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The Soul of Chess
Compiled by Korora
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All about Pawns

First recorded P-storm.
NN vs Lucena, 1497 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Watch your opponent's Pawns!
D Ponziani vs NN, 1769 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 10 moves, 1-0

L'āme des échecs
Philidor vs NN, 1790 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Passed Pawns Galore!
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Exeunt Pawns
W R Ballard vs J Fagan, 1884  
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

No stopping the creation of an unstoppable passer
H Voigt vs Lasker, 1892 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 82 moves, 0-1

4 Pawns endgame literally For The Win!
F J Lee vs H Shoosmith, 1904 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Don't get your Pawns quadrupled like this.
Alekhine vs Nenarokov, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Promotions and Sacs
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Doubled Pawns beat tripled.
Edelman vs I Mazel, 1928 
(C57) Two Knights, 17 moves, 0-1

Pawn Fortress
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Doubled Pawns Pass the Test
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Pawn wall
Botvinnik vs G A Thomas, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1-0

Marshall made it look easy, but don't try it at home!
Marshall vs H Rogosin, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

Pass It On.
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

20 ...Now THAT'S a Pawn Center!
A M Swank vs Fischer, 1956 
(B20) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

All eight pawns retained
Gufeld vs Kavalek, 1962 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Chained Up
Korchnoi vs G Barcza, 1966 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

First Pawn to Promote Doesn't Necessarily Win.
A Planinc vs D Baretic, 1968 
(C18) French, Winawer, 45 moves, 0-1

P(a)wned!
W Heinig vs R Knaak, 1974 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 56 moves, 0-1

Yes, we got the license number of the truck.
E Formanek vs A Lein, 1977 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

Pawn chain denies Queen flight squares.
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Z Kiss, 1980 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 1-0

When 3 > 4
L Christiansen vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

A Pawn Makes the Difference.
Sakaev vs Kramnik, 1989 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 21 moves, 1-0

Three en passant captures
Kudrin vs R Douven, 1989 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

That steamroller seems rather Vishy.
Anand vs L Christiansen, 1991 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 48 moves, 1-0

Steamrolled
W Arencibia vs Akopian, 1993 
(B20) Sicilian, 25 moves, 0-1

Mate by underpromotion becomes unstoppable.
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 51 moves, 0-1

One Player's Non-Passed Pawn Beats the Other Player.
Movsesian vs V Babula, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Wall of Fame
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Six passed pawns
S Fillion vs H Masse, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

Imminent King-and-Pawn checkmate
J Grachev vs V Akselrod, 2001 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

Today's Forecast: Pawn Storm!
Yudasin vs D Monokroussos, 2002 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

No Pawns were harmed in this 115-move game.
Zhong Zhang vs G Timoshchenko, 2002 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Set S-foils in attack position!"
Ponomariov vs Anand, 2003 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Queening race
C Estrada Martinez vs S Fedorchuk, 2005
(E17) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

Seven Pawns, all passed.
S Erenburg vs D G Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

The Passed P decides.
A Stefanova vs N Speck, 2006 
(B06) Robatsch, 66 moves, 0-1

Shattering the Pawn structure
A Volokitin vs I Zaragatski, 2007 
(C10) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Devastating pawn fork
F Rhine vs NN, 2007
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 11 moves, 1-0

The Pawns make a zugzwang.
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

The Pawns make a draw.
B Amin vs TransWarp, 2009  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 240 moves, 1/2-1/2

Connect Four
A Timofeev vs D Khismatullin, 2009 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Connected passers in the middle game
Ju Wenjun vs Karpov, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

White cannot stop both passers.
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

More Pawn steamrollers
Robert Jaster vs Cedric Hahn, 2015 
(E78) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, with Be2 and Nf3, 36 moves, 1-0

Shredded defenses
Sander Fuglestein vs Alexander Tjora, 2017
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Rook sac for Q-side Pawn steamroller
Kramnik vs Harikrishna, 2017 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

PxK e.p.
F Rhine vs NN, 2017 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

At least one Pawn must queen, with mate to follow.
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Pawn chains
R Svane vs B Nuber, 2018 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

The endgame comes down to the Pawns.
Kramnik vs Mamedyarov, 2018 
(A14) English, 49 moves, 1-0

More endgame Pawn play
M Vachier-Lagrave vs W So, 2018 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

That's an odd formation.
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2018 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Watch out for those connected passers.
B Bok vs Le Quang Liem, 2019 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

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