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An Advantage in Space
Compiled by trh6upsz
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These are the greatest games which were won in the manner of a boa constrictor. There is no greater joy, in my opinion, than pushing your opponent's pieces off the board.

Never Underestimate the Knights
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Crushed and Smashed
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Central Control
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Cramped
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Room to Maneuver
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

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

The Power of the Center
Petrosian vs Anatoly Sidorov, 1950  
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

The King's Indian
Petrosian vs L Aronson, 1957 
(E92) King's Indian, 68 moves, 1-0

Weak Squares and Weak Pawns
J Sefc vs Petrosian, 1957 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 96 moves, 0-1

The French Advance
P Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

A Trapped Queen
Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

The Immortal Zugzwang Game
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

An Encased Queen
Nimzowitsch vs Hakansson, 1922  
(C02) French, Advance, 28 moves, 1-0

The Tomb Game
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

D-file Domination
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

The Squeeze
Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Brilliant
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1922 
(C49) Four Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

In His Own Style
P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch, 1926 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 40 moves, 0-1

Mannheimer Steamrolled
N Mannheimer vs Nimzowitsch, 1930  
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 0-1

Who's afraid of an open file?
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1969 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 60 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's Gun
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

Strangled Against the Back Rank
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Only Natural
Morphy vs Duke Karl / Count Isouard, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Great Technique
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

The Alterman Wall
B V Alterman vs Deep Fritz, 2000 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 87 moves, 1-0

The Strategy of Steinitz
Steinitz vs Sellman, 1885 
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1-0

Combinative
Gunsberg vs Chigorin, 1890 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 0-1

Rage Against the Machine
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

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