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Morphy Defense- Removal of guard
Kamsky vs Svidler, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

closed, flohr system
Huebner vs Portisch, 1981 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 49 moves, 0-1

tactical play, and tempo work- closed, chigorin,
Ivanchuk vs M Mueller, 2007 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 33 moves, 1-0

4-Kts double spanish-beautiful 12 move forcing sequnce
Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 17 moves, 1-0

f5 break chigorin defenses (panov) -early destruction of d6 P
D Baramidze vs Kezli Ong, 2003
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 31 moves, 1-0

early capture of d6- cxd4 chigorin
K Spraggett vs M Mueller, 2007
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

chigorin, panov (f5 break)- coordination, bishop outpost, range
R Barski vs Pavel Dimitrov, 2010 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 1-0

chigorin-panov (f5 break)- control of space-cramp enemy mvmt
A S Rasmussen vs H Westerinen, 2009
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 1-0

chigorin, early dispute of center, aggressive queen attack
Petrosian vs P Trifunovic, 1957 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 48 moves, 1-0

chigorin, panov-revealed check after misplaced q sac- pawn push
Fressinet vs E Postny, 2005 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 40 moves, 1-0

R vs B+Kt-tactical pin- material imbalance-endgame ideas
Ljubojevic vs Timman, 1982
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 44 moves, 1-0

chig, panov-RRKt- defense, kt outpost, mating threat
Kramnik vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

closed-kholmov var, RRQ endgame
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1904 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

7.ng5, why not to do it
F Bohatirchuk vs G Dzagurov, 1939 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 0-1

sacs for days- don't get greedy
NN vs Burn, 1866 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 15 moves, 0-1

radio match-morphy defense- educational endgame
Boleslavsky vs Fine, 1945 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine tho.
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

flohr system-loses on time in a close position
Anand vs Kamsky, 1995 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

closed, chig, beautiful exchange of bishop
Stein vs Mecking, 1967 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

breyer var. quiet;steins attacking power
Stein vs Larry Evans, 1964 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

open-style so fine:tactics-box out defenders, passed pawn
Stein vs Keres, 1967 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

DSB ending-deflection of king, exemplary tactics
Stein vs Spassky, 1961 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Breyer var. rook ending, exp. passing of pawns connected to K
Stein vs Gligoric, 1964 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 55 moves, 1-0

open-quick anastasia's mate-B takes bishop and shouldn't
T V Voronova vs Vo Hong Phuong, 2000 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 13 moves, 1-0

Kholmov kills it-19.Nd4-Kt sac for position and material
Fischer vs Kholmov, 1965 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 46 moves, 0-1

closed, kholmov var. early push of a+b pawns- rook activity
M Pavlov vs Kholmov, 1962 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

closed-fab destroys-pawn rings,K side play-long range influence
Caruana vs Kamsky, 2013 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 37 moves, 1-0

Vasiukov vs Kholmov, 1952 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 0-1

closed-bogu var. horrible, horrible opening, quality pin
W Pietzsch vs Kholmov, 1962 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 20 moves, 0-1

closed,chig-black quickly controls territory-Kt outpost
Vasiukov vs Kholmov, 1969
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 40 moves, 0-1

closed, breyer-maintenance of passed a pawn
J Diaz Diaz vs Kholmov, 1968 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 44 moves, 0-1

closed, breyer-closed center, activated bishops-K side attack
A Lein vs Kholmov, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 0-1

fianchetto def.-control of center, pushed pawn majority to win
Kholmov vs Lutikov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

morphy-closed center, Q pinned behind a pawn
Kholmov vs E Rajskij, 1991
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

fianchetto defense-scotch gambit- halting a K side attack
Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1975 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 0-1

fianchetto defense- RRQ endgame- R sacrifice to open K side
Mednis vs Smyslov, 1975 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

fianchetto defense-playing it sharp-perfect defenses
Xie Jun vs Smyslov, 1999 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

fianchetto-mate w/ reduced material, locked in by the rooks
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

smyslov-massive attack up the K side-Geller tears and lashes
Geller vs Portisch, 1967 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Closed-rook in the rear-complex, Kt synergy, a+b pawn advance
Geller vs Antoshin, 1970 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

closed-stellar geller-
S Zhukhovitsky vs Geller, 1970 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

semi-open-archangelsk-power of long diagonals
Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1932 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

closed-smyslov- with Nxe5, unpins defenses-mate threats
Geller vs Gligoric, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

fianchetto-
P Dely vs Smyslov, 1975
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

Exch.-simplification as a tool for success-R+KT endgame, long
Ivanchuk vs Navara, 2009 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

berlin, rio gambit-retreat to establish pos.-Q sac, passed p
C Balogh vs Karjakin, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Berlin-material imbalance, Q vs R+B endgame-control of center
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2015 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

closed, delayed exch.-bishop pair stronger than Kt pair-K side
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2011 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 49 moves, 0-1

closed-w/a4-Q never moves, creation and maintenance of passed p
Kasparov vs Leko, 2001 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

open-main line-w a4-Kt sac on f2-R+2KT vs RR end- Kt fork trap
Kasparov vs Shirov, 2004 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

closed-marshall attack-strong center Kt post-
Ivanchuk vs Adams, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

exch.-w/ f6-wild counter attack-taking advantage of the diag.
Smyslov vs Geller, 1973 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

breyer-zaitsev hybrid-opposite colored B's-passed p power
Geller vs Spassky, 1958 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 39 moves, 1-0

4 Kt's-Kholmov strikes first-OCB ending, diffuse threats to win
R Fuchs vs Kholmov, 1956 
(C49) Four Knights, 51 moves, 0-1

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