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COY boys
Compiled by kevin86
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COY boys are brilliant moves that strike like lightning from a clear sky

the rook throws the block
Kamsky vs Leko, 2008 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

the ultimate COY-boy game-it decides a title!!
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

white's 20th move is as coy and as forceful as a move can be.
A Suarez Real vs A Alonso Alvarez, 2014 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Max Lange's immortal game!
Anderssen vs M Lange, 1859 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

The Decoy immortal by Zuckertort.
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

the offer that can't be refused!
G Ferrantes vs A M Giustolisi, 1956 
(E91) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

mate in two!
B Blumenfeld vs NN, 1903 
(C45) Scotch Game, 10 moves, 1-0

double check and mate!
J F Smyth vs H Helms, 1915 
(A80) Dutch, 23 moves, 0-1

the desperato knight rules the day
Uhlmann vs Larsen, 1971 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

surprise sac leads to winning pawn push.
Van Wely vs A G Aleksandrov, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

a sac that actually WINS a queen!
I Jelen vs Larsen, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

the move that wasn't taken :(.
Y Marrero Lopez vs A Perez Quinones, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

double queen sac+ mate by bishop and rook
M Keller vs H Jaser, 1977 
(E77) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

fall into mate or be trapped!!
N Bakulin vs Korchnoi, 1950 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

black's king gobbles white's Q side pieces.
H Geiger vs W Wurm, 1930 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 39 moves, 0-1

the Coy move was the one after the game ended.
Najdorf vs E Torre, 1976 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

35 Nf5!! threatens mate in two;forces win
L Dominguez vs Morozevich, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

queen sac...and Arabian Mate
D G Fridman vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

...43 Be1+ a coyboy move on the 43rd turn!
R Mateo vs C Cuartas Bedoya, 1984 
(A53) Old Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

white forces black to queen,then wins in a fork.
Kramnik vs Van Wely, 2010 
(E92) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Clearence Sale! Low Prices Guarenteed! Rh3+!!
J Arizmendi Martinez vs J M Gomez Esteban, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

the fur-and pieces- fly in this one.
Kasparov vs Ivanchuk, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

rook,and two pawns cannot be stopped by two pieces.
Judit Polgar vs Arkell, 1988 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

how about a queen sac AND zugzwang?!
Alapin vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

41 Bc1! threatens inescapable mate.
Smyslov vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

68 Kb4!!-the silent killer! mate is inescapable!
G Kuzmin vs Smyslov, 1978 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

"reflex" recapture is not the answer
Boleslavsky vs Bronstein, 1950 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Korch torched by queen sacs
Korchnoi vs Levenfish, 1953 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 26 moves, 0-1

double x-ray checks
S Bernstein vs Dake, 1936 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

fancy mate by the machine
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

the next move is quite coy-Qh7!!
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

from Noah's Ark to fool's mate.
F M Teed vs E Delmar, 1896 
(A80) Dutch, 8 moves, 1-0

unsupported queen pin wins it
Shirov vs Bareev, 1994 
(C00) French Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

long stalemate trap:immobilize the king-sac the queen.
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chiggy is bamboozled by stalemate trap
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

kaspy swallowed by stalemate trap!
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

a one/two punch with velvet gloves
Z Nilsson vs E E Book, 1946 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

sac at b8 enables capture at h4-mate follows
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1966 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 27 moves, 1-0

Na6!! a coy decoy!
Dzindzichashvili vs Ljubojevic, 1985 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

coy vs coy
J Berkvens vs V M Mikhalevski, 2000 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 14 moves, 0-1

48 Nf8!! leads to mate even after black promotes.
S Cicak vs A Khruschiov, 2008 
(A13) English, 48 moves, 1-0

white blocks a mate in one to set up a mate in three
Maczuski vs Kolisch, 1863 
(C45) Scotch Game, 15 moves, 1-0

coy as a Sherman tank,but brilliant to be sure.
B Wexler vs O Bazan, 1960 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 0-1

a coy decoy
Navara vs Z Ruzicka, 1997 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

black can mate by queen sac or underpromotion.
M Narciso Dublan vs Y Kryvoruchko, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 80 moves, 0-1

gotd on SRC's 21st
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

white's 20th from the pan to the fire.
Kotronias vs Grigoriants, 2009 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 1-0

coming discovery is Columbus-like
S Petersen vs Larsen, 1956 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 0-1

surprising deCOY sac wins it for the black pieces.
Larry Evans vs Larsen, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Bg6+ leads to zugzwang
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

a "checkers" move
A Nogues Acuna vs R Grau, 1926 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

a unique way to trap a lady.
Ivanchuk vs Jobava, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

twin Arabian mates...
I Nepomniachtchi vs I Salgado Lopez, 2008 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

stalemate traps white to block off TWO squares with Q
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

castle taken by the clergy.
Illescas Cordoba vs J M Bellon Lopez, 1992 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 1-0

unique interference move gains exchange
D H Campora vs R Cifuentes, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

winner a real COY GIRL-five years old!!
K Dietrich vs J Hempel, 1966 
(C57) Two Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

two back-rank sac combinations in one game!
J Klinger vs Glek, 1990 
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

43rd move is pure Coy Boy material.
J Mason vs Winawer, 1882 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1-0

two roads lead to rome-the quick or the pretty.
S Bogner vs G Bwalya, 2010 
(A90) Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

a4-sets up queen trap
T Hillarp Persson vs F Peralta, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 19 moves, 1-0

