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Sunday Puzzle [16.]
I K Sukandar vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, 2014 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Von Scheve, 1902 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Plain Colle
Colle vs J J O'Hanlon, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Aaron missed 16.Bxh7+!! Kxh7 17.Ng5+ Kh6 18.Rc4!!
Nimzowitsch vs Von Gottschall, 1925  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh7+ (1:0)
L Christiansen vs J B Campos-Moreno, 1980 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Blackburned
Blackburne vs H Charlick, 1885 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Winning against Karpov w/ Bxh7+!
Anand vs Karpov, 1996 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

A Sokolov vs H Frauensohn, 1992 
(C16) French, Winawer, 28 moves, 1-0

Bf1-h3xf5xh7+
Nimzowitsch vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Pillsbury vs M Judd, 1898 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Lilienthal vs Najdorf, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

24.Bxh7+?
Nunn vs Csom, 1977 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Tactical Breakfast of a Champion
Alekhine vs A Asgeirsson, 1931 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Center pawn game strikes vs Geller
Korolew vs Geller, 1966 
(C22) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

11.Bxh7+ (incl a 2nd piece sac)
Teschner vs Spassky, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 78 moves, 0-1

RB sacs
D B Gurevich vs J Massana, 1985
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

l8 RB sX (gets Q 4 it though)
Kholmov vs V M Evelev, 2000
(B50) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

D Yevseev vs A A Kharitonov, 2006 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

A geek gift failed - check it
Quinteros vs Seirawan, 1985 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

The infamous Bxh2+ sacrifice by DJ8
Kasparov vs Deep Junior, 2003 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Greek gift failure
P Charbonneau vs H A Hussein Al-Ali, 2008 
(C10) French, 13 moves, 0-1

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

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

10.Bxh7+
B Wall vs W Wall, 1969 
(C10) French, 12 moves, 1-0

Kovacevic I
V Kovacevic vs H Ree, 1980 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Kovacevic II (ten years after)
V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

missed win
E Prie vs D Svetushkin, 2009 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

FOB II - #18
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

A Compton vs A Gholami, 2011 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

good example!
S Grigorian vs S Plischki, 2012
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 19 moves, 1-0

Bxh2+ (Kg3)... g5 0:1
S Ernst vs A Giri, 2015 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Polish Immortal
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Nf6+ / 14.Bxh7+
P Leisebein vs B Fels, 2004 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

12... Bxh2+!!
Suba vs P K Wells, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 0-1

non-classical B-sac
Korchnoi vs I Sokolov, 1993 
(A21) English, 22 moves, 1-0

19.Bxh7+
I Nikolayev vs G Rusyniak, 2004 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 21 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh7+
Anand vs Van Wely, 2001
(C10) French, 30 moves, 1-0

11.Bxh7+ Kxh7 12.Rxe6 Bxh2+ 13.Kxh2 Qf4+
Kasparov vs J Rodgaard, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

E Schallopp vs Gossip, 1890 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

simple trade-off weakening the K's shield
Geller vs Smyslov, 1965 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 60 moves, 1-0

20.Bxh7+
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 44 moves, 1-0

M Shereshevsky vs Y Gusev, 1977 
(A43) Old Benoni, 13 moves, 1-0

M Pestalozzi vs D Duhm, 1900 
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

16.Bxh7+!!
Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Gufeld vs L Espig, 1980 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

12...Bxh2+
K Hansen vs N Meldgaard, 1982 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 13 moves, 0-1

--> RRpp:RBN
Adams vs R Jedynak, 2015
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

unusual; #attack
Capablanca vs G H Hadland, 1919 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

11.Bxh7+
A McCarthy vs L Penny, 1974 
(C18) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 1-0

9.Bxh7+!
Alekhine vs T Lovewell, 1923 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

20.Bxh7+
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 65 moves, 1-0

20.Bxh7+ (23.Bxg7)
Kaidanov vs J Donaldson, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2002 
(C10) French, 19 moves, 1-0

20.Bh7+!! w/o x;
Lisitsin vs Ragozin, 1934 
(C00) French Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh7+
E Formanek vs W Heidenfeld, 1973 
(C11) French, 16 moves, 1-0

16. Rxh7!!
T Fogarasi vs N Medvegy, 2003 
(B40) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

9... Bxh2+!!
Wilke vs A H Privonitz, 1933 
(A13) English, 16 moves, 0-1

J M Bellon Lopez vs M Kristinsson, 2016 
(C14) French, Classical, 9 moves, 1-0

M Codenotti vs H J Cordes, 2016
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 1-0

...Rxh2!!
Blitz 5 vs Belle, 1978  
(C48) Four Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Bxh7+ / Rxe6
Jobava vs Galego, 2005 
(A53) Old Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Nxh7!!
Portisch vs B Berger, 1964 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 19 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Colle vs V Soultanbeieff, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

...Bxh2+
J A Rizzitano vs J A Curdo, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 19 moves, 0-1

17...Bxh2+ 18. Kxh2 Ng4+ 19. Kg3 Rxf2 20. Bd2 Ne3 21. Rxf2 Qd6+
W Bialas vs Uhlmann, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 23 moves, 0-1

19...Bxh2+ corr
E Ditt vs W Dannberg, 1965
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

17.Bxh7+ (19.Nf6+)
Alekhine vs Rozanov / Simson, 1917 
(C21) Center Game, 21 moves, 1-0

