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Positional queen sacrifices
Compiled by Lovuschka
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Brillant games with positional queen sacrifices

The black king and rook remain incarcerated on g8/h8
Y Gusev vs E Auerbach, 1946 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 37 moves, 1-0

At the world championship
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

If Gligoric only found 21.f5
Gligoric vs Bobotsov, 1960 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Beyond understanding
Smyslov vs Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

A game that changed opening theory
R Nezhmetdinov vs O Chernikov, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

An early queen sacrifice against the white queenside castling
F Sideif-Sade vs Gipslis, 1983 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Tal gives his queen - and Smyslov sacrifices it back
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

A torch of light from the "blind" men
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

The immortal draw
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov's queen sacrifice
Anand vs Radjabov, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 39 moves, 0-1

The most unlikely square: 26.Ra1
A Hollis vs F Baumbach, 1973 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Alekhine defends Alekhine's defense
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Closed center, open wings, still dominating the board
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2016 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1-0

And when the rook hangs with double-check, let it happen!
B Ider vs Yifan Hou, 2017 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

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