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Overworked/dedicated pieces do not defend square
Compiled by notyetagm
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This is the major tactical lesson that I have learned from studying the games of the chess phenom GM Magnus Carlsen.

31 ... Qa2-a4! White g3-queen does not defend f4-bishop, pins
Geller vs Tal, 1959 
(A71) Benoni, Classical, 8.Bg5, 42 moves, 0-1

11 ... Nf6-g4!? White h3-queen does not defend g4-square, pins
Kamsky vs A Adly, 2007 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

13 c4-c5 Black d6-pawn does not defend c5-square, defends e5
Carlsen vs Zhao Zong-Yuan, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

55 -h7-h5 h6-square not defended e.p. by White g5-pawn, defends
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 0-1

34 .. Nc6-e5! White d4-pawn does not defend e5, defends c5-rook
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

23 ... g7-g5! White f4-pawn defends the e5-pawn, not g5-square
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

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