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Weakened Castled Position
Compiled by Jaredfchess
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13. Qh3!! wins
Carlos Torre vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Ian Rodger's amazing 23. Nd4!! defeats Acs.
I Rogers vs Acs, 2003 
(A22) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Ruy Lopez King-Side Mating Attack
D King vs D Howell, 2003 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

22. bxc4!!
Grischuk vs C Berberich, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

23...Rxe4!!
Navara vs McShane, 2004 
(B06) Robatsch, 29 moves, 0-1

18. Bxc5! sets up 20. Qh6! +-
Kramer vs Ruster, 1926 
(A16) English, 20 moves, 1-0

12. Qd2!!
Janowski vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

29...Nxf4!
G Kacheishvili vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(D80) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 0-1

35...Qh5!! exchanges pawn and rook for smothered mate
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

23...Rg6! sets up a smothered mate
Balanel vs A Pytlakowski, 1951 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

30. h5!
Csom vs L Seres, 1999 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

38...Rf6!!
B Mate vs G Horvath, 2001 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

14...Rg8!! sets up 15...Nh4+!!
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

31...Qxc3!! is a deep and subtle double attack
Joel Benjamin vs Z Kozul, 1997 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 38 moves, 0-1

25. Nc6!!
Tal vs Tolush, 1958 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

52... Bxf3! initiates a sequence to overwhelm the castled King
M Gurevich vs Anand, 2004 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 60 moves, 0-1

23. Rxb1+!!
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1957 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

18. fxg6!? initiates a series of brilliant sacrifices
Shirov vs A Hauchard, 1990 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

24. Bd3!!
Shirov vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 1-0

White should have played 25. a6! (see jonber's post)
Albin vs Csank, 1890 
(C13) French, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Should have played 23...Qh6+! 24. Kb1 24...Qd2! -+
Murey vs B Gruzman, 1965 
(C13) French, 37 moves, 1-0

17...Qc7! 18. Bd4 Nc6! is strong and decisive
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

40. Nc7+! is a more decisive win
K Aseev vs Kamsky, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 83 moves, 1-0

25. Nc5!
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 62 moves, 1-0

29. Rg6!
Blackburne vs J G Witton, 1885 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

16...Rhg8!
Areshchenko vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 0-1

29. g4!? and 37. Qg2!
Speelman vs W Kobese, 2005 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

16. Nce4!
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

17. h4! and 24. Be2! help to set up 26. Bxe8!
E Kemeny vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

29. Bd5!
B P Reilly vs Fine, 1935 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 40 moves, 1-0

33.Bxc2! Qxc2 34.Ng4! Qd2 35.Nf5! gxf5 36.Nh6+ +-
Kasparov vs Rachels, 1988 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

17...Rxh4!
M-Chess vs G West, 1994 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 27 moves, 0-1

Topalov missed 19. Na4! +-
Topalov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 38 moves, 0-1

22...Qc6? 23. Qg4! sets up 25. Bg7! +-
Keene vs Briant, 1988 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

20. Bxa6!!
Z Gyimesi vs A Fox, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

10. Nh5! Bh8? (10...Na5=) 11. Qf3! +-
D D van Geet vs Guyt, 1967  
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

37. Qg6!
Kasparov vs Ljubojevic, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

26...Rxc3! sets up 27...Re2!
R Palliser vs D Howell, 2005 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 27 moves, 0-1

35. hxg6! fxg6 36. Rxg6+ Kh8 37. Rg7! +-
Pillsbury vs E Delmar, 1893 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

26. Bxc6!!
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

28...Re2!
M Judd vs Pillsbury, 1898 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 0-1

28. Rh3! exploits 27...Nxh4?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2005 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

45. f5!!
E Torre vs Romanishin, 1988 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

21. fxg6! is a win White apparently missed
K Commons vs Najdorf, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 0-1

24. Bf5!!
Vyzmanavin vs Zhidkov, 1985 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

18. Ng5!!
Topalov vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

22. Ng6! steals the advantage after a defensive error
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Black missed 24...Rf6!! -+ (threatens 25...Bxg6+ -+)
Judit Polgar vs Adams, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

20...Bxg4!!
E Torre vs Unzicker, 1981 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

22. Rf8+!! deflects to exploit the weakened castled position
Y Kruppa vs O Gladyszev, 1997 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

