chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

 
Techniques of Positional Play 45 Practical Metho
Compiled by Takchessbooks
--*--

from my new book a work in process ... The methods are spread out into other collections as well. Part 2 is found here. Game Collection: Techniques of Positional Play Part 2

Some links on positional ideas Dr Gentles Positional Masterpieces. Game Collection: Positional Masterworks

also here are 3 reviews of this book

http://dev.jeremysilman.com/shop/pc...

http://www.thechessmind.net/blog/20...

https://www.chess.com/blog/SamCopel...


Technique 1.1 Paralysing the knight with the duo of wings pawns
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 1-0

1.2 21....h5!
M Tamburini vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 25 moves, 0-1

1.3 12.... g6! 13...h5! 15....h4!
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

1.4 21... h5 !
K Spraggett vs Ehlvest, 1989
(A15) English, 51 moves, 0-1

T1.5 13 Ng3 h4!
D Yevseev vs V A Loginov, 1998
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 52 moves, 1-0

T6 15 .... b6!
H E Atkins vs Capablanca, 1922  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

T1.7 17 a4!
Reti vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(A13) English, 56 moves, 1-0

1.8 14 b3!
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

T1.9 20 a5!
Eingorn vs J Hickl, 1987
(A43) Old Benoni, 35 moves, 1-0

T1.10 14 a3!
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 1-0

2.1 Other ways of dominating the Knights 14.b4
Keres vs Unzicker, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

2.2 17. Nc6 & on restricts the Knight on g7
Geller vs Mikhalchishin, 1978 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 32 moves, 1-0

2.3 23 Qg4!
Uhlmann vs W Schmidt, 1967 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 1-0

2.4 14 ...b6!
Chandler vs Adams, 1989 
(B01) Scandinavian, 56 moves, 0-1

2,6 46 Bf5! (ib 45 BLck missed ,,,f6!
Harikrishna vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

2.5 15 Rae1
Kotov vs Taimanov, 1953 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

2.8 35 Bd8!
Tal vs Vogt, 1981 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

3.1 Restricting the bishop pawn barrier f3/e4 or f6/e5 23.f3
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

3.2 20...e5!
Flohr vs V Makogonov, 1942 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 45 moves, 0-1

3.3 24...f6!
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 50 moves, 0-1

3.4 15 e4 16 Q e1! 18 Ra3!
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 38 moves, 1-0

3.5 13....f6
B Blumenfeld vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

3.6 1 through 6 neutralizes whites b2 bishop
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1944 
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

3.8 20 F3!
A Sokolov vs Portisch, 1989
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 50 moves, 1-0

3.9 12 E5!
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Cage after bxc3 b2xc3 4.1 17... Bxc3 !
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1956 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

4.2 12....e4!
Timman vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

4.3 12 f5!
A Shamis-Pavlov vs R Pelts, 1967
(E77) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

4.4 11.... f5!?
G Forintos vs Gligoric, 1969
(E77) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa Motif-immobilize-bishop play on other side 5.1 14 g4!
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1918 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

5.2 10.....g5
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

5.3 28. g4!?
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

5.4 complete game
Balashov vs Romanishin, 1978 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

5.5 11....c4!
Yates vs Capablanca, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 38 moves, 0-1

5.7 12.f5!
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

5.8 16. c5 !
Portisch vs I Radulov, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

5.9 27... on
Seirawan vs Ulf Andersson, 1989 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

5.10 22.g4
Karpov vs Uhlmann, 1973 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

6.1 for and against Capa's dark or light sq bishop rule 20..f6!
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

6.3 from 35 on
Taimanov vs Kotov, 1953 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 48 moves, 1-0

6.4 40 h5!
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1971 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 59 moves, 1-0

6.5 33....g6
Sveshnikov vs Kasparov, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 43 moves, 0-1

6.6 30 a4!
Wojtkiewicz vs Khalifman, 1993
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 61 moves, 1-0

7.2 Paralysing Opposing Rooks 32 bxe6!
Savon vs Alburt, 1978
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 45 moves, 1-0

7.3 24 f5
I Radulov vs H Westerinen, 1972
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

7.4 30 a7
G Zaichik vs Vasiukov, 1982
(A58) Benko Gambit, 44 moves, 1-0

7.5 26....B b1!
L Aronson vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 36 moves, 0-1

Chapter 2 : creating breathing space for your pieces 8.1 12 f4
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1926 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

