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Roger Meng vs E Romanov, 2011 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

K Nuri vs F Andraschko, 2011
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 37 moves, 1-0

L Van Vliet vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1907  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Burn vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1923 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Trapped piece
Showalter vs Janowski, 1900 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

A Gulbrandsen vs O'Kelly, 1937 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Svidler, 2011 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 54 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs A Smirnov, 2009 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov vs Z Andriasian, 2007 
(A16) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 42 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 2007 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2006 
(C57) Two Knights, 54 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Nunn, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs G Gonda, 1988 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

I Nepomniachtchi vs Z Andriasian, 2008 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Shirov, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E92) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

E Jimenez Zerquera vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Navara, 2009 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

V Gashimov vs M Roiz, 2009 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

I Sokolov vs Lenderman, 2010 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Kamsky vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Ni Hua, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1-0

Li Shilong vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 55 moves, 0-1

Wang Hao vs Ding Liren, 2010 
(C11) French, 54 moves, 0-1

Bu Xiangzhi vs Ding Liren, 2011 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Ding Liren vs Wang Hao, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Ding Liren vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

E Romani vs Tal, 1957 
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 43 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uhlmann vs Karpov, 1973 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 45 moves, 0-1

Keene vs J Horner, 1970 
(A15) English, 44 moves, 1-0

B Dodgson vs Keene, 1985 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

A Fuderer vs Pachman, 1955 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Furman vs Kholmov, 1963 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Pachman, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Poor dev poor king safety
Cochrane vs Mohishunder, 1855
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1952 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 30 moves, 1-0

outpost
Robatsch vs Bisguier, 1961 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

pieces in enemy territory
Fischer vs K Gasser, 1964 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1-0

two bishops
P N Lee vs Keres, 1964
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

J Sofrevski vs K Danov, 1967
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 0-1

extended pawn weakness
I Figler vs G Borisenko, 1971 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 16 moves, 0-1

domination
Abetisian vs Karpov, 1967 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

domination
Chute vs Master, 1977 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 45 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs D Komarov, 1988
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

cordination
Karasev vs Karpov, 1969
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

A Urzica vs Karpov, 1969
(C49) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

L Ogaard vs Kupreichik, 1975 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1906
(C10) French, 38 moves, 0-1

T Lubensky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1949 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 35 moves, 0-1

Nezhmetdinov vs V Soloviev, 1950
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Van der Weide vs Van der Wiel, 1979
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

E Torre vs Jansa, 1973 
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

N Proskurin vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs E R Lundin, 1971
(A12) English with b3, 37 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs F Kuijpers, 1971 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

better minor piece, better communication
Ulf Andersson vs Larsen, 1973
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

A Medina Garcia vs Ulf Andersson, 1974 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

Z Almasi vs Ulf Andersson, 1996
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Chandler, 1991
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 0-1

outposts
Ermenkov vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(B83) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Ljubojevic, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1985 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 50 moves, 1-0

tempting your opponents to piece disunity
Averbakh vs Taimanov, 1953 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Sznapik, 1969 
(B50) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

queen dominates central file
Kavalek vs Karpov, 1970 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 59 moves, 1-0

Doroshkievich vs Karpov, 1970 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

strong knight center manorvre
Ulf Andersson vs L Ljungquist, 1969
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

good defence
B Rivlin vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

J Dobropistsev vs Botvinnik, 1925 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 35 moves, 0-1

center control
Botvinnik vs M Kagan, 1926 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 42 moves, 1-0

discordinating opponnent pieces
Gulko vs K Grigorian, 1976
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 0-1

B Gamback vs T E Sawyer, 1995
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

center control as a prerequisite for good tactics
A Planinc vs Velimirovic, 1975 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 49 moves, 0-1

central file control
Karpov vs K Grigorian, 1971 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 39 moves, 1-0

file control
D Ruzele vs Gelfand, 1986
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

e3 weak square
Mikhalchishin vs Gelfand, 1988
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

outpost
Hebden vs S Conquest, 2003 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

G Zaichik vs V Osnos, 1978 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

positional chess as foundation for good tactics
Stahlberg vs Erik Andersen, 1934
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

chess strategy leads to formidable tactics
Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 1-0

steady penetration
Stahlberg vs Pelikan, 1936
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 46 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs Keres, 1937 
(C14) French, Classical, 74 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs S Garcia Martinez, 1964
(E61) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs Pilnik, 1958
(A56) Benoni Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

black sacs knight for center initiative
Timman vs K Spraggett, 1985 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

black pieces caught off-side
K Spraggett vs P San Segundo Carrillo, 1989 
(A26) English, 45 moves, 1-0

queen sac as defence
J Thorn Leeson vs C Roos, 1980
(C57) Two Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

file control
Gulko vs Chiburdanidze, 1985 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

rook manouvre
Plaskett vs Emms, 1986 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