Black misses 28...Bc6! -+, but White finds 29. g4! +-
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

24. Rg3+!
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

11...Nf8? 12. Ng5! +-
Nakamura vs Smirin, 2005 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

26. Rxd4!
Dus Chotimirsky vs A Bannik, 1949 
(A09) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

27. Qg5+!
Eingorn vs R Jaenig, 2001 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

39. Rxh5!
E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

31...Bxd2! exploits the weak King position
Petursson vs Polugaevsky, 1987 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

37. Qc3!
R Wojtaszek vs E Najer, 2005 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

17. Nxe5!
Steinitz vs Loyd, 1867 
(C25) Vienna, 17 moves, 1-0

37. f6! decisively punishes 36...g5?
M Cuellar Gacharna vs Reshevsky, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

21...Bc4!
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

21...Qg6+! & 22...Qh5! help set up 23...Ne5! -+
Winants vs M Al-Modiahki, 2002 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 0-1

22. Rae1!!
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

19. Qf4!!
S Sulskis vs T Michalczak, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

24. Qd1!!
E Guseinov vs R Zelcic, 2005 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

31. Qf7! forces a quick mate
Eljanov vs G Beckhuis, 2005 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

25...Rxc3!
Alatortsev vs Smyslov, 1942 
(E70) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

17. g5 helps build up to 22. h6! +-
Kasparov vs Csom, 1980 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 29 moves, 1-0

16...Rxb2! is the winning counter attack Black missed
V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

23. Rc7 +- threatens a winning discovered attack or mate
Taimanov vs Golombek, 1952 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 32 moves, 1-0

28. Qf5+! Kg8 29. Kb1 (29. Qe6+ Kh8 30. Kb1 Bxd4 ) 29... Bxd4!
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

32...Ra8!!
Levenfish vs Lisitsin, 1946 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 1-0

35. g4!? is interesting and instructive
Macieja vs Judit Polgar, 2002 
(A48) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

16. fxe5! "sacrifices" the exchange for a winning attack
Paulsen vs Owen, 1862 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

44. c5!! helps set up 48. Rxd3!
Karpov vs Gligoric, 1975 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

21. Rd7!
Nimzowitsch vs Bjorn Nielsen, 1930 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

17...Qxb3!
J Rosanes vs Anderssen, 1862 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

20. Qxh7!
K Popova vs Kasinova, 1974 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 21 moves, 1-0

47...Nd2!!
Shredder vs Gambit Tiger, 2001 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 63 moves, 0-1

28. Nh5!
L Perdomo vs L Duarte, 2005 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

33. Bh5!! is a clear win for White
Kasimdzhanov vs Anand, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

17...b5! sets up 27...Qf7!, 30...b4! and 34...Nc3+!
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

38...Bxe4!!
A Zaitsev vs Gipslis, 1969 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

28...Bxf3!! wins with a minority attack and a material deficit
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

25. h6!!
Hort vs Chandler, 1982 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

29. g4!
E Paehtz vs I Vasilevich, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

31. Qg4! is the winning move Morozevich missed
Morozevich vs Svidler, 2005 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 0-1

30...Nxe4!
K Grigorian vs Balashov, 1974 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

32. Rf4!! or 32. Bxe5!! or 32. Re4!!
G Minchev vs K Kolev, 1991 
(A36) English, 37 moves, 1-0

72...Rc7!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

27. Ng4!!
Rublevsky vs Bareev, 2005 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

29. Qe6+!
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

18...Bxd4!!
N Vitiugov vs Shirov, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

45. e6!
Smyslov vs J A Rubinetti, 1970 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

25. Rd7! takes the seventh rank to attack the weak King
Zhou Jianchao vs S Fedorchuk, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

28...Bxc3!
R C Balinas vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

26. Bxh5!!
Szabo vs M Bertok, 1970 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

22. Rd4!
Geller vs A Z Kapengut, 1971 
(D88) Grunfeld, Spassky Variation, Main line, 10...cd, 11.cd, 25 moves, 1-0

16. Nxe4!
Balashov vs M S Tseitlin, 1969 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 24 moves, 1-0

24. Nxf5!
Ljubojevic vs J H Donner, 1973 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

23. h7+!
Trompowsky vs Julius Nielsen, 1936 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

