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Taking the Bait
Compiled by nasmichael
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If a player makes a powerful move, the piece involved does not have to be protected--it may carry poison in its pocket. What are the consequences of responding to the move? Will it subject the victim to a quick end, or will reaching greedily for a piece give the opponent the win of the exchange when the dust is settled?

A family gets forked, or the queen is lost, or pig on 7th.
H Ardiansyah vs Larsen, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 0-1

Two bobcats fighting.
V K Doroshkievich vs Bagirov, 1970
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Chariot loses a wheel in a bear trap.
Bagirov vs V Mikenas, 1970
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 0-1

Bishop sacrificed to let chariot ride behind the enemy.
Suetin vs Balashov, 1970
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 0-1

Soltis vs Browne, 1970 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 15 moves, 1-0

Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Shirov, 2006 
(D85) Grunfeld, 30 moves, 1-0

M Gerusel vs Miles, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

a correspondence game.
Capablanca Chess Club vs J Corzo, 1911  
(C21) Center Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Palatnik vs Bronstein, 1973 
(A13) English, 29 moves, 0-1

Nice construction. "What comes next?"
A Stefanova vs N Gurieli, 1995 
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Never seen the likes before...and I am pleased!
Alekhine vs Russian Chess Circle, 1931 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

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