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Mate/ combinations
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Tactics, sacrifices, ...

34...Rc3-f3 breaks all resistance
A Riazantsev vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

27.Rb3xb2 threatens 2 Arabian mates
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Castle storming ends in double attack of queen & mate
Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1971 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

pawn power
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

Exception to Troitsky-line 2N mate
M Dziuba vs M I Sorokin, 2005 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 81 moves, 0-1

R+B defeats Q with 2 centre pawns
Hromadka vs K Treybal, 1912 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

Tal sac's rooks on move 18 & 32 to get a mating net on move 37.
Tal vs Z Szymczak, 1974 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1-0

43.g4+ Decoy,skewer,decoy
Larsen vs Spassky, 1981 
(A26) English, 44 moves, 0-1

Exploiting a weakened king position with N/f5
Z Almasi vs Lagno, 2006 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Mating attack with R and Q.
Karjakin vs Anand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 0-1

31.Qf5! sets up mating net
A Dreev vs Rozentalis, 1988 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

37...Rd3 distracts R/f3 so Q invades at e2, recovers R.
Stahlberg vs Szabo, 1953 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 40 moves, 0-1

41.Nxd5 rips open the position for a fierce attack
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

21. Bxf6 , 22.Nxh6+ exposes king to attack
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

33.Rxd3 and Nxf6 opens lines of attack on the king
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

72.Qc8 to force promotion on c-file in Q+B.o.Color
L Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 72 moves, 1-0

32.Kh1?? allows Ng4 threatening 2 mates simultaneously
G Wood vs Najdorf, 1946 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 0-1

2rooks on the 7th rank + N will mate king on the 8th rank
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1994 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 28 moves, 1-0

A more complex Reti mate
M Bonch-Osmolovsky vs B Baranov, 1953 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Desperado 27.Ne6
Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1998 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

37.Rg8+ closes mating net after 39.Qh4+
Gligoric vs Kavalek, 1972 
(A77) Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2, 38 moves, 1-0

21.Ne8! interception/interference by desperado after 18.Rxf6
A Haik vs Skembris, 1981 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 1-0

Exploiting a weak back rank 23...Rb1
Charles Henry Wallwork vs Duras, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 26 moves, 0-1

28.Qb4! threatens Q/e7, induces a deflection of Q
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

21...Bf3 rips open the castle
B Lengyel vs V M Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

Clean mate
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

21.Rxe8 removes the guard before king hunt
Khalifman vs Seirawan, 1991  
(B15) Caro-Kann, 23 moves, 1-0

29.Bf6 threatens mate, winning material
Beliavsky vs P Popovic, 1982 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

17.Qh6! threatens mate & 19.e6 a king hunt
A Ostapenko vs S Kurkin, 1970 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 30 moves, 1-0

28.Qg7+ ends in double check & mate after storm
Capablanca vs T A Carter, 1909 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

28...Nxd6 must precede 29...Rb1 and ...f3
S Marangunic vs Ljubojevic, 1970 
(A21) English, 24 moves, 0-1

Mate with Bishop,Queen
Flohr vs A Bannik, 1954 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

60.a8=Q, 61.c8=Q+ (dis) snares king into a mating net
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

21...Bxg2 begins assault on the king. 29...Re4-c4 ,g4!
C Bielicki vs Smyslov, 1964 
(A28) English, 30 moves, 0-1

2N+P vs B
N Miezis vs Navara, 2011 
(C01) French, Exchange, 88 moves, 1-0

set up a double checkmate
A Rakhmanov vs Y Ginzburg, 2010 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 1-0

Weakening the back rank
G Fontein vs Euwe, 1939 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Invading the back rank by deflections & pins
Velimirovic vs Csom, 1974 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

invasion 31.Qxh7+, 33.g7
D Khismatullin vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

18...Bg3!!
Van Wely vs Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Q & BB, N mate vs undefended pawn front
Lautier vs Gelfand, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

28,,,Ne1 mate by Interference,Deflection Qh1,Pin Rf1
J Barle vs I Jelen, 1979 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

38...Qg3+ causes mate with 2N,Pawn
G Burgess vs Watson, 1989 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

21...Rxf2+ is the start of a mating combination with Q,B
D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 25 moves, 0-1

38...Rxg3+ mates w/Q,DSB vs LSB
K H Podzielny vs Matulovic, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

43.Rxc7+ Kxc7 44.Nxd5+(double) sets up QN mating pair.
Tseshkovsky vs B Itkis, 1983 
(C16) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 1-0

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