22...Qa8? 23. Bg4!
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

22. Rd7!
Unzicker vs T van Scheltinga, 1951 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 1-0

36...Rxa3+!
Zhong Zhang vs Sadvakasov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

27...d5!
Gulko vs A Kremenietsky, 1982 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

22...Rxc3! sets up the surprise "not so quiet" 24...Qf1!!
Gligoric vs T Nyback, 2004 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

22...Qf5!
I Bajarani vs G Guseinov, 2005 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

22. Rxg7+!
Alekhine vs E Linares Jr, 1939 
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

26. b6! is a deflection to set up a decisive Queen Sac
Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 1-0

13...g5! sets up 14...g4! for the decisive blow
A Holland vs C Warburton, 1949 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

28. Bh7+!
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs H Fidaeyee, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

22...Neg4!!
J Costa vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

20. f5!! initiates a winning demolition on g6
Averbakh vs V Zak, 1947 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 1-0

29. Re4! sets up 35. Nh6! +-
Gligoric vs Kavalek, 1972 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 38 moves, 1-0

27. Nxc4!!
Kavalek vs E Formanek, 1970 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 32 moves, 1-0

27. Rh6!! with a 28. Ne4! followup
Goldin vs I Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

29...Rxb2+!!
Minic vs Fischer, 1970 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

29. e6!
L Eperjesi vs B Perenyi, 1980 
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 39 moves, 1-0

18...Rxf3!
Koneru vs C Waters, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 19 moves, 0-1

23...Nf6!!
Karpov vs Mihajlo Stojanovic, 2007 
(C10) French, 25 moves, 1-0

32. Qh7+!
Xie Jun vs K Arakhamia-Grant, 1997 
(B83) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

25...Nf4!!
V Kovacevic vs Timman, 1984 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

20. h7+!
Sznapik vs D Komljenovic, 1987 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

21. d6!!
Kupreichik vs I Radulov, 1980 
(B57) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

29, Bd5! sets up 30. Qf4 +-
M Roos vs G Timmerman, 1987 
(A86) Dutch, 30 moves, 1-0

16...Ba3!
G Piesina vs B Nisman, 1968 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

30. Nxh5!! (extremely difficult but worthy of study)
Tal vs Spassky, 1980 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 1-0

14. Nxe7+!
Ed. Lasker vs B F Winkelman, 1926 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

25. Nf5!!
Matulovic vs Tringov, 1970 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

31...R8d4!!
Sax vs Salov, 1989 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

29. Nf6+!
I Cheparinov vs Pelletier, 2007 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

17...Qxf3!! is a Queen pseudo sacrifice
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

20. h5!
Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

18. Raf1!! sets up 21. Nf5!!+- or 21. Qc3!!+-
Beliavsky vs Kupreichik, 1973 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 26 moves, 1-0

30. Qg5! deflects the Knight from it's key defensive post
Miles vs Timman, 1984 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

25. h6! +-
Y Dembo vs I Krush, 1996  
(B89) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

24. Ng5!
Fischer vs L Barczay, 1967 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1-0

19. Bxg7!!
Janowski vs Von Popiel, 1902 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 21 moves, 1-0

32...Nf4!!
Bagirov vs A Vooremaa, 1981 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

18. fxg6!!
Van der Wiel vs Ehlvest, 1989 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

43. Rxf5!! demolishes with flair
Saemisch vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 48 moves, 1-0

23. Ne4!!
Vyzmanavin vs V Ruban, 1989 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

18. Qh6!!
Soltis vs D Gurevich, 1981 
(B89) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

21. Ng5!!
E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

28. d6!!
G Sigurjonsson vs L Ogaard, 1978 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

9. Nf6+! whips up a mating attack
Alekhine vs De Cassio, 1944 
(C25) Vienna, 10 moves, 1-0

23. Ngxf5!! is a clearance sacrfice to reveal a decisive attac
Psakhis vs A Kochyev, 1990 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

43...h3!! uncorks a winning cross pin in the followup
Wahls vs Yusupov, 1991 
(C16) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

25. c5!! solves a Sunday puzzle, but 25. Bh6!! may be stronger
Igor Ivanov vs Kudrin, 1989 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Sherzer vs H Olafsson, 1991 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

24. f6!! breaks open Black's position for a decisive attack
Alekhine vs K Junge, 1942  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

20...Rxf3!! and 21...Nb4! prepare 22...Ba4! -+
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

