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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!


"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


-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:

Tf1 //taking the queen away
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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
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