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DUAL-PURPOSE MOVES
Compiled by notyetagm
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Dual-purpose moves: moves that accomplish more than one goal simultaneously, often attacking and defending at the same time.

40 ... Rc6-f6! protects tender f7-square, threatens weak f3-sq
V Chuchelov vs Shirov, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

3- g2-g4! denies f5-sq to Black b5-rook, makes luft for king
Karjakin vs Aronian, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

45 Ne2-g3! attacks centralized e4-queen, funnels pieces to king
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 55 moves, 1-0

19 Rf1-f3 defends tender b3-pawn and prepares rook doubling
Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

31 Rh1-b1! defends c3-knight's outpost, threatens Black d5-pawn
M Arabidze vs M Guseva, 2012 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

62 Rb4-g4! protects against mate on g3, supports mate on g6
Q Huang vs B Khotenashvili, 2013 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

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