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Understanding Chess: Move By Move - John Nunn &
Compiled by Ercan
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Best Lessons of a Chess Coach - Sunil Weeramantry
Beginning from Game 31

1. Get the Pieces Out! (Opening Theme)
A Chernin vs Van der Wiel, 1997 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

2. King in the Centre (Opening Theme)
Khalifman vs Sveshnikov, 1996 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

3. Successful Control of the Centre (Opening Theme)
K Aseev vs Rashkovsky, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

4. An Over-Extendes Pawn-Centre (Opening Theme)
Van der Wiel vs Vaganian, 1993 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

5. Modern Gambit Play (Opening Theme)
T Markowski vs Onischuk, 1999 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 26 moves, 0-1

6. Basic Attacking Ideas (Attacking Play)
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

7. Bring up the reserves (Attacking Play)
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

8. Standard Sacrifices (Attacking Play)
Shirov vs D Reinderman, 1999 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

9. The All-Out Sacrificial Onslaught (Attacking Play)
Nunn vs I A Nataf, 1999 
(B32) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

10. Opposite-Side Castling (Attacking Play)
Nunn vs C Ward, 1997 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 39 moves, 1-0

11. The Deadly Long Diagonal (Attacking Play)
Timman vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

12. Don't Panic (Defensive Play)
M Rytshagov vs Z Lanka, 1992 
(B89) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

13. The Defensive Sacrifice (Defensive Play)
B Lalic vs Khalifman, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

14. Defence and Counter-Attack (Defensive Play)
Bu Xiangzhi vs J Ye, 1999 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 29 moves, 0-1

15. Grim Defence (Defensive Play)
Kramnik vs Anand, 1997 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

16. Bad Pawn-Structure (Positional Play)
Kasparov vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(C45) Scotch Game, 36 moves, 1-0

17. Space Advantage (Positional Play)
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

18. Outpost (Positional Play)
Piket vs Smirin, 1993 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

19. Open File (Positional Play)
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

20. Weak Colour Complex (Positional Play)
Kasparov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

21. The Queenside Attack (Positional Play)
Yermolinsky vs Christiansen, 1999 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

22. The Two Bishops (Positional Play)
M Gurevich vs N Miezis, 1996 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 64 moves, 1-0

23. Bad Bishops (Positional Play)
M Stean vs Sax, 1978 
(B33) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

24. Pawn-Chain Play (Positional Play)
P San Segundo Carrillo vs Topalov, 1996 
(E92) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

25. Exploiting the Isolated d-Pawn (Positional Play)
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

26. The Isolated d-Pawn Triumphs (Positional Play)
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

27. Positional Sacrifices (Positional Play)
Lautier vs Shirov, 1990 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 32 moves, 0-1

28. The Active King (Endgame Theme)
Smyslov vs Sax, 1979 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 54 moves, 0-1

29. The Power of Passed Pawns (Endgame Theme)
Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

30. Rook on the Seventh (Endgame Theme)
E Handoko vs Xu Jun, 1995 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 0-1

Home Away from Home
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

A Wonderful Knight
L Pugh vs Weeramantry, 1992 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 0-1

A Real Together Feeling
M Lamon vs Weeramantry, 1990 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 0-1

One to Remember
Harris vs Weeramantry, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 23 moves, 0-1

Playing with a Full Deck
Paulsen vs Morphy, 1857  
(C48) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Saw it Went home Main Game
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Strike while the Iron is Cold
Weeramantry vs M Goldberg, 1991
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1-0

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