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Compiled by DrChopper

Nxd4: deep sac
S Zhukhovitsky vs Geller, 1970 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Against the Schliemann def on ruy
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1970  
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Reaching the king slowly but surely
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1926 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

Impressive tactical play on the ruy
Vidmar vs A Neumann, 1903 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 25 moves, 1-0

Another great play by Fischer
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

A mating combination to remember
B Lengyel vs Mikhalevski, 1993 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 22 moves, 0-1

KID: Maybe blitz, but still Fischer
P Brandts vs Fischer, 1971 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 30 moves, 0-1

White cant move his bishop
Larsen vs Fischer, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 0-1

Fischer gives a pawn but black cant keep it
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

knight promote
Karpov vs Timman, 1986 
(A15) English, 105 moves, 1-0

Pinning the queen on the king
Polgar vs Svidler, 2005 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 30 moves, 1-0

reversed nimzo?!
A Hamad vs S Iuldachev, 2001 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 0-1

The king can't run away
H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Interesting knight sac
Nunn vs I Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

knight going to the other side of the board
E Chukaev vs Tal, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 27 moves, 0-1

Old but still Veli
D Rajkovic vs Velimirovic, 2007
(A43) Old Benoni, 53 moves, 0-1

Stein doesn't need the queen
Stein vs Klovans, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Fine technique
Stein vs Keres, 1967 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Nxh2!! the king can't take
G Sigurjonsson vs Stein, 1972 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 41 moves, 0-1

Stein at his best
Vaganian vs Stein, 1970 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 0-1

X mate after exchange
I Cheparinov vs E Alekseev, 2008 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 35 moves, 1-0

Give a queen for 3 pieces+pawns
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2012 
(A13) English, 57 moves, 0-1

The attacker get attacked
Chiburdanidze vs Short, 1983 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

long queen hunt: never move her too early!!
Morphy vs J McConnell, 1849 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 23 moves, 1-0

The best way to sac a piece
J Curdo vs J Fried, 1993 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

Don't need to overprotect the bishop
Bronstein vs J Jezek, 1956 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 19 moves, 1-0

Endgame: avoiding stalemate ex1
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1903 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Tal swindle the game
G Mititelu vs Tal, 1958 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

L Christiansen vs L Gilden, 1976 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 23 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Keres
Tal vs Keres, 1973 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 44 moves, 1-0

Nc5! : blocking the queen
K Rodriguez vs P Alzola Tovar, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1-0

KID: don't worry about the king side!
O Pavlenko vs Kasparov, 1975 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 34 moves, 0-1

Tal is hunting
Tal vs Ftacnik, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1-0

Naka got smoked
Nakamura vs J Fang, 1999 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 0-1

16.e5! The queen can't protect both bishop
E Hermansson vs S Cicak, 2006 
(B27) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

Kolisch vs Sam Loyd, 1867 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Nice fight in the endgame
Paulsen vs Blackburne, 1873 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1-0

Another Tal brillancie to study
Tal vs Unzicker, 1960 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 25 moves, 1-0

Fear Nc5
J Hellums vs W H Raleigh, 1948 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

BD: bogo variation
E Diemer vs J Kotek, 1956  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

nice mate!
A Steinkuehler vs Blackburne, 1863  
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

queen sac then rook sac!
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Black must lose his queen too
H Wang vs E Inarkiev, 2008 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

Taking the time to trap the king
M Lange vs J von Schierstedt, 1855 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

The queen can't block at the end
Torre vs N Banks, 1924 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

C Maier vs Kasimdzhanov, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

Capa playin the bird
Capablanca vs C F Haussmann, 1918 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Great technique and tactics by Botvinnik
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 0-1

Keeping busy the defenders
N Spiridonov vs Tal, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Great strategy on the sicilian
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Tal lose a knight but keep the advantage
Tal vs Korchnoi, 1985 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 24 moves, 1-0

Forcing a knight fork
Uhlmann vs L Espig, 1978 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 36 moves, 0-1

E Magerramov vs Kasparov, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 30 moves, 0-1

deep double sac by geller
Geller vs Keres, 1973 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

deep strategy! Be7!!
Kupreichik vs G Danner, 1966 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1-0

Equalizing on the ruy
Fischer vs Bronstein, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer playing the nimzo-larsen attack
Fischer vs Andersson, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Modern defense: brilliant strategy
M Abeln vs Minasian, 2003 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 0-1

knights are ready
Tal vs Portisch, 1976 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Fighting against rooks
D J Ledger vs G Jones, 2012 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 34 moves, 0-1

A knight for a passed pawn
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

The second knight was waiting for it
Naiditsch vs T T Hoang, 1998 
(C14) French, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Interesting combination on the caro-khan
Schuster vs C Carls, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 0-1

Keres can't stop it
Unzicker vs Keres, 1956 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 39 moves, 1-0

Both ways lead to problems
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Patience is rewarding
Tal vs Golombek, 1958 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Great precision in the ending
Kramnik vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2011 
(A15) English, 87 moves, 1-0

Fischer owning the dragon
Fischer vs Larsen, 1958 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

Long term strategy: sac for pawns
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

Fine attack with the evans gambit
J Hector vs M Antonsen, 2010 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 24 moves, 1-0

can't defend against that sac
K Podzielny vs Matulovic, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

J Pelikan vs J Dobias, 1937 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

KID: 4 pawn attack
Stahlberg vs Stein, 1965 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 36 moves, 0-1

Pawn advance change everything!
Browne vs E Winslow, 1977 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

vs the QG:Marshall defense
H Berliner vs A Rott, 1956 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 12 moves, 1-0

Brilliant combination by Steinitz
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

Interesting way to play the benoni
N Novotelnov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1953 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 31 moves, 0-1

Another fine endgame by capa
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 60 moves, 0-1

not just a philidor mate
C Golmayo vs Sam Loyd, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Awesome interference of the queen
Sam Loyd vs Charles Caldwell Moore, 1853 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 24 moves, 1-0

Against Scandinavian defense: 2.nf3 3.c4
S P Finn vs R Heasman, 1993 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 0-1

slav defense: winawer countergambit
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2001 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Instructive play by Carlsen
Carlsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 1-0

sicilian: canal attack
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Never forget the rook
G Brhlik vs F Berebora, 1995 
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Tal seeking complications
Tal vs M Auer, 1991 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

No hurry in closed position
Andersson vs M Basman, 1975 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 53 moves, 0-1

Destroying the keep
M Dandridge vs B Kreiman, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

End game: 2 knights vs a pawn
Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954 
(A53) Old Indian, 106 moves, 1-0

brilliant queen sac with rooks/bishop mating combination
I Madl vs Chiburdanidze, 2000 
(B89) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

P Delekta vs Geller, 1992 
(C28) Vienna Game, 18 moves, 0-1

KID: 4 pawns attack
O Trompowsky vs S Rivas Costa, 1925 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Forcing the rook
Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

T Dzubasz vs M Ellerbrock, 1996 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 19 moves, 1-0

Quick invasion
C Hansen vs O Borik, 1998 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

french winawer
Petrosian vs Kelendzheridze, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 19 moves, 1-0

KID fianchetto
Bronstein vs G Buckley, 1995 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 45 moves, 1-0

no need to castle
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

e4! remove the protection
McShane vs Aronian, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Avoiding the draw
G Moehring vs J Kaikamdzozov, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 91 moves, 1-0

Interesting zugzwang
Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 0-1

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