14. Nxe5! exploits 13...g6?! & 15. Nxf7! exposes 14...Nxe2?
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Chiburdanidze, 2004 
(A17) English, 39 moves, 1-0

28. Be5! whips up a winning attack
B Katalymov vs O Kaminsky, 1969 
(C45) Scotch Game, 37 moves, 1-0

20. Ng5!
S Wong vs N Grinberg, 1976 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

24...Rf4!
Dubois vs Count Kushelev-Bezborodko, 1858 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

21. Ndf5!!
Kotov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(E72) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

24. Ng5! exploits the holes in Black's position
Dake vs Alekhine, 1932 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

20...c3!
M Bobotsov vs Tal, 1958 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 30 moves, 0-1

21. Qh6!! prepares 22. Bxg6! +-
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

22. Ne4!! begins a deep attack by threatening the Queen
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

30. c6! destroys Black's weakened castled position
Carlsen vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

19. Na6+!!
G Feher vs E Bricard, 1995 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

22. Nh5+!!
I Cheparinov vs D H Campora, 2005 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

22...Bd4! involves a variety of tactical themes
Winawer vs Chigorin, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 28 moves, 0-1

24. Rh1!! initiates a decisive but difficult King-side attack
G Camacho Penate vs A Hernandez, 1994 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

32...b3!! is an in between move used to set up the attack
Lputian vs B Alterman, 1994 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

31. Rxh7+!
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1994 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

32. Nf6!
A Luczak vs Fedorowicz, 1979 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 44 moves, 0-1

16. Ne5! this deflection removes the guard to set up mate
Alekhine vs Hoelscher, 1933 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

14. Rxf6!!
Bisguier vs Larsen, 1965 
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1-0

25. Nf6+!
Znosko-Borovsky vs M Lewitt, 1906 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

21. Ngf5!!
G Vescovi vs R Szuhanek, 1994 
(B53) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

23...Rxc7!! sets up to weaken and exploit the castled position
R Ziatdinov vs D Gurevich, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

16...Rc8!
M Chapman vs I Rogers, 1999 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

29. e5!!
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1-0

19. R1xf5!!
Glek vs Z Lanka, 1997 
(E61) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

8. Qh5! solves a Wednesday puzzle
Morant vs A de Feuquieres, 1680 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 10 moves, 1-0

27. Nxf5!
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 1996 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

26. Rxd7!! sets up 27. Nxg6! +-.
I Sokolov vs Timman, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

29. Nxd6!! sets up the demolition 29...Qxd6 30. Rxh2! +-
B Mathews vs J Subervi, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 1-0

26. Bxg5! hxg5 27. Nf5 +- wins easy enough
Motylev vs A Iljushin, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

24. Nc4!! sets up 26. h6 +- for a decisive King-side attack
Karjakin vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

30...Rxg1+!
R Biolek vs Oral, 1997 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

20. Rxf6! solves a Sunday puzzle
R Vera vs S Garcia Martinez, 2001 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 26 moves, 1-0

26...Qxb4+!! solves a Thursday puzzle
Kraussold vs Volt, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 0-1

17...Rxb2!! solves a difficult Saturday puzzle
Petursson vs Wojtkiewicz, 1990 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

28. Bd2!! prepares mate after 28...Bxd2! 29. Rd8! Bxg2 30. e6!
Tarrasch vs D G Baird, 1898 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

29...Rf4!! initiating a decisive attack is a move White missed
Lipschutz vs Gossip, 1889 
(C28) Vienna Game, 72 moves, 0-1

23. g5! wins after 23...hxg5? 24. Ng6! +-
P Popovic vs D Kosic, 1992 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

18. Rxe5!! fxe5 19. Ng5! +- initiates a winning attack
Tal vs Timman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

16...Rxf3!
H High vs Keene, 1964 
(A48) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

17...Ne4!! solves a Sunday puzzle with multiple threats
Sadler vs Pelletier, 2003 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 18 moves, 0-1

19...Nb4! uses discov attack, pin, deflect & double attack
D Ciuksyte vs V Golod, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

23. f6!
Amsterdam vs Rotterdam, 1824 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

23...a3!! opens the a-file for a decisive attack on the King
Z Varga vs Z Gyimesi, 2005 
(C48) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

19. Ng5! finishes off Black's weak King position
B Rabar vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1949 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

