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Queen Sacrifices
Compiled by cade
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A collection of games won with a Queen sacrifice a key move.

Romantic era
Blackburne vs Mackenzie, 1882 
(C45) Scotch Game, 32 moves, 0-1

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

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

Prince Dadian vs Boulitchoff, 1882 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1878 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

V Sjoberg vs Duras, 1909 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

M Hewitt vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

H Wagner vs W Schoenmann, 1919  
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

J Reinisch vs Traxler, 1890  
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

G MacDonnell vs S Boden, 1869 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Before Computers
Polugaevsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1958 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Koblents, 1965 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 22 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1961  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Short vs R J Miles, 1976 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

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

Udris vs Tal, 1953 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 34 moves, 0-1

O Neikirch vs Larsen, 1958 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 72 moves, 0-1

Averbakh vs Kotov, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 51 moves, 0-1

E Vladimirov vs Epishin, 1987 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Hort vs Alburt, 1977 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Ashley vs Weeramantry, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 30 moves, 1-0

T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Waitzkin vs E Frumkin, 1987 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

K Spraggett vs F South, 1976 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

V Malinin vs A Andreev, 1989 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

I Bilek vs Gligoric, 1972 
(A16) English, 36 moves, 0-1

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

Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

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

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

Skripchenko vs Fressinet, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 37 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs M Leskovar, 1992 
(B07) Pirc, 23 moves, 1-0

D Gormally vs Sutovsky, 2005 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 36 moves, 0-1

T Helin vs J Kiltti, 1996 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 15 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

J Adamski vs A Backlund, 1999 
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1-0

Wang Hao vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

R Swinkels vs Li Chao, 2010 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 0-1

Bu Xiangzhi vs E Gasanov, 2010 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

Black loses his Queen early but manages to win a QvN endgame
J L Burden vs L Christiansen, 1992 
(B06) Robatsch, 68 moves, 0-1

A double Queen sacrifice forcing mate!
Sznapik vs Balashov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1

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