My favourite moves and combinations

Favourite moves
[Site “Linares”]
[Date “1998”]
[White “Topalov”]
[Black “Shirov”]
[PlyCount “106”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “8/8/4kpp1/3p1b2/p6P/2B5/6P1/6K1 b – – 2 47”]

47… Bh3!! {Which at first looks like the worst move possible, but Shirov can see the main thing is to get his king to e4 before white prevents it with his.}48.gxh3 Kf5 49.Kf2
Ke4 50.Bxf6 d4 51.Be7 Kd3 52.Bc5 Kc4 53.Be7 Kb3 {0-1}

[pgn initialHalfmove=57]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3r2k1/p4ppp/1q6/8/8/2R1P3/P3QPPP/6K1 b – – 0 29”]
[Site “Moscow”]
[Date “1914”]
[White “Ossip Bernstein”]
[Black “Capablanca”]

29… Qb2! {0-1 Suddenly it’s all over, white resigns as he can’t defend the R and Q, keep d1 protected AND avoid back rank tricks, all with 1 move} 30. Rc8 (Qxb2 Rd1#) {would fail to} Qa1+ 31. Qf1 Qxf1+ 32. Kxf1 Rxc8
[pgn initialHalfmove=91]
[Site “World Ch, Moscow”]
[Date “1984”]
[White “Karpov”]
[Black “Kasparov”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “8/8/p2k1p2/1p1p2pp/1P1P3P/P3NPP1/5K2/1b6 b – b3 0 46”]
46… gxh4 47.Ng2!! {Enabling white’s king to enter.} hxg3 48.Kxg3 Ke6 49.Nf4+ Kf5
50.Nxh5 Ke6 51.Nf4+ Kd6 52.Kg4 Bc2 53.Kh5 Bd1 54.Kg6 Ke7
55.Nxd5+ Ke6 56.Nc7+ Kd7 57.Nxa6 Bxf3 58.Kxf6 Kd6 59.Kf5 Kd5
60.Kf4 Bh1 61.Ke3 Kc4 62.Nc5 Bc6 63.Nd3 Bg2 64.Ne5+ Kc3 65.Ng6
Kc4 66.Ne7 Bb7 67.Nf5 Bg2 68.Nd6+ Kb3 69.Nxb5 Ka4 70.Nd6 {1-0}

Favourite combinations
[pgn initialHalfmove=38]
[Site “New York”]
[Date “1918”]
[White “Capablanca”]
[Black “Prof. Marc Fonaroff”]
[PlyCount “43”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 d6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. O-O Be7
7. Re1 exd4 8. Nxd4 Nxd4 9. Qxd4 Bxb5 10. Nxb5 O-O 11. Qc3 c6
12. Nd4 Nd7 13. Nf5 Bf6 14. Qg3 Ne5 15. Bf4 Qc7 16. Rad1 Rad8
17. Rxd6 Rxd6 18. Bxe5 Rd1 19. Rxd1 Bxe5 20. Nh6+! {So perfect} Kh8 21. Qxe5
Qxe5 22. Nxf7+ {1-0}

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