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Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy (Watson)
Compiled by cassiooo
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'Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy: Advances since Nimzowitsch' by John Watson.

Game 1
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 2
Karpov vs Miles, 1992 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 3
Sadler vs K Murugan, 1993
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 5
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 6
Polugaevsky vs Tal, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 7
V McCambridge vs Hjartarson, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 8
Kasparov vs Anand, 1995 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 9
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 12
Spielmann vs Colle, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 13
Polugaevsky vs Ljubojevic, 1980 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 14
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 15
J Vesely vs Pachman, 1951
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 16
Salov vs M Gurevich, 1987 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 0-1

Game 17
I A Novikov vs V Tukmakov, 1984 
(D85) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 18
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 19
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 20
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 21
Janowski vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 22
Marshall vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(C01) French, Exchange, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 23
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 24
Rozentalis vs Timman, 1996 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

Game 25
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 26
Yusupov vs Karpov, 1993 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 27
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 28
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 29
Botvinnik vs N Sorokin, 1931 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 30
Lilienthal vs Smyslov, 1947 
(E26) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 31
Ivanchuk vs Anand, 1992 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 32
E Vladimirov vs Vaganian, 1990 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 44 moves, 0-1

Game 33
Smyslov vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 60 moves, 1-0

Game 34
Szabo vs F van Seters, 1947 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 26 moves, 1-0

Game 35
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 36
O'Kelly vs Euwe, 1950
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 37
Karpov vs Illescas Cordoba, 1993 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 38
Harmonist vs Tarrasch, 1889 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 39
Levenfish vs P Dubinin, 1934 
(C48) Four Knights, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 40
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 41
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 42
Svidler vs Kramnik, 1997
(B33) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 43
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1992 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 44
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 47
Marshall vs Stoltz, 1935 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 48
Hort vs Panno, 1976 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 49
Speelman vs Miles, 1975 
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 50
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 51
Petrosian vs Taimanov, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 52
Polugaevsky vs Gheorghiu, 1972
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 53
Karpov vs Hort, 1971 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 54
Yusupov vs Gavrikov, 1994 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 55
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 56
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 57
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1914 
(C11) French, 85 moves, 0-1

Game 59
Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Game 60
Petrosian vs Unzicker, 1960 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 61
Petrosian vs J Peters, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 62
J Diez del Corral vs Petrosian, 1969 
(C18) French, Winawer, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 63
Karpov vs A Zaitsev, 1970 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Game 65
Shirov vs A Kinsman, 1990 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 66
Nimzowitsch vs Systemsson, 1927  
(C00) French Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 67
J Klavins vs I Zdanovs, 1961 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 28 moves, 0-1

Game 68
Suba vs Sax, 1984 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 69
Yusupov vs L Christiansen, 1993
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1-0

Game 70
Timman vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 71
Svidler vs Shaked, 1997
(C18) French, Winawer, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 72
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1952 
(A04) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 73
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 74
Botvinnik vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 75
Kotov vs Gligoric, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 76
Gheorghiu vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 78
J Penrose vs Tal, 1960 
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 79
Yusupov vs Timman, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 1-0

Game 81
Lautier vs Ivanchuk, 1991 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 84
Shirov vs Karpov, 1992 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 85
Timman vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 86
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1992 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 87
Kasparov vs Gelfand, 1997 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 89
Taimanov vs Yusupov, 1982 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 90
Uhlmann vs Adorjan, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 92
Krasenkow vs G Garcia, 1997 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 93
Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1993 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 94
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Gheorghiu, 1985 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1-0

Game 95
Seirawan vs Ivanchuk, 1997 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 96
R Knaak vs Plachetka, 1983
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 97
Groszpeter vs Suba, 1979
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 99
G Porreca vs Bronstein, 1954 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 100
Kotov vs Kashdan, 1945 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 103
Topalov vs Krasenkow, 1995
(B33) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 104
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 105
V Zaltsman vs Larry Evans, 1980
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 106
Huzman vs Smirin, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 107
Zukertort vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A13) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 108
E Jimenez Zerquera vs Larsen, 1967 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 109
Yusupov vs Lautier, 1994
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Game 110
A Sokolov vs Yusupov, 1986 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 111
Yusupov vs Khalifman, 1997
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 112
Salov vs Waitzkin, 1996
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 114
Gligoric vs Huebner, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 115
Topalov vs Adams, 1996 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 59 moves, 0-1

Game 116
Petrosian vs W Schmidt, 1972 
(A16) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Game 117
Karpov vs Browne, 1972 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1-0

