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Double Sacrifices 1
Compiled by soberknight
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This collection includes games where the winner, with one piece already en prise (exposed to capture), leaves it alone AND sacrifices a second piece! Enjoy these double sacrifices, which stand among the most brilliant moves the chessboard has ever seen. (For another example, see Edward Winter's Chess Notes 3332 on chesscafe.com).

18 Nc6!!
Kholmov vs Bronstein, 1965 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 34 moves, 1-0

Deja vu in the bed of nails
Rossolimo vs P Reissmann, 1967 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Take my knight - no, the other one!
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

1 rook = 1 tempo!!
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

The Cinderella h-pawn!!
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein's Immortal
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk's queen sac
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Nxg7!!
Stein vs Portisch, 1962 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 21 moves, 1-0

Take either knight with either pawn!
Timman vs C van Wijgerden, 1977 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

19 Rf6!!
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Two white knights, one black king
Timman vs Huebner, 1982 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

32 Nf6!!
Timman vs Kasparov, 1985 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Shirov sacs on e4 -- twice!!
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

25 Rd5!!
Polugaevsky vs L Maslov, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Murder on the open board
Gruenfeld vs Alekhine, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

honorable mention (since black is in check): deflection
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

Honorable Mention 2: a quiet pawn move
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Honorable Mention 3: the Ulvestad wins again!
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Rachels, 1988 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 42 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Lautier, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

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

21 games

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