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Mating Attack
Compiled by Jaredfchess
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34. f4!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

11. Qxe7+ is mate-in-three
J O H Taylor vs NN, 1874 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 1-0

39. Bf8+! initiates a pretty mate-in-four
G Meins vs E Schiller, 1996  
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

28. Qd8+!
Chandler vs A Fernandes, 2001 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

39...d3! converts a won position to a quick mate
Hug vs S Halkias, 2005 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

37. Rxb6+! yields mate in four
J Hall vs S Conquest, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

13. Nc6 forces a quick mate
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

34. Re6!
Karasev vs K Klaman, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

66...Qg3+! avoids the endgame but takes time to calculate
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2005 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 74 moves, 0-1

21. Ba3!! prepares a decisive attack on Black's King
Hydra vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

30. ..Rf4+! or 30...Rf4+!!
E M Jackson vs Marshall, 1899 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

18...dxe3!! wins with multiple mating threats
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

31...Qf5!!
Dreev vs Rozentalis, 1988 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

30. Bxf6!
Xie Jun vs Larsen, 1994 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

36. Bxg5!!
Larry Evans vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 38 moves, 1-0

32. Re2#
V Ciocaltea vs Gligoric, 1965 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

55. Kb8!
R Sanguineti vs Fischer, 1959 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

40...Ra1!
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

40. Bf6! punishes Black's "win of the Queen"
Z Almasi vs J Smeets, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

37. Nxe5+! initiates mate-in-five
Zhou Jianchao vs S Fedorchuk, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

21...Ne5!!
S Sale vs Zhong Zhang, 2005 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

22...Nd5+!!
Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

29...Nxf2!
J Shahade vs M Ginsburg, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 32 moves, 0-1

40. Rxd6+!
Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

34...Nf3+!
M Turov vs V Karagodin, 1997 
(C01) French, Exchange, 36 moves, 0-1

27. Rxh7+!
Tringov vs V Urdinov, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

35. Ba5! helps to prepare 40. Qg7! +-
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

28...Rxa2+!
W van Lankveld vs Van der Wiel, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 0-1

30...Bxf4! sets up 34...Re2!
I Cosma vs Velimirovic, 2002 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

29. Rxe5+!
Navara vs Z Kozul, 2006 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 31 moves, 1-0

30. Rxg7+!
Morphy vs NN, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

28. Re7+!
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

16...Bxg3! continues the attack from 10...f4!
C Desmarais vs L Seres, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

29...Nxe4+!
M Krajnak vs M Drtina, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

23. Bh6+!
J R Koch vs A Hauchard, 1997 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 29 moves, 1-0

18. Qxg6!!
A W Fox vs H E Bauer, 1901 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 1-0

35. Qg8+! was set up by 29. Re1!! and 31. Qe8!
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

29...Qxd6+!!
A Kuligowski vs Przewoznik, 1976 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

32...Qf1+!! and missed moves 34...Qg1+!! & 34. Rxd6+!!
Morphy vs T W Barnes, 1859 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

39. Be7!
Grob vs Lenherr, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

19. Qh6+! Kg8 20. O-O-O! +-
L Gutman vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

26. Rb5! mates quick or longer after trading Rooks for Queen
J A Grefe vs Najdorf, 1976 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

19...Nxd4! initiates an impressive mating attack
Nunn vs Keene, 1971  
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 0-1

43...Rd3!!
Drasko vs S Velickovic, 1988 
(A43) Old Benoni, 61 moves, 0-1

21. Rh8+!
T Soraas vs J Kvisla, 2006 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

25. Qxf7+!
J Kulbacki vs T Manion, 1989 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 27 moves, 1-0

36. Rxd5!!
Judit Polgar vs E G F Hellers, 1993 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 1-0

12...Qxf3+!
F Riemann vs Anderssen, 1876 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

30. Qxh8+!
S Gross vs D Blasl, 1999 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1-0

30. Rg7+! was set up by 24. Rg1!! +-
Suetin vs Ujtelky, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 31 moves, 1-0

60...Qf2!!
A Bannik vs Bronstein, 1958 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 63 moves, 0-1

28. Ne4!
R Stone vs Sherzer, 1988 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

23. Rc7!! prepares the way for 27. Rdxd7 +-
Kramnik vs E Alekseev, 2007 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

19. Qxh6!! +-
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

32. Qe4!!
Kasparov vs Gabdrakhmanov, 1977 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

18. Rf5+! (mate begins with 17. Bh6+ +-) follows 11. Bxf7+ +-
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

23. Qb8+!
R Bogdanovic vs Suetin, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

17...Qxf3!! is a sham sacrifice of the Queen for mate
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