8.2 The temporary pawn sacrifice 6....c5!
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

8.3 9....c5!
Kan vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

8.4 20 e5!
Angantysson vs Reshevsky, 1978
(A36) English, 43 moves, 1-0

8.5 10 b5!
Bareev vs Lputian, 2000 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

The ' simulated" pawn exchange 9.1 11....e4
Kotov vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

9.4 19 e5!
Suba vs Csom, 1983
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 50 moves, 1-0

9.5 16 e5!
V Tukmakov vs D Norwood, 1990 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

9.6 14 dxe5?!
Panov vs M Yudovich Sr., 1936 
(C48) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

9.7 31...fxg3 32 f3!
B Katalymov vs Razuvaev, 1976
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 35 moves, 1-0

9.10 16...f4
Yusupov vs V Tukmakov, 1978
(A48) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

9.11 cxb5?!
G Cabrilo vs I Farago, 1984
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.1 Creating an impregnable outpost 4 a piece 10.1 18 a4!
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1911  
(A22) English, 52 moves, 1-0

10.2 15 b4!
L Van Vliet vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

10.3 20.f4!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1925 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 1-0

10.4 22 r1c2
Miles vs G Ligterink, 1978 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

10.5 9 Nc4
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1935 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

10.6 35 nf4
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1969 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

11.1 Blasting Open Outposts 8...f5!?
Pillsbury vs Chigorin, 1895 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

11.2 19....f5!
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

27....b5
Bondarevsky vs Smyslov, 1950 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 51 moves, 0-1

11.4 13....g5!
A Tarnowski vs Boleslavsky, 1961
(B56) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

11.5 13....g5!
G Milos vs Judit Polgar, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 0-1

11.6 13 Bb5!
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

11.7 10.....Bxc3!!
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(A17) English, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clash btween Pawn Formations 12.1 attacking the pawn formation
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

12.2 9 f4!
Botvinnik vs V Sherbakov, 1955 
(A16) English, 23 moves, 1-0

12.3 23....f4
Averbakh vs Tolush, 1956 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

12.4 15 f5 !
Yusupov vs Sveshnikov, 1978
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 27 moves, 1-0

12.5 10....f4!
Hecht vs Huebner, 1980 
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 0-1

prophylaxis against menacing pawn formations 13.1 13.g4
H Broman vs V Tukmakov, 1965 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 0-1

13.2 9 ....c5!
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

13.4 15.exf5!? g6xf5 f2-f4! botvinnik plan for KID
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1940 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

13.6 move 24
A Czebe vs Sutovsky, 1993
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 60 moves, 0-1

13.7 14....e4!
S Volkov vs A Minasian, 2003
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

13.9 18 Bf3!
Geller vs K Langeweg, 1970
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 29 moves, 1-0

13.11 16 bh3!
Taimanov vs Geller, 1953 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 40 moves, 1-0

13.12 12 g3!
G Kuzmin vs Tal, 1973 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

13.14 9....h5! the h pawn to ruin the fianchetto
E van den Doel vs Sosonko, 1997
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

13.15 15 ....h5!
Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

13.16 15 h$!
Portisch vs Larsen, 1967 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 43 moves, 1-0

ChIV Rook Pawn Underated fighter -The Potential PassedP created
Levenfish vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(A13) English, 40 moves, 0-1

14.2 9....a5!
A Ljuboschiz vs Boleslavsky, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 27 moves, 0-1

14.3 19.....h5
Tolush vs Bronstein, 1944 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

14.4 13...h5!
I Margulis vs A Ketslakh, 1972
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

14.7 29. H5!
Ljubojevic vs Tringov, 1982 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 42 moves, 1-0

14.8 17.b5!
Sutovsky vs A Gershon, 2000
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

14.9 43 g5!
P Romanovsky vs Gruenfeld, 1925
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 59 moves, 1-0

14.10 30 h4!
Y Porat vs Ugo Cala, 1952
(D69) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de, 44 moves, 1-0

14.11 23 a4!
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

14.3 37 a5!
Smyslov vs L Karlsson, 1982 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

38....rh8
Beliavsky vs Dolmatov, 1979 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

14.18 40h4!
Averbakh vs A Matanovic, 1961
(A17) English, 42 moves, 1-0

14.9 46 h6!
E Eliskases vs Pilnik, 1962
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 60 moves, 1-0

101 games

 » View all game collections by Takchessbooks PGN Download
 » Search entire game collection library
 » Clone this game collection (copy it to your account)
 » FAQ: Help with Game Collections


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2017, Chessgames Services LLC