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Beautiful moves
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19. ... Bc4! 20. ... Bf1!!!
J Whitehead vs P Biyiasas, 1977 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

32. Qf6+! 33. Bc5+!!
Vladimirov vs A V Kharitonov, 1977 
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

38. ... Rg2!!
Bellon Lopez vs G Garcia, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 0-1

25. ... Rxd2!! 26. ... Ng5!!
Uhlmann vs H Liebert, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

22. b4!! 24. Be2! (Qc2 25. Bd3! Qc3 26. Rb8+ Rc8 27. Qxc3)
Bukic vs Romanishin, 1977 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

21. Qg4! 22. Rxf7!!
H Akvist vs G Kuzmin, 1976 
(B83) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

13. Nc7!! clearing the diagonal c4-g8
Bellon Lopez vs S Wagman, 1976 
(C47) Four Knights, 14 moves, 1-0

36. Rd8+!! 37. Rd7+!!
Lutikov vs F Silva, 1976 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Deep and long combination beginning with 16. Nxe4!
Petrosian vs Kupreichik, 1976 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

31. ... Rd1+!!
V Baturinsky vs P Romanovsky, 1945 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

26. Ne7!!
Najdorf vs Y Porat, 1954 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

30. Qg6+ !!
Hartston vs A Whiteley, 1974 
(C18) French, Winawer, 32 moves, 1-0

26. ... Qxc2+ !!
Parma vs C Bielicki, 1959 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 27 moves, 0-1

17. ... Qxg2+ ! 18. ... Ng3+ !!
Honan vs D Mardle, 1958 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 0-1

33. Rxd3! 35. Nxf6!
Keres vs Gligoric, 1959 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

17. Rxe5+ !!
M Sibarevic vs Bukic, 1976 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

38. ... Ng3+ !!
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1977 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

29. ... Ng5! 30. ... f3!
Miles vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

22. Bxg6! 25. Qxg6!! 26. Rxe5!
K Commons vs P Peev, 1976 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 33 moves, 1-0

17. ... Qa3+!
E Sobernheim vs S A Langleben, 1895 
(C13) French, 25 moves, 0-1

19. Bg6+!! 22. Nf4+!!
Przepiorka vs G Patay, 1926 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

19. ... Re2!!
S Slonim vs Riumin, 1932 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 0-1

16. d5!
Kotov vs Kalmanok, 1936 
(C11) French, 22 moves, 1-0

24. Rxg6!! 25. Rf7+! 29. Nf6+! (Ragozin's immortal)
Ragozin vs Veresov, 1945 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

18. ... Rxf2! 19. ... Nxb4! 20. ... Rxg2+! 21. ... Qxg3+!
Ragozin vs P Romanovsky, 1927 
(A04) Reti Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

17. Re7! 18. Rxf7!
V Sozin vs Nekrasov, 1931 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 20 moves, 1-0

19. Nh6+! 20. Rf8+! 21. Bxf8! 22. Nf7+!
P Lebedev vs Gonak, 1938 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

17. Be6! 18. Bxe5!! 22. Bxf6!! 24. Rxe7+!
Keres vs L Laurine, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

36. ... Rfa8!!
S Kagan vs Huebner, 1979
(B58) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

20. ... Bxg4!!
E Torre vs Unzicker, 1981 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

25. Rxh7! 29. g3!! 30. Ne5++!!
R H Steinmeyer vs N Bernstein, 1944 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

21. e5! 25. Rf5!!
Kotov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1939 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

47. Qb5!!
Zukertort vs Englisch, 1883 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 68 moves, 1-0

34. Rf7+!!
Dzindzichashvili vs A Zaitsev, 1965 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 34 moves, 1-0

18. Rf8+ !!
Dzindzichashvili vs Kalandazichvili, 1967 
(C45) Scotch Game, 18 moves, 1-0

25. ... Rxg2!
Kupreichik vs Dzindzichashvili, 1968 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

11. Bg5! 13. Re8+!! 16. Bd8+!!
Rossolimo vs I Romanenko, 1948 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

26 Qg6!!
K Darga vs A Dueckstein, 1963 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

55. Rf5+!
Simagin vs K Muchnik, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

36 ... Rxc2!
Tan Hoan Liong vs Larsen, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

29 ... Nxb3!
Antoshin vs Hort, 1960 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 29 moves, 0-1

27 ... Be2 !!
S Holm Petersen vs Petrosian, 1960 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

22 b4!! 23 Qg3!!
Pilnik vs Najdorf, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

22 Rxg4!! 23 Ng5!!
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

32 ... Rd3!!
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 0-1

26 Rxf7!! 27 Nxg5!! 31 Rf8+!!
J Polgar vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

30 Qxa6 !! 34 Ra8 !!!
Karjakin vs Kosteniuk, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

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