8.Bxh7+
D Nielsen vs R McShane, 2001 
(C11) French, 12 moves, 1-0

10.Bxh7+
Bogoljubov vs NN, 1952 
(C13) French, 12 moves, 1-0

8. Bxh7+!!
Pillsbury vs NN, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

26.Nxh7!!
D Svetushkin vs V Economescu, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

17.Bxh7+
M Dziuba vs J Kleinert, 2013 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

16.Bxh7+
S Zhigalko vs V Jianu, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 33 moves, 1-0

I-Chen Chen vs R Khimulu, 2012
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

26.Bxh7+
D Charochkina vs M Foisor, 2012 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

19.Bxh7+! / 21.Bf6!
J L Arnason vs Dreev, 1990 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

19.Bxh7+ Kxh7 20.Qc2+ --> Rc8
E Eliskases vs P Frydman, 1938 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 20 moves, 1-0

18.Bxh7+!
R S Jones vs S Jessel, 2016
(C11) French, 36 moves, 1-0

19. Bxh7+! (check)
Anand vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

11.Bxh7+
C W Hrissikopoulos vs R S Underwood, 1938
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Abwicklung
Stein vs F J Perez Perez, 1964 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

L Llaudy Pupo vs A Hamza, 2016
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

R Gralla vs M Amini, 2010 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

19. Bh7+ (unusual)
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

17.Bxh7+!
G A Ageichenko vs K Kratochvil, 2012
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

unusual - Bxh7+ takes last Kside pawn
M Vachier-Lagrave vs S Novikov, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh7+!! (Sunday puzzle)
A Muzychuk vs Tan Zhongyi, 2017 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

23.Bxh7+ (a bit unusual)
Ljubojevic vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh7+
B Adhiban vs M Dzhumaev, 2016
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

21. Bxh7+!
A Riazantsev vs D Bocharov, 2016 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

17.Bxh7+!
J Boardman vs A Kalaiyalahan, 2016
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 1-0

12.Bxh7+!
Gupta Prithu vs Anna Vrtiakova, 2016
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh7+!
V Stefansson vs Anand Pranav, 2017
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

12.Bxh7+ (1:0)
Weeramantry vs P Manning, 2000 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 13 moves, 1-0

10. Bxh7+!!
A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883  
(C13) French, 21 moves, 1-0

11. Bxh7+!! (1:0)
Yates vs V Marin y Llovet, 1930 
(C13) French, 11 moves, 1-0

10. Bxh7+!!
Pillsbury vs Chaseray, 1902 
(C13) French, 13 moves, 1-0

9. Bxh7+!!
G Gundersen vs A H Faul, 1928 
(C02) French, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

21. Bxh7+!!
V Yemelin vs E Goric, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

7. Bxh7+!!
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C01) French, Exchange, 12 moves, 1-0

15.Bxh7+!
J van Foreest vs J S Christiansen, 2017
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

23.Rxh7!!
J van Foreest vs T Harding, 2017
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

18.Bxh7+!!
S Papa vs J Redpath, 2001 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 36 moves, 1-0

A Korobov vs Macieja, 2010
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

14.Bxh7+!
Short vs S Agdestein, 1985 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh7+
Short vs N Zhukova, 2006 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

20...Bxh2+
K Bischoff vs G Jones, 2006 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 31 moves, 0-1

11... Nxh2!
Hjartarson vs S Agdestein, 1985
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

32.Bxh7+!!
Lautier vs Karpov, 1996 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

18. Bxh7
Rubinstein vs B Kostic, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

14. Bxh7+ (+22. Bh7+)
S Levitsky vs A Rabinovich, 1912 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

11.Bxh7+
Foltys vs Mohyla, 1940 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 1-0

16. Bxh7+ Kf8
Koltanowski vs J J O'Hanlon, 1937 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. e6!! (1:0)
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 1-0

17.Bxh7+Kxh718.Ng5+Kg819.Qh5Nf620.Qxf7+
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2017 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Hoi, 1985 
(B06) Robatsch, 43 moves, 1-0

24.Bxh7+ (1:0) well sort of
Kasparov vs S Begun, 1978 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 24 moves, 1-0

25...Nxh2!
D Yuffa vs M Kraemer, 2010
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

17.Bxh7+!
Fressinet vs N Brunner, 2011 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

10.Bxh7+!
Tarjan vs J M Hodgson, 1983 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

19.Bxh7+!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

16.Bxh7+
T Ernst vs Kouatly, 1984 
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

13.Rxh7 ~ 14.Qh5 (1:0)
Lindehn vs S Bergh, 1857 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

20.Nxh7
K M Rausch von Traubenberg vs I Rabinovich, 1912 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

19. Bxh7+ Kxh7 20. Ng5+ Kg6 21. h4 Rc4 22. h5+ Kh6 23. Nxf7+
Yinglun Xu vs B Thorfinnsson, 2017
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

13.Bxh7+Kxh714.Qh5+Kg815.Ne4
T Reich vs L Mons, 2014 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

12.Bxh7+!!
I Rabinovich-Barav vs I Aloni, 1945 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 16 moves, 1-0

15.Bxh7+
Jansa vs D Marovic, 1974 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

21.Bxh7+! curtains
O Sarapu vs A L Wilkinson, 1967 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

9...Bxh2+ wins the Q
W Paulsen vs J Mieses, 1892 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

8.Bxh7+
Jesse Nikki February vs P Mutesi, 2018 
(C00) French Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs M Christoffel, 1946 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

19.Bxh7+ =
L Steiner vs Pirc, 1936 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

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