While browsing the old tournaments I spotted a couple of nice combinations from the Berkeley open 2011. In the first one Timur Gareev show his usual creativity:
Gareev,T (2605) - Ravichandran,Si (2458)
1.d7! Qe6 2.d8N! Qe7 [Or: 2...Bxf4 3.Nxe6+ fxe6 4.gxf4]3.Qd2+–
The second one saw a very curious break.
Yankovsky,R (2359) - Naroditsky,D (2419)
1.Bxg5! fxg5 2.f6!!
2...gxf6 [2...Bxf6 3.Nf5 Be7 4.Nxg7+ Kd7 (4...Kf8 5.Nf5 Bxe4 6.Bxe4 Rxe4+ 7.Kd2 Rf4 8.g7+ Kf7 9.Nxe7 Kxg7 10.Rxd6+–) 5.Nf5 Bxe4 6.Bxe4 Rxe4+ 7.Kd2 Bf8 8.Rxd6+ Bxd6 (8...Ke8 9.Rxa6+–) 9.g7 Rf4 10.Nxd6+–]
3.Nf5 Bxe4 4.Bxe4 Rxe4+ 5.Kd2 Rf4 6.Rh3 Rxf5 7.Rh8+ Kd7 8.g7
1–0 (the lines are given by S. Velickovic)
As a desert I would like to share a combination which one of my students missed recently:
25.Nxf5! gxf5 26.Reg1 Rag8
27.Rh7+!! Rxh7 [27...Kf8 28.Rxh8 Rxh8 29.Qg7+ Ke8 30.Qxh8+ Kf7 31.Qg7+ Ke8 32.Qg8#]
28.Qxg8+ Kf6 29.Qxh7 and White wins.