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Positional Chess Handbook I
Compiled by howardb86
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Games from "Positional Chess Handbook (Israel Gelfer)" This inexpensive book contains many more examples and is worth getting.

pg 8 move 35 wh
Spassky vs Fischer, 1966 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

pg 9 move ....26
Uhlmann vs Fischer, 1960 
(E79) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

pg 9 move 29 wh
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

pg 10 move ....38 blk
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

pg 10 no on moves
Rubinstein vs P F Johner, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 1-0

pg 12 move 23 wh
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

pg 12 move ....41 blk
Miles vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

pg 12 move,,,,,,,,34
E Jacobsen vs Nimzowitsch, 1923 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

pg 13 move 29 wh
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

pg 14 move 60 wh
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

pg 14 move 25 wh
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

pg 15 move 42 wh
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1970 
(B44) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

pg 15 move 27
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

pg 16 move 21 wh
Spassky vs Ljubojevic, 1979 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 45 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
W Henneberger vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 76 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Burn vs Alekhine, 1911 
(C13) French, 82 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Averbakh vs Lilienthal, 1949 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

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

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
M Damjanovic vs Fischer, 1970 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 79 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Ujtumen vs Geller, 1970 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 53 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
E Eliskases vs Flohr, 1937 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 57 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Keene vs Miles, 1982 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Matulovic vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Fine vs Botvinnik, 1938  
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 31 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Karpov vs Taimanov, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 1-0

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Quinteros vs Larsen, 1973 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

Good Knight vs Bad Bishop
Flohr vs Bondarevsky, 1939 
(A90) Dutch, 77 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Same Color
A Elo vs Fischer, 1957 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 49 moves, 0-1

Bishops - Same Color
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1971 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 59 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Same Color
Karpov vs Hort, 1973 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Same Color
Polugaevsky vs Balashov, 1977 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 87 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Same Color
E Eliskases vs Capablanca, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Same Color
Karpov vs Ribli, 1973 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 71 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Korchnoi vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(E44) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2, 42 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Bogoljubov vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Bishops - Opposite Color
Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1929 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 64 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Larry Evans vs L Shamkovich, 1980
(B83) Sicilian, 45 moves, 0-1

Bishops - Opposite Color
Keres vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 94 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Karpov vs Larsen, 1980 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 66 moves, 0-1

Bishops - Opposite Color
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 43 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1985 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Bishops - Opposite Color
Karpov vs Huebner, 1979 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishops - Opposite Color
F Braga vs Karpov, 1982 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 65 moves, 0-1

Knights
G Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Knights
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 84 moves, 1-0

Knights
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Knights
W Schmidt vs Kasparov, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 56 moves, 0-1

Knights
Alekhine vs Erik Andersen, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Knights
Kasparov vs Huebner, 1985 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Knights
Smyslov vs Sax, 1979 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 54 moves, 0-1

Knights
Dus Chotimirsky vs Kan, 1933
(A47) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Knights
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas, 1922 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rooks
Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1937 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1896 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

Rooks
Gligoric vs Filip, 1965 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 63 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Capablanca vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rooks
Lilienthal vs Smyslov, 1941 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rooks
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Botvinnik vs Euwe, 1946 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rooks
Korchnoi vs Timman, 1982 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Panno vs Polugaevsky, 1973 
(A09) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

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

Rooks
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 0-1

Rooks
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 59 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Bronstein vs Panno, 1954 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Szabo vs Kotov, 1953
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 62 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Bronstein vs Boleslavsky, 1950 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 67 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 1-0

Rooks
Karpov vs Miles, 1978 
(A10) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Two Bishops
K Skold vs Keres, 1967 
(B32) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Two Bishops
Korchnoi vs A Matanovic, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 55 moves, 1-0

Two Bishops
Capablanca vs Manhattan, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Two Bishops
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 69 moves, 1-0

Two Bishops
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Two Bishops
Uhlmann vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 58 moves, 1-0

Two Bishops
Polugaevsky vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Rook vs Two Minor Pieces
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

Rook vs Two Minor Pieces
L Grigorian vs Tal, 1967 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 52 moves, 0-1

Rook vs Two Minor Pieces
Hort vs Huebner, 1982 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 38 moves, 0-1

Rook vs Two Minor Pieces
Huebner vs Karpov, 1977 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 49 moves, 0-1

Choosing an Endgame
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Choosing an Endgame
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Choosing an Endgame
Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 46 moves, 0-1

Choosing an Endgame
Reshevsky vs A R B Thomas, 1938 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 53 moves, 1-0

Choosing an Endgame
Panno vs Keres, 1963 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 42 moves, 0-1

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Kasparov vs Smyslov, 1984 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Euwe vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 39 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Uhlmann vs Geller, 1970 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 44 moves, 0-1

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Petrosian vs Portisch, 1974 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Botvinnik vs Levenfish, 1937 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 68 moves, 1-0

Some Aspects of the Endgame
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Larsen vs Fischer, 1966 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Balashov vs J Penrose, 1966 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 26 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1934 
(D80) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Smyslov vs I Rudakovsky, 1945 
(B83) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Boleslavsky vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Geller vs Najdorf, 1953 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Ljubojevic vs Portisch, 1982 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Browne vs Spassky, 1970 
(B83) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Key Squares
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Unzicker vs Fischer, 1962  
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Karpov vs Polugaevsky, 1974 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Bogoljubov vs Reti, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 45 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Portisch vs Reshevsky, 1970
(A05) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Botvinnik vs E Zagorjansky, 1943 
(A13) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 
(C14) French, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Alatortsev vs Levenfish, 1937 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
I Aloni vs A Matanovic, 1966 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 48 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1973 
(A05) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Botvinnik vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1936 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
I Bilek vs Smyslov, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Botvinnik vs Lilienthal, 1941 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
F Olafsson vs Karpov, 1977 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Key Squares
Gligoric vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 66 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Tal vs Kupreichik, 1969 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Key Squares
Ljubojevic vs Huebner, 1985
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

pg 180 move...30 blk Two Diagonals
Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 46 moves, 0-1

pg 180 move... blk 15 .....
Spassky vs Tal, 1979 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

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