum vs Vitiugov, 2018 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

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

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

M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

G Barcza vs Tal, 1971 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs V Ciocaltea, 1962 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Kan, 1935 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Karpov, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Stein, 1973 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs Plaskett, 1986
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Krum Georgiev vs Gulko, 1988 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

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

A Summerscale vs P Roberts, 2009 
(A13) English, 36 moves, 1-0

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