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ZZZ_Shasin's Best Play Examples
Compiled by whiteshark
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"To keep things (relatively) simple, let’s start with Shashin’s “five parameters” which are represented in his “Algorithm Drift Chart And the Search for the Strongest Move” in Chapter 6:

* The material factor of a chess position, and the parameter “m”

* The fact of chess time, and the parameter “t”

* The factor of safety in a chess position, and its parameter

* The factor of the compactness of a chess position and the parameter (delta) k

* The factor of spatial expansion and its parameter (delta) move.

This, by the way, is not unlike Moskalenko’s ‘Five touchstones of dynamic chess’ (which are Material, Development, Placement of pieces and pawns, King’s position and Time). For a more detailed discussion on the relationship between these elements and its historic development in the history of chess, I refer to my review of Moskalenko’s book. What I find disappointing in Shashin’s book, even more so than in Moskalenko’s, is the complete lack of any link back to older theories on this topic. No bibliography is present.

To be fair, Shashin does present his material in an appealing format. He introduces his ideas by showing games of Tal, Capablanca and Petrosian and linking the elements of his theory back to their respective playing styles (or a combination of them). Thus, the ‘Tal Algorithm’ is all about attacking and there are four elements to it:

* Open (one move) and direct (two move) attacks on our opponent’s material targets

* The optimal arrangement of our pieces on squares conducive to subsequent open or direct attacks on our opponent’s material chess target’s

* The sacrifice of chess material (we sacrifice material in order to increase the tempo of the attack)

* Winning chess material."

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missing games:
# 37 Alekhine-Hofmeister, 1917

# 01 [14. ]
Tal vs Sviridov, 1969 
(B75) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

# 02 [17. ]
Tal vs Z Milev, 1958 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

# 03 [12. ]
Tal vs Uhlmann, 1971 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

# 04 [33. ]
Tal vs Koblents, 1957 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

# 5 [18. ]
Tal vs Van der Wiel, 1982 
(A13) English, 24 moves, 1-0

# 6 [15. ]
Tal vs Tolush, 1956 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

# 7 [14. ]
Tal vs D Keller, 1959 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

# 08 [21. ]
Tal vs J Flesch, 1981 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

# 09 [28. ]
Tal vs Panno, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

# 10 [19. ]
Tal vs Podgaets, 1970 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

# 11 [25]
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

# 12 [13.]
Capablanca vs A Schroeder, 1916 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

# 13 [17.]
Capablanca vs Ruiz / Molina, 1914 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

# 14 [39.]
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

# 15 [70.]
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

# 16 [30...]
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

#17 [18.]
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1935 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

# 18 [10...]
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

# 19 [14...]
Colle vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

# 20 [13...]
Vidmar vs Capablanca, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

# 21 [17...]
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1966 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

# 22 [31.]
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

# 23 [19.]
Petrosian vs M Bertok, 1961 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

# 24 [17...]
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

# 25 [18.]
Petrosian vs S Schweber, 1962 
(E73) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

# 26 [25...]
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

# 27 [31...]
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

# 28 [9...]
A Pomar Salamanca vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 0-1

# 29 [26...]
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 43 moves, 0-1

# 30 [30...]
Kasparov vs Petrosian, 1981 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

# 31 [10.]
Spassky vs Foguelman, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

# 32 [14.]
Karpov vs I D Dorfman, 1976 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

# 33 [10.]
Morozevich vs Akopian, 2007 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

# 34 [14.]
Karpov vs Timman, 1979 
(B07) Pirc, 38 moves, 1-0

# 35 [11.]
Fischer vs V Tukmakov, 1970 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

# 36 [20.]
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 1-0

# 38 [10...]
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1995 
(B57) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

# 39 [28.]
Leko vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1997
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 41 moves, 1-0

# 40 [31.]
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

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