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S.O.G.7.'s Cool Manoeuvres Collection
Compiled by trh6upsz

Contains Cool Tactical and Positional Moves

Dancing Queen
Oll vs Ulibin, 1989 
(C18) French, Winawer, 34 moves, 1-0

Develop Bishop to d3 before d-pawn.
Polugaevsky vs Gulko, 1975 
(A17) English, 28 moves, 1-0

One Ba7 to Immobilize Them All!
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

A Knight Raid In Broad Daylight!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

My Kingdom for Your Queen!
N Stawski vs T Reilly, 1999 
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 0-1

The Cavalry Has Arrived!
A G Aleksandrov vs Adams, 2002 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Who Let Magnus' Rooks Out?
Carlsen vs G Tallaksen Ostmoe, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

A Sense of Deja Vu
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Sac for...the Attack of the Pawns.
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Reversed Sicilian Indeed - a knight for a knight
Seirawan vs Barbero, 1979 
(A28) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Let the King Shelter in the Enemy's Camp
I Rivera vs Chiburdanidze, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Tactics Strung Together
Nakamura vs J W Loyte, 2001 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 1-0

That Knight's Plan
G Welling vs P Tregubov, 2005 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

Redirect the Nimzo Bishop
S Tkeshelashvili vs Y Xu, 2004 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 19 moves, 0-1

Queen Sac 2 Catapault the Rooks Past 7th Heaven.
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Thematic Sicilian Moves and Rook Lifts
T Olafsson vs S Rocha, 2006
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 63 moves, 0-1

Develop With Initiative
S Williams vs E Thorsteinsson, 2006 
(A53) Old Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Delaying the Recapture
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Guerrilla Queen
A Blodstein vs Rublevsky, 1992 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Typical Sicilian C-file Counterplay
S Erenburg vs Y Dembo, 2006 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 33 moves, 0-1

Forbidden Centre
F Catheley vs M Hadzikaric, 1995 
(A10) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Nh6-Nf4 then the punches come thick and fast
Svidler vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B30) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Queen the King?!
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Interspersed with Intermezzos
Anand vs Kasparov, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 33 moves, 0-1

L Bruzon Batista vs L Dominguez, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 72 moves, 1-0

Backward e-pawn provides long diagonal.
F Vallejo Pons vs A Romero Holmes, 2002 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Solid as stone, the lone pawn, guarded by...Bd8.
J Smeets vs Carlsen, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Passed pawns = 9 points
Mamedyarov vs S Volkov, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Don't Slay the Dragon...Just Crush its Egg.
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Close the Kingside...then sac exchanges for PP.
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

The One-Move-Mate line of the Caro-Kann.
Short vs M Saud, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

The Line that Makes5...Nd6 in the Berlin Look Silly.
Ganguly vs A Ismagambetov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

e3-e4 for Bf4
Ivan Popov vs E Tairova, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

g4 for Ra3-g3.
Kasimdzhanov vs Ivanchuk, 2006 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 46 moves, 1-0

...Nxd5 for ...Qxe3 and ...Bb6
R Soltanici vs Hoang Thong Tu, 2006
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 56 moves, 0-1

...a5...b4 for ...d5
J M Rapaire vs N Sakr, 2006 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

...Na5...Nc4...Ndb6 for Bxd5.
S Mikheev vs H Odeev, 2006
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

22...Rc5 instead of ...Rfc8 keeps winning chances alive.
S Davletbakov vs V Petkov, 2006
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 0-1

...Ng4 with ...Qb6 to win Bg5.
B Miller vs W Tjipueja, 2006
(B50) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

Bh4 not fearing ...g5
Carlsen vs Adams, 2006 
(A17) English, 73 moves, 1-0

Great Kingside Knight, King, f-pawn and Bishop manoeuvres
S Mikheev vs B Saeheng, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 0-1

K Shrestha vs G van der Stricht, 2006
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

P Garbett vs D Collutiis, 2006
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 61 moves, 0-1

...h5-h4 and ...Qb6-d6-e5-xf5
M Pribeanu vs A Farahat, 2006
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Nh3-f4-d5; Bxd5, e4
K Lie vs E Campos, 2006 
(A15) English, 67 moves, 1-0

Nh3, Nf3, Bf4
V M Mikhalevski vs E Vodyasov, 2006
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

...h6-h5 to allow ...Bxg4 after Bxg4.
Smirin vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

cxd5...Nf7! (able to take place due to loose Bb7)
Aronian vs Navara, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

K Meier vs E Dervishi, 2006
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

...Nf6-d7-b6 + ...f5 to stop White's Sicilian Pawn Storm
Grischuk vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 39 moves, 0-1

