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The Art of Positional Play
Compiled by SamAtoms1980
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All game titles are Reshevsky's

"Consequences of a Weak Pawn"
Taimanov vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(D80) Grunfeld, 58 moves, 1-0

"Too Far Advanced"
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0

"Bad Pawns, Bad Pieces"
Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

"Unsupported Pawn Chain"
Reshevsky vs Mecking, 1967 
(E96) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, Main line, 71 moves, 1-0

"Converting a Pawn Majority"
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 60 moves, 0-1

"Passed Pawn versus Passed Pawn"
Portisch vs Spassky, 1967 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 67 moves, 1-0

"Blockade versus Breakthrough"
Reshevsky vs R Garcia, 1970 
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 57 moves, 1-0

"Passed Pawn in the Middlegame"
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1967 
(E92) King's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0

"Pieces against Pawns"
Reshevsky vs Seidman, 1968 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 46 moves, 1-0

"Breaking and Entering"
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1969 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

"Shattered Pawn Cover"
Uhlmann vs Taimanov, 1970
(E17) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

"The Pawn Roller"
Gheorghiu vs Portisch, 1969 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

"The Mighty Pin"
Reshevsky vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

"The Danger of the Fianchetto"
Reshevsky vs Larsen, 1971 
(A43) Old Benoni, 37 moves, 1-0

"A Strong Diagonal"
I A Horowitz vs Reshevsky, 1972 
(B58) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

"Both Kings Exposed"
Tal vs I Platonov, 1968 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 57 moves, 0-1

"Quick Punishment"
J H Donner vs Larsen, 1970 
(A43) Old Benoni, 23 moves, 1-0

"No Time to Hesitate"
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A04) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

"Left in the Lurch" (starts at move 28)
Larsen vs Portisch, 1968 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

"Castling Wrong"
A Medina Garcia vs Larsen, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

" 'Skim Milk Masquerades as Cream' "
A Medina Garcia vs Reshevsky, 1971
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 37 moves, 0-1

"Loss of Time"
Reshevsky vs A Karklins, 1971
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

"Neglect of Development"
Reshevsky vs K Burger, 1969 
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 26 moves, 1-0

"A Vital Center Square"
Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1972 
(A14) English, 40 moves, 1-0

"Blunder or Sacrifice?"
Reshevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1973 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 43 moves, 1-0

"Sacrificial Breakthrough"
Reshevsky vs Kavalek, 1971 
(E92) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

"Four against Two"
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Passive White Play"
J Nowak vs Pachman, 1968
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

"Bad Opening"
Reshevsky vs D Draper, 1971 
(E91) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

"File and Rank"
Reshevsky vs H Westerinen, 1969 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

"Queenside Breakthrough"
Reshevsky vs Y Bleiman, 1971
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

"Duet for QB-file and KB"
Reshevsky vs Bisguier, 1972
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

"Restricting Opponent's Development"
Taimanov vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(D80) Grunfeld, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Lines to the King"
Reshevsky vs L Lengyel, 1970 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

"The Two Bishops Denied"
Hort vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

"The 'Impregnable' Defense"
Reshevsky vs L Crepinsek, 1967
(A56) Benoni Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

"A Calculation Error"
Reshevsky vs Mednis, 1972
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

"Poetic Justice"
S Kagan vs Reshevsky, 1973 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 65 moves, 0-1

"Underestimated Opponent"
Ivkov vs Mecking, 1967
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 43 moves, 0-1

"Mate First"
V Palermo vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

"Draw Sacrifice"
Kholmov vs Tal, 1969
(E91) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Premature Action"
Reshevsky vs Stein, 1968 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Sleeping on the Job"
H Westerinen vs Reshevsky, 1971
(B44) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

"Surprised Pieces"
K Commons vs Reshevsky, 1971 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

"Passive Pieces"
Uhlmann vs Geller, 1970 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 44 moves, 0-1

"A Thorn in the Center"
Reshevsky vs A Spiller, 1971
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 49 moves, 1-0

"Two Bishops"
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1966 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 72 moves, 1-0

"A More Equal Bishop"
Portisch vs Larsen, 1968
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 57 moves, 1-0

"Good Bishop, Bad Knight"
Reshevsky vs M Damjanovic, 1969
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 46 moves, 1-0

"A Delicate Balance"
Reshevsky vs Ivkov, 1970 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 83 moves, 1-0

"Another Good Bishop"
Reshevsky vs Matulovic, 1967 
(B44) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

"Active Knight"
Reshevsky vs Kavalek, 1973
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

"Good Knight, Bad Knight"
Reshevsky vs S Kagan, 1971 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

"Knight on K4"
Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1968 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 73 moves, 1-0

"Knight versus Multiple Passed Pawns"
Larsen vs M Bobotsov, 1969
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1-0

"Knight versus One Passed Pawn"
Tal vs Gligoric, 1968 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

"A Passive Rook"
J Sofrevski vs Smyslov, 1969 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 72 moves, 0-1

"Queen for a Day"
Najdorf vs Tal, 1970 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1-0

"Unbalanced Forces"
Reshevsky vs J Kostro, 1968
(A36) English, 75 moves, 1-0

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