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Imagination (Piece Placement)
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Black mates because White's pieces on Knight's squares
W Doubleday vs Kudrin, 2004 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 30 moves, 0-1

Creating Bishop forks
S Kriventsov vs Stripunsky, 2004 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

All for the Royal Fork!
J Westman vs E Havansi, 1964 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 16 moves, 1-0

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

Back Rank + Knight Fork
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Ignoring forks doesn't work!
A Ozsvath vs K Honfi, 1953 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 56 moves, 0-1

Poisoned Pawn opens file and tactics
Short vs Timman, 1994 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Weakened Pawn Shield instigates a lovely Knight Fork
Barbero vs U Rueetschi, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Delaying the tactic for perfect win
Sveshnikov vs S Webb, 1977 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 0-1

Pieces on Diagonal vs Pieces on Knight Squares
R Antonio vs T Dao, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Ps + N + R + Q + light B
S K Bru vs Movsesian, 2001 
(A16) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Incorrect or Unfortunate
NN vs E Canal, 1935 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 9 moves, 0-1

How wrong can ...Ng6 be?
Zukertort vs Anderssen, 1865 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 12 moves, 1-0

Pin, Counter-Pin and Double Attack!!
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Double Pin!!
K B Richardson vs D Andreev, 1977 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 39 moves, 0-1

Near and Far
Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

All because if Q protects f7, it falls prey to N fork!
O Bernstein vs Metger, 1907 
(A22) English, 22 moves, 1-0

Creating Aesthetic Pins and CrossPins (B,R,Q)
Szabo vs Benko, 1951 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

B move ends the illusion of safe back rank
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Back Rank Mate (N helps) + Fork
K Kokolias vs K Moutousis, 2005
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 0-1

Amazing!
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

A Pleasing Refutation by World Champion! (N up)
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

N on e5 and P on g5 control f7 forever
Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Amazing Clearance Sacrifice for Mate
Karpov vs Csom, 1977 
(A16) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice Foreseeing a Pin on Defender
Chiburdanidze vs M Sharif, 1995 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

P move takes all squares away from Q, strengthens fork and mate
Reti vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

N and B together blocking 7th rank enable Q sac
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

B, N, Q on diagonal leading to B+N mate
E Delmar vs NN, 1898 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

Creating Q fork
K Honfi vs Kholmov, 1962 
(C46) Three Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

Exploiting Back Rank and using B forks
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Ftacnik vs Seirawan, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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