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Weak Squares
Compiled by maoam
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Light square invasion
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 41 moves, 1-0

Dark square stranglehold
Petrosian vs Mecking, 1971 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Masterful control of the dark squares
Mecking vs Petrosian, 1972 
(C11) French, 86 moves, 0-1

Mecking weakens his own light squares... again
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1971 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 59 moves, 1-0

Pilnik's bad bishop is decisive
Kotov vs Pilnik, 1952 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Riumin vs Ragozin, 1934 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Ending strikingly similar to that of Kotov vs Pilnik
Karpov vs Hort, 1973 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Euwe brutally exploits the weak f6 square
Euwe vs Flohr, 1939 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Capa puts pressure on the c-file and attacks the weak c3 square
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Shirov, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Thematic play in the Geller gambit
Geller vs Unzicker, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Raskovsky's kingside is wrecked after 9...Be7
Duras vs Raskovsky, 1902 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

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