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Mixed Bag
Compiled by Everett
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Interesting ideas and positions

English Mikenas-Carls
Alekhine vs O Chajes, 1911 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

Another BS
Kholmov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(A16) English, 30 moves, 1-0

D-pawn break in the QS
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1956 
(A10) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Middlegame Fortress
Smyslov vs Petrosian, 1960 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zwichenzug in an attack on the King
Doda vs Sliwa, 1963 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Instructive plan vs the French Tarrasch
A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 45 moves, 0-1

PO: <27.Nxb7 Qxb7 28.Bxc6 Qb8 29.Bxa8 Qxa8 30.f3>
Smyslov vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1965 
(A16) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Ideas on move 10
Filip vs Petrosian, 1965 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Knight over Bishop
Petrosian vs Gheorghiu, 1967 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1-0

God of Restriction, even in blitz
Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1972 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Ulf's Fortresses
Larsen vs Ulf Andersson, 1974 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Superior minor piece is all the difference
Vyzmanavin vs Bronstein, 1981 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Gurgenidze makes the game his own
Gurgenidze vs Psakhis, 1981 
(C28) Vienna Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Miles misses chances on moves 30 and 33
Kasparov vs Miles, 1986 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Hodgson dismantles Seirawan with a KIA
J M Hodgson vs Seirawan, 1986 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Too much for the Q
V Raicevic vs Velimirovic, 1990 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

Another Yusupov Stonewall Attack; missed win move 30
Yusupov vs Anand, 1991 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

God of Restriction strikes again
S Agdestein vs Karpov, 1991 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Rossolimo Wing Gambit!
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

22.e6! 25.Rg3!! 28.cxb7!
Korchnoi vs Romanishin, 1992 
(A20) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov's improved Sicilian, 29.Qh5 ties everything together
Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1994 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 1-0

Adam's Closed Sicilian
Adams vs Smirin, 1995 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Indian turns closed, invites exchange sacs
G Miniboeck vs Blatny, 1996 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 34 moves, 0-1

Another Adams' idea vs the Sicilian
Adams vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Dragon's Breath
P H Nielsen vs Larsen, 1997 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 38 moves, 0-1

Relatively rare KG defense
J Arizmendi Martinez vs I Sokolov, 2000 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 0-1

Strange Pirc
S Shamugia vs V Startsev, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 49 moves, 0-1

Adams' 9th and 15th
V Zvjaginsev vs Adams, 2001 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 34 moves, 0-1

My own idea, early h4 vs Grunfeld
F Liardet vs G Sudan, 2001 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Destruction of the Samisch pawn structure
S Mohandesi vs Barsov, 2002 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 23 moves, 0-1

The King's House Rules
Smirin vs Gambit Tiger, 2002  
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

An opening for Knights
V Sergeev vs Glek, 2004 
(A90) Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Early ...h5 in the Czech Benoni
Zhao Xue vs Aronian, 2005 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Kamsky nimzo's Carlsen
Kamsky vs Carlsen, 2007 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

My idea:< 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.Rfd1 e5!? 19.Nh4 and 20.f3>
Kramnik vs Anand, 2008 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 35 moves, 0-1

Strategy and Tactics from Carlsen
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

My idea <28..b5 29.axb5 a5 30.Qa4 Bb6>
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 53 moves, 1-0

Reti Remedy
N Dzagnidze vs C Sandipan, 2010
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 24 moves, 0-1

Double Exchange Sac
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

h-pawn push vs weakened fianchetto
Radjabov vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

A worthy N
Adams vs Short, 2011 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Secret weapon vs the French Tarrasch?
I Koper vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 17 moves, 0-1

White's 31st and 47th. Finishing R restriction.
Kamsky vs Akobian, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Superior knight again
Yusupov vs K Kulon, 2012 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Dominated LSB
Nakamura vs Kaidanov, 2012 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 70 moves, 1-0

Tight anti-KIA from Mamedyarov
Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 0-1


McShane vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 0-1

8.b4!?
M Vachier-Lagrave vs M Lagarde, 2012 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

14..Bg3+ Nice work vs the French Advance
H Ziska vs Radjabov, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

KIA
Nakamura vs D Solak, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 31 moves, 1-0

E-pawn spanner and direct K-attack
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

A sort of KIA?
Nakamura vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 1-0

Yusupov's Stonewall Attack
Yusupov vs T Laurusas, 2012 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Amazing exchange sac
A Giri vs Aronian, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Positional beast, Karpov incarnate
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2013 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

KIDs infinite flexibility
Caruana vs Svidler, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 0-1

Giving a bishop a home, creating a win.
Adams vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

Another e-pawn spanner
Grischuk vs Wang Yue, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 77 moves, 1-0

Vasiukov: KIA master
Vasiukov vs L Lederman, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Adams' Berlin rope-a-dope
Caruana vs Adams, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Rich tactics
Mamedyarov vs S Shoker, 2013 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Reti Magic
V Malakhov vs E Hansen, 2013 
(A05) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack vs Grunfeld
Svidler vs Gelfand, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Awakened KIA
R Mamedov vs R Edouard, 2013 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Old Indian into favorable Czech Benoni
Jakovenko vs Jobava, 2014 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 65 moves, 0-1

Another KID explosion vs English
A David vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Intuitive, real chess
V Zvjaginsev vs B Bok, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

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