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Escaping Checkmate By Counter-Attack
Compiled by Grampmaster
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Black Has Mate In One---But It's White's Move
B Verlinsky vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Black has a two move checkmate but no time.
M R Sangeetha vs S Dhar, 2001 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Checks avoid the checkmate
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black sacs twice for winning position
E Mortensen vs L Karlsson, 1988 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 0-1

Black is ready for mate in one---but White checks+++
Bologan vs B Redon, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Black's pending attack neutralized by counter-attack
G Feher vs E Bricard, 1995 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Carlsen shines
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

Queen sac wins
Jansa vs Smejkal, 1969 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 0-1

White escapes mate with counter-attack
G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Positional Black counter-attack wins
R Janssen vs I Sokolov, 2002 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Tempo check ruins White's attack
Kudrin vs M Wilder, 1987 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 34 moves, 0-1

White forces a win under checkmate threat
K Richter vs E Reinhardt, 1937 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Black saves game with rook sac
Z Kozul vs Bologan, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

White can win
M Burkett vs D Fritzinger, 1969 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

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