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Down but not out!
Compiled by Endangered71
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Games won missing a major piece or more.

T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Nice forced mating combo at the end of this one.
Geller vs Novotelnov, 1951 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Rook sac is amazingly outshined by the final move.
Keene vs Robatsch, 1971  
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

Did Spassky ever see the attack coming?
Miles vs Spassky, 1978  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Two great sacs against blacks immobile pieces.
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Amazing sacs to amazing forced moves at the end.
J Gallagher vs S Conquest, 1988 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 0-1

The queen move to win all major pieces is amazing!
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Wonderful bishop exchange to get 3 pawns, position, & the win.
P H Nielsen vs Larsen, 1997 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 38 moves, 0-1

Amazing pressure with pieces down.
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1999 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

McShane vs J Hall, 2005 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Knight for 2 pawns & position prove more than enough.
Van Wely vs Jakovenko, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

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