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  1. *FORCE* your opponent to line up his pieces!
    notyetagm, 2009

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    1 ♖e1x♗e7+! +- wins even though the e7-square has four(!) defenders versus only one(!) attacker, even though the ♖ is more valuable than the ♗, because the e7-square is <LINED UP> with both the Black e8-king and the Black d7-queen and White controls *both* of those <ALIGNMENTS>.

    1 ... ♔e8x♖e7 2 ♖h1-h7+ <skewer: e7,d7>

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    1 ... ♕d7x♖e7 2 ♖h1-e1 <pin: e7,e8>

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    Make forcing moves and other threats that coerce your opponent to line up his pieces, forming <PINNING CHAINS> and <SKEWERING CHAINS>, and then <PIN> and <SKEWER> these enemy pieces that you have forced into alignment.

    Kamsky vs Shirov, 2007

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    <39. Rgxg8+> Kh7 <40. Rh8+> Kg7 <41. Rdg8+> Kf6 <42. e5+> Ke7 <43. Re8+> Kd7 44. e6+

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    32 games, 1896-2010

  2. 53c_Middlegames_Positional piece sacrifices
    Positional piece sacrifices

    Play through these games and find out the compensation the players got.

    80 games, 1881-2017

  3. 61_Double rook sacrifices (a1/h1)/[a8/h8]
    The two Rook sacrifice is one of the most thrilling themes in chess. And when it works, it's triumph of mind over matter. When it doesn't, at least the game is over quickly!

    check out Game Collection: 0 One side sacs both of it's rooks. For certain compensation, e.g. mate ;D

    <Take My Rooks> by Nikolay Minev and Yasser Seirawan; ISBN: 187947901X | edition 1991 | 110 pages | The authors have painstakingly researched the chess archives to find examples of these classic double-rook sacrifices. Starting with the Immortal Game, the authors systematically show the situations necessary for this sacrifice.

    33 games, 1788-2012

  4. 94_-> Middlegames with opposite-coloured Bi~
    [WARNING: long, wonky post - consume at your own risk, preferably with alcohol.]

    The rules which govern opposite-coloured <Bi~s> in the middlegame and in the endgame differ, and are at times even contradictory. In the ending the presence of opposite-coloured <Bi~s> usually improves the defending side's drawing chances. In the middlegame opposite-coloured <Bi~s> strengthen an attack and increase the chances of its success. (Mark Dvoretsky)


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    A possible line from V Osnos vs G Ustinov, 1960 with black to move

    <Opposite colored Bishops are wonderful attacking weapons in the middlegame (or in endgames with many pieces remaining) since one Bishop can attack something that the other can't defend.>

    -- Jeremy Silman

    <Opposite-coloured bishops might have notorious drawing tendencies in the endgame, but in the middlegame they can be a decisive factor for the player who is doing the attacking.>

    -- Danny Gormally

    <In the middlegame, the presence of opposite-coloured bishops has a significant effect on the assessment of the position and the choice of plan. The more pieces are on the board, the harder it is for the weaker side to defend - a pure opposite coloured endgame is still too far off, and with it his drawing chances. The stronger side, utilising his extra bishop, has the possibility of including additional pieces in the attack also. At the same time, the advantage of the opposite-coloured bishops has a lasting character (because of the defender's inability to exchange bishops), and a lengthy defence often leads to errors and inaccuracies.>

    -- Alexander Panchenko, Mastering Chess Middlegames

    What is a ...<Bi~>?


    also eine <ausgebuffte <Rampensau>>!

    [Event "Belavenets mem op"]
    [Site "Smolensk"]
    [Date "1991.??.??"]
    [White "Nikolenko, Oleg"]
    [Black "Zakharevich, Igor"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "B17"]
    [WhiteElo "2450"]
    [BlackElo "2335"]

    1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nd7 5. Nf3 Ngf6 6. Nxf6+ Nxf6 7. c3 Bg4 8. h3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qd5 10. Be2 e6 11. O-O Bd6 12. Qd3 Bc7 13. Bf3 Qd6 14. g3 h6 15. a4 O-O 16. b4 Qd7 17. b5 e5 18. Bg2 Rfe8 19. Rb1 e4 20. Qc2 h5 21. Re1 h4 22. gxh4 Qd6 23. Kf1 c5 24. dxc5 Qxc5 25. Bg5 Nd5 26. Bxe4 Nxc3 27. Bxb7 Rab8 28. Bc6 Re5 29. Rxe5 Bxe5 30. Re1 a6 31. Qf5 Qc4+ 32. Kg1 f6 33. Be3 axb5 34. axb5 Nxb5 35. Be4 Nd4 36. Bxd4 Qxd4 37. Qh7+ Kf8 38. Bg2 Rb2 39. Qh8+ Ke7 40. Qxg7+ Kd6 41. Qf8+ Kc7 42. Qe7+ Kc8 43. Qe8+ Kc7 44. Rc1+ Kb6 45. Qc6+ 1-0

