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Simple Chess by Michael Stean
Compiled by mjk
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Stean, Michael. Simple Chess, Fred Wilson, ed., New York: Dover, 2002. Previous ed.: London: Faber & Faber, 1978. ISBN 0-486-42420-0.

Perfect White Square Strategy
Botvinnik vs G Szilagyi, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

The Importance of Structure
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Weak Pawns
Adorjan vs M Mukhin, 1973 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

Display of Outpost Play
Tal vs Bronstein, 1959 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Offensive Platform
Benko vs Najdorf, 1963 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

Keen Strategical Eye
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Building an Outpost
Fischer vs O Gadia, 1960 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Active Harassing Tactics
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Outpost Play and Weak Pawns
Hecht vs G Forintos, 1974 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Deficiencies of Isolani
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

A Game Decided by Pawns Not Pieces
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

An Auxiliary Strategy Is Needed
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

The e-Pawn as an f-Pawn Can No Longer Control d4
Karpov vs Browne, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1-0

Weak Pawns Always Have the Last Word
Karpov vs Spassky, 1975 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Open File ... Doubled Rooks on the Seventh Rank
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

White (Could Have) Won the Minority Attack
C B van den Berg vs H Kramer, 1950 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Bad Bishop Syndrome
Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 
(C14) French, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Strong Central Passed Pawn, Or Is It?
Burn vs Marshall, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 62 moves, 0-1

The Power of the King in the Ending
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Subtle and Illuminating
Petrosian vs J Yuchtman, 1959 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

White-Square Strategy Back to Front
M Stean vs A Planinc, 1975 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Carried Away by Dreams of an Attack
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

How to Exploit an Advantage in Space
Fischer vs Gheorghiu, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Appears to Win by Force
Karpov vs H Westerinen, 1974 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Communication between the Wings
Portisch vs Reshevsky, 1973 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

Spatial Plus Results in Direct Attack
Smyslov vs K Gudmundsson, 1974 
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

More Space Means a Stronger King
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Diagram 45 by transposition, White missed 17.Bxe4!
Taimanov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

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