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EST'S: EQUAL OR STRONGER THREATS
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24 - Ng2xRe1!, 27 - Bc8-h3!, 29 - Bh3xBf1! all hang Black queen
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

30 Re1-d1 Nd7-f6! attacks g4-queen to counter d4-queen attack
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

18 Nd4-f5! attacks Black h6-queen to counter threat to c5-queen
Tal vs Birjanis, 1952 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

18 f3-f4! ignores attack on undef h1-rook, attacks e5-queen
Z Bayaraa vs M Esserman, 2008 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 48 moves, 0-1

19 Bg3-d6 skewers e7-queen,f8-rook, 19 .. Qe7xh4 threatens mate
Aronian vs Anand, 2007  
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

14 Be3-c5! Karjakin makes a bigger threat than knight just lost
Karjakin vs Stellwagen, 2009 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

32 - Rg6-g4 attacks White h4-queen, 33 Rd3-g3! attacks g2-queen
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

36 ... f5-f4! now 37 Rg3xg6?? leaves behind d3 for 37 .. d4-d3#
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 44 moves, 0-1

30 .. Ne6-d4! Black b3-queen trapped so attack White e2-queen
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2009 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

10 Bd3xNe4 wins piece but Morphy's 10 .. Qd8-h4! threatens mate
T Lichtenhein vs Morphy, 1857 
(C45) Scotch Game, 19 moves, 0-1

33 f2-f3? attacks knight, 33 ... Rd7xd5! attacks knight, wins P
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2009 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 53 moves, 0-1

28 h2-h4! attacks Black g5-queen, ignores threat undef d1-rook
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

53 Bd2-h6! meets attack on d3-queen by attacking Black f8-queen
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1987 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Carlsen, 2012 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

46 ... g7-g5!
Gelfand vs A Giri, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 0-1

30 Bd3xNf5? not 30 ... Re5xBf5?! but stronger 30 ... Re5-e2!-/+
Navara vs Ivanchuk, 2012 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 41 moves, 0-1

3 ... Qc7xQg3 24 Re4xNd4!! leaves Black g3-queen trapped
Fischer vs S Schweber, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

Wang Yue plays a whole bunch of EST'S in this game
Wang Yue vs Kaidanov, 2013 
(A13) English, 57 moves, 1-0

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