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Strategic Planning Helped Fredthebear Get Away
Compiled by fredthebear
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See The Art of Positional Play compiled by SamAtoms1980. See Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings I, Ch. 3 compiled by tyimfi. See LibertyJack's Chess Notebook compiled by libertyjack.

Thank you Ulhumbrus! For a solid chess lesson from Capablanca, read Ulhumbrus' blogger notes to the 1919 game between Alexander and Thomas.

Thank you Chessbuzz.

Site forever under construction by Fredthebear.


Very efficient model game!
Plachetka vs L Zinn, 1974 
(A04) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Q Pawn Def (A06) 1-0Exchange sac, weak pawns
Ribli vs B Thorfinnsson, 2005 
(A06) Reti Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

English vs Hippo (A10) 1-0N sac opens diagonal for g7 crossfire
E Ghaem Maghami vs R Bancod, 2004 
(A10) English, 23 moves, 1-0

Budapest Defense (A52) 0-1 h3 is a common blunder
Fomin vs Fedossov, 1988 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 10 moves, 0-1

Benko G. Accepted. King Walk Var (A59) 0-1 R sac, Q penetration
J Bonin vs Zsofia Polgar, 1988 
(A59) Benko Gambit, 25 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Occupy weak squares
A Howell Williams vs A Kosten, 1982
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton G. (A83) 1-0 Simple yet effective, intermezzo+
A Stefanova vs R Tozer, 1997 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

G52: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1931 
(A96) Dutch, Classical Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 12: Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy (Watson)
Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

The Mammoth Book of The World's Greatest Chess Games.
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Czech Defense: General (B06) 1-0 Surprise, yet so obvious!
J L Arnason vs Pribyl, 1987 
(B06) Robatsch, 15 moves, 1-0

Pirc Classical, Quiet System (B08) 1-0Sacs demolish P structr
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

C-K: Creating Connected Passers in blindfold simul
Koltanowski vs NN, 1938 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Var. Main lines (B19) 1-0 Brilliant tactics!!
Carlsen vs S Ernst, 2004 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 2.c3 Alapin (B22) 1-0 Tactical pawn manipulation
G Jones vs J Reid, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 34 moves, 1-0

Sic Closed Chameleon Var(B23) 0-1Miniature: Hole/Smothered Mate
Marjanovic vs I Zhivanov, 1946 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 6 moves, 0-1

Compensation: Open Lines
Matulovic vs Taimanov, 1965 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

"The Great Pawn Wall" - Labourdonnais' strategical wonder
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen (B44) 0-1 N sacrifice changes everything!
B Besson vs J Geller, 2003 
(B44) Sicilian, 18 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Paulsen Var (B44) 1-0 Sacs open diagonal to expose K
Morphy vs F Perrin, 1857 
(B44) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Sic Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern deviations (B62) 1-0 Q sac to #
Tal vs NN, 1973 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 26 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Tal Var (B82)1-0 N sac controls position
Tal vs Larsen, 1965  
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 37 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1-0 Battery on the half-open f-file
Zsofia Polgar vs L Schandorff, 1989 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald, p. 66
Adams vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

The Argentina Chain Saw Massacre -- A VERY BAD Bishop
G Mahia vs Quinteros, 1980 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Defense (C24) 1-0 Victorious isolani
S Melia vs A Shyngys Kyzy, 2014 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange Alekhine Var (C68) 1-0 N on 6th, Rs penetrate
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

KG Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 1-0 Tear open the diagonal
Blackburne vs NN, 1899 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 17 moves, 1-0

Scotch, Schmidt Var (C47) 0-1 Up the exchange, penetrate
Bird vs Lasker, 1899 
(C47) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Bishop pair
Hannah vs Paulsen, 1862 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

3 Knights Opening: Steinitz Def. (C46) 0-1 A positional crush
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Hungarian Def (C50) 1-0 Breakthru to pin, win
Tarrasch vs Showalter, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

King Pawn Game: General (C20) 1-0 Fine positional chess
Somacarana vs Cochrane, 1856 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Bird Var (C61) 1-0 BxNf6 creates corridor mate
N Folke Ekstrom vs G Carrisson, 1961 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Modern Attack (C43) 1-0 Bf6 block is coffin nails
Fischer vs E German, 1962 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Var (C29) 0-1 Pawn grabbing slows devel
R Steel vs Blackburne, 1882 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

It is worth a pawn to get a rook on the seventh rank
G Hammond vs Morphy, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

The Development of Chess Style by Max Euwe
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

French vs KIA/Reversed Philidor (C00) 1-0 Heavy pieces action
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

This promotion is what made Petrosian fall in love with chess.
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0N sac, RxR+ deflects Black Q, then Qh2
Staunton vs Cunningham, 1856 
(C01) French, Exchange, 28 moves, 1-0

FR Advance Nimzowitsch Gambit (C02) 1-0 Restriction Overprotect
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

Pachman's Modern Chess Strategy
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Capablanca Line (C10) 1-0 Cross pin focal pt.
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein / 4...f5 Dutch (C10) 1-0 W counters in center
Steinitz vs Bird, 1866 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein (C10) 1-0 Castle opposite; get there first
Mackenzie vs G Reichhelm, 1867 
(C10) French, 29 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0 Q beats pair of Rs
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical (C11) 1-0 The best in simple positions
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 1-0 Constriction strategy
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 173: Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
Lasker vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0 Simplify, K&P EG
Capablanca vs W P Shipley, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

FR McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0 Watch Capa climb up board
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 1-0

French Classical Richter Attack (C13) 1-0 Greek gift 2x same wk
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C13) French, 17 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Advance Var (C16) 0-1 Sac to create a passer
Von Gottschall vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(C16) French, Winawer, 100 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 1-0 Alekhine's GUN
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer Classical (C18) 0-1Ultra centralization, Pawn roller
Hort vs Petrosian, 1970 
(C18) French, Winawer, 48 moves, 0-1

FR Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) 1-0 Surprise B sac opens chain
Stein vs Petrosian, 1961 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 1-0

FR Winawer. Advance (C19) 1-0 BF has the Bishop Pair
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 1-0

"Mastering Chess Strategy" by Johan Hellsten
Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Paulsen Var(C25) 1-0Castle, attack opposite wings
Soltis vs Romanishin, 1989 
(C25) Vienna, 39 moves, 1-0

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, p. 134 Russian, Classical Attk
Fischer vs Gheorghiu, 1970 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Four Knights: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 Entombed W Bishop
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Main Line (C51) 1-0 Devestating B pair
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 25 moves, 1-0

Principles of Chess Strategy CD by Aleksey Bartashnikov
Leonhardt vs Burn, 1911 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. Tarrasch Var (C53) 0-1 Retreat to win
E Contedini vs Euwe, 1960 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

G29 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman. K on attack!
Teichmann vs Allies, 1902 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Cozio Defense (C60) 1-0 Notes by JHB; h-file attack
Blackburne vs NN, 1894  
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Spanish Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
L Schmid vs Welz, 1945 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Accumulation principles
Anderssen vs Steinitz, 1866 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

How to conduct a perfect kingside majority attack!
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Simple Chess by Michael Stean, page 141
Karpov vs H Westerinen, 1974 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def (C78) 1-0 Highly entertaining, but bizarre
Navara vs Ganguly, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed. Martinez (C78) 1-0 A pawn on the 6th problem
Carlsen vs Topalov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

An exchange sacrifice ends up trashing Alekhine's kingside
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange (D35) 0-1 Tactics whip Qside minority attack
Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1986 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Carlsbad Var (D34) 1-0 N whips B EG
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 h6 weakens 0-0 position
Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

QGD Chigorin Def. (D07) 0-1 Open lines, connected Rs penetrate
Reti vs Bogoljubov, 1921 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 0-1 Weak squares in pawn chain
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lasker carefully escapes
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Notes by R. Teichmann; direct attack on K & pressure on IQP
Lasker vs Janowski, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Janowski's Supreme Achievement; QGD Charousek (Petrosian) Varia
Janowski vs Alapin, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Modern Exchange Var (D85) 1-0Central agression pays!
L E Johannessen vs Nakamura, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1-0

Slav, Czech (D19) 1-0 Sure fire perpetual in hand
Polugaevsky vs E Torre, 1984 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Outposted Knight vs Bad Bishop = Slow Suffocation
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Defense (D02) 1-0 Shift from Qside to Kside
Akobian vs G Szabo, 1993 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 0-1 Thank you Ulhumbrus!
F Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1919 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Attack Masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Gunsberg Def (D21) 0-1 Classic K & P EG
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns : Classical Example
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns : Playing Against
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 41 moves, 1-0

QP Levitsky Attack. Euwe Var (D00) 1-0 White Minority Attack
Kamsky vs S Erenburg, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

QG Accepted: Classical Defense (D26) 0-1 Own the diagonal, file
Lasker vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

QG Declined: Lasker Defense (D53) 1-0 Marshall makes it look EZ
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Winning Chess Brilliancies by Seirawan - Game 5
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1982 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik "100 Selected Games"; Winning w/the IQP
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

QP Levitsky Attack/Delayed Veresov (D00) 1-0 Exchanges B4 0-0?
I Sokolov vs Oll, 1996
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

"Nothing exciting has happened but black is clearly lost."
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 The more active Rook wins
W Ward vs Teichmann, 1900
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

WC 1986 Gruenfeld Def. Russian. Smyslov Var (D98) 1-0 Bad P adv
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 10 in 'Judgment and Planning in Chess' by Machgielis Euwe.
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

Secrets of Positional Chess by Drazen Marovic p. 37
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern (D53) 1-0 Capa notes; exchange sac
Janowski vs Kupchik, 1913 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Bishop Pair Pasting
W Spoelman vs R Swinkels, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1-0

Watson, p. 42 "Isolated Pawns"
Yusupov vs E Lobron, 1996 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Classical.Noa Var (E36) 0-1 Battery half-open file
J Aagaard vs N Miezis, 2014 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

a strategic howler of major proportions
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 16: The Art of Logical Thinking (Neil McDonald)
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1982  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1936  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Simagin Var (E62) 0-1 Cramped into Zugzwang
Quinteros vs Panno, 1968 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

A "gruesome example of a blockade" -- GM Neil McDonald
Feigin vs M Monticelli, 1936 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical (E32) 0-1 Destructive Sac Exchange!
J Jezek vs Pachman, 1953 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein(Byrne) (E45) 0-1Black Kside Minority Attk
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Exploiting the bad bishop. Start at move 20.
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Grandmaster Chess by Glenn Flear
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Kadas Opening 1.h4 (A00) 0-1 Weak pawn structure, blockade
R Fabry vs Z Radojevic, 1978 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Ware Opening 1.a4 d5 (A00) 0-1 Pawn pushing, bad bishop
T Vogler vs Barsov, 2004
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Grob Opening, Long fianchetto vs Cntr Pawn Duo (A00) 1-0 Weak P
G Welling vs P Bekkers, 1996 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 28 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 2 Hogs on 7th beat the outside passer
Ljubojevic vs Leonardo, 1988 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 53 moves, 1-0

Capa accepts doubled Ps w/out castling->overworked P exchange
Capablanca vs A G Pedroso, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening (A00) 1-0 Gain space, seize 7th, pin backward P
Smyslov vs S Tatai, 1967 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Michael Stean in "Simple Chess" thinks "Black dare not 13...a5"
Botvinnik vs G Szilagyi, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Larsen, Ringelbach Gambit (A01) 1-0 Creating connected Ps
M Jadoul vs H Froeyman, 1999 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Variation (A03) 0-1 Own the open file
V Aleshnya vs J Kluegel, 1997 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 39 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening vs Tarrasch (A03) 1-0 Exchanges for connected Ps
E Williams vs Staunton, 1851 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Colle Zukertort vs Dutch Leningrad (A04) 1-0 Two Weaknesses
J Kraai vs Nakamura, 2007 
(A04) Reti Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: QG Invitation (A04) 1-0 Dbl B sac gone wrong
Burn vs Owen, 1884 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Dutch (A04) 0-1 e5 dilema, Kside attack
Albin vs Bird, 1895 
(A04) Reti Opening, 52 moves, 0-1

Sicilian vs KIA (A04) 0-1 Bishop Pair Beats Rook Pair
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A04) 0-1 Defend Dbl R's on file!
Dzindzichashvili vs Furman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

KIA/English Botvk vs Dbl Fio (A07) 1-0 White perm penetration
Tal vs Teschner, 1960 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Simplification frees White
L Christiansen vs J Eslon, 1977
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

KIA vs. NY System (A07) 1-0 BF gains time w/pawn thrusts
Fischer vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 Q sac for 9 pts & crossfire acti
Kasparov vs Fritz, 1992 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attk Copycat (A07)1-0 General paralysis of the inane
Petrosian vs M Yudovich Sr., 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Defense (A13) 1-0 Minority Attack
Benko vs Taimanov, 1960 
(A13) English, 40 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def. Keres Def (A14)1-0 Larry's Best
L Christiansen vs Portisch, 1981 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1/2-Q sac counterplay
Ehlvest vs Nakamura, 2009 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0Exchange, K attk
Ulf Andersson vs Robatsch, 1979 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Play vs IQP
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1985
(A15) English, 51 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Bishop pair
Botvinnik vs A Khachaturov, 1943 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knt Var (A16) 0-1 Bad B
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

King's English, Reversed Closed Sic; Nimzowitsch in a nutshell.
M Kobalia vs Le Quang Liem, 2011 
(A25) English, 28 moves, 0-1

"Winning Chess Strategies" by Yasser Seirawan; Botvinnik System
Seirawan vs M Vukic, 1979 
(A26) English, 30 moves, 1-0

King's English. 4 Knts Quiet Line (A28) 0-1 Block backward pawn
Smyslov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(A28) English, 33 moves, 0-1

How to use an isolated d pawn, by G. Kasparov
Kasparov vs N Faulks, 2003 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Space Advantage, Game 62: The Hedgehog by Mihai Suba
Karpov vs Ribli, 1986 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 1-0

English SymmetricHedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Central N outpost rules
Ulf Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 61 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1 Prompt Dbl Exchange Sacs
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2011 
(A36) English, 85 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Beefeater (A40) 0-1 Black N sac for pawn roller
G Buckley vs D Norwood, 1999 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Rat / Modern Defense has ...g6 lines (A41) 1-0 Down the middle
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1994 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 44 moves, 1-0

Game 49: Chess Secrets-The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Defense (A43)1-0 Bold sacrifices to advance pawns
Khalifman vs Ermenkov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1-0 Control the center, snip a pawn
K Paterek vs M Szydlowska, 2001 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Spielmann-Indian (A46) 0-1 Nice file work to protect backward P
V Vepkhvishvili vs G Bibilashvili, 1984
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Pyrenees Gambit (A50) 0-1 Mate threat on h-file
Kasparov vs W Cotrina, 1993 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Control the file, rob the pin
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1906 
(A53) Old Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def (A53)1-0 Space gains material advantage, passer
Salwe vs Tartakower, 1910 
(A53) Old Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

Connected Pawns : Nd5 knight sacrifice
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Czech Benoni Defense (A56) 1-0 R sacs, Centralize, Connected Ps
Spassky vs Ghitescu, 1967 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 0-1Advancing K wins EG
P Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

Positional pawn sacrifice~quite a feat to beat the Tal of 1960!
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense d6 vs Colle (A80) 0-1 BLOCKADE; notes by A.N.
H Hage vs Nimzowitsch, 1926  
(A80) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second G. (A80)1-0 Uncommon Ns Strategy
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0 3 Minors vs 2 Rooks
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Pawn chain is a tough nut to crack
Capablanca vs W E Allnutt, 1911 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Def. Modern (B04) 1-0Protect d4, shake the attackers
Tomashevsky vs Mamedyarov, 2016 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 43 moves, 1-0

Positional play, Qside minority attack, Q vs 2 rooks
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Keene, 1974  
(B06) Robatsch, 35 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. Geller's System (B06)1-0 BF creates central passer
Fischer vs Ivkov, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 38 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense / Phildor (B07) 0-1Aggressive Rook play both sides
Browne vs Gulko, 1991
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense (B07) 1/2-1/2 Even battle throughout
S Aslanov vs Valery Sviridov, 2016 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc, Classical Two Knights System (B08) 1-0 Study W's d-file
V Vepkhvishvili vs Koridze, 1965
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

C-K 2 Ns Attk. Mindeno Exchange (B11) 0-1 Brave K escorts pawns
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 68 moves, 0-1

Two bishops are almost always superior to a rook.
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 81: Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 39 in 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alekhine
Alekhine vs E Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Judgment and Planning in Chess, Euwe pp.15-16 Qside P majority
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Sic Alapin vs 2...Qa5!? (B22) 0-1 Dr. T violates own principles
Alapin vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Declining the Smith-Mora with 3...Nf6 and Beginner's Book Draw?
J Tamargo vs Fischer, 1956 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian maneuvers: Remove or allow a kNight Outpost?
I Hakki vs M Chokshi, 2004
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian/French (B40) 1-0Control of dark squares gains N
Fischer vs Feuerstein, 1957 
(B40) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 30: Richard Réti's Best Games by Golombek
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

French vs King's Indian Attack (B40)1-0 Backward f-pawn problem
S Kindermann vs Short, 1987 
(B40) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Szen Var (B44) 1-0 Fighting over a pawn
Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1975 
(B44) Sicilian, 79 moves, 0-1

Secrets of Positional Chess by Drazen Marovic
Lutikov vs Y Sakharov, 1968 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen (B46) 1-0 Another P on the 6th space advantage
Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 "An easy win for me"
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Lost tempos lose
Ivanchuk vs Kasparov, 1991 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Silman's HTRYC, chapter on Backward Pawns p.191-192
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1-0 Backward f-pawn
Leko vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 53: Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Karpov vs Hort, 1971 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

An amazing row of attacking moves by the young Francisco Vallej
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 72: Bobby Fischer Rediscovered (Andy Soltis)
Matulovic vs Fischer, 1968 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky (B92) 1-0If you don't like to capture...
Carlsen vs L Dominguez, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Chistyakov Def Modern Line (C07)0-1Backward P
Tiviakov vs Psakhis, 1993 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Def (C25) 1-0 P levers, like clockwork
S Yusuphanova vs V Samanic, 2010
(C25) Vienna, 39 moves, 1-0

Falkbeer CG. Charousek Gambit (C31) 1-0 Exchange off attackers
Alekhine vs A Rabinovich, 1918
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 41 moves, 1-0

A knight on the 6th aids/harrasses heavy pieces, wins the EG
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattk (C44) 1-0 Bind the bad B
Jobava vs I Saric, 2015 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-Heavy duty batteries
Kamsky vs Adams, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2 Q for 9 pts.
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 1999 
(C48) Four Knights, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Chess Strategy I by Ludek Pachman
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Zernierung is... encircling, a preliminary stage of seige.
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1912 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Black occupied the center w/pieces, but gave up the back rank.
Bronstein vs Gligoric, 1967 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 40 moves, 1-0

Game 10. Milking the Cow from My 60 Memorable Games by B.F.
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 65 moves, 1-0

Fischer gets a lesson-geat break-thru+ strategy by Kholmov
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange Variation (D35) 0-1 Failed Minority Attack
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

The Strategical Points: Weak Squares in the Pawn Chain
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Winawer CG (D10) 0-1 Zugzwang breaks White's back
Karpov vs Bareev, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D10) 1-0 W is the aggressor after dbl Q sacs
Reshevsky vs Smyslov, 1991 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1-0

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p. 133-137
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Shereshevsky's Endgame Strategy Ch.2 (W centralizes K before B)
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Exchange Var(D71) 0-1Black controls open file
Koltanowski vs Keres, 1955 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 6, The Art of Planning by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Kramnik vs Anand, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 53 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 0-1 Smooth play
Khalifman vs Adams, 1990 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Jeremy Silman's Reassess Your Chess; pg.319
Spassky vs Karpov, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 5: Best Lessons of a Chess Coach - Sunil Weeramantry
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player by Lev Alburt p. 113
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 137: Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Miles vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson (Grandmaster Chess Strategy)
M Gerusel vs Ulf Andersson, 1973 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Aron Nimzowitsch's Best Games: Restrain, Blockade, Destroy
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

A model IQP game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

p.127-128 IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess"
Portisch vs Karpov, 1978 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 40 moves, 0-1

Positional sac of Queen
Korchnoi vs Geller, 1963 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 56 moves, 0-1

KID Bayonet Attack (E97) 0-1 Flawed P rollers on opposite wings
Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

Video link: a wonderful demo of how to play against the IQP
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

A kNight on the sixth rank is devestating.
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

The Basic Concepts of Chess Strategy: Strategy and Tactics P35
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. N Def (D51) 0-1 Minority Attack, open files
H Bouwmeester vs Euwe, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 73 moves, 0-1

Chigorin Def. Exchange, Costa's Line (D07) 0-1 Win w/doubled Ps
D Rogozenco vs Morozevich, 2000 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Karpov completely reorganize his pieces to get a single pawn
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

King in the middle
Panno vs Larsen, 1971 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein (D61) 1-0Strategic gem; A.N. notes
Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Positional Chess Handbook by Israel Gelfer
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 117 in Modern Chess Strategy (Pachman)
Nimzowitsch vs J Bernstein, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

QGD Modern. Normal (D55) 0-1Mimic b-pawns block Minority Attack
Benko vs Petrosian, 1963 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

GK's 1st victory in a purely positional style over a GM
Kasparov vs T Georgadze, 1979 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 16 in 'Dynamic Chess Strategy' by Mihai Suba.
Larsen vs Suba, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Man-Machine Chess Ch. 2003 Semi-Slav Def. Accelerated (D45) 1-0
Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Exchange Qs w/a protected passer (trade off pieces when better)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

Levon completely outplays Grischuk and makes it look so simple!
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Ragozin Def (D38) 1-0 Minority Attack w/N pair vs B pair
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 17 in 'Nimzowitsch: Move by Move' by Stephen Giddins.
Nimzowitsch vs Taubenhaus, 1914  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def (D26) 0-1 Bishop pair classic
Bogoljubov vs Janowski, 1924 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 0-1

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