...Bd8 (Bxd8)...Kxd8...Bxa4! (giving White bad bishop)...g5!
Suetin vs Gulko, 1983
(B57) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

...g7-g5 to divert White's Knight from guarding centre.
Macieja vs Nakamura, 2006 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Early ...Qb6 and ...Bc5 forming battery.
G Meier vs A Braun, 2006
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

Avoid Rooks Exchange by ...Reb8 and ...Rbe8.
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

b2-b4 for bxc5: fight for d4 square for Nd4-c6.
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Bxd5 followed by Be3 to remove ...Nd5 and guard d4.
Topalov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 76 moves, 1-0

Granda Zuniga vs Seirawan, 1993 
(A15) English, 56 moves, 1-0

...Ra5...Qa7 to win the a-file.
Smirin vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 67 moves, 0-1

Beat Leningrad: dxe5 (f...Nxe5) Nbd2 Nxe5 - Bd4+! - Nf3.
V Dobrov vs P Marusenko, 2005
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Standard Sacrifices
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

g3-g4, Ne2-g3-f4
Kamsky vs Gelfand, 1990 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

...b6...a5 to destory c5 and b4.
Jobava vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Queenside domination in the Catalan.
Stein vs Tal, 1971 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Hecht vs Keene, 1972  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 0-1

Z Kovacova vs C Van Tilbury, 2006
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

...h5-h4 to stop Kingside Pawn Storm.
V Chulivska vs A Matnadze, 2005
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Opening Compromise of Pawn Structure to Control e5 square.
Ivanchuk vs Stefansson, 2006 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 67 moves, 1-0

More ...b5-b4
M El Adnani vs Aronian, 1994 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 22 moves, 0-1

Ng5! taking advantage of Qxh7 mate threat and loss ...Bb7.
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2006 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 1-0

Cede the h-file, Evacuate the King, take back the h-file.
V Kovacevic vs Seirawan, 1980 
(B07) Pirc, 33 moves, 0-1

N Davies vs J Cobb, 2006
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

cxd5 - cramper
V Colin vs F Libiszewski, 2006 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Benko the English
R Zysk vs O Stefanopoulos, 2006
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Reverse Classical Dragon.
D Solak vs I Papadopoulos, 2006
(A22) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Tomashevsky vs S Voitsekhovsky, 2006 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 1-0

J I M Grant vs S Knott, 2006 
(A16) English, 53 moves, 1-0

a4, Ra3-b3-b5-a5
D M Chuprov vs I Tsigelnitskiy, 2006
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 1-0

Bu Xiangzhi vs L Bruzon Batista, 2005 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

No minority attack. Kingside attack. King to help mate AGAIN!
Bu Xiangzhi vs Harikrishna, 2001 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

Bb7! helps Queening
Taimanov vs L Shamkovich, 1954 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

How to close a file: a6!! ...bxa6 Na5!
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Temporary Exchange Sac
Huzman vs de Firmian, 1989 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Aronian's QGA/Cataloni Masterpiece. Note Nh4! to force thru e4.
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

How to open up your French position to unleash the forces.
Bologan vs T Luther, 2007 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 0-1

Great Bishop vs Knight Endgame
Kramnik vs Zhong Zhang, 2004 
(A17) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Outmanoeuvring at its best...
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

c4!...ep, b4-b5-b6-b7
Tal vs Larsen, 1959 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Creative use of resources
Kasparov vs Yusupov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

48...Bb5! wins w/ quick reployment and d4-d3 support.
Nakamura vs I R Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Clearance and Deflection with two Knight sacs.
Stanishevsky vs Nikonov, 1981 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1-0

Due to f3, Svidler breaks w/ ...f5!(force d5) instead of ...c5.
Motylev vs Svidler, 2007 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Rb1-b4-g4+ fxg4, Qg5+-h6-#
Hort vs Portisch, 1973 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Thematic Nh4, Qf3, Nhf5 attack in the Lopez
R Mamedov vs L Guliev, 2007
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

cxd4, b4-b5! - - - - - - - f3, Qg3, Nxh5! sac, Qg8
Topalov vs Sasikiran, 2007 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

E Mortensen vs Keene, 1976  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

...f5!, exf5 Kd5, ...e4+, ...Ke5-xf5
E Berg vs Krasenkow, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 80 moves, 0-1

e4-e5 for Ne4
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1968 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Dancing with Knights
Kasparov vs Ljubojevic, 1989 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Trapping the Queen in the Corner
Sutovsky vs Morozevich, 1998 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

D Rensch vs Shabalov, 2007
(B33) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

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