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Strategy motifs
Compiled by anjumskhan
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List of all motifs used while creating strategy like outpost / focal point / e5 square / doubled pawns etc.

Focal point : C5
Kasparov vs Psakhis, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Passed c pawn, Capturing c5
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Strong center pawn ( d pawn )
Alatortsev vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Early Flank advance : h pawn
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

C file is best counter with F file dominance
Najdorf vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Focal point ( F4 )
Carlsen vs Bu Xiangzhi, 2017 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 36 moves, 0-1

Balance of power on both sides
Wahls vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

Centralization of pieces, Focal point d5
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Attacking the e5 square at all costs
Kasparov vs O Vasilchenko, 1973 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Blocking the center and attacking the flank
Kasparov vs Short, 2001 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 1-0

Focal point - D4 square
Kramnik vs Naiditsch, 2009 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Centre pawns
Kasparov vs R Gruenberg, 1985 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

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