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Middlegame Strategy
Compiled by Del ToRo
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With the Carlsbad Pawn Structure

1 - The Minority Attack
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

2
Seirawan vs Tal, 1983 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

3
Stein vs Fischer, 1962 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

4
Reshevsky vs J Jarecki, 1983 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

5
J Mason vs Teichmann, 1903 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 0-1

6
Pachman vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1958
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

7
Petrosian vs H Rossetto, 1958 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

8
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

9
Capablanca vs Golombek, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

11
Larsen vs Seirawan, 1981 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1-0

12
O Troianescu vs Taimanov, 1950
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

13
Kasparov vs Khalifman, 1991 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

14
Gligoric vs Reshevsky, 1952
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

15
Flohr vs Lasker, 1936 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

16
Savon vs E Mochalov, 1995
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 64 moves, 1-0

18
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 0-1

19
M Mozny vs D Dumitrache, 1995
(A13) English, 26 moves, 0-1

21
Piket vs Timman, 1996
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

22
A Dreev vs Beliavsky, 1995
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

23
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

24
D Byrne vs Reshevsky, 1954
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

26
I Rudakovsky vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(E36) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

27
Robert E Byrne vs E Eliskases, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

28
C Lutz vs Korchnoi, 1995
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

30
Reshevsky vs W Cruz, 1945
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

31
W Fairhurst vs Smyslov, 1955 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

32
Reshevsky vs I A Horowitz, 1941 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

36
Gligoric vs V Liberzon, 1980
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 50 moves, 1-0

37
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

38
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 62 moves, 1-0

39
P Nikolic vs Short, 1990
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1-0

40
P Nikolic vs Short, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

41
Gligoric vs Hort, 1970 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

42
Miles vs Portisch, 1984
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

43
Speelman vs Lputian, 1995 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 55 moves, 0-1

44 - The Botvinnik Pawn Center
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

45
Bronstein vs A Medina Garcia, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

46
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

47
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

48
G Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

49
Lasker vs G Marco, 1895 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

50
Kasparov vs Spassky, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

51
Reshevsky vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

52
C Kottnauer vs Euwe, 1950
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 0-1

53
J Diez del Corral vs F Muco, 1982
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

54
Y R Yakovich vs Geller, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

55
Tarrasch vs Nimzowitsch, 1910 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 58 moves, 0-1

56
I Sokolov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 66 moves, 0-1

58
L Gutman vs Ulf Andersson, 1987
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

60
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 38 moves, 1-0

61
O Cvitan vs V Kovacevic, 1988
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

65
Filip vs K Urbanec, 1954 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

68
Gulko vs U Boensch, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

74
Steinitz vs Chigorin, 1889 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

75
Reshevsky vs M Ginsburg, 1980 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

76
P F Johner vs Reti, 1928
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

77
C Ramayrat vs Larsen, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

78
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1987 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

80
Tal vs D D van Geet, 1968 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 33 moves, 1-0

81
Yusupov vs Short, 1989 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

82
Kasparov vs P Nikolic, 1989 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

84
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 72 moves, 0-1

85
Pachman vs Korchnoi, 1963 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

88
Fedorowicz vs Hracek, 1990
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 41 moves, 1-0

89
Botvinnik vs Larsen, 1965 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

90
Marshall vs Spielmann, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

91
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1904
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

93
Saemisch vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

99
Hort vs T O'Donnell, 1988
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 23 moves, 1-0

100
Miles vs P Short, 1993
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

101 - The Isolated d Pawn
Timman vs Karpov, 1982
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

103
La Bourdonnais vs McDonnell, 1834  
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 1-0

104
Spielmann vs Capablanca, 1929 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

105
Yusupov vs E Lobron, 1996 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

108
Kramnik vs Timman, 1995 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

109
Reshevsky vs Bisguier, 1959
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

110
Korchnoi vs Hector, 1996
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

111
Marshall vs Lasker, 1925 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

114
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1972
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

