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Modern Chess Strategy II by Ludek Pachman
Compiled by Bidibulle

Ludek Pachman has written an excellent book about the chess strategy called 'La stratégie moderne' in French. These are the games analysed in the second volume.

1.The Passed Pawn
Furman vs Kholmov, 1963 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

2.The Passed Pawn
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

The Passed Pawn (P-12)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 0-1

3.The Passed Pawn
Filip vs K Urbanec, 1954 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

4.The Passed Pawn
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

5.The Passed Pawn
Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

6.The Passed Pawn
Szabo vs Wade, 1949
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1-0

7.Blockading The Passed Pawn
J Vesely vs Pachman, 1951
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

8.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Euwe vs Pilnik, 1950 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line, 77 moves, 0-1

9.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Korchnoi vs Pachman, 1954 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

11.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Nimzowitsch vs Von Gottschall, 1925  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

12.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Blockading The Passed Pawn (P-15)
V Ciocaltea vs K Darga, 1972
(B40) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

13.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

14.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn
Flohr vs P Romanovsky, 1935 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

15.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn
Gligoric vs L A Sanchez, 1952
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

17.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (protected)
M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky, 1946 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 42 moves, 0-1

18.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked)
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

19.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked)
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked) (P-30)
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1967 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 42 moves, 1-0

20.The Isolated Pawn
F Zita vs Pachman, 1953
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

21.The Isolated Pawn (open file exploits the weakened pawn)
Sokolsky vs Simagin, 1959 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn) (P-14)
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn) (P-23)
Kotov vs Novotelnov, 1947 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

23.The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn is sacrificed on d5)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

24.The Isolated Pawn (importance of the good bishop)
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1972
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

25.The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn is not pushed on d5)
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

26.The Isolated Pawn
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1946 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

27.The Isolated Pawn
Spassky vs Flohr, 1955 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Isolated Pawn (P-10)
Pachman vs J Sefc, 1953
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

28.The Isolated Pawn
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

30.The Isolated Pawn
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

31.The Isolated Pawn
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn (P-9)
Alekhine vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

32.The Isolated Pawn (the d4 pawn pushed on d5 is strong)
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1942 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 41 moves, 1-0

33.The Isolated Pawn (the d4 pawn pushed on d5 is strong)
Pachman vs Uhlmann, 1963
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

34.The Backward Pawn (direct attack against it)
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

The Backward Pawn (passivity of the black pieces) (P-29)
Antoshin vs Geller, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

35.The Backward Pawn (c7 is weak)
Fischer vs L Barczay, 1967 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1-0

36.The Backward Pawn (c6 blocked, black's passive)
Huebner vs Gligoric, 1972 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1-0

37.The Backward Pawn
Paulsson / Brodd vs Nimzowitsch, 1921  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

38.The Backward Pawn (d3-e4 vs e5)
Smyslov vs Suetin, 1952 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

39.The Backward Pawn
Unzicker vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

40.The Backward Pawn
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-29)
Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

42.The Isolated Pawn Couple
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-19)
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1966
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 38 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-17)
Taimanov vs Karpov, 1973 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 39 moves, 0-1

43.The Isolated Pawn Couple (c4-d4 hanging pawns)
G Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

44.The Isolated Pawn Couple (d5 breakthrough)
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

45.The Isolated Pawn Couple
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-20)
Szabo vs Pachman, 1952 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Doubled Pawn (P-15)
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

46.The Doubled Pawn
J Podgorny vs Pachman, 1954 
(D85) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

47The Doubled Pawn
Smejkal vs Smyslov, 1972 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

The Doubled Pawn (P-13): White Bishop blocked by c3,c4,f4
W G Addison vs Huebner, 1970
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

48.The Doubled Pawn
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

49.The Doubled Pawn
Geller vs H Kramer, 1952
(E12) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

50.The Doubled Pawn
Boleslavsky vs Fine, 1945 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

The Doubled Pawn (P-12)
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 41 moves, 1-0

51.The Doubled Pawn
A Tsvetkov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

52.The Doubled Pawn (on the f file)
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(C11) French, 67 moves, 1-0

53.The Doubled Pawn (Bishop pair and open g file)
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

54.The Doubled Pawn
Fischer vs W G Addison, 1970 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1-0

55.The Doubled Pawn (blocked by a pawn)
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909  
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

56.The Doubled Pawn (active centre)
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

57.The Doubled Pawn
Szabo vs Kotov, 1950 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

58.The Doubled Pawn (c3-c4 from Nimzo-indian or QGD openings)
Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1925  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

59.The Doubled Pawn
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

60.The Doubled Pawn
Geller vs Lisitsin, 1955
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

61.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

62.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

63.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Pachman vs J Vesely, 1953
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

64.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Kotov vs E Eliskases, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

65.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Sliwa vs Pachman, 1956
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

66.The Classical Centre
Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

67.The Little Centre
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

68.The Little Centre
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

69.The Little Centre
Smyslov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

70.Other Types of Pawn Centre
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

71.Other Types of Pawn Center
Pachman vs J Kuzelka, 1944 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

75.Tension in the Centre
G Negyesy vs Szabo, 1951
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

76.Tension in the Centre
Smyslov vs V Liublinsky, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 1-0

77.Tension in the Centre
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

78.Tension in the Centre
Pachman vs N Minev, 1954
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

80.Centralization of pieces
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

81.Centralization of pieces
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

82.Centralization of pieces
Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

83.Centralization of pieces
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

84.Centralization of pieces
Chekhover vs Pirc, 1935 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 38 moves, 0-1

85.Centralization of pieces
Maroczy vs Euwe, 1923 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

86.Control of the Central Squares
Nimzowitsch vs H Wolf, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

87.Control of the Central Squares
Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

89.Control of the Central Squares
Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

90.Control of the Central Squares
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

93.The Partially Blocked Centre
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

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