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The soldier's footwork
Compiled by totololo
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This collection aim is to illustrate the importance of pawns in the middlegame

How many pawns is a Rook worth?
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

pawns against two light figures it works!
E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Fischer's view
Fischer vs S Hamann, 1968 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

Rook company at work!
Kavalek vs Suttles, 1974 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Avalanche
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Go boys GO!
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1981 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Boxed Queen BLUNDER
K Grigorian vs Dzindzichashvili, 1969 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 14 moves, 0-1

How to fight the company
Yates vs I Rabinovich, 1925 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

not worth to fight a giant
Ghizdavu vs Dake, 1975 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

All for center pawn mass
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 41 moves, 1-0

Forward!
E Khaludrov vs Savon, 1992
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

The march of the king
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

They are coming!
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Poor men against brute force ! Rules of engagement!
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

We are COMING , COMING, COMING - Never STOP and YET are COMING
V Malakhov vs V Zvjaginsev, 2004 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Unexpected pawn structure
Petrosian vs V Danov, 1967 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 22 moves, 1-0

He died as a queen
Karjakin vs Movsesian, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 68 moves, 1-0

When the Popovs got the Krapovs
Antoshin vs Karpov, 1967 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

passed company
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1972 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 48 moves, 1-0

When Geller was seeing pink stars!
Karpov vs Geller, 1983 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

To the last of us!
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

very good pawn storm on K-side
Jobava vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

From sac to queen
P Maletin vs Jobava, 2009 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

We and the bishops try to help the King!
Jobava vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 91 moves, 1-0

When the soldier shield is broken the King is lame
F Thorbergsson vs Tal, 1964 
(E77) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

To the last
Tal vs Savon, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 66 moves, 1-0

King Lear long walk
B Ivanovic vs G Ginsburg, 2003 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 33 moves, 1-0

we look into the mirror and white was black
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1968 
(A14) English, 42 moves, 0-1

I and my friends we helped the King and stormed the donjon!
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

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