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strategy
Compiled by totololo
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Strategy is the backbone of good chess...

minority attack
Petrosian vs Veresov, 1947 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Fischer's fish
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1

Foresee the future ending....
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

The Mirror White Grunfeld
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

To the last tempo
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Unbinding and blunders
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

IS_1
Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky, 1943 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

IS_2
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

IS_3
Uhlmann vs Korchnoi, 1970
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smooth X-Rays
I Sokolov vs Short, 2009 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

How to double rooks on the 2nd/7th
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Against dogma!
E Lobron vs Tal, 1991 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik's bind
Berg vs Tal, 1951 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 0-1

Minority attack
O Cvitan vs I Saric, 2006 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Defending CAro
P Smirnov vs Chiburdanidze, 1997 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

strategic treatment of a position
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Classic center to the point
Nakamura vs Karpov, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 1-0

Russian interpreted by Russians
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Peter you don't speak Russian as a Russian!
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

posts for horse
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

How difficult is to ferry the fish!
Short vs Kasparov, 2000 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice plan
Tiviakov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

white can't unbind
D Marotti vs W Schoenmann, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 34 moves, 0-1

Spassky teaches Capa's style!
Spassky vs J C Hawksworth, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Anatoli, you didn't learnt well your Capa lesson! Dismissed !
Spassky vs Karpov, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Never take credit from your teachers! Modesty is not his forte
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

From defence starts the best attack!
Petrosian vs Gurgenidze, 1960 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 25 moves, 1-0

A lesson in unbinding
Simagin vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

A simple idea of the opening! Black King is safe in the center!
E Mnatsakanian vs Petrosian, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Out of the book!
Petrosian vs S Bouaziz, 1982 
(B06) Robatsch, 25 moves, 1-0

Black plan
M Sebag vs V Malakhov, 2009
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 69 moves, 0-1

When Alekhine decided to play Capablanca style
Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1943  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Tal reads St John 's Gospel to Rafa
Vaganian vs Tal, 1988 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

control of the board
B Socko vs M Krasenkow, 2009 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 34 moves, 0-1

Masterpiece
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Cambridge-Springs true style
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine on the queen side
Karpov vs R M McKay, 1969 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Smyslov 's lesson on isolani ! Tolia at the receiving end....
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

An Anti-Maroczy bind lesson
Keene vs Karpov, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Karpov binding style
Karpov vs Kurajica, 1972 
(B32) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Understanding the hidden posibilities of a position
Karpov vs Savon, 1971 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 24 moves, 1-0

Sliding binding
Karpov vs Shabanov, 1971 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Never bind an Elephant!
I Saren vs Karpov, 1972 
(B44) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine 's lesson well received!
Karpov vs Gligoric, 1972 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

The flying circus horses!
F Alvarez vs Karpov, 1972 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 30 moves, 0-1

The riding Queen!
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

Onesided game
Karpov vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1972 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

A lesson on mobility
Karpov vs Gipslis, 1972 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 0-1

Black squares
Saidy vs Karpov, 1972 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Growing in Incubator!
Karpov vs G Kuzmin, 1973 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 1-0

When the Snake busted the World Champion!
Karpov vs Tseshkovsky, 1983 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 0-1

For Honor at least once!
Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1982 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

When Tolia forgot to take his vitamins!
Timman vs Karpov, 1978 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Browne well shaved!
Karpov vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

Unorthodox Grunfeld
A Aleksandrov vs M Olszewski, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Central advance in QGA
R Wojtaszek vs B Socko, 2009 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Typical X-ray attack
Sasikiran vs T Nyback, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Cooperation to the hilt!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

positional attack
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Sucker's dream
Beliavsky vs Bacrot, 1999 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 17 moves, 1-0

Central strategy in C78
Jobava vs S Fedorchuk, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1-0

The flight of the Phoenix
Jobava vs I Khairullin, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

The minimalist
Jobava vs V Erdos, 2009 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Positional sac a la TAL !
Jobava vs H H Hernandez, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

At the End of the storm expect the last gust of wind!
Jobava vs I Ivanisevic, 2008 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Know a bit more then your oponent and you can win!
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

WHat your oponent did not like?
Gelfand vs Morozevich, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 0-1

The water finds always a way! What about a cold shower?
Caruana vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(B07) Pirc, 41 moves, 0-1

Mate from the right? NO!!! Mate from the LEFT!
Reti vs Carls, 1925 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Can Opener at action!
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1935 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Painfull overextention
Karpov vs Larsen, 1979 
(B01) Scandinavian, 55 moves, 0-1

Help! Spassky, keep your horses back !
Spassky vs V Liberzon, 1960
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

The strategy is rule and exception .N> choses what he likes!
Nimzowitsch vs Levenfish, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 37 moves, 1-0

The Queening Queeny
Judit Polgar vs Goldin, 1993 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 59 moves, 1-0

Neutralize the open file
Karpov vs V Zheliandinov, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

SAC TO CREATE THE CENTRAL PAWN COMPANY
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Plan the ending
S Garcia Martinez vs Spassky, 1965
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Let's have fun with the Spanish....
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 50 moves, 1-0

Judit Polgar vs Polugaevsky, 1993
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

Darko on the dark side
Polugaevsky vs D Anic, 1993 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Who wins? The light or the dark squares?
Anand vs Polugaevsky, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 52 moves, 0-1

The technical KO by a quiet gentleman
Polugaevsky vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

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