chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Double Rook Sacrifices
Compiled by Jaredfchess
--*--

While the elegant Queen sacrifice is more famous, the double rook sac. is giving up more material for an usually more breath-taking mate.

T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

T Enkhbat vs Y Shulman, 2002 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

A theme of these sacs: pulling the queen away from the action
Topalov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C11) French, 23 moves, 0-1

Blackburne vs NN, 1863  
(C21) Center Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Blackburne: Patron saint of double rook sacs.
NN vs Blackburne, 1884  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

A worthless queen is well worth a rook
S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

For once, pulling a rook out of the way
J M de Oliveira Gomes vs J G Caetano Netto, 1942 
(C46) Three Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

Piotrowski vs J Sokolow, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Development over material!
J Tolosa vs Joan Carbo i Batlle, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 19 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

White gets it Back
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Of course, Dadian had one.
Prince Dadian vs Kreutzahler, 1891 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 14 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

White throws in the Queen for good measure
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Some exchange sacs
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Exchange sac, straight sac, win!
Polugaevsky vs I Bilek, 1969 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

A A R Afifi vs Beliavsky, 1985 
(A13) English, 23 moves, 0-1

O H Labone vs NN, 1901 
(B01) Scandinavian, 21 moves, 1-0

A personal favorite
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

Nisipeanu vs A Florean, 1995 
(C13) French, 19 moves, 1-0

Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Not a true double sac, but same priciple.
Janowski vs E Schallopp, 1896 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

Vidor vs Szen, 1856 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

NN vs Bird, 1850 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 0-1

With the Queen thrown in!
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs Eckert, 1940 
(C13) French, 24 moves, 1-0

With the queen thrown in
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

Even Rejecting it Won't Work!
C H Capon vs J O H Taylor, 1873 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

I know, not really, but just look at it!
T Wall vs D Ippolito, 1998 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Burn vs Marshall, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

They all can't be winners
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

J J Rousseau vs D Hume, 1765 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

M Lange vs NN, 1855 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

R Jedynak vs B Thorfinnsson, 2001 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

T Beckers vs K G Shirazi, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Compare the back ranks
I Abraham vs G Janny, 1923 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 0-1

C Sandipan vs S Himanshu, 2006 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs J T Fletcher, 1969 
(C57) Two Knights, 18 moves, 1-0

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

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

A Beauty among Beauties
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs Serper, 1994 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

A Planinc vs Podgaets, 1970 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 20 moves, 1-0

The Thomas Crown Affair
P Morley vs G Crown, 1945 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 0-1

Mephisto vs NN, 1883 
(C45) Scotch Game, 28 moves, 1-0

62 games

 » View all game collections by Jaredfchess PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC