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Pawn Structures
Compiled by Simpo137
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A collection of games on pawn structures. Sources

1) Pawn Structure Chess (Soltis)
2) Chess Structures (Rios)
3) Jan / Fressinet Pawn Structures (Chess24)
4) Chess24
5) IQP

IQP - Lust to expand (1)
Aronian vs Anand, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

IQP - d5 sacrifice with Kingside attack (1)
Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

IQP - Favourable change in structure to e6/d5 (1)
Bogoljubov vs S K Rozental, 1911 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

IQP - Endgame liability (1)
T Regedzinski vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

IQP - Active play and attack! (1)
Keene vs Miles, 1976  
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

IQP - d5 breakthrough (2)
Zvjaginsev vs Vasquez Schroeder, 2013 
(B01) Scandinavian, 22 moves, 1-0

IQP - d4 breakthrough as a sacrifice (2)
Huzman vs Aronian, 2010 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

IQP - Weakness in the endgame (2)
Wojtaszek vs Fressinet, 2011 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

IQP - c pawn instead of e pawn (2)
P Simacek vs Jobava, 2013
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

IQP - Kingside Attack (2)
Bacrot vs R Edouard, 2011 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

IQP - Possesor lacks good bishop. C-file penetration (2)
Vitiugov vs Bologan, 2012
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

IQP - middlegame initiative for possessor even after a trade(2)
Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 64 moves, 0-1

IQP - Push that pawn!! Combine pawn and Kingside
Smyslov vs Karpov, 1971 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 29 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - Blockade (1)
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - choice between HP or IQP (1)
Karpov vs Anand, 1999
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns - basis for Kingside attack (1)
C Hansen vs K Georgiev, 1984 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 26 moves, 1-0

Hanging pawns - breaking them with e5! (1)
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958
(E50) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Nf3, without ...d5, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hanging Pawns - d5 breakthrough (1)
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - b5 break and blockade (1)
K S Ojanen vs P Trifunovic, 1953
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns - attacking them and other weaknesses (1)
Larsen vs I Radulov, 1973 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - the c pawn advances (1)
J H Donner vs K Darga, 1969
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 0-1

Hanging Pawns - d5 break and attack (2)
Mecking vs S Mareco, 2011 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 31 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - using the passed d pawn (2)
Aronian vs H Stevic, 2011 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Hanging pawns - transformation to pawn on e5 and attack (1)
A Korobov vs Macieja, 2010 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 25 moves, 1-0

Hanging Pawns - blockade and win (inaccurately) (2)
Macieja vs H H Hernandez, 2012 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

Caro - White domination without pawn breaks (1)
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

Caro - d4-d5 break followed by c5. Bad, passive play (1)
Spassky vs O'Kelly, 1969 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Caro - Weak d pawn once minors traded (1)
L Masic vs Hort, 1968
(A06) Reti Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro - Blacks c5 break (1)
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1963
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 48 moves, 0-1

Caro - White better following trade on c5 and nice attack (1)
Steinitz vs G Marco, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro - dxc5 follow by better endgame for white (1)
Teschner vs Golombek, 1955
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

Caro - Black Kingside majority after dxc5, inaccurate (1)
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Caro - c5 then d5, better development for white (1)
Quinteros vs Henley, 1985 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Caro - ...c5, d5 piece play and centralisation (1)
Geller vs I Nei, 1960 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro - c5 followed by d5 centralisation and attack (1)
Geller vs Ciric, 1961 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro - White playing c5 and attacking
Pillsbury vs Winawer, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro - preventing e5, more space, attack (1)
Bronstein vs I Nei, 1962 
(C11) French, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro - Passive play and ...f6 doom Black (1)
Spassky vs J H Donner, 1970 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 1-0

Caro - passive play allows d5 (1)
Tal vs Pukudruva, 1955 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro - White's pieces dominate after ... c5xd4 (1)
Vaganian vs N Pogonina, 2011 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1-0

Caro - Whites c5 gives free hand to attack (1)
M Wilder vs A Lein, 1981 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Caro - Ne5 to prevent e5 (1)
Maroczy vs J Mieses, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro - White's mating attack (2)
V Akopian vs Shimanov, 2012 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 23 moves, 1-0

Caro - Black cant achieve breaks
Movsesian vs D Bulanov, 2015
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 1-0

Caro - White plays c5 to put knight on d6 (2)
I Ivanisevic vs P Ascic, 2007
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Caro - Blacks freeing c5 and use of Kingside Majority (2)
C Holt vs Kamsky, 2013 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Caro - Black plays c5 and gains play against d-pawn (2)
P Schlosser vs Van Wely, 2012
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 50 moves, 0-1

Caro - Black plays b7-b5, white attacks c pawn (2)
Zvjaginsev vs A Evdokimov, 2011
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 68 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black passive, white plays d5 (1)
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black frees with e5 (1)
Lautier vs Anand, 1995 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 19 moves, 0-1

Slav - Black plays e5, white uses kingside majority (1)
Taimanov vs Matulovic, 1970 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black pressure e4 after e5 break (1)
J Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Slav - White meets e5 with d5, black plays c5 (1)
Gligoric vs Gheorghiu, 1966 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav - White Plays d5 after e5, black allows capture on c6
