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Nice Strategy
Compiled by timu222
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A record of instructive grand masters positionnal games


The nice looking bishop on g5 is out and remains out!
Kasparov vs Anand, 2003 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

h6 strenghtens the attack on g7, then winning exchanges
Portisch vs L Christiansen, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Versatile plan with an unusual old indian structure
Yusupov vs J A Rubinetti, 1982 
(A53) Old Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

b5! pawn sacrifice to get the white squares
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 2007 
(A17) English, 44 moves, 0-1

karpov shows Lautier that he can go back home!!
Karpov vs Lautier, 1992 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

"You have a lot to learn, young padawan!!"
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

complete positionnal domination by Ivanchuky!
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

h4-h5!, excellent pawn sacrifice and nice endgame technique
Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 73 moves, 1-0

Nice win for a comeback!
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2006 
(B83) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Playing with Ruslan....
Kamsky vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Good use of the space advantage
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs J Araiza Munoz, 1930 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 36 moves, 1-0

Positionnal domination and tactical explosion
Boleslavsky vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

A simple game full of energy and logic!
K Gerasimov vs Smyslov, 1935 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 0-1

Typical of Smyslov at his best
Smyslov vs Kotov, 1943 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

a wonderful refutation of a dubious opening idea
Chekhover vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Wonderful prophylaxis and positionnal play
Geller vs Salov, 1986 
(B58) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Wonderful Game
A Kalantar vs Petrosian, 1948  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Strategic battle, exchange sacrifice and deep combination
Petrosian vs Guimard, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0

SLowly struggling
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(B83) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

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

idem
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs P Scheeren, 1983 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Wonderful prophylaxis and tactical masterpiece
Lautier vs Vaganian, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 0-1

from move 29
B Mathews vs J Subervi, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 34 moves, 1-0

strategy masterpieces
Timman vs Seirawan, 1978 
(C16) French, Winawer, 44 moves, 0-1

Wonderful defence
Charousek vs Maroczy, 1897 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Timman, 1988 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 1-0

beautiful !!
A Volokitin vs Nakamura, 2005 
(C10) French, 80 moves, 1-0

un problème magnifique
Matulovic vs A Tsvetkov, 1965 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 1-0

Magnifique après Cb4! et c6!
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

I Asmundsson vs J Thor, 1974 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 27 moves, 1-0

tremendous tactical victory
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

isolani in the endgame
S Rosselli del Turco vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C27) Vienna Game, 64 moves, 0-1

G A Thomas vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 63 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Ragozin vs Boleslavsky, 1942 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 19 moves, 1-0

In a way similar to Alekhine Lasker
Szabo vs P Vaitonis, 1952 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs A Butnorius, 1979 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

M Monticelli vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

the two subtle checks
Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Wonderful
H Neergaard vs Simagin, 1965 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 28 moves, 0-1

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