19. Qc4! begins a decisive attack on the King
L Day vs A Sundar, 2007 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

23. Rxe7!
F Handke vs H H Hernandez, 2003 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

21...h2+!
J Ragan vs Benko, 1974 
(A22) English, 25 moves, 0-1

19. Bxf6!
Gruenfeld vs J Schenkein, 1915 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

37. Nf6+!
Leko vs Bacrot, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

20...Qg3!!
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

27. Nf6! Qe7 28. Nxh6 Re8 29. Ng5! +-
Razuvaev vs H Ree, 1975 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

13. Bg5! sets up 14. Nf6+! +-
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C45) Scotch Game, 31 moves, 1-0

24. Bh3!!
E Limp vs A Rodriguez Vila, 2001 
(A80) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

44. h4! decisively exploits the weakened King position
A Zatonskih vs A Melekhina, 2009 
(E61) King's Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

32. Bxf7! undermines and weakens the Black King's security
D Juswanto vs Zhu Chen, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

15. Nb3+!
M Pavlovic vs G Cabrilo, 1991 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

27...Rf3!! begins the combination that sets up 31...d3! -+
Yoel Aloni vs Botvinnik, 1964 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

18. Qg4! begins a decisive assault on the Black King
L Christiansen vs L C Gilden, 1976 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

22...Qd6! would have won immediately
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

26. Qf6!
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1-0

25. Nh7!!
Short vs Ljubojevic, 1991 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

21. g4! or 21. Bxh5!
Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

16. e5!
Svidler vs C Holst, 1991 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 21 moves, 1-0

25. Bg5! +-
I Asmundsson vs J Thor, 1974 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

18...Bh6!! exploits the weak Queenside castle position
M Brodsky vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

30. Re8!!
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

23. Bxg5!!
Kasparov vs Palatnik, 1978 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 37 moves, 1-0

24. Bg6!! exploits weak back rank to set up a quick King hunt
Anand vs R Kempinski, 2010 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 28 moves, 1-0

10. Ng5! sets up 11. Qxf7+ for smothered mate-in-three
H Hallmann vs W Schneider, 1931 
(C26) Vienna, 13 moves, 1-0

19...Qb8!
K Jakubowski vs J Gdanski, 2010 
(C28) Vienna Game, 31 moves, 0-1

16. Nd5!! one of the most difficult Sunday puzzles ever
A Volokitin vs Rublevsky, 2004 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

25. Qd2!
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

24. Bd6! or 24. Rxe6!
O Korneev vs R Perez, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

23...Nfg4+!! solves a Saturday puzzle
T Henrichs vs M Prusikin, 2007 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 26 moves, 0-1

28. Rf5!! solves a Sunday puzzle
Caruana vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

19. f6! blows up Black's position, but may be lost by 15. Rf2!
Robatsch vs F J Perez Perez, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 19 moves, 1-0

16. Nxd5!! solves a Sunday puzzle
Kaidanov vs J Donaldson, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

9. Bxf7+!
Astapovich vs Golosov, 1967 
(C47) Four Knights, 11 moves, 1-0

18. Bxf6+!
A Timofeev vs Svidler, 2008 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 19 moves, 1-0

16. Qxg7!! (better than Owen's 16. Nf6+)
Owen vs Burn, 1887 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

16. Qh5! seems to be stronger than the game move
C Maier vs G Israel, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

20. Nd7!!
R Cifuentes vs Ribli, 1986 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 47 moves, 1-0

22...Nf3+!! solves a Sunday puzzle
Szabo vs G Sigurjonsson, 1968 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

24. Rxh7! mates after 24...Kxh7 or wins after 24...Kf8 25. Qh1
H P Garcia vs R Casafus, 1977 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

14...Nd2!
A Ertelt vs R Gralla, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 16 moves, 0-1

14. Qh4!! solves a Sunday puzzle
Liu Wenzhe vs J H Donner, 1978 
(B07) Pirc, 20 moves, 1-0

21. Nd5!! solves a Saturday puzzle
Geller vs Anikaev, 1979 
(B83) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

21. Bf6! solves a Thursday puzzle with a couple of pins
Grischuk vs V Genba, 2011 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

29. Bxh3! solves Thursday 3/28/2013
O Chernin vs E Schiller, 1998 
(A13) English, 34 moves, 0-1

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