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Positional Themes
Compiled by KingG
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Exchanging opponent's bad bishop
H Kline vs Capablanca, 1913  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Exchanging opponent's bad bishop
Kramnik vs V Zvjaginsev, 1998 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Playing a4 to prevent ...c5
Flohr vs Spielmann, 1931
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Knight on d5 vs bad bishop
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Knight on d5 vs bad bishop
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Knight on d5 vs bad bishop
Fischer vs O Gadia, 1960 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 23 moves, 1-0

Hole on d5
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs W Schmidt, 1972 
(A16) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Power of Centre
Polugaevsky vs I D Dorfman, 1978 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Romanishin vs I D Dorfman, 1978
(A15) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Unzicker vs A Planinc, 1969 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Schlechter, 1907 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Winning R + 2P for 2 pieces in hedgehog
V Mikenas vs G Lebredo, 1978
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 1-0

g4 against e5-f5 pawn duo
Petrosian vs Simagin, 1956 
(A53) Old Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs V Johansson, 2006 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

Playing against Stonewall setups
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

File Domination
Stahlberg vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Filip, 1965 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Shirov, 2006 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

A Evenson vs Alekhine, 1916 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs S Kindermann, 1982
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

fxe3 recapture
Kasimdzhanov vs Arkell, 2003 
(C10) French, 27 moves, 1-0

a4 vs ...b5
Najdorf vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Controlling the open file
G Sargissian vs Yu Yangyi, 2011 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Control of the centre
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Allies vs Nimzowitsch, 1921 
(C01) French, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Creation of Good N vs Bad B
O'Kelly vs Najdorf, 1950 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 39 moves, 0-1

Creating an outpost for the knight
L Ogaard vs J Flesch, 1974 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 0-1

Destroying a large centre
H Scheichel vs Adorjan, 1971
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 33 moves, 0-1

Blockade of passed pawns
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Passed pawn
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

Exploiting a weak square
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1909 
(A22) English, 53 moves, 0-1

Exploiting a weak square
W Michel vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 48 moves, 0-1

Good knight vs bad bishop in KID
P Izmailov vs Kasparian, 1931
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Stein vs Tal, 1971 
(A14) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Creating a weakness
Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1926 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Two weaknesses
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Exchanging
Huebner vs Gheorghiu, 1972 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 63 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Levenfish, 1949 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Creating a hole
Kmoch vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Creating a passed pawn
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 45 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Creating a Square
Lilienthal vs Keres, 1941 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 44 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

Creating an outpost
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Creating an outpost on c6
Dautov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Boleslavsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 22 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Miles, 1986 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Rooks on the 7th Rank
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Retreating Bishop
Smyslov vs K Darga, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs I Golyak, 1961
(B30) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

E Postny vs Delchev, 2013
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 27 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Dreev, 1997 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 67 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Flohr, 1931 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 29 moves, 1-0

Philidor's Ring
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Philidor's Ring
Janowski vs Marshall, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Adams vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Trapped and restricted pieces
Geller vs Mikhalchishin, 1978 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1959 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
H Wolf vs Alekhine, 1923 
(C48) Four Knights, 36 moves, 0-1

Trapped and restricted pieces
Miles vs Ribli, 1978 
(D94) Grunfeld, 45 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
Bronstein vs Pilnik, 1954 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 69 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
Larsen vs Axel Nielsen, 1953 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 1-0

Trapped and restricted pieces
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs E Torre, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 0-1

Suba vs Tseshkovsky, 1983 
(A20) English, 37 moves, 1-0

B Kostic vs Capablanca, 1919 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Yifan Hou vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs Beliavsky, 1975 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A16) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Plachetka vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

A Machulsky vs Bronstein, 1973 
(C16) French, Winawer, 55 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Taimanov, 1955 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 29 moves, 1-0

Creating an outpost
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Weak d5 square
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Polugaevsky vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

I E Morovic-Fernandez vs M Lodhi, 2010 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs M Carlhammar, 2009 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs O'Kelly, 1967
(A02) Bird's Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Tartakower, 1937 
(A15) English, 64 moves, 0-1

G Guseinov vs C Natarajan, 2008 
(C00) French Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

BOOC in the Middlegame
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

Staunton vs E Williams, 1851 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Staunton vs Bristol, 1841 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Fahrni, 1914 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Hort, 1975 
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Pawn Storm
P Petran vs Pinter, 1972
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Dreev, 2000
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Svidler, 1998 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 30 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Lasker, 1936 
(A06) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Playing against Stonewall
Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1989
(A90) Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1996
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 38 moves, 1-0

Ng5-Nh3-Nf4 manoeuvre
Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A14) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Ng5-Nh3-Nf4 manoeuvre
Najdorf vs Ivkov, 1959 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

Ng5-Nh3-Nf4 manoeuvre
Z Kozul vs Razuvaev, 1991
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Rauzer vs V Makogonov, 1934 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 57 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Ragozin, 1947 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 33 moves, 1-0

Minority Attack on K-side
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

H E Atkins vs Capablanca, 1922  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Yates vs Capablanca, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Tarrasch vs Muenchhoff, 1881 
(B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Spassky vs J Penrose, 1969 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Gligoric vs Minic, 1972
(A79) Benoni, Classical, 11.f3, 33 moves, 1-0

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
W Arencibia vs Akopian, 1993 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Piece sacrifice for mobile centre
Serper vs I Nikolaidis, 1993 
(E70) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Gelfand vs Bareev, 1993
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Smyslov, 1965 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Excluding a piece from the game
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Korchnoi, 1988
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Restricting e6-f7-f6 pawn structure with g4
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1967 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Fischer, 1960 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein vs Duras, 1911  
(A22) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Exchanging opponent's active pieces
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Gufeld vs M Damjanovic, 1971 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 60 moves, 1-0

Kholmov vs Geller, 1957
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Navara vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Timman, 1979 
(B07) Pirc, 38 moves, 1-0

Playing against Stonewall
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Maroczy, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Capablanca vs Yates, 1929 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs H Ree, 1969 
(A22) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Playing against Stonewall
Rubinstein vs Kmoch, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

V Godoj vs Ulf Andersson, 2007 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

Keres vs Flohr, 1937 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Playing e4 against c6
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

Creating a hole
G Kuzmin vs Furman, 1972
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Creating a hole
S Tatai vs Najdorf, 1973 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 71 moves, 1-0

A Minasian vs O V Nikolenko, 1991
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

Blockade
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Good N vs Bad B
Lasker vs E Cohn, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 29 moves, 1-0

Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1908 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Miles vs W Arencibia, 1996 
(A36) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Larsen, 1965 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 40 moves, 1-0

Portisch vs Kramnik, 1993 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Salov, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs K Hulak, 1983 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1-0

S Giardelli vs Ulf Andersson, 2001 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 0-1

Plaskett vs Short, 1985 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

Space Advantage
K Bischoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1987 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs E Gisbrecht, 1999
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Z Franco Ocampos, 1979 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Maroczy, 1923 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang
Podgaets vs M Dvoretsky, 1974 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Zugzwang
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Creating pawn weaknesses
Pachman vs Euwe, 1954
(E14) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

H K Mattison vs Nimzowitsch, 1929  
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Przepiorka vs P F Johner, 1925
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Geller vs Simagin, 1951 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

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

Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Playing against the stonewall
Portisch vs I Radulov, 1969 
(A10) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Playing against the Benko
Browne vs Alburt, 1983
(A57) Benko Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

K Leenhouts vs Caruana, 2007 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 31 moves, 0-1

Making a bishop bad
Tylor vs Alekhine, 1937
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Savon vs Spassky, 1961 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 44 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1945 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Vyzmanavin vs Mikhalchishin, 1989
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

Backward Pawn
Taimanov vs Karpov, 1973 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 39 moves, 0-1

Backward Pawn
Portisch vs Reshevsky, 1970
(A05) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Backward Pawn
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Creating a Backward Pawn
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 45 moves, 1-0

Key Square
Browne vs Spassky, 1970 
(B83) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Creating a Strong Square
I Aloni vs A Matanovic, 1966
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 48 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Bishop on d3
I Bilek vs Smyslov, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

F Olafsson vs Karpov, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 66 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Kupreichik, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Huebner, 1985
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A16) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A14) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Bondarevsky vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Tal, 1969 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

E Jimenez Zerquera vs Larsen, 1967 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 43 moves, 0-1

Bishop on d5
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Open Files
A Ribera Arnal vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Open Files
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1922 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Open Files/Opening a File
Leko vs Van Wely, 2003
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Anand vs Adams, 2000 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Nisipeanu vs Ftacnik, 1998
(B07) Pirc, 60 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Topalov vs I D Dorfman, 1992 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 62 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Ponomariov vs Vaganian, 2001
(C18) French, Winawer, 57 moves, 1-0

Open Files
Karpov vs Balashov, 1981 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Hole on d5
Polugaevsky vs J H Donner, 1966
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 41 moves, 1-0

Strong/Weak Squares
M Stolberg vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Strong/Weak Squares
Karpov vs Salov, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 67 moves, 0-1

Strong/Weak Squares
Salov vs Ljubojevic, 1994 
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Strong/Weak Squares
Timman vs B Ivanovic, 1984
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 48 moves, 1-0

Baklan vs Delchev, 2000
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 33 moves, 1-0

Creating Outposts
Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky, 1963 
(A25) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Strong/Weak Squares
F Berkes vs Short, 2003
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

Playing b3 against c4 in order to play d3
Miroshnichenko vs A I Kuzmin, 2004
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

Razuvaev vs I Stohl, 1992 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 69 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 51 moves, 0-1

Creating a central pawn mass
Yusupov vs Kamsky, 1992
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs G Milos, 1992 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

N on a5 ties up Black's Q-side
Delchev vs Kharlov, 2004
(A06) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

b4 in Benoni structure
Ulf Andersson vs S Brynell, 1999
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

Creating a weak square
B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Exploiting a backwards pawn
Boleslavsky vs Flohr, 1950 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

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