10. Bxf7+! forces mate or wins decisive material
W Von Holzhausen vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 14 moves, 1-0

17. Qc3+! sets up a mate-in-three after 17...Kg8 18. Qxh8+!
Captain Evans vs McDonnell, 1829 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

34. Re8+!
L B Hansen vs Timman, 1994 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

34...a4!
A Bachmann vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

27 Ng5+! sets up mate-in-five with 29. Qg6+!
F Amonatov vs A Timofeev, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

41. Qe5!! provides some instructive mating tactics
Gong Qianyun vs Zhao Xue, 2006 
(B53) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

25...h6!!
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

33. Rxg7+!! and 34. Nh5+! enable the Queen to Mate
Blackburne vs Lipschutz, 1889  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

29. Qxh7+! is a Monday puzzle solution
Bosboom-Lanchava vs W Spoelman, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

28. Ne6!! (the pin of the Knight on e4 facilitates this combo)
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

25. Bxh6! leads to double check and mate after 25...exf4
G Kuzmin vs E Torre, 1981 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

37. Rxg6+!
Pinter vs Larsen, 1982 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

17...Nh5+!!
E Vladimirov vs V Vorotnikov, 1974 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

12...Rh1+!
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

29. Nc8+!
G Atwood vs Jonathan Wilson, 1801 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 32 moves, 1-0

36. Qxh6+! is mate-in-three or four
Nimzowitsch vs A Giese, 1913 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

15. Rxg7+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
Palatnik vs Geller, 1980 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

26. Qxf4!! removes the guard with a Queen sac to allow mate
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

28. h6!!
K Burger vs P Keglevic, 1977 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

39...Nf2+! is a decoy sham sacrifice leading to a quick mate
Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

26...Ng3+! initiates a mate-in-four set up by 23...Rh6!!-+
I A Horowitz vs Fine, 1934 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 28 moves, 0-1

22. Qe6+! puts the helpless King into a mating web
Showalter vs Logan, 1890 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

35...Rh2+! initiates an amusing minor piece mating attack
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

32...Rd2! sets up 33...Nxf2+! (& 36...Qxf1!) for mate-in-9
Portisch vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

35...Rch3! is mate-in-five
E Epstein vs T Batchimeg, 2008 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

16. Rxd7+!! wins easier with 17. Qe7+! and 18. Nd5! following
Prince Dadian vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

20. Qxg7+! sacs the Queen for a mate-in-five
H Runde vs Morten Jensen, 2003 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

23. Qxd6+! offers up the Queen as a pseudo-sac for mate
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1865 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

29. Nf5!! launches mate-in-ten
Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

34. Qxh7+! sacs the queen for mate
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

38. Bd5+!
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

15...Rxg2+! leads to mate in five or six
Guila vs G Pecci, 1875 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 0-1

33...Rxf2! is a demolition leading to mate
I Sokolov vs S Williams, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

41...Qg1+!
V Iordachescu vs Karpov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

33. Rxg7+! solves a daily puzzle with mate-in-four
Suetin vs Tseshkovsky, 1972 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 33 moves, 1-0

20. Ng6+! or 20. Qxf7+! lead to mate-in-four
Y Rusakov vs B Kalinkin, 1963 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

23. Nf5!! ignores a coming fork to spring a decisive attack
Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

22...Re2!!
J Pelaez vs A De Dovitiis, 1993 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

23. Rxh7! initiates mate-in-four (also a pin assisted mate)
Keres vs V Rootare, 1942 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

32...Ng4+!
G Lebredo vs Petrosian, 1978 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

29. Rh8+!
Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

20...Rxb2!
I Sokolov vs Miles, 1989 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 20 moves, 0-1

27...Qxh2+!
Reshevsky vs B Ivanovic, 1976 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

40...Nh4+!
Ivkov vs R Garcia, 1964 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1

35. Rh8+!!
G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

45. Red7!
J Trapl vs I Hausner, 1980 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

25. Nh6!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 28 moves, 1-0

25...Rxg2+!
S Cross vs C Henderson, 1938 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 25 moves, 0-1

37. Re1!! solves a Saturday puzzle
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

22...Rxb2!
Wang Yue vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 0-1

39. Nc6! threatening 39...Qxc6 40. Ra7! +-
Hort vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1987 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

11. Bf6!
Ilfeld vs Halb, 1993 
(C18) French, Winawer, 16 moves, 1-0

35. Qd8+! ! springs the "quiet" surprise follow-up 38. Re8!
D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

26. Qxg6! wins easily
Kolisch vs Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

23...Qxf3!
V Malakhatko vs G Timoshenko, 2003 
(C59) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

