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Be careful which squares you leave behind
Compiled by notyetagm
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WHAT SQUARES DID I JUST LEAVE BEHIND? Squares against which my opponent can make threats and are signficant, especially squares on which <LOOSE PIECES> reside.

1) Morozevich vs Gelfand MC WCC 2007: 24 c4-e6! f7xe6 leaves behind the g6-square, leaving the Black g6-queen <UNDEFENDED> and lined up with the White b1-queen, thus creating a <PIN> that is <REINFORCED> with 25 d1-c1, regaining the piece.

2) Magill vs notyetagm CCC 2007: d3-b3 leaves behind the d4-square, making the White d4-knight <LOOSE> and its White e3-bishop defender is on the only square where it can <DEFEND>, so ... f5-f4! <REMOVES THE GUARD> by <DOMINATION (DRIVING OFF)>.

EVERY MOVE CREATES WEAKNESS BY LEAVING SQUARES BEHIND. IT IS A TACTICAL ERROR IF THOSE WEAKENED SQUARE ARE SIGNFICANT (LOOSE PIECES) AND CAN BE EXPLOITED.

24 Ne6!! f7xe6 leaves Black g6-queen undefended, target of pin
Morozevich vs Gelfand, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

22 Nf3xe5?!, 29 Nf3xe5? leave d2-square, 7th rank to Black rook
S Danailov vs Kasparov, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

19 e2-e4 leaves f3 behind since g2-bishop defends h3-knight
Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

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