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Fianchettoed pawn structure without the bishop
Compiled by randomsac
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If the pawn structure looks like you intended to fianchetto (g3, g6 b3, b6), but the bishop is missing, this weakness is rather bad if your king is around - especially if your opponent can pin down your king by posting a piece in the pawn holes (usually h6 or h3). Let this be a lesson.

(blindfold) Qh5 forces g6. White posts pieces on h6 to win.
Anand vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Black bishop creates back rank threat to win a piece
Korchnoi vs Levenfish, 1953 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishop on h3 creates dual mate threat
B Wexler vs O Bazan, 1960 
(A15) English, 25 moves, 0-1

Castled into the weakness.
Spielmann vs R Wahle, 1926 
(C01) French, Exchange, 17 moves, 1-0

Things get even worse for white once the bishop dies
X Vasicek vs V Stulik, 1943 
(A51) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

White forced the bad structure and wins: Qxh5 and mate on h7
Menchik vs Graf-Stevenson, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Qh4 forces white to use h3, then after Qh3 and Nh4 its over
Morozevich vs Adams, 2001 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

After Qd3, black has to let white post his bishop on h6...
L Owen vs R L Mapes, 1984 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

The posted bishop will trap the black king
Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Black has to spend too much time to tame the bishop on h6
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Pinned down and mated by a pawn
Bird vs Pinkerley, 1850 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Bh6 traps and ices the king with Qg7# threat
D Freeman vs Laufer, 1993 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

That weakness opened up mating squares.
Tolush vs Boleslavsky, 1944 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

White rolls black up.
R Vera vs J Becerra Rivero, 1996 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

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