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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

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

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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