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"Mastering Chess Strategy" - Hellsten
Compiled by Patca63
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Several games taken in chronological order from Hellsten's book on strategy "Mastering Chess Strategy" (2010).

The idea here is to offer a potpourri of games from his book to illustrate the strategies he covers in much greater depth in the 489 pages.

Stein vs S Schweber, 1966 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 46 moves, 1-0

Improving the position of the rook!
Khalifman vs Leko, 1997 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

Knight occupation of Black's vulnerable dark central squares.
Kasparov vs Piket, 1997 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 30 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Gelfand, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Unzicker, 1973 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 41 moves, 1-0

Repositioning of Knights' control of f5 s starting on move 19.
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1983 
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 1-0

Exchanging to realize a positional advantage
Kharlov vs A Villavicencio, 1997 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 1-0

Winning via Exchanging Material p.96
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

Pawn Play attacking a weak, cramped Queen-side, opening a-file
Salov vs Karpov, 1998 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

Pawn Play in Hellsten's, "Mastering Chess Strategy."
Karpov vs Gligoric, 1972 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Pawn Play "Creatring Weaknesses"
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1956 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Pawn Play
Adams vs O Renet, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 29 moves, 1-0

Provocation
Tal vs K Darga, 1960 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 27 moves, 1-0

Prophylaxis, Restriction & Provocation
J H Donner vs W Balcerowski, 1962 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Miscellaneous examples
Z Milev vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

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