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LINE-OPENING SACRIFICES:KING TRAPPED IN CORRIDOR
Compiled by notyetagm
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<<<<THE NUMBER ONE REASON SACRIFICES ARE MADE TO OPEN LINES, LE RAISON D'ETRE FOR LINE-OPENING SACRIFICES, IS TO GET AT AN ENEMY KING WHICH HAS EXTREMELY LIMITED MOBILITY>>>, OFTEN ONE WHOSE MOBILITY IS RESTRICTED TO A CORRIDOR WHICH THE LINE-OPENING SACRIFICE OPENS A LINE TO>.

Zierk vs Grandelius World Youth Chess Championship 2010 ♕xf5+! Black h5-king trapped in a corridor along the e8-h5 diagonal

Holt vs L.Milman Berkeley International Open 2011 27 ♖g1xg6+!! Black g7-king trapped in a corridor along the g-file

55 ... Rg6-g5+! open h-file, White h5-king trapped on this file
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B40) Sicilian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

27 Rg1xg6+!! as Black g7-king is nearly trapped on the g-file
C Holt vs L Milman, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

29 Rd4-d8?? Rh6xh2+! exploits h1-king trapped on the h-file
M Bluvshtein vs T Sachdev, 2011 
(C00) French Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

25 Rd6xc6+!! opens c-file for 25 ... Kc7xRc6 26 Qf7-c4#
Keres vs L Schmid, 1961 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

27 Nf3-g5+!
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2011 
(C11) French, 34 moves, 1-0

If 24..g6 25.Qxf6+ Kxf6 26.Rf3++ is a very pretty 'model' mate
E Grivas vs A Braun, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

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