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Top 5 Chess Sacrifices Most Players Cannot Find E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

top 5 sacrifices in most cannot findSacrifice in chess is defined as a move that gives up some material in hopes for getting some tactical or positional compensation in the future. In other words, sacrifice is a risky business; you give up a piece now and may not get any return in future. Today we offer you to challenge yourself with 5 tactics problems, all involving a sacrifice of some sort, that are not obvious

 and require some serious thinking from your side.

Even the great players like Karpov and Leko did not see it coming!

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"Combinations with a queen sacrifice are among the most striking and memorable ... " -  Anatoly Karpov

Problem #1: Kasparov - Vinograd

top 5 sacrifices in chess most cannot find

White to move and win

Problem #2: Dvoretzky - Szilagyi, Magyarorsag 1978

top 5 sacrifices in chess most cannot find

White to move and win

Problem #3: Kramnik - Abramovic, Biel 1993

top 5 sacrifices in chess most cannot find

White to move and win

Problem #4: Karpov - Kramnik

top 5 sacrifices in chess most cannot find

Black to move and win

Problem #5: Gelfand - Leko

top 5 sacrifices in chess most cannot find

White to move and win

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 09:13
 

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-2 #9 Brian 2015-05-31 00:26
Problem #1: rf1xf4
Problem #2: nc3e4
Problem #3: rf4xbf6
Problem #4: nf5g3
Problem #5: qxnc5
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+3 #8 ncd 2014-07-14 16:23
Shirov's Bh3 against Topalov shouldnt be forgotten, even the best computers cannot find it.
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+3 #7 Nihal Weerasinghe 2014-07-11 08:43
1.0 Rxf4
2.0 Ne4
3.0 Rxf6
4.0 rxh2
5.0 Rd7
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0 #6 Lucas 2014-07-06 12:41
Problem #1:

Txf4
Qxf4
Tf1 //taking the queen away
Qe5
Qg6+
Kf8
Txf7+
Ke8
Qg8++
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+2 #5 E. B. 2014-07-04 03:47
1. d6
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+1 #4 George Kosinski 2014-07-03 10:01
Had trouble with #5 because I didn't notice the queen is x-raying the e7-rook.
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+4 #3 Sanath Kumar 2014-07-02 13:36
Problem 1: 1. Rxf4 diverting the Black queen from control on h8...followed by 2. Qh7+... & 3. Qh8# or 3. Qg6#

Problem 2: 1. Ne4; Rxe4 2. Bxf6 (threatening Nh6#); gxf5 or N8d7 3. Bxd8 winning the exchange..& having a passed pawn..

Problem 3: 1. Rxf6 (forcing the King into dangerous zone); Kxf6 2. Qh4+; Kg7 3. Qh6+; Kg8 4. Qh8# (If 2. ...; Kg6, 3. Qh6+; Kf5 4. Qg5+ wins the Queen) (If 2...; Kf5, 3. Qg5+ wins the Queen)

Problem 4: 1. Rxh2 (simultaneously threatening Rh1# & Qxf2#); Kxh2 2. Qxf2+; Kh3 3. Qf1+; Kh2 or Kh2 4. Qh1#

Problem 5: 1. Rd7 (threatening the Queen & exploiting the pinned knight. 1...; Nxd7 loses to 2. Qxe7+ followed by 3. Rxd7); Rxd7 2. Rxd7 (1...; Qe5 loses to 2. Rxe7+; Qxe7 3. Rd7 pinning the Queen & exploiting the pinned knight); Nxd7 (forced) 4. Qe7_ followed by cxd7 & winning with the passed pawn on d7.
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+2 #2 luiz 2014-07-01 16:17
#1 RxF4
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+3 #1 nabil 2014-07-01 11:35
1-Qh7+ .....Rxf4
2-Ne4
3-Rxf6
4-Rxh2
5-Re7
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