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Combinations
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Great chess combinations

mate threat
Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

pawn sac
Morozevich vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

decoy
Yurtaev vs Gulko, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Bronstein vs Koblents, 1945 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Bronstein vs Panov, 1947 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Szily vs Bronstein, 1949 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Portisch vs Pinter, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Sajtar vs Szabo, 1953 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Tal vs J I Zilber, 1949 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Chukaev vs Tal, 1955 
(E92) King's Indian, 50 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Tal vs Teschner, 1957 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 27 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
A Zabailovich vs Acs, 1993
(C28) Vienna Game, 44 moves, 1-0

knight sac
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

knight sac
Mamedyarov vs A Timofeev, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

J Gabrovsek vs D Avirovic, 1933 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

knight sac
L Ogaard vs J Flesch, 1974 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 0-1

bishop sac
Sasikiran vs R Skytte, 2003 
(A04) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 1-0

knight sac and mate
E Kalegin vs S Yuferov, 1990 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

J Becerra Rivero vs D Paz Ladron de Guevara, 1999
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

knight sac
B Savchenko vs A Kostin, 2007 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 26 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
A Bykhovsky vs D Oltean, 1990 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Botvinnik vs Portisch, 1968 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Tal vs T Zeids, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
M Czerniak vs U Rueetschi, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

bishop sac
Sakaev vs D Langier, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 67 moves, 1-0

Rook sac
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

rook sac and pin
Myagmarsuren vs Bisguier, 1971 
(C47) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

rook sac
S Agdestein vs Granda Zuniga, 1982 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Morphy vs Harrwitz, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Huebner vs Hort, 1972 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Spassky, 1973 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Kasparov vs Smirin, 1988 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

rook sac
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Anand vs Leko, 1994 
(B57) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Nezhmetdinov vs Tal, 1961 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

rook sac and mate
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

rook sac
K Van Leens Dijkstra vs J Penrose, 1983 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Spielmann vs H Gebhardt, 1926 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

rook sac and fork
T Kilpi vs Taimanov, 1996 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

wins the rook
I Blek vs Tal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 46 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Tal vs A S Segal, 1952 
(B07) Pirc, 30 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Tal vs I Zdanovs, 1952 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

rook sac
I Blek vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Chess Genius vs Timman, 1997 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Van Wely vs J Becerra Rivero, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Unzicker vs L A Sanchez, 1952 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

rook sac
R Grau vs V Fernandez Coria, 1924 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 0-1

rook sac
C Golmayo vs Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

rook sacrifice
E Sedina vs S Tkeshelashvili, 2003 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Nimzowitsch vs H Duhm, 1926  
(A13) English, 31 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Nickoloff vs J Becerra Rivero, 1998
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 36 moves, 1-0

rook sac leads to mate
Morphy vs H Baucher, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Rook sac
Larsen vs J Kristiansen, 1991 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Anderssen vs Zukertort, 1871 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Tseshkovsky vs I Polgar, 1964 
(C00) French Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

rook sac
V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

rook sac
Leko vs Kramnik, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

rook sac
Sherzer vs Acs, 1998 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

I Krush vs J Becerra Rivero, 2000
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

rook sac
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

double knight sac
M Dandridge vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

double knight sac
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Geller vs Kotov, 1955 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Carlsen vs O Hole, 2005 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

bishop and knight sac
Motylev vs A Iljushin, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Bronstein vs P Trifunovic, 1954 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 33 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Bronstein vs Sliwa, 1956 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

bishop and rook sac
I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

rook and knight sac
V Saigin vs Tal, 1954 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop sac
A Ostrauskas vs Tal, 1955 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

rook and knight sac
I Sokolov vs Timman, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

Rook and knight sac
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

rook and knight sac
Richard Webb vs J Zeberski, 2004 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

rook and bishop sac
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 43 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop sac
Tiviakov vs T Roussel-Roozmon, 2009 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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

potential Q sac
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

potential queen sac
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

queen sac
G Barcza vs Bronstein, 1949 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(D89) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Fischer vs Benko, 1962 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

queen sac
J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

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

potential queen sac
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Q sac
Kotov vs Bondarevsky, 1936 
(A90) Dutch, 27 moves, 0-1

potential queen sac
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Pillsbury vs Steinitz, 1894 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 0-1

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

queen sac
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Spielmann vs B Hoenlinger, 1929 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 25 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

queen sac and fork
Szabo vs L Liptay, 1962 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Lavrinenko vs Tal, 1950 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Q sac
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

queen sac
C Lutz vs Ftacnik, 2001 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

queen sac
R Cifuentes vs V Zvjaginsev, 1995 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

queen sac
G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 37 moves, 0-1

queen sac
Carlsen vs H Harestad, 2003 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 38 moves, 1-0

queen sac
D Cummings vs G Basanta, 1999 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Queen sac
J Brand vs J F Mouret, 1820 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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

queen sac
T L Petrosian vs A Minasian, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Ivanchuk vs M Turov, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1905 
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 29 moves, 1-0

queen sac
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

queen sac
M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 0-1

queen sac
C F Schultz vs Carls, 1900 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 0-1

q sac
D Khismatullin vs S Sjugirov, 2009 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

queen and knight sac
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

rook and bishop and knight sac
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

queen and knight sac
Portisch vs Huebner, 1978 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

queen and rook sac
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1937 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

queen and rook sac
Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Rook and Queen sac
L Milman vs J Fang, 2005 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

A Chernin vs Drasko, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Loewenthal vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 0-1

mating combination
Bronstein vs Keres, 1950 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Falkbeer vs Anderssen, 1851 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

mating combination
Gary Robinson vs B Wall, 1975 
(B20) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

mating combination
T Bakre vs B Kadziolka, 2004 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 27 moves, 0-1

mating combination
Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

mating combination
Tolush vs Bronstein, 1952 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 33 moves, 0-1

mating combination
R Fontaine vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2007 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 39 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs E B Adams, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

mating combination
M Strange vs J Aagaard, 1994 
(C57) Two Knights, 27 moves, 0-1

rooks sac declined, then mating combination
W Lewis vs Jonathan Wilson, 1819 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 42 moves, 1-0

Cochrane vs NN, 1822 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 30 moves, 1-0

NN vs Cochrane, 1822
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 38 moves, 0-1

missed a perpetual check
London vs Edinburgh, 1824 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

mating combination
W Lewis vs NN, 1829 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 1-0

mating combination
McDonnell vs J Finch, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Matulovic, 1968
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 1-0

Wade vs Matulovic, 1968 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2011 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 63 moves, 1-0

D Krajina vs Z Kozul, 1989 
(B56) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Van Wely, 1997 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

L Wu vs D Vocaturo, 2006
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

I Nepomniachtchi vs M Krylov, 2010 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 82 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs A Diamant, 2003 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Kupreichik vs G Timoshchenko, 1968 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Leko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 31 moves, 1-0

I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Serper vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs Schiffers, 1880 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

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