115
Kasparov vs Huebner, 1985 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

116
Keres vs Kurajica, 1970 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

117
Karpov vs Spassky, 1974 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 35 moves, 1-0

119
Spassky vs Portisch, 1967 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

120
Timman vs Short, 1988
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

121
Kasparov vs L S Eolian, 1976 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

122
Tal vs J H Gomez-Baillo, 1987 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 19 moves, 1-0

123
Alapin vs Alekhine, 1911 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

124
Alekhine vs Colle, 1925 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

125
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

126
Alekhine vs J Brunner, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

127
Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

128
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

129
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

131
Bronstein vs J Parker, 1992
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

134
Karpov vs U Boensch, 1992
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 41 moves, 1-0

135
Smyslov vs F Visier Segovia, 1972 
(A28) English, 62 moves, 1-0

137
Gligoric vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1982
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

138
Kamsky vs J Vidarsson, 1990 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 26 moves, 1-0

143 - The Balanced Pawn Structure
Spielmann vs Kmoch, 1930
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

144
R Meulders vs Larsen, 1987
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 47 moves, 0-1

145
Speelman vs A Maksimenko, 1996
(A13) English, 35 moves, 1-0

147
L Christiansen vs E W Bayer, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

149
Reshevsky vs A Simonson, 1951 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

150
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

152
Pillsbury vs Blackburne, 1898 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

153
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1936
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

154
K Havasi vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

155
Taimanov vs R Persitz, 1955 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

156 - The Kingside Attack
Kasparov vs Yurtaev, 1981 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 30 moves, 1-0

157
Tal vs S Saeed, 1985 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

158
Kasparov vs Short, 1988 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

159
Gulko vs Beliavsky, 1989 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

160
Bareev vs Yusupov, 1994
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

162
J Mason vs Chigorin, 1902 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

163
Reshevsky vs M Monticelli, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

164
Miles vs Hartston, 1985
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1-0

165
V Tukmakov vs Stefan Djuric, 1979
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

166
M Gurevich vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

167
Botvinnik vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 20 moves, 1-0

168
Korchnoi vs J Eslon, 1984 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

169
J G Baay vs Euwe, 1921
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

170
Taimanov vs Zamikhovsky, 1954
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

171
Piket vs Timman, 1995
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

173
Petrosian vs Radulescu, 1953
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

174
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1945 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

175
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1906 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

176
Chekhover vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 34 moves, 0-1

177
Leonov vs Tal, 1950 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

178
Marshall vs Reti, 1914 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

179
Lasker vs Janowski, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

181
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

184 - Supplemental Games
Alapin vs Chigorin, 1880 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

185
Pillsbury vs J Mason, 1895  
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

186
Tarrasch vs Maroczy, 1896
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

188
Charousek vs Alapin, 1897 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

189
Rubinstein vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

190
C Jaffe vs H Suechting, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

191
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

192
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1925 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

193
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

194
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

195
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1929
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

196
Alekhine vs Tylor, 1936 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

197
Reshevsky vs G N Treysman, 1936 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

198
Reshevsky vs R Toran Albero, 1952
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

199
Reshevsky vs Taimanov, 1953 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

200
Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1956
(A17) English, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

201
Reshevsky vs Lombardy, 1956 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

202
Reshevsky vs Larry Evans, 1958
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

203
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

204
Lasker vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

205
Reshevsky vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

206
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1946 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

207
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

208
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

209
Szabo vs F van Seters, 1947 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 26 moves, 1-0

211
Spassky vs Flohr, 1955 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

212
Spassky vs Aronin, 1957 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

215
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

216
Balashov vs Bronstein, 1971 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 0-1

217
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

218
G Kuzmin vs Gulko, 1974 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

219
Tal vs Geller, 1978 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

220
Kasparov vs J Lechtynsky, 1980 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

221
Browne vs Fedorowicz, 1981
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

222
Portisch vs Beliavsky, 1986
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

223
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 44 moves, 1-0

225
Vyzmanavin vs Smagin, 1995
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1-0

226
Piket vs A Dreev, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

227
Speelman vs S Brynell, 1996
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

229
J Emms vs V Tukmakov, 1996 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 27 moves, 1-0

233
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 65 moves, 1-0

234
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 45 moves, 0-1

235
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1996 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

236 - Extra Games
Epishin vs P Bublei, 2013 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

237
Kasimdzhanov vs S P Sethuraman, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

238
Navara vs S B Hansen, 2015 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 0-1

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