Game 118
Salov vs P Nikolic, 1997
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Game 119
Yermolinsky vs Dolmatov, 1993
(E73) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Game 120
Larsen vs J Betancort Curbelo, 1976 
(A36) English, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 121
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 123
Ivanchuk vs Dreev, 1997
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 124
Smejkal vs A Sokolov, 1984
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 125
Shirov vs Dreev, 1993
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 127
Beliavsky vs Z Almasi, 1997
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 128
Van Wely vs Gelfand, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 129
Fischer vs Spassky, 1992 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 130
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 131
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Game 132
Petrosian vs P M Nielsen, 1960  
(A80) Dutch, 25 moves, 1-0

Game 133
Adams vs S Conquest, 1997
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Game 134
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1982  
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Game 136
Kramnik vs Anand, 1998 
(A17) English, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 137
Miles vs de Firmian, 1990 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 138
L Ogaard vs J Flesch, 1974 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 139
Gelfand vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 140
Kasparov vs A Sokolov, 1988 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 141
Petursson vs G Laketic, 1990
(A21) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 142
Kramnik vs Ulibin, 1992 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 143
G Kacheishvili vs Svidler, 1994 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 144
Shirov vs Topalov, 1996
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 145
A Selezniev vs Alekhine, 1921 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 0-1

Game 146
K Treybal vs Spielmann, 1922 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 36 moves, 0-1

Game 147
Tolush vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 148
V Liublinsky vs Botvinnik, 1943 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 53 moves, 0-1

Game 149
Panov vs Simagin, 1943 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Game 150
Bondarevsky vs V Mikenas, 1950 
(D09) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3, 31 moves, 1-0

Game 151
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 152
O Troianescu vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Game 153
Petrosian vs Gligoric, 1962 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 154
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 155
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 156
Seirawan vs Z Kozul, 1991 
(E77) King's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 157
Gligoric vs Tal, 1960 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 158
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1981 
(E83) King's Indian, Samisch, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 159
Karpov vs Gelfand, 1993 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 45 moves, 1-0

Game 161
Ivanchuk vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 162
Bogoljubov vs Nimzowitsch, 1929 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 163
Przepiorka vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 164
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 165
Nimzowitsch vs J Bernstein, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 166
Lilienthal vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 167
A Pomar Salamanca vs Petrosian, 1970 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 30 moves, 0-1

Game 168
E Terpugov vs Petrosian, 1951 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 169
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1948  
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 170
Karpov vs Yusupov, 1983 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 171
Karpov vs Bagirov, 1970 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 172
Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 173
Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(C11) French, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 174
Suba vs Petursson, 1984 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 1-0

Game 175
Shirov vs I Stohl, 1994
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 176
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1994 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 177
P Nikolic vs Shirov, 1993 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 178
Uhlmann vs W Pietzsch, 1967
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 179
M Vukic vs Suba, 1977 
(A14) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Game 180
Larsen vs Suba, 1982 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 181
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1997 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 182
Anand vs Z Almasi, 1997
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 183
Alekhine vs B Verlinsky, 1918 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 24 moves, 1-0

Game 184
Alekhine vs Saemisch, 1923 
(B30) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 185
Korchnoi vs Bacrot, 1997 
(A06) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Game 186
G Welling vs S Atalik, 1997
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 187
D Komarov vs Razuvaev, 1996
(A17) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Game 188
R Vera vs J M Hodgson, 1997
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 189
Korchnoi vs J M Hodgson, 1996
(A21) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 190
Gulko vs Illescas Cordoba, 1996
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 191
Topalov vs Gelfand, 1997 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 29 moves, 0-1

Game 192
Gulko vs G A Timoshenko, 1997
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 195
Piket vs Adams, 1995 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 30 moves, 0-1

Game 198
Svidler vs Karpov, 1996
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 199
Anand vs Kramnik, 1997
(B33) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 200
Short vs Topalov, 1997 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 0-1

Game 203
G A Timoshenko vs B Itkis, 1996
(C11) French, 29 moves, 1-0

Game 205
Illescas Cordoba vs Shirov, 1997
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 206
Kotronias vs Gligoric, 1997
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Game 207
E Torre vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 208
Krasenkow vs Adianto, 1996
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 210
Van Wely vs Svidler, 1997
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 211
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 37 moves, 0-1

Game 216
Kasparov vs Judit Polgar, 1997 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Game 217
Short vs Karpov, 1997 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 219
Piket vs Kasparov, 1997 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 220
B Lalic vs Kengis, 1997
(A04) Reti Opening, 36 moves, 1-0

Game 221
Gelfand vs Short, 1997 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Game 223
S Conquest vs R Bellin, 1996
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 224
J M Hodgson vs I Sokolov, 1996 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

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