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CHESS PRINCIPLES
Compiled by marknierras
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These games don't have the fancy checkmates, or the brilliant combinations other games are known for. They are, however, bound by timeless chess principles that work effectively!

mounting attack on the king...
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Precision...
Tal vs Petrosian, 1957 
(C18) French, Winawer, 51 moves, 1-0

Pawn attack! Sacrifice the rooks!
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Bishop and 2 pawns!
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Guard the pawn with the rook!
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

2 rooks and a bishop... fisher!
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

pawn formation...queening again!!!; locking in the rook!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Sacrificial attack
Ivanchuk vs Yusupov, 1991 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Queening the pawns...
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 38 moves, 1-0

checkmate- rook and knight
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

watch out for deadly forks
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1956 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 26 moves, 0-1

putting it together...art of the samurai
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 0-1

Check position on move # 22
Reggio vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 39 moves, 0-1

Very Deep Combinations
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Interesting endgame
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Great midde game strategies; nice endgame lesson
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice for a knight double check...
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Amazing ending with 2 bishops and a rook vs Queen
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

Again... a 2 bishop and rook combination!
Anand vs Lautier, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1-0

Attack on the kingside- rook sacrifice!
Reti vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Bishop sacrifice on H7
Colle vs V Soultanbeieff, 1930 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Amazing Knight attack...move 34- deflection concept
Guimard vs Euwe, 1946 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 35 moves, 0-1

Concept game- backward pawn, mounting attack
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Nice maneuvers- reassess- backward pawns
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Squeezing the attack with a passed pawn!!!
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Sacrifice to gain stronger postition... move 25
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pawn sacrifice for better position on move 17
Taimanov vs Karpov, 1973 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 39 moves, 0-1

Material sacrifice to create positional advantage!
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Great lesson on bishops and knights; Zugzwang!- move 35
Spassky vs Karpov, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

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