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Isolated Queen Pawn (IQP) games
Compiled by hought67
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You must understand IQP positions.

Giri's excellent <SQUARE CLEARANCE> shot 26 Bh6-f8! Giri vs Laznicka French League Top 16 Group B would make a great Test Yourself puzzle.

19 d4-d5!! spectacular win for Yusupov in model IQP game
Yusupov vs E Lobron, 1996 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 28 moves, 1-0

Geller plays 20 Bxf7+! and the game is over
Geller vs Suetin, 1981 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 20 moves, 1-0

Chess Informant 79 Best Game Prize winner
Kramnik vs Huebner, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Another Chess Informant Best Game Prize winner for Kramnik
Kramnik vs Anand, 2001 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Mamedyarov destroys a GM in 26 moves from an IQP position
Mamedyarov vs Kharlov, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

19 d5!
Navara vs Svidler, 2006 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

24 d5!! leads to a brilliant win that Tiviakov missed
Tiviakov vs Timman, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 35 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize winner at 1996 Chess Olympiad
Z Sturua vs R Kutirov, 1996 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Keres' IQP mating masterpiece against Geller
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

IQP space advantage gives White a 5(!)-piece mating attack
Botvinnik vs M Yudovich Sr., 1933 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Tal gives a lesson in handling the IQP
Tal vs Dzindzichashvili, 1991 
(B30) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1-0

16 d4-d5! Gazza liberates his pieces with standard pawn thrust
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

13 d5! and Topalov wins a pawn already
Topalov vs E J Gausel, 1994 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 65 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's classic exploitation of an IQP against Vidmar
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Geller defeats Beliavsky in model IQP game from QGD Tartakower
Beliavsky vs Geller, 1979 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 38 moves, 0-1

A model game by Nepomniachtchi
I Nepomniachtchi vs A A Kharitonov, 2009 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 48 moves, 1-0

Standard IQP position comes from a Semi-Slav with 5 Qd1-d3!
Romanishin vs Ljubojevic, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Radjabov, 2006 
(B30) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 1-0

Grischuk vs Gelfand, 2010 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Bacrot vs Bareev, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

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