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    Recently... N Pogonina vs The World, 2009

    [Event "Pogonina vs."]
    [Site ""]
    [Date "2009.12.23"]
    [White "Pogonina"]
    [Black "" ; [Result "1:0"]
    [WhiteElo "2200"]
    [TimeControl "1 in 1 day"]

    Position after <38....Qb7>

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    Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2007 Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 I Rabinovich vs Botvinnik, 1926 J Sammour-Hasbun vs J Yedidia, 1996 R Nezhmetdinov vs Petrosian, 1954 Polgar vs Svidler, 2011 Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 !!! Game of the year! A Vitolinsh vs Tukmakov, 1962 Ivanchuk vs Short, 2011 -Q K Spraggett vs Alsina Leal, 2011 V Akopian vs Kindermann, 2011 G Tallaksen Ostmoe vs Sadler, 2011 Grischuk vs A Graf, 2002 Le Quang Liem vs Dominguez Perez, 2011 Fischer vs Euwe, 1957 Zeng Chongsheng vs Lu Yijie, 2011 McShane vs Wang Yue, 2005 J Augustin vs A Lanc, 1975 Zhao Xue vs McShane, 2005 So vs Shirov, 2011 Shirov vs D Burmenko, 1986 Smeets vs D Brandenburg, 2011 Bird vs Burn, 1886 Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 Anand vs Bareev, 2004 ♕♗ vs ♖♖♗-! Zhao Xue vs Lagno, 2011 ♕♗ vs ♖♖♗-!

    Not mentioned in Lasker's Manual (p.222), but Tarrasch missed the adhoc winning move <36.e5!!>

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    Manifold threats are Qxg6xh5, Qxg6/+Bc2 or ♙e5-e6-e7 --> Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911

    = ♔ = ♕ = ♖ = ♘ = ♙ = And Now For Something Completely Different = ♔ = ♕ = ♖ = ♘ = ♙ =

    Would you be so kind to rename your game collection "Opposite color bi'*§%s" to something less offensive? We don't like to go into people's game collections to make changes, so I'll leave it up to you how you want to fix it. Thanks in advance.

    Daniel Freeman

    <“If you are not willing to see more than is visible, you won’t see anything.”<>>

    Ruth Bernhard

    <Okay, ♗♗, one of you has a pink slip in your hat... <<>>>

    Check this puzzle:

    [Event "82nd ch-UKR 2013"]
    [Site "Kiev UKR"]
    [Date "2013.06.15"]
    [Round "1.3"]
    [White "Eljanov, Pavel"]
    [Black "Baryshpolets, Andrey"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "E97"]
    [WhiteElo "2707"]
    [BlackElo "2547"]

    1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5 Ne7 9. Qc2 Nh5 10. Rd1 f5 11. Ng5 Nf4 12. Bxf4 exf4 13. c5 Kh8 14. Ne6 Bxe6 15. dxe6 Be5 16. Bf3 fxe4 17. Qxe4 Nf5 18. Rac1 Rb8 19. cxd6 cxd6 20. Nd5 Qe8 21. Nc7 Qe7 22. b3 Ng7 23. Bg4 Qg5 24. Qf3 h5 25. Bh3 Qh4 26. Qe4 g5 27. e7 Rf7 28. e8=Q+ Nxe8 29. Nxe8 Rxe8 30. Qg6 Rfe7 31. Bf5 g4 32. Qh6+ Kg8 33. Be4 Bg7 34. Bd5+ Kf8 35. Qh7 Rf7 36. Bxf7 Kxf7 37. Rc7+ Re7 38. Rxe7+ Qxe7 39. Qxh5+ Kf8 40. Qxg4 1-0

    ♗ - Ze rula of 32 skwarz

    420 games, 1834-2013

  5. 98_B07-B09_150 Attack
    The 150 Attack is a system for White against all Modern and Pirc Defence players. We shall examine all the ways Black can reach his desired set-up, whether it be from a Barry Attack move-order <1 d4 Nf6 2 Nf3 g6 3 Nc3 Bg7 4 e4 d6 5 Be3>, or otherwise. I used to play the Pirc Defence in order to lure White onto unfamiliar territory from an early stage. I suspect that, like myself, the majority of club players who try the Pirc or Modern Defence do so because they are intimidated by the more usual mainline openings. By opting out, Black has greater opportunities to confuse White with his various move-orders, which are hard to pin down.

