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TACTICS IN THE SERVICE OF STRATEGY
Compiled by notyetagm
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32 d4-d5! winning pawn advance is possible due to bishop fork
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

56 Rc5-e5!! gains control of e8-promotion square by knight fork
Anand vs Morozevich, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Tactics make 27 - g5! and driving off White f3-knight possible
S Danailov vs Kasparov, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

31 Rh8-d8! knight fork lets h8-rook get behind passed d4-pawn
Carlsen vs T Gulbrandsen, 2002 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Desirable 26 ... a4-a3! possible due to pin and x-ray tactics
L Babujian vs Mamedyarov, 2005 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

32 c5-c6!, 33 c6-c7! White passer advances based on tactics
Kasparov vs Adams, 1997 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 33 moves, 1-0

34 b3-b4! White gets rid of weak b-pawn by using the pin tactic
Gheorghiu vs Beliavsky, 1982 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

23 e5! supports White d6-passer even though it seems en prise!
Radjabov vs Anand, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 85 moves, 1-0

19 e4-e5! Korchnoi justifies thematic pawn break with tactics
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

30 f5-f6! pin on Black g7-pawn creates powerful passed f-pawn
Mamedyarov vs Van Wely, 2008 
(B20) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

31 Nc3-b5! gets White c3-knight to d6-outpost sq using reloader
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

26 ... d4-d3! based on back rank, pawn promotion trick tactics
Sokolsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(D94) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 0-1

18 Ne5xNd7!! brilliant tactic gives White mobile qside majority
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

47 d6-d7! uses decoy into pin to advance the powerful d6-passer
A Lastin vs K Maslak, 2008 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

23.b3 Tactics serving strategy - Black cannot take the pawn.
E Alekseev vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1-0

Desirable advance 13 e3-e4! made possible by tactic 14 Qd3-a3!
Carlsen vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 91 moves, 1-0

M Vachier-Lagrave vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

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