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BwanaVa's Memorable Tactics
Compiled by BwanaVa
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Games that introduce or remind me of tactics or positions I should remember.

Hort-double attack h7 and f8
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Small Package pin
Larry Evans vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Y Rantanen, 1979 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

G Brhlik vs F Berebora, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Hort vs P Biyiasas, 1976 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 35 moves, 1-0

M Esserman vs P Nutzman, 2009 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 28 moves, 1-0

D Edelman vs J A Curdo, 1983 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

B Ivanovic vs Ermenkov, 1983 
(B54) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

bump queen f2 to allow ...h4
T Petenyi vs Bacrot, 2014 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

g6+h6 pawn battering ram in the sicilian
Anand vs Timman, 2004 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 29 moves, 1-0

L Dominguez vs E Mortensen, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Development
E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 1-0

threat and interference
R Tischbierek vs Tseshkovsky, 1984 
(B83) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Hort vs Gligoric, 1971 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 35 moves, 0-1

Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Caruana vs Kramnik, 2016 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Chandler vs Y Gruenfeld, 1979 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

E Korchmar vs E Poliak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Turns out everything is hanging...
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

Glucksberg vs Najdorf, 1929 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 22 moves, 0-1

Zweischenzug to an epaulette mate
Acs vs R Szuhanek, 1999 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 1-0

Exploiting a fork possibility and the undefended black queen
O Brendel vs T Chapman, 2017 
(A13) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Shabba-double rook sac
Neo Zhu vs Shabalov, 2017 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Suba vs I Madl, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 15 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs N Padevsky, 1972 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

B D Deac vs N Berry, 2017 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Nakamura and the Bayonet...get impaled.
Nakamura vs E Inarkiev, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Weak black squares will always get you.
I Saric vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Defensive sac gaining time
A Pichot vs I Cheparinov, 2018 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 0-1

Sac h7, f7, e7...
Tal vs Miles, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

Kramer variation, and multiple interference themes
A Bonte vs Fedorov, 2017 
(E70) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Tal v. Overworked Queen
R Gonzalez vs Tal, 1992 
(B32) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky's Unstereotypical Approach
Reshevsky vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Alekhine double back rank and a trapped king
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Bf6 sac...with Rook lift
Areshchenko vs Savon, 2001 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

a1-h8 diagonal and back rank mate
D Gavrilescu vs Baard Dahl, 2019 
(A48) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Lenderman, 2018 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs V Akobian, 2018 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1-0

A Naka Nimzo production...and a weak kingside
J Baules vs Nakamura, 2018 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Bronstein the Artist: Qg6!!
Bronstein vs Geller, 1961 
(E27) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

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