    What White needs is a simple, yet effective response, which can be used against any black system. The 150 Attack fits the bill perfectly. White negotiates the course of events on his own terms. I feel the 150 Attack is putting Black off playing the Pirc/Modern Defences at all levels. It has been successfully adopted by the world's elite, such as Kasparov, Anand, Topalov and Leko, to name just a few. To whet your appetite, here is an attractive white victory, from a super-grandmaster clash. ...

    35 games, 1952-2007

  6. A A A KID: Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov E97 [Blac
    41 games, 1954-2015

  7. A45 Trompowsky Attack [Black]
    61 games, 1960-2012

    under construction as of 22. March 2016
    not all games found
    "D01 16 B" means: diagram 1, position before 16th move of Black the gap between order No. 32 and 45 is intentional
    59 games, 1970-2012

  9. All the worldchampions.
    All the worldchampions and one of there games. But, with all worldchampions I mean ALL worldchampions. Correspondance, men, women...
    106 games, 1886-2005

  10. Art of Attack in Chess Vladamir Vukovic & Chess
    I am slowly creating this collection as I read it with page numbers associated with the recent Nunn Algebraic edition . The current collections on this book in are missing a handful of games. I am sending in games complete scores for publication as I find them. I am currently reading this book and invite others to join along. (2018 note: I appeared to have fizzled out on this) I also added games from VV book "Chess Sacrifices"

    I find myself often looking at Timothy Glenn Forney's collection's so I put a link here for my easy access.

    Timothy Glenn Forney's Game Collections

    also patzer2 & notyeta gm have attacks ranked by theme for future studies

    patzer2's Game Collections notyetagm's Game Collections

    Some Alekhine and Kasp tactical games
    Game Collection: Thunderstorms from a Blue Sky

    88 games, 1845-2006

  11. Attacking Manual Volume 2- Aagaard
    Aagaard meant this volume to be a followup to The Art of Attack but with modern games and clearer writing. A great book worthy of lengthy study.
    101 games, 1896-2009

  12. Benko Gambit-Tay's,Alterman's,Jacobs book & More
    I play the Benko Gambit as Black. Junior Tays Benko Gambit Move by Move book and the appropriate chapters in Alterman's Blacks Gambit Guide 1 and games from this site are my learning source.

    Some games in this collection are annotated in these books but most are similar to games in the books only for the earlier open lines. I like Junior Tay's chapter classifications and decided to match games to the order these variations appear in his book.

    I am sifting through Black wins with Kibitzing for additional games for this collection.

    I also added the games from Jacobs book . Thanks MicheleLiguori.

    Tay's Book by Chapters

    This is the shortened main line for the Kings walk variation Chapter 1 The King takes a walk. (my games 0-100)

    Chapter2: These are the style of game in flummoxing the Fiachetto fully accepted Finachetto. (my games 100-200)

    Chapter3; Benko Smenko the annoying b6 aka Pawn Return Variation is played after 4..a4 (my games 300-399)

    Chapter 4: Hustle and Flow aka the Dlugy Variation . games 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 declines the second pawn with f3. (my games 400-499)

    Chapter 5: the Safety dance after 4 a6 5 e3 (the modern) (my games 500-599)

    Chapter 6:The King out on a limb = Zaitsev System after 4.. a6 5) Nc3 (my games 600-699) can lead to the Nescafe Frappe Attack 8 bc4

    Chapter 7: Ignorance is Blitz -decline (my games 700-799)

    4 Nf3 4 Qc2 ka 4 Nd2 ka the quiet variation 4 Bg5

    Chapter 8:The outsiders 4 f3,4 a4, 4 b3 and 4 e4 decline (my games 800-899) 4 f3 4 a4 4 b3 4 e4

    Chapter 9: Deja Vu: benko themes in other openings. (900 -999)

    151 games, 1937-2017

  13. Best endings
    112 games, 1843-2009

  14. Bishop v Knight: the verdict (Steve Mayer)
    This collection is now complete. August 16, 2010.
    75 games, 1873-1996

  15. Blocking a line is a full-time job
    A single piece cannot <BLOCK> a line and also <DEFEND> a square.
    47 games, 1620-2009

  16. book: Chess Structures _ Rios
    87 games, 1969-2014

  17. Breaking and entering
    Attacks against typical and a-typical castling setups -- sneaks and breaks into King's homes, palaces, and/or redoubts.
    80 games, 1874-2010

  18. Brilliancies By "Unknowns"
    "Full many a gem of purest ray serene
    The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear;
    Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
    And waste its sweetness on the desert air."

    From Elegy in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

    (Introduction to G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 in the Chessmaster series)

    332 games, 1845-2019

  19. Cheparinov!
    In rough chronological order
    36 games, 2001-2006

  20. Chess Openings: Theory and Practice, Section 1
    Illustrative Games from Section 1 ("King's Pawn Openings") of this 1964 openings guide.
    176 games, 1858-1962

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