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Midddle Game Study
Compiled by greensfield
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A. Play like a Grandmaster

A. p10: combinative-tactical throughout
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

A. p13:manoeuvring-strategical throughout
Taimanov vs Geller, 1953 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 40 moves, 1-0

A. p17: starts C/T then M/S
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

A. p19: starts M/S then C/T
Kotov vs Ragozin, 1949 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 1-0

A. p27:Weak squares: >33. gaping hole at d6
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

A. p.29:Weak pawns:>24. a5 weak, e5&f4 limit Bishop
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1953 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

A. p30:Weak colour complex:>11:Whites Weak W sqs
V Makogonov vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 55 moves, 0-1

A.p31:Pawn Islands.>39:Whites a5 d5 e5
Gligoric vs Keres, 1953 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

A.p33:open files,16B:Black on c&d file, white on f file
Keres vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

A.p34:Open diagonals 21W: Blk pressure a1/h8 diag
A Medina Garcia vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

A.p35:Open ranks:22W:rook manoeuvres 4th/5th rank
Karpov vs Hort, 1971 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

A:p.36:Passed Pawns:14. d5! with treat of 15. de
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

A:p37:two bishops:19...Ne5: Black gives Pawn to get 2 Bishops
Bogoljubov vs Janowski, 1924 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

A:p39:Space:19. f5! white active black pressed back
Smyslov vs W Golz, 1968 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

A:p40:Poor position of piece: 36.Nd4 : Bishop at h7
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

A:p41:Lack of harmony in piece placing:9...Qc7...
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

A:p43:Pawn centre:16. e4 centre pawns get moving
Furman vs Lilienthal, 1949 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 36 moves, 1-0

A:p44:Fixed centre: 20.Qe3!
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

A:p46:The open centre: 24. Rad1
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

A:p47:The closed centre: 20. f4
Reti vs Carls, 1925 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

A:p48:Centre under tension(fluid) 12...Rd8
Boleslavsky vs Keres, 1953 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 33 moves, 0-1

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