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Rook-Queen Attacks
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The coordination of Rook & Queen For Decisive Results

Black positions himself for a decisive rook-queen attack.
I Goutioudi vs L Rogule, 2006 
(B50) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Draw Out the Defender
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Two sacs and a rook-queen combo follows
M Brodsky vs J Maiwald, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 38 moves, 1-0

Rook first---not the queen. Rook sacs then mate
H Bohm vs A Kochyev, 1977 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 32 moves, 0-1

Weak back rank proves fatal
S Lorenz vs Andrey Orlov, 2001 
(A25) English, 17 moves, 0-1

Kashdan punishes Euwe's blunder
Kashdan vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Rook sac and active queen does the trick
Macieja vs Rozentalis, 1999 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Black forces the win
O Sick vs Gorelov, 1989 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Black first deflects White's Queen then wins with a Rook-Queen
Sax vs Salov, 1989 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

White pins and wins
Kupreichik vs Sveshnikov, 1986 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

A poison rook attack
Anand vs Bareev, 1993 
(C11) French, 31 moves, 1-0

White strips away the defence with side rank attack
Bosboom-Lanchava vs W Spoelman, 2005 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

White attacks the defending Queen
L Shamkovich vs V Tukmakov, 1970 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Using a pin, a fork, and back rank weakness
Zappa vs Crafty, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

H-file Open Freeway
Sils vs L Schmid, 1971 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

Black wins with rook sac
Shumov vs Kolisch, 1862 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Black blows away White's Pawn protection
L Schmid vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 28 moves, 0-1

White removes the check with counter-attack
Blackburne vs J Schwarz, 1881 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

Rook-Queen f-file contol wins
J L Watson vs Z Fayvinov, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 1-0

Tal Tactics
Kholmov vs Tal, 1949 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 0-1

Black attacks a weak back rank
Geller vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

White's positional queen-rook edge wins
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Knight triggers queen-rook attack
Hebden vs E Prie, 1984 
(C16) French, Winawer, 31 moves, 1-0

Karpov traps white
V Iordachescu vs Karpov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Black's back rank weakness loses
Sasikiran vs D Rombaldoni, 2006 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Black uses a pin to win
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

Decisive Rook-Queen pin
Rada vs Kostal, 1942 
(B58) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

With triple power on the g file Whites deflects & wins
V Z Tsarev vs V Malaniuk, 1989 
(A81) Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Knight sac with Rook-Queen attack wins
A Luczak vs Fedorowicz, 1979 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 44 moves, 0-1

Knight sac check with four more checks wins
Ivkov vs R Garcia, 1964 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs P Bakker, 1976 
(A36) English, 52 moves, 1-0

White could have used the back rank weakness
D Norwood vs Gelfand, 1987 
(A36) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Black breaks open game with lethal attack
O Gavrilov vs S Solovjov, 2005 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 0-1

White wins with pins
J Klinger vs Blatny, 1988 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

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