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Acuphile Digest
Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg
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That can't be mate! ...no, wait, yes it is, the piece I thought I could capture with is pinned.

Note this isn't an indiscriminate collection of checkmates involving pins - I prefer ones that a) only resulted from some outrageous Oops! move or b) were particularly artistic :-)

Timman vs V Liberzon, 1974 
(C02) French, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

39...Qe3??
Azmaiparashvili vs Chekhov, 1980
(A16) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Alexander V Ivanov vs Waitzkin, 1993 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 39 moves, 0-1

McDonnell vs J Finch, 1830 
(000) Chess variants, 26 moves, 1-0

38. Rd3??
J Minckwitz vs A Schwarz, 1878
(A20) English, 38 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs C Kelz, 1891 
(000) Chess variants, 15 moves, 1-0

Fitzgerald vs Loyd, 1898 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

29...g6??
L Nardus vs Marshall, 1910 
(C49) Four Knights, 30 moves, 1-0

23...Kd8! and Black survives
H C Underwood vs D Scheffer, 1948 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Another of those pesky zwischenzugs :-)
C Orbaan vs H Kramer, 1950 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

11...Nxg5??
Sachariev vs Dobrev, 1973 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 12 moves, 1-0

G Chandler vs R Kynoch, 1981 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

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