G Kraehenbuehl vs E Mortensen, 1981
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 41 moves, 1-0

I Nemet vs B Ivanovic, 1977
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 40 moves, 1-0

siege
Anikaev vs Yermolinsky, 1982 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 43 moves, 1-0

outpost - centralized king and queen
Karpov vs M Steinberg, 1971
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

defence
Parma vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

bishop in the centre
Petrosian vs Chiburdanidze, 1978 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

wonderful defence
Vaganian vs A Petrosian, 1980
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Psakhis, 1999
(A15) English, 41 moves, 1-0

rook manoever in the middlegame
Adams vs Topalov, 1998
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 61 moves, 1-0

Sasikiran vs Topalov, 2007 
(E92) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

kingside majoority attack
Kramnik vs P Nikolic, 1995 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Piket vs Anand, 1993 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Khalifman, 1993
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Oll, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 39 moves, 1-0

Nakamura vs L E Johannessen, 2010 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

V Dydyshko vs Svidler, 1994
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Morozevich, 2002
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

outpost
Tomashevsky vs Morozevich, 2007 
(A09) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Superstar 36K, 1985 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 53 moves, 1-0

Szily vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 1-0

two bishops
Tartakower vs Bogoljubov, 1931 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

bishops in the middlegame
Kramnik vs I Paquico Rodriguez, 2002
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

nice piece play
L Gutman vs Zsofia Polgar, 1987
(A04) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

passive peices
Tolush vs O'Kelly, 1954
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 68 moves, 0-1

invasion of the seventh rank
Seirawan vs M Narciso Dublan, 2011 
(A25) English, 35 moves, 1-0

invasion of seveth rank
Seirawan vs J Rowson, 2002
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

positional chess as foundation for tactics
Seirawan vs Spassky, 1990 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

two bishops in middlegame
Chiburdanidze vs A Grigorian, 1996
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

harmony of pieces
Tian Tian vs Koneru, 2002 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

center control - attack
B Munguntuul vs Koneru, 2010 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 1-0

wow
Koneru vs T Kononenko, 2010
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

bishop pair power
R Messa vs Nunn, 1982
(B53) Sicilian, 36 moves, 0-1

the squeezer
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1985 
(A09) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1-0

outpost weakneses
Uhlmann vs J T Barendregt, 1961 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 21 moves, 1-0

defence
Piket vs Ivanchuk, 1989
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 0-1

good defence
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

limiting whit's light-squared bishop
Klovans vs Spassky, 1963 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 0-1

a masterpeiece of chess strategy
D Isaacson vs Spassky, 1964
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 40 moves, 0-1

S Garcia Martinez vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

pawn grinds down white's queen
Keres vs Spassky, 1965 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

center control in action
Spassky vs Pribyl, 1973 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 23 moves, 1-0

prophylacctic
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1994 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 61 moves, 0-1

nice defence
R Wojtaszek vs B Predojevic, 2001 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 0-1

double bishops
V S Spasov vs Portisch, 1993
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 0-1

R Bernard vs Chekhov, 1985
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 39 moves, 0-1

Tal vs Bronstein, 1966 
(C18) French, Winawer, 38 moves, 1-0

two bishop advantage
Suetin vs Stein, 1962 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 0-1

bodyguards
Karpov vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

the dangers of passivity
Karpov vs Huebner, 1980 
(D85) Grunfeld, 58 moves, 1-0

ground out
S Giardelli vs Karpov, 1980 
(A25) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Tseshkovsky, 1983 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 0-1

2Bs here inefectual
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A21) English, 50 moves, 1-0

restricted movements
K G Shirazi vs Karpov, 1988
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

the dangers of passivity
Karpov vs B Belotti, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 50 moves, 1-0

phsycological breakdown
Karpov vs Huebner, 1994 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 1-0

centralisaion
J F van der Hoeven vs F Lucas, 1989 
(A87) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

wow centralisation of pieces
Gelfand vs Karpov, 1995 
(A20) English, 36 moves, 0-1

weak backrank
V Iordachescu vs Karpov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

small advantages
C Jaffe vs Rubinstein, 1911
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

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