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25 Crucial Sacrifices
Compiled by Brown
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From Soltis'Excellent "100 Chess Master Trade Secrets." I have changed some titles to the sections to reflect my own understanding of the sacrifices. I've also added some games that fit the description.

The "Impossible" d4-d5
Spassky vs Avtonomov, 1949 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

The "Impossible" d4-d5
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian ...Rxc3
Judit Polgar vs Igor Ivanov, 1989 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Exchange Sacrifice on f6 or f3
D Rovner vs Tal, 1955 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

Exchange Sacrifice on f6 or f3
Stein vs Parma, 1962 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 42 moves, 1-0

Knight for Two Center Pawns
Jansa vs Gligoric, 1974 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 52 moves, 0-1

Knight for Two Center Pawns
Geller vs V Eingorn, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 0-1

File-Plugger
A Matanovic vs Szabo, 1952 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Positional Pawn Sac ..d5
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

Positional Pawn Sac ..d5
A Bokuchava vs Tal, 1970 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 28 moves, 0-1

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