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Positional Master Pieces
Compiled by FLAWLESSWIN64
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Paulsen Attack
L Dominguez vs I R Ibragimov, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

what a game ! Brilliant
I Nepomniachtchi vs Y Quesada Perez, 2012 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 35 moves, 1-0

Vlady in this kind of form that makes chess look so good.
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Crazy game by Kramnik !! Every move is perfect.
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2012 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk using the Pillsbury Attack formation with Ne5 & f4
Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao, 2012 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 28 moves, 1-0

Simple Carlsen magic!!!! WOW!
Carlsen vs Anand, 2012 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Nice positional lesson with pretty tactical blow
Jakovenko vs D Andreikin, 2012
(A04) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Mickey Adams makes chess seem so simple.
Adams vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

magnus always puts his opponents behind very subtly.
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2013 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Caruana, 2013 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

What is amazing is how precise Kramnik played.
Kramnik vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Beautiful game against a great player
Carlsen vs Gelfand, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

very convincing victory: a game for the manuals indeed...
Kramnik vs Vitiugov, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Great game from Ding
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Startling collapse from Svidler
Aronian vs Svidler, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

he was merciless in his execution of his advantage.
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky Variation
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

*tremendous* positional crush by Moro.
Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 41 moves, 1-0

Excellent game from Hao, Karpovian control.
Wang Hao vs Caruana, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

A bolt from the blue
M Vachier-Lagrave vs A Moiseenko, 2013 
(B30) Sicilian, 23 moves, 1-0

Gr8 game !
A Korobov vs Jobava, 2013
(A53) Old Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

best played game of the World Cup, and perhaps the whole year
Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 moves, 1-0

great positional game by Topalov!
V Laznicka vs Topalov, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

Capablanca Variation
Ivanchuk vs Grischuk, 2013 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

4c4 transposing to a superior Vitolinsh Bogo.
Bacrot vs A Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Kaspprobably shaking his head because he's thinking to himself-
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2013 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

A fairly convincing win by Levon.
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2013 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

It was preparation more than anything else.
Aronian vs W So, 2014 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 1-0

"simple, but good"
Mamedyarov vs Anand, 2014 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

"clock fell in a hopeless situation".
Topalov vs Svidler, 2014 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Impressive play by andreikin
D Andreikin vs Aronian, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Black's opening idea is deep and almost harmonious
Jakovenko vs Sutovsky, 2014 
(D71) Neo-Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

clear demonstration of the superiority of Q+N versus Q+B.
Motylev vs Eljanov, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

classic win by Jakovenko in his usual positional style
Jakovenko vs A Ipatov, 2014
(E15) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

double-fianchetto opening is actually more tricky than it looks
Bu Xiangzhi vs Wei Yi, 2014
(A15) English, 35 moves, 1-0

Caruana introduces a new plan
Caruana vs Ponomariov, 2014 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

wonder why Vachier-Lagrave resigned
Topalov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

Logical strong moves and a beautiful finish.
Caruana vs Topalov, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

great win!
Anand vs F Vallejo Pons, 2014 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1-0

GM Gelfand gets blasted by Jobava in a brief QID
Gelfand vs Jobava, 2014 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

Reversed Dragon
Karjakin vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014 
(A22) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Typical slow English.
Grischuk vs E Inarkiev, 2014 
(A13) English, 46 moves, 1-0

A real positional mastership !
Anand vs Nakamura, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Many of the top players have suffered bad tourneys like this.
Nakamura vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

L Dominguez vs Yu Yangyi, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Kramnik looked like he was really on his game.
Kramnik vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 49 moves, 1-0

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