45...Rfxb4+! initiates mate-in-six
J Smeets vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 47 moves, 0-1

21...Qxa3! solves a Monday puzzle
M Rogan vs J A Rizzitano, 1989 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 0-1

32. Qxh5+! mates-in-four and solves a Tuesday puzzle
I Sokolov vs T Middelburg, 2009 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

33...Rxb2+!
J Withers vs E Williams, 1846 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

28. Ne7+! prepares to sac the Queen for mate
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

30. Qf6+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
M Apicella vs C Bauer, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

38...Qh1+!! 39. Kg3 h5! -+
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

28. Qxa7+! solves the Tuesday Jul 2, 2009 puzzle
Ragozin vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

46. Qc8+! Kh7 47. Nf8+ Kh8 48. Ng6+ Kh7 49. Ne7 +- was missed
Nakamura vs Karpov, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

33...Qxg3+! initiates a mate-in-five
Gulko vs J Horvath, 1985 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

36...h3+!
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

19. Qh6! solves a fairly easy Wednesday puzzle
D Semcesen vs N Grandelius, 2009 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

38...Ne2+!
Xie Jun vs J Demina, 1992 
(B58) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

31...Rxh4+! initiates mate-in-four
S Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

25. Rxe6! finishes with a quick mating attack
E Berg vs Leko, 1995 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 1-0

56...e3! deflects to set up a pin with a mating attack
T Hillarp Persson vs I Sokolov, 2009 
(A09) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

56. Rxg7+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
Mackenzie vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

25. Ne7+! initiates mate-in-four
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

20. Qxh5! solves a Monday puzzle
T Nyback vs U Von Herman, 2009 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

48...Nf5!
A Planinc vs D Gliksman, 1968 
(B07) Pirc, 52 moves, 1-0

39. Nf5+!
N Kosintseva vs E Zaiatz, 2009 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 1-0

22. Nxf6+!
Dus Chotimirsky vs Kotov, 1938 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

53. f5+! leads to a quick mate
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

29. Rh8+!
H H Cole vs A W W Tulip, 1946 
(B07) Pirc, 29 moves, 1-0

19. g6!
Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

39. Rh8! is an instructive win missed in time trouble
Topalov vs V Gashimov, 2010 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

36. Bxf5! gxf5 37. Rxf5+ Kg8 38. Rg1! +- springs the surprise
Robson vs I Stavrianakis, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

36...Rh3+! initiates mate-in-four
J Arizmendi Martinez vs J M Gomez Esteban, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

27. Nf6+! dual mate threat after 27...gxf6 28. exf6 + +-
Levenfish vs Riumin, 1936 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

18...Qxe3! sacs the Queen for a mating attack
D Botto vs L Christiansen, 1975 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 22 moves, 0-1

15. Bd6!!
Shirov vs J Lapinski, 1990 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

45...Re2! solves a Monday puzzle
Alapin vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

12...Qxe5!!
Nietsche vs Factor, 1928 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 0-1

29...Qf3+!
Cochrane vs Somacarana, 1856 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 30 moves, 0-1

45. f4!
Keene vs E Mortensen, 1983 
(A05) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

68. Kb4!
G Kuzmin vs Smyslov, 1978 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

29. Rdd8! solves a Sunday puzzle
Marshall vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C21) Center Game, 31 moves, 1-0

43. Rg7+! forces mate-in-five and solves a Saturday puzzle
Chiburdanidze vs P Feustel, 1976 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 47 moves, 1-0

49. Qxh5!
O Sarapu vs Z Frankel, 1962 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

39. g4+!
Beliavsky vs Adams, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

30. Qxh7+! enables a decisive mate threat
G Abrahams vs J H Beaty, 1962 
(E90) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

29. g4+!
Smyslov vs Oll, 1993 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

27...Qxc1+! solves a Monday puzzle with a mate threat
E Ghaem Maghami vs Karpov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 29 moves, 0-1

22...Qb4+! mates in two to four moves & solve a Tuesday puzzle
N Yaremko vs D Recuero Guerra, 2006 
(B56) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

40. Qg5! improves on the game and solves a Wednesday puzzle
N Bojkovic vs Zhao Xue, 2008 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

38. Rxg6!
D Dumitrache vs D Baratosi, 2008 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

37. Nh5! solves a Tuesday puzzle
R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

22. Bh6! solves a Friday puzzle
O de la Riva Aguado vs Ermenkov, 2008 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

