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EVERY TIME YOU PUSH A PAWN IT WEAKENS SQUARES
Compiled by notyetagm
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"Svidler pushed a few too many Pawns That Must Not Be Pushed"
S Sjugirov vs Svidler, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

18 ... g7-g6 weakens the f6-square for royal fork 19 Nd5xf6+!
Nimzowitsch vs L Steiner, 1927  
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 21 moves, 1-0

23 ... c5-c4?? gives White d4-square, activates all his pieces
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1989 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

20 ... Be7-g5! forces 21 e2-e3 and weakening of weak f3-square
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

38 f3-f4?? fatally weakens the e4-square for Black f6-knight
Vaganian vs Short, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

21 - h7-h6 weakens g6-square, gives White plan to force - f7-f6
Gelfand vs Eljanov, 2008 
(A17) English, 38 moves, 1-0

15 ... g7-g6 weakens f6-square allowing possibility of Ne4-f6#
Alekhine vs L Kussman, 1924  
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

20 a2-a3? (Kasparov) fatally weakens the critical b3-square
Fischer vs Geller, 1967 
(B89) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

39 f3-f4? permanently weakens the e4-square, allows 44 - Nc5-e4
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

42 ... a7-a6 weakens the b6-square for 43 Nc7-a8! 1-0 maneuver
Leko vs Gelfand, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Vaganian, 1995 
(C10) French, 22 moves, 1-0

72 ... f6-f5?? invites White king into Black position via e5-sq
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Lenderman, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 89 moves, 1-0

19 e2-e4 weakens the f3-square, allowing a knight fork on f3
Smyslov vs Gligoric, 1959 
(E61) King's Indian, 18 moves, 0-1

10 b2-b4? does not work with 4 Bf1-g2, weakening c4-sq too much
J H Donner vs Fischer, 1966 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 0-1

20 ... e7-e6?! weakens d6-trapping square, allowing 21 Nf3-g5!
McShane vs R Wojtaszek, 2011 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

32 a2-a4?? leaves behind b3-sq for 32 ... Qf7-b3+!
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

23 h2-h4? leaves behind g3-square for winning 23 ... Ne4-g3+!-+
Navara vs Grischuk, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

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