I had a game way back when I first started clan play that I always felt was won mostly due to misdirection. Here's the position:
I had blundered in the opening, dropping a knight, and so was playing pretty desperately to capitalize on the small initiative my 'sac' had given me.
I looked at 1. Qe1+ because it threatens to win the N at g6, but 1. ... Ne4 is an obvious and strong reply, establishing the N in the center and ending my initiative. I'd still win the h4 pawn, but that would simply leave me down a piece with no real chances.
Then I noticed something funny. 1. Re1+ looked useless at first because it also allows the apparently strong response of 1. ... Ne4 without even winning the h4 pawn.
But looking further, I saw the nasty reply 2. Rxe4+ dxe4 3. Qe5+, winning the rook and thus putting me back in the game.
Reasoning that my opponent would probably see Ne4 as a strong response to any check along the e file, I took a chance with Re1+. Qe1+ was the stronger move, but Re1+ was the sneakier. And it worked! My opponent played Ne4, allowing me to equalize material and I went on to win the game.
I never really discussed this with my opponent, but I'm quite sure he fell for the misdirection of using the Qe1+ 'analysis' when responding to Re1+.