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61_Double rook sacrifices (a1/h1)/[a8/h8]
Compiled by whiteshark
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The two Rook sacrifice is one of the most thrilling themes in chess. And when it works, it's triumph of mind over matter. When it doesn't, at least the game is over quickly!

check out Game Collection: 0 One side sacs both of it's rooks. For certain compensation, e.g. mate ;D

Take My Rooks by Nikolay Minev and Yasser Seirawan; ISBN: 187947901X | edition 1991 | 110 pages | The authors have painstakingly researched the chess archives to find examples of these classic double-rook sacrifices. Starting with the Immortal Game, the authors systematically show the situations necessary for this sacrifice.

The Immortal DUBL-RUCkSACK Game
Anderssen vs Kieseritzky, 1851  
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Golombek, 1952 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

QRR:QBB
O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Shirov's exposition
Shirov vs B Dagenais, 2012 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

B Hund vs C Hartog, 1978 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 1-0

R Rakovic vs R Gralla, 2010 
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

A double rook sac gone bad 2
A Planinc vs Podgaets, 1970 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 20 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs E Z Adams, 1920 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

A double rook sac gone bad 1
Steinitz vs Winawer, 1882 
(C00) French Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Are you Reti to rumble, Max?
Euwe vs Reti, 1920 
(C56) Two Knights, 20 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

stroke upon stroke
O Martius vs K Darga, 1958 
(B53) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

stainless steel
R Steel vs NN, 1884 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

S Atalik vs Sax, 1997 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs Lusikal, 1951 
(D85) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 1-0

h1/a1
N Gaprindashvili vs R Servaty, 1974 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

h1/a1
J Seoane vs I Prieto, 1986 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 1-0

4!!! rooks sacrificed
R A Redolfi vs E Eliskases, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 23 moves, 0-1

Rodzynski vs Alekhine, 1913 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 15 moves, 0-1

1181
W Schwartz vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 20 moves, 1-0

Rh8+Ra8
NN vs Blackburne, 1884  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 14 moves, 0-1

Rb1/Rh1
Reti vs Euwe, 1920 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

DBL xCHG
V Timofeev vs Nezhmetdinov, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Qxa8/xh8
Maczynski vs W Pratten, 1948 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 22 moves, 0-1

Qxa1/xh1
Alekhine vs Levenfish, 1912 
(A43) Old Benoni, 19 moves, 1-0

h8/a8
Helmer vs J Krejcik, 1917 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Rxg7+ twice!
A Ostapenko vs Yartsev, 1969 
(B89) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Carpe Diemer
NN vs E J Diemer, 1978 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 15 moves, 0-1

T Bowdler vs H Conway, 1788 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

h1/a1 + h8 and others
E B Edgar vs T W Lott, 1915 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 23 moves, 1-0

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