23. Ng5! solves a Thursday puzzle
J Friedel vs M de Jong, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

34. Bh6+!!
S Estremera Panos vs L Cisneros, 1991 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

48. Nf8 solves a Monday puzzle
S Cicak vs A Khruschiov, 2008 
(A13) English, 48 moves, 1-0

42...Qf3!!
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

19. Qd2! avoids a hasty mistake and wins with a mate threat
V Lepikhin vs Alekseev, 1959 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 19 moves, 1-0

80...Qxf4+! forces mate-in-seven
M Narciso Dublan vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 80 moves, 0-1

27...Rf1+! wins with a clever decoy sham sacrifice
Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

18. Rxe6!
Najdorf vs Gliksberg, 1929 
(C10) French, 21 moves, 1-0

56...Re3! threatens mate-in-two and wins decisive material
Pelikan vs Guimard, 1945 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 93 moves, 0-1

43. Bf7+! combines decoy & deflection for a quick mate
S Bogner vs G Bwalya, 2010 
(A90) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

30...Qxg2+! is mate in four
J Dobias vs J Schulz Sr, 1933 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

27. Rxf6!
G Wainwright vs Blackburne, 1906 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

43...Qf4!
Y Drozdovskij vs S Grishchenko, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 50 moves, 0-1

20...Rxh1+! solves a Sunday puzzle
A Teloeken vs G Welling, 1996 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 0-1

26...Qxh2+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
S Mulligan vs D Foord, 2006 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

29...Re1+ 30. Kh2 Rh1+ -+! solves a Thursday puzzle
Sherzer vs Acs, 1998 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

25. Qxc8+ solves a monday puzzle with mate in 2 or 3
Kolisch vs E D'Andre, 1867 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

23. Nf5+! offers up Knight and Queen for a mating attack
J Klein vs B Marcussi, 1963 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

29 Ne7+! Bxe7 30 Rb8+ + - solves a Thursday puzzle
U Boensch vs K Litkiewicz, 1974 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

8. Qxd4! solves a Tuesday puzzle
D Andreikin vs Karjakin, 2010 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

28...Qf3!
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

37. Rh7+! initiates mate-in-five and solves a Tuesday puzzle
S Salihu vs F Urkedal, 2008 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 1-0

30. Rxb7! solves a Thursday puzzle
C Holt vs M Panchanathan, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 0-1

26. Qh3! threatens mate-in-four with a double discovered check
R Nolte vs K Chua, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

36. Rg1+!
G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

29...Qxf1!! 30. Rxf1 Nf2! +-
M Bab vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

36. Rg7! threatens mate-in-two to compel Black's resignation
M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

29. Qxh2+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
R Fontaine vs A Sokolov, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

35. Ne6!
G Estevez Morales vs Tal, 1973 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

50. Bxf7+! finishes off a won game with mate-in-five
M Mchedlishvili vs S Volkov, 2011 
(A21) English, 52 moves, 1-0

21. Bxh7+!
S Vaibhav vs A Yang Ching-Wei, 2011 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

50. Rh8+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
Topalov vs Karpov, 1998 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

25. Nh5! embarasses a Knight Fork and solves a Thursday puzzle
G Nagy vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1-0

8. Qxd4! threatens mate-in-three to solve a Monday puzzle
J Loy vs R Erickson, 1989 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 10 moves, 1-0

22. Qxf6+! is up to mate-in-six for a Tuesday solution
Schlechter vs J Bendiner, 1893 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

27. Bxf5! or 27. Qh6! solves a Friday puzzle
Shirov vs M Leon Hoyos, 2011 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

22...Qe3+_!! forces mate-in-five
Vitacek vs Duras, 1900 
(C22) Center Game, 26 moves, 0-1

16. Bf5!! solves the Apr 22, 2012 Sunday puzzle
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

29...Qxe6+! solves Wed May 2, 2012 puzzle
M Gurevich vs Gelfand, 2002 
(A13) English, 31 moves, 0-1

28...Ne1+! initiates mate-in-five
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

24. Qxh7+! is mate in six
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

28...Bh8!
Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

27. Qxf8+! is mate-in-five
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1854 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

40. Rxe4! mates with two Bishops & solves Wed 2/6/2013
J Becerra Rivero vs M Goss, 2012 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 1-0

23. Nf5+! is mate-in-six
P Lalic vs O Murchadha, 2012 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

27. Qxg7+! solves Wed 3/20/2013
A Stukopin vs J Ferreira, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

31. Rxd6+! (quicker than 31. Qf7!) solves Wed 04/24/2013
S Atalik vs B Baum, 1998 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 32 moves, 1-0

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