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To find the only move!
Compiled by m.okun
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The only move can sometimes solve a game. But it needs to be found behind a board.

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

25. ... Re2!!
Bagirov vs Kholmov, 1961 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

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

45. ... Ka8!!
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

14. B:d5!!
Sosonko vs Huebner, 1979 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 18 moves, 1-0

USSR Championship. Leningrad, 1974. I was on one of rounds.
Vaganian vs Kupreichik, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Variant: 20. ... Q:f6 21. Qd6+ Ke8 22. N:g7+ Q:g7 23. Qd8
A Planinc vs Najdorf, 1973 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 20 moves, 1-0

17. Re7!!
Maroczy vs Vidmar, 1922 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

This debut was developed also by Vladimir Simagin.
Larsen vs Spassky, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 17 moves, 0-1

27. N:f5!!
Smyslov vs V Liberzon, 1968 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

9. Qd8+!!
Reti vs Tartakower, 1910 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

26. ... Re3!! 27. Nf3 (Bf3 - Alekhine: gave the chance)
Reti vs Alekhine, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

10. B:f7!!
Bastrikov vs L Shamkovich, 1958 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 10 moves, 1-0

31. N:e5!!
L Shamkovich vs Benko, 1980 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 31 moves, 1-0

33. Qg8!!
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

40. ... R:f1! (41. N:f1 Qf2)
V Faibisovich vs Kholmov, 1969
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

31. Rc6!! (31. ... B:c6 32. Nc5+ Ka5 33. Bc7)
Ivkov vs Portisch, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

28. Rh8!!
Klovans vs A Zakharov, 1963 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 29 moves, 1-0

13. fe5!!
S Rosenthal vs Allies, 1887 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

17. 6!!
Najdorf vs L Frenkel, 1926 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

25. Rh8!
Saemisch vs J Engel, 1928 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 1-0

36. Q:g7!!!
C de Ronde vs H Kamstra, 1938 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 50 moves, 1-0

37. R:c7!!
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 1-0

11. N:b6!
Bogoljubov vs N I Grekov, 1914 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1-0

22. ... Rh8!!!
Geller vs Euwe, 1953 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

24. h4!
R Sobel vs Fischer, 1956 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 27 moves, 1-0

28. Rd7!
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

20. R:d5!
Ivkov vs J H Donner, 1965 
(C81) Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

20. Nh6!!
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

31. R:h7! and 32. Rh1!!
B Koch vs J Jezek, 1956 
(A81) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

20. e:f6!!
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

12. Nd5!
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1948 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 12 moves, 1-0

11. ab !!
E Canal vs NN, 1934 
(B01) Scandinavian, 14 moves, 1-0

18. B:h7!
Huebner vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 19 moves, 1-0

36. Nd6!
Sosonko vs Timman, 1983 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

36. ... Ne2+ ! 37. ... Q:h3 !
Seirawan vs Igor Ivanov, 1991 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

34. Kh2!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

15. Be4!
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1919 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1-0

11. ... Na4!! (Fischer is only 13 years old)
D Byrne vs Fischer, 1956  
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 41 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Fine, 1963 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

27. Rd7!! But ending the party was not easy.
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

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