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How top grandmasters plan and execute moves
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These games show easily understood plans from top grandmasters and how brilliantly the execute the moves

How topalov exploits the d6 square to his favour
Topalov vs Polgar, 1994 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 44 moves, 1-0

Forced B to exchange the Bad B(d3) for the N with a good ending
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpovs plan of exchanging bad bishop and restricting B(Ba7!)
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

e3 really is a masterpiece
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

good positional sacrifice by Karpov
Karpov vs Gulko, 1996 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Plan of kingside attack prepared & executed very well by Capa
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Very simple but good planning and better execution by Capa.
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

Good play using the isolated pawn by Karpov.
Karpov vs Timman, 1981 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 30 moves, 1-0

Good positioning of karpov's pieces,simple.
Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1981 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

Gave Polgar weaknesses and exploited them,good job by Karpov
Karpov vs S Polgar, 1987 
(A25) English, 41 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to not give a draw!
Karpov vs Timman, 1986 
(A15) English, 105 moves, 1-0

Try to understand Karpovs maneuvering
Karpov vs Andersson, 1984 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 85 moves, 1-0

Brilliant planing by Rubinstein!!
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Strong intuition to sacrifice by Tartakower
Maroczy vs Tartakower, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 35 moves, 0-1

Positional game starting from e6! Messing Blacks pawn structure
Bronstein vs Tartakower, 1948 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Good planning and execution by Rubinstein.
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1928 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 37 moves, 1-0

Very positionally played by Kasparov againts Karpov
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Plan of strangulation by Kasparov.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Positonal sacrifices,yup there's more then one!
Korchnoi vs P H Nielsen, 2005 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Strange pawn sac by Nimzowitsch
Nimzowitsch vs A Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 27 moves, 1-0

White exploited the weakness in B's positon,converting to a win
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

White showing he has better positonal advantage then Black
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch exploiting the white square weaknesses.
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Positonal sac for mobile pawns by Bacrot.
Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

Just a funny pawn formation game,nothing to do with the title
B Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

Good exploitment of B bad pawn structure
Tal vs Najdorf, 1970 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Activity of his pieces,
Fischer vs I Ibrahimoglu, 1970 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

Good positonal play by white,
Andersson vs Vaganian, 1989 
(E91) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

13...Nb8! good repositioning of Blacks pieces by Anand
Ehlvest vs Anand, 1995 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Positional sac for b8 square and two pass pawn(6th rank)
Suetin vs Bagirov, 1961 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 47 moves, 1-0

Rxb4 !!good sac for a lot of positonal advantages by Nakamura
M Leon Hoyos vs Nakamura, 2006 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Good ending
Ivkov vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 60 moves, 0-1

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