43...Rg3 stitches out a net
R Wilms vs H Fraas, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

a deCOY and a block
Sherzer vs Acs, 1998 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

double deCOY
E J Diemer vs Waller, 1948 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

black must defend and be deCOYed.
Khalifman vs I Bukavshin, 2011 
(A16) English, 24 moves, 1-0

triple decoy! the third was mate-not a fork...
R Nizam vs G Nemes, 2007 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 26 moves, 1-0

black gives up queen-wins
P V Nandhidhaa vs D E Cori Tello, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

queen sac disalligns opponent for back row mate.
B Katalymov vs M Kolpakov, 1975 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

A COY deCOY
H Lehmann vs Fischer, 1965 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 0-1

38... Bd3!!!-as subtle as a rattlesnake with a silencer...
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

coy and decoy...
Timman vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1977 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 27 moves, 1-0

the pun is coy-the game is bizarro coy.
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

a different kind of deCOY
V Mikenas vs Bronstein, 1965 
(A53) Old Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

rook sac coyly wins the white queen.
Suba vs Portisch, 1984 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 0-1

27 Nc8 block black's defense...
Kupreichik vs Tseshkovsky, 1976 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 27 moves, 1-0

Burn mates instead of reovering queen!
Bird vs Burn, 1886 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 0-1

champ misses shocking,winning move!
H Bouwmeester vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

42...Nh1-like a cord around the throat.
L Lenic vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

a queen sac ends it...
R E Catig vs M Mills, 1974 
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

white's rook is betwixt and between.
Tseshkovsky vs Parma, 1979 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

sharp rook sacs open and close doors.
J Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 26 moves, 0-1

26...Re1!!!-you have to see this!
I Jones vs J Dueball, 1974 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

31 Qb4!! forks rook and knight!
S Vaibhav vs M Panchanathan, 2008 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

the final move is a clearence-pin
Cipev vs Ftacnik, 1973 
(C27) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 1-0

discovered check-blockage of defender.
Soos vs Geller, 1962 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

hatchets fly early in this one.
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

both sides slap leather in this one!
J Woollard vs M Woollett, 1889 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

neither side can save the game-so it becomes a draw
I A Nataf vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

the last move is as Coy as size 22 shoes.
R Beyen vs Filip, 1971 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

29 e5!-one small step for man...
Kupreichik vs Razuvaev, 1980 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 29 moves, 1-0

the finale is Coy-est of Coy Boy moves
Maric vs Gligoric, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 0-1

watch en passant capture .
J Rowson vs A Ledger, 1995 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

pieces fly!
S Soors vs A R Saleh Salem, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 0-1

two queen sacs-on move 11 and 12
I Berezovsky vs V Rusel, 1984 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

queen climbs ladder...
I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

Evergreen style...
S M Globus vs Gross, 1884 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

white must be decoyed or blocked.
L Hazai vs Sax, 1971 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

how about a Coy conclusion Rg7!!
G Mazzoni vs J Minaya Molano, 1964 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 30 moves, 1-0

watch for the second sacrifice,after game has calmed.
R Borngaesser vs H Seegers, 1984 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

queen sac followed by Arabian mate.
M Willich vs P Ehemann, 2004 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

white is losing, losing, losing until he MATES
A H T dos Santos Fier vs A Bivol, 2012 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Qf3 set up a quick mate.
N Lessing vs N Kurtz, 1966 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 21 moves, 1-0

black is forced to close door on own king.
A Herzog vs K Petschar, 1994 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Jason would have liked this one!
W Cruz vs F Kruel, 1953 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 35 moves, 1-0

pieces fly in this one!
Rossolimo vs Livingstone, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

pieces fly in this one!
A Tari vs D Arngrimsson, 2015 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 38 moves, 1-0

Adams-Torre redux. Queen can't be taken!
Matulovic vs Hecht, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

a piece of stripping.
Bisguier vs Benko, 1963 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Queen trap! Blindfold masterpiece.
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Qc1!! a brilliant 17 move vs Capa!
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

black will soon queen and win!
A Mengarini vs Bisguier, 1948 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

bishop and knight double check...rook mates.
Wahls vs S Bjarnason, 1985 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

black misses brilliant escape for a draw.
A Matanovic vs H Kramer, 1951 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 86 moves, 1-0

a pin-decoy leads to immediate mate!
R Comstock vs T J Szczypka, 1982 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

19...Re1!! what a move!
Szabo vs Adorjan, 1963 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 27 moves, 0-1

lose the queen or be deCOYed into mate.
Vaganian vs A Planinc, 1975 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 22 moves, 0-1

back row mate and around the corner Kg2!!
Uhlmann vs Smyslov, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 30 moves, 1-0

a coy knight.
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

from epaulette mate to pin mate!
G Guseinov vs S Fedorchuk, 2014 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 1-0

deadly double pin!
S Bjerke vs M Freitag, 2014 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

great attack by black ARRRRR!
S Kalabar vs I Censer, 1927 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

a COY move...in the way, again.
Piskov vs Krasenkow, 1989 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

brilliant finish!
E Liu vs S Homa, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

extreme pressure wins out!
Sax vs Fedorowicz, 1986 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

sacrifice circus!
B Bok vs W Spoelman, 2014 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

black discards rook to keep attack going!
Eljanov vs Navara, 2015 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 46 moves, 0-1

bang, bang, you're mated!
A Mastrovasilis vs A Marechal, 2011 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 1-0

the chase out the north side.
G Cools vs L Boeye, 2009 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

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