Combinations

batgirl
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Here are some combinations from Irving Chernev's "Combinations: The Heart of Chess."

 

Black resigned after White's next move:

 

 

 

Black resigned after White's 30th move in this deep combination:



Click HERE for a fantastic combination Mark Taimanov played against Kusminich in 1950.

 

 

Here is a complex comination employing diversion and interference to reach it's goal:

Had Black played 1......h1=Q, then 2. Rxf7+ wins.





Another brilliant, and quite sacrificial, combination by Victor Soultanbeieff:





Amazingly, White will mate with his Rook on e7 in just 4 moves:




A simple, yet pleasing, combination, involing both a clearance sacrifice and a Queen sac, from photographer, Philip Richardson, one of those under-appreciated amateurs of the 19th century against the inconsistant Eugene Delmar:



One last clever combination, this time from Blacks side:

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