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Modern Chess Strategy
Compiled by Del ToRo
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Ludek Pachman's excellent book; with gracious thanks to maoam.

Queen versus three minor pieces
Najdorf vs Ragozin, 1948 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 0-1

The Bishop & open diagonals
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1934 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 47 moves, 1-0

The 'good' & 'bad' Bishop
Botvinnik vs P Trifunovic, 1947 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

The 'good' & 'bad' Bishop
T Sakellaropoulos vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 26 moves, 0-1

Bishops of opposite colours
Filip vs Pachman, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 60 moves, 1-0

The Knight & it's operation base (outpost)
Ahues vs Alekhine, 1936 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

The Knight & it's operation base (outpost)
Pachman vs Szabo, 1947 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

The superiority of the Knight
Najdorf vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 55 moves, 1-0

The superiority of the Knight
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

The superiority of the Knight
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

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

Bishop versus Knight
S Rosenthal vs Steinitz, 1873 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Bishop versus Knight
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Knight versus Bishop
Sokolsky vs Kotov, 1949 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

The Castles: Open files, as a factor attacking the King
Pachman vs J Runza, 1946 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

The Castles: Open files, as a factor attacking the King
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

The Castles: Open files, as a factor attacking the King
G Barcza vs Filip, 1953 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

The Castles: Conversion of open files in the centre & queenside
Pachman vs L Steiner, 1948
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

The Castles: Attack on the Seventh rank
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

The Castles: Active Castles in front of the Pawn chain
Alekhine vs Kmoch, 1930 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

The Castles: Active Castles in front of the Pawn chain
P Trifunovic vs Pachman, 1947 
(C49) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

The Queen: Play, with the heavy pieces
Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1925 
(A90) Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

The Queen: Play, with the heavy pieces
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

The Queen: Play, with the heavy pieces
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

The Queen: Play, with the heavy pieces
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Teichmann vs Allies, 1905 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs Bisguier, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Robert E Byrne vs Kotov, 1954 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs W Winter, 1932 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Von Gottschall, 1925  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Flohr vs P Romanovsky, 1935 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs L A Sanchez, 1952
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky, 1946 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 42 moves, 0-1

Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

G Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

J Podgorny vs Pachman, 1954 
(D85) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

Boleslavsky vs Fine, 1945 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Lasker, 1909  
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

Kotov vs E Eliskases, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Sliwa vs Pachman, 1956
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs V Liublinsky, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

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

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

Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

M Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Lasker vs Janowski, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs R Fuchs, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(A25) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

L Forgacs vs Tartakower, 1909 
(C13) French, 28 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs H Suechting, 1905  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1892 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Sajtar vs Eigil Pedersen, 1951
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Ragozin vs Kotov, 1947
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Pachman, 1950 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs Ragozin, 1948 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pachman vs Averbakh, 1952
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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