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Notable Sacks
Compiled by MarbleSkull
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The Petrosian Queen-Knight Combination Sack
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

King's Pawn Spassky Brutality
Spassky vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Najdorf rides 7 moves deep
Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

I like your style, Landa
Landa vs E Shaposhnikov, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Petrosian Knight sack, but vs Spassky!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Rook, then Queen, then Mate
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

If Petrosian gives Botvinnik a pawn, he shouldn't take it.
Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 0-1

Sac Sac Win
Karjakin vs V Malinin, 2002 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Removing the Defender, Szabo-style
Petrosian vs Szabo, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 0-1

Amazing pawn sack on move 35.
Svidler vs Harikrishna, 2009 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

22 rh8: sacking to remove the defender
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Load them rooks, let's go hunting.
D Vocaturo vs T Hillarp Persson, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1-0

Amazing rook sack ends an amazing game. Amazing.
Shirov vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

Sack-to-mate 8 moves deep
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Tal sacks a knight right out of the opening, classic.
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

removing blocker + tempo
I D Dorfman vs Romanishin, 1977 
(B06) Robatsch, 13 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

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