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QUEEN AND ROOK HAVE AN ENORMOUS MATING POWER
Compiled by notyetagm
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Games where the queen and rook mate the enemy king while the enemy army just watches helplessly nearby, mere spectators at their king's execution.

Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

Even blindfolded Chucky can see that Q+R mates K
Ivanchuk vs Van Wely, 2006 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 29 moves, 1-0

35 ... Bxh2+! 36 Kxh2 Rf2+ king deflection leads to Q/R mate
Z Almasi vs A David, 2005 
(B83) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

43 ... Rc8-c3+ leads to forced mate by Black c3-rook,h4-queen
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

Vachier-Lagrave vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D94) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

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