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ROOK OUTPOST ON AN OPEN FILE
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Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956 Position after 22 ♖c1-c6!:


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26 Rc1-c6! exploits outpost on open c-file from White d5-pawn
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

27 Rd1-d5! Nf6xRd5?? 28 e4xd5 creates protected passed d5-pawn
Anand vs Kasparov, 1995 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

20 Rc1-c6! exploits outpost on open c-file from White d5-pawn
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2006 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 1-0

23 Rd1-d6! exchanging this rook gives White powerful d6-passer
Karpov vs Andersson, 1991 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

25 Rc7-c6! Bb5xRc6 26 d5xc6 convert rook outpost into c6-passer
Carlsen vs Zhao Zong-Yuan, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

23 Rc1-c6! capturing this rook gives White connected passers
Kasparov vs Lautier, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

24 f3 denies Black e8-rook access to e4-outpost on open e-file
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2007 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

35 Rh1-h5 occupies the h5-outpost square on the open h-file
Ivanchuk vs Mamedyarov, 2007 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

22 Rc1-c6! uses White d5-, b5-pawns to gain control of c-file
Petrosian vs Pilnik, 1956 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

26 Re1xBe6 White e1-rook occupies e6-outpost on open e-file
Karpov vs Polgar, 1994 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

30 Rd1-d6! White d1-rook uses outpost provided by White c5-pawn
Morozevich vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

28 Rc4-c6! seizes the c6-outpost square on the open c-file
Zhao Xue vs M Zuriel, 2008
(E92) King's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

24 Rd1-d6! White e5-pawn supports rook outpost on open d-file
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Creating a terrible outpost on c7 for his rook. Black must prev
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

25 Rf1-d1! prepares to stick the rook into the d6-outpost squar
D Harika vs A Stefanova, 2012 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

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