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Understanding Chess Middlegames (Nunn)
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'Understanding Chess Middlegames' by John Nunn.

Game 1
Svidler vs A Timofeev, 2009 
(C10) French, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 2
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 3
I Cheparinov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008
(C11) French, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 4
Bologan vs Caruana, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 5
D Kokarev vs E Najer, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 7
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 8
Leitao vs Caruana, 2010 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 24 moves, 0-1

Game 9
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2008 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 10
Dreev vs Zhou Jianchao, 2008
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 12
E Vorobiov vs S Beshukov, 2002 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 13
D Svetushkin vs K Landa, 2010 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 14
M Al-Modiahki vs A Kveinys, 2008 
(B40) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 15
Carlsen vs Adams, 2007 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 77 moves, 1-0

Game 16
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2010 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 17
Kramnik vs L Dominguez, 2008 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 18
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2009 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 19
Miles vs Timman, 1984 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Anand vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 21
Nisipeanu vs Radjabov, 2010 
(B33) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2009 
(A13) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 25
V Malakhatko vs A Volokitin, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 27
Yusupov vs Nunn, 1990
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 28
A Giri vs Karjakin, 2011 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 29
Movsesian vs M Panarin, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Anand vs Svidler, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 31
D Svetushkin vs Wang Yue, 2007
(B30) Sicilian, 81 moves, 0-1

Game 32
Anand vs Leko, 2009 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 33
N Vitiugov vs Ganguly, 2010 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Z Almasi vs Macieja, 2010 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 36
Gelfand vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Game 37
H Westerinen vs Hort, 2007
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 38
Bologan vs C Bauer, 1999
(C16) French, Winawer, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 39
Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 40
Petrosian vs Larsen, 1966 
(A16) English, 61 moves, 0-1

Game 41
Van Wely vs Short, 2010 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Timman vs Short, 1993 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 43
P H Nielsen vs Caruana, 2010
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 44
Carlsen vs V Gashimov, 2008 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 45
Tomashevsky vs I Khairullin, 2010 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 46
S Berndt vs P H Nielsen, 2006
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 47
Adams vs D Howell, 2010 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 48
McShane vs Carlsen, 2010 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 49
Topalov vs Anand, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 50
A Mista vs J Gdanski, 2010
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 53
Leko vs Navara, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Kasimdzhanov vs S Megaranto, 2008 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 55
S Azarov vs B Socko, 2009
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 56
Svidler vs E Berg, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 58
Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2009 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 59
Eljanov vs V Malakhov, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 61
Radjabov vs Eljanov, 2010 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

Game 64
Ivanchuk vs Bareev, 2002 
(C11) French, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Y Kryvoruchko vs Smirin, 2008 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 66
W So vs Navara, 2011 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 67
Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 68
V Ikonnikov vs J Maiwald, 2004
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 69
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2006 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 72
Anand vs Wang Hao, 2011 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 73
Bacrot vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 74
T Hillarp Persson vs Tiviakov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 75
A Yegiazarian vs K Asrian, 2006 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 77
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 78
Smirin vs L Voloshin, 2003
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 79
D Shengelia vs A Belezky, 2009
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 80
R Mamedov vs A Shomoev, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 81
Z Almasi vs V Mikhalevski, 2008 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 82
Radjabov vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 87
Stellwagen vs Naiditsch, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 88
Radjabov vs Gelfand, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 89
S Azarov vs Jobava, 2007 
(B89) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 91
T Abergel vs Negi, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 92
Shirov vs Anand, 2008 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 93
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 94
Sax vs J Gallagher, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 95
A Shariyazdanov vs V Petukhov, 2004 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 96
J Radulski vs Z Almasi, 2008 
(B83) Sicilian, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 99
G Vescovi vs Radjabov, 2010 
(E90) King's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 102
Zhao Jun vs Xiu Deshun, 2011 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 105
A Riazantsev vs D Kokarev, 2009 
(E70) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 109
Nisipeanu vs D Reinderman, 2010 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 110
Sutovsky vs Kramnik, 2005 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 111
R Rapport vs D Rogic, 2010 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 112
Svidler vs F Vallejo Pons, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 113
Beliavsky vs Nakamura, 2009 
(E97) King's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 114
Motylev vs Radjabov, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 115
Akopian vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 116
A Korobov vs D Vocaturo, 2011 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 120
N Vitiugov vs Ni Hua, 2009
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 74 moves, 0-1

Game 121
P Smirnov vs E Romanov, 2008
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 122
Yifan Hou vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 123
Illescas Cordoba vs Ulf Andersson, 1997 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 125
Shirov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2011 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 127
Korchnoi vs Sakaev, 2008
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 129
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 0-1

Game 130
M Marin vs Ljubojevic, 1987
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 131
Adianto vs D Sharavdorj, 1998
(A05) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 132
Topalov vs Adams, 2005 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 133
Bu Xiangzhi vs G Guseinov, 2009 
(E91) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 134
A Kovalyov vs Nakamura, 2008 
(A10) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 136
M Rodshtein vs Jakovenko, 2007
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 137
R Mamedov vs D Andreikin, 2009
(B40) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 138
Kramnik vs Gelfand, 2010 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 139
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 143
Adams vs S Conquest, 2010 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 144
F Vallejo Pons vs G Jones, 2007
(B38) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 146
P Van der Sterren vs Glek, 1994
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 147
Shirov vs Tiviakov, 2010 
(B01) Scandinavian, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 148
S Fedorchuk vs Shirov, 2008 
(B30) Sicilian, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 149
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2009 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 150
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2010 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 151
Movsesian vs Shirov, 2010
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 153
D Solak vs C Lupulescu, 2005
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 154
Sakaev vs Fedorov, 2005 
(E97) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 155
Wang Hao vs A Kornev, 2008
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 156
Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Game 157
E Alekseev vs A Riazantsev, 2008 
(C11) French, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 158
Adams vs Caruana, 2008 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 0-1

Game 159
B Predojevic vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 160
Eljanov vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 161
Mamedyarov vs Topalov, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 162
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 163
Topalov vs Gelfand, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 164
Naiditsch vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 165
Nunn vs Pinter, 1989
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 166
Adams vs Koneru, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 167
Nakamura vs Y Shulman, 2010 
(C18) French, Winawer, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 168
Sutovsky vs S Dyachkov, 2007 
(C18) French, Winawer, 17 moves, 1-0

Game 169
S Zagrebelny vs Ulibin, 2001
(B83) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 170
Kamsky vs Mamedyarov, 2008 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 171
Adams vs Svidler, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 172
Dvoirys vs Wang Yue, 2007 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 173
M Kobalia vs R Loncar, 2010
(B01) Scandinavian, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 174
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 175
Bu Xiangzhi vs V Zvjaginsev, 2008 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 177
Jakovenko vs V Gashimov, 2008 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 178
L B Hansen vs Gelfand, 2008
(A75) Benoni, Classical with ...a6 and 10...Bg4, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 180
Li Chao vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 0-1

Game 183
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 184
Vidmar vs Marshall, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 185
Stefansson vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 186
Tiviakov vs Le Quang Liem, 2008 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 187
Najdorf vs Portisch, 1962 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 188
Tomashevsky vs Morozevich, 2007 
(A09) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 189
Vidmar vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 190
Portisch vs Browne, 1982 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 191
A Galliamova vs Morozevich, 1997 
(A43) Old Benoni, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 193
B Grachev vs A Kovacevic, 2010
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 194
Anand vs Shirov, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 195
Hebden vs Nunn, 1979 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Game 196
A Giri vs Aronian, 2011 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 197
Ljubojevic vs Nakamura, 2010 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 63 moves, 0-1

Game 198
S Azarov vs Movsesian, 2008 
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 199
Ganguly vs Shirov, 2009 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 200
Short vs Nunn, 1986 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 39 moves, 0-1

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