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Blocking a line is a full-time job
Compiled by notyetagm
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A single piece cannot <BLOCK> a line and also <DEFEND> a square.

11 Qxg4! Black e6-bishop blocks a2-g8 diagonal, not defend g4
Messinger vs M Rack, 1989 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Black f7-pawn, d7-knight must block lines, cannot defend e6, f6
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 16 moves, 1-0

36 Bxg6! Black f7-pawn blocks 7th rank, cannot defend g6-pawn
Petrosian vs Gipslis, 1958 
(A15) English, 40 moves, 1-0

34 g6! Black f7-pawn blocks f-file, Black h7-pawn blocks h-file
Carlsen vs Judit Polgar, 2006 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

32 g6! Black f7-pawn blocks a2-g8 diagonal to Black g8-king
Leko vs Gelfand, 2006 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 79 moves, 1-0

36 - Nh4+! White g3-pawn blocks g-file, can't defend h4-square
Leko vs Grischuk, 2003 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Black f5-pawn cannot block 5th rank and defend e4-knight
J Stocek vs Eingorn, 1998 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

28 ... Nf3+! White e2-pawn must block 2nd rank, not defend f3
Reti vs Colle, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 0-1

24 h5!! Black g6-bishop blocks g-file, cannot defend h5-square
M Krasenkow vs Sutovsky, 1998 
(E90) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

28 QxRf5! Black e6-pawn blocks a2-g8 diagonal to g8-king
Delchev vs G Giorgadze, 2006 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

30 ... Nxh4! since White g3-pawn must block the b8-h2 diagonal
D Ledger vs P K Wells, 2001 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 0-1

(VAR) 25 g6! Black f7-pawn blocks 7th rank from Re1-e7 threat
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

27 Qxe6+! Black d5-bishop blocks line g2-c6, cannot defend e6
Carlsen vs M Krasenkow, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

20 - c5! White b4-pawn must block b-file, cannot defend c5
Lautier vs Kasparov, 1997 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

23 - Nf6-g4!! White f3-pawn blocks line b3-g3 of Black b3-queen
Karjakin vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B32) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black g6-bishop BLOCKS White g3-rook on file next to h8-king
I Nei vs Petrosian, 1960 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

15 Nf3-e5? White overlooks that White d4-pawn must BLOCK d-file
Navara vs Sasikiran, 2007 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

49 ... Nd3xe5! White d4-pawn blocks d-file, cannot defend e5
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

35 Rd1xBd5! Black e6-pawn blocks e-file, can't defend d5-bishop
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 36 moves, 1-0

24 Re7xa7! Black b6-bishop must block a5-d8 to prevent Ba5xRd8
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

60 Ng6xe5! Black d6-pawn blocks a3-f8 diagonal, stops Bf8xNa3
Wang Hao vs D Andreikin, 2007 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

19 ... Nf6xe4! White f3-pawn blocks line f7-f2 of Black f7-rook
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

48 ... e2-e1=Q! White d3-knight blocks d-file, cannot defend e1
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 0-1

31 Re1-e6! Black g8-bishop blocks 8th rank, stopping Qh8xKf8
Mamedyarov vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

37 ... Ne5-d3+! White e3-rook must block the b6-f2 diagonal
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 0-1

32 Nh5!,33 Nf5! Black g6-pawn cannot block g-file, defend h5,f5
Kramnik vs Morozevich, 2003 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

28 ... Rh5!, 32 ... Nf5! White g6-bishop must block the g-file
Kiril D Georgiev vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 0-1

21 Ng3-h5! Black g6-pawn blocks b1-h7 diagonal to the h7-square
Mamedyarov vs B Galstian, 2002 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

42 .. Ne4xNg3+! White g2-queen,h2-pawn must block lines to king
Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

18 Re5-f5+! Black g6-pawn blocks h5-bishop from control of f7
Greco vs NN, 1620 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 19 moves, 1-0

26 Bf4xd6! Black e7-pawn blocks White b7-rook from f7-square
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

38 ... Rf2-f4+! White g3-pawn stops skewer of g4-king, g6-queen
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1902 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

9 Nf3xe5+! Black d6-pawn blocks 6th rank to c6-flight square
Benko vs Sawyer, 1964 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

14 ... b7-b5! White c4-pawn blocks c-file to loose c3-knight
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

25 Bh3xf5! Black e6-pawn blocks 6th rank, not defend f5-square
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

30 Nh4-f5! Black e6-pawn blocks 6th rank, not defend f5-square
Yurtaev vs Gulko, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

36 Rh4xb4! Black c5-bishop blocks line a7-g1, cannot defend b4
I Nepomniachtchi vs Stellwagen, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 44 moves, 1-0

27 ... Nd3-f4+! e3-,g3-pawns must block files not defend f4-sq
F Bindrich vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

29 Rg2-g5!! Black e4-knight must block the diagonal b1-h7
Aronian vs Stefansson, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

32 - Rf3xNf4! White g3-pawn cannot block g-file, defend f4-sq
Euwe vs Keres, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 34 moves, 0-1

35 - Nf5-e3! White f2-pawn cannot block 2nd rank, defend e3-sq
Tal vs Anand, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 0-1

24 Rf1-f7!, 25 Bg5-f6!! Black pieces block lines not defend sqs
Radjabov vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

50 Rg2-g7+!! Black f5-knight blocks e4-h7, not defend g7-square
Li Chao vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 1-0

17 Nd4-f5! Black e6-pawn cannot block e-file, defend f5-square
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

34 ... Rc3-f3! the White g2-pawn must block the diagonal a8-h1
A Riazantsev vs Carlsen, 2005 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

25 ... Be7xg5! White f4-pawn must block b8-h2 diagonal to h2-sq
Anand vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

42 ... Re8-f8! White c5-bishop must block c8-rook from c3-mate
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

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