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TACTICS. DECOY
Compiled by PinkLedDoor
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22 Ne4-f6+! drags e7-queen onto f6-sq for skewer with h8-rook
Nimzowitsch vs J Mieses, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

15 ... Nd7xe5! steals pawn in broadlight, lined up with a1-rook
N Illijin vs G Burgess, 1992 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 25 moves, 0-1

Judit plans a wicked decoy with 29 Kxf3 Bg4+! 30 Kxg4 Qh5#
Seirawan vs Judit Polgar, 1993 
(E77) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

33 ... Rf1+! 34 Qxf1 sets up a skewer on the first rank
T Bjornsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

23 Qe8+! decoys the Black king into double check and mate
Wang Shuai vs N Castaneda, 2001 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 23 moves, 1-0

33 Rf8+! gains a valuable tempo for doubling heavy pieces
B Savchenko vs V Belov, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

33 Qg7+!! decoys Black king to gain time to double rooks on 7th
Judit Polgar vs L B Hansen, 1989 
(C16) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

38 Rh8+! Kxh8 drags the Black king into a back rank mating net
Bronstein vs L Shamkovich, 1961 
(B01) Scandinavian, 40 moves, 1-0

40 - Rh1+! 41 KxR Qf1+ is a classic rook sac for a queen tempo
P San Segundo Carrillo vs R Wojtaszek, 2006 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

45 ... Rf7! decoys the White queen to f7 for skewer 46 ... Qf1+
Ponomariov vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(E70) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

23 ... Qxf4+!! lures the White f4-king into a mating net
Letelier vs Fischer, 1960 
(E70) King's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

14 Qh6+!! drags the Black g7-king into a double check and mate
Keres vs Verbac, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

21 Rh8+! Kxh8 drags the Black king to h8 for 22 Qh5+ with tempo
T Soraas vs J Kvisla, 2006 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

50 Rg7+!! is a superb example of the decoy tactic
Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

25 Rh8+! classic decoy for tempo to create a Damiano mate
B Thorfinnsson vs E Player, 1999 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

33 ... Qa2+! drags White b1-king into discovered check, mate
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

33 ... Qh1+!! drags White g1-king to h1 for 34 ... g3-g2+ check
A Kosten vs Chandler, 1991 
(B33) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

28 ... Rg1+! 29 Kxg1?? Qd1+ 30 Kg2 Qf1# decoy for tempo
Kramnik vs Kamsky, 1994 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 0-1

21 ... Ra1+! 22 Kxa1 Qa5+ classic decoy for tempo, mating
W A T Schelfhout vs Maroczy, 1920 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

15 ... QxNh3+!! 16 Kxh3 Ng4-e3+ decoy into a discovered check
J Schulten vs Kieseritzky, 1850 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

40 Bg6+! tries to drag Black f7-king to g6 for pawn fork 41 f5+
Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

32 ... Qxd6 decoys Black queen to d6 for fork, 6th rank for pin
Bacrot vs Skripchenko, 2006 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

15 ... Qf1+! drags the White e1-king into double check and mate
J Schulten vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 17 moves, 0-1

35 ... Re2+! 36 Qd3xRe2?? creates TM=Q for a discovered check
Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2007 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

30 Qxd7+! drags Black king onto light square for 31 Bd3-b5+
Leko vs Piket, 1997 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

52 - Rc4-a4+! 53 Ka3xRa4 drags White king to a4, 53 - Qc3-b4#
Adams vs Shirov, 2007 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 51 moves, 0-1

33 Qd5-g8+!! drags Black h8-king into double check and mate
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

26 Bf4-c7!! drags Black c8-rook to c7 for queen fork 27 Qe2-e5!
Spassky vs Averkin, 1973 
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

29 Ne5xc6! Qd6xc6? drags Black queen onto c-file, into pin
Macieja vs Radjabov, 2007 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

19 Re1-e8+! forces Black f8-king to light square for discovery
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1965 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1-0

32 - Rh2-h1+! drags White g1-king to light square for discovery
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

47 ... h2-h1=Q+! 48 Qh8xQh1 drags White queen to h1 for skewer
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

45 ... Qc7xc3+! drags White c2-king onto c3 for 46 ... Be7-b4+
Jakovenko vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 53 moves, 0-1

49 Ne4-f6+! Rf4xNf6 f6-rook can no longer get behind g6-passer
Jakovenko vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

47 d6-d7! Bc6xd7 drags c6-bishop onto line of g7-king for a pin
A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

34 Rg6-h6+! drags the Black h7-king to h6-square for 35 Qg4-g6#
Carlsen vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 37 moves, 1-0

47 Rf7-h7+!! drags Black h8-king to h7 for an Arabian mate
Kotronias vs F Vallejo Pons, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Spassky, 1981 
(A26) English, 44 moves, 0-1

Mecking's great double decoy to create a royal skewer
Mecking vs L A Tan, 1973 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

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