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Instructive Games
Compiled by blohmoremoney

Illustrative games

Model King's Indian Samisch Black Opening the long dark diagona
Gheorghiu vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 36 moves, 0-1

Model game Giuocco Piano White. Opening the f-file
Carlsen vs Nakamura, 2011 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 1-0

Pawn play to secure a Knight outpost. Handling the exchange
Tarrasch vs Mendelson, 1879 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Endgame skill. Rook on the 7th, active King and pawn promotion
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

The most famous positional Rook sacrifice by Petrosian
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nigel Short's sadistic King march in the Alekhine's
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Fischer Brilliancy to shatter the fiancetto position with Black
Robert E Byrne vs Fischer, 1963  
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 0-1

Fischer's destroying hanging pawns for World Championship
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's famous back rank
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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

Morphy and the lead in development
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Morphy opening a file against an uncastled King
J Schulten vs Morphy, 1857 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Steinitz opposite side castling attack
Steinitz vs Mongredien, 1863 
(B06) Robatsch, 22 moves, 1-0

Steinitz knight outpost in the French
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Zukertort's stunning Queen sacrifice
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Steinitz stunning Rook invasion with Knight outpost
Steinitz vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 25 moves, 1-0

Queenside pawn majority endgame play
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

The Octopus Knight
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Central pawn break with queening combinations
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Tal's intuitive KID sacrifice Nf4
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1960 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 47 moves, 0-1

Knight versus bishop
Tarrasch vs G Barthmann, 1883 
(C14) French, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

Space advantage
Tarrasch vs J Noa, 1885 
(C11) French, 47 moves, 1-0

Model pirc Deflection, opposite side castling
Grischuk vs K Jashar, 2004 
(B07) Pirc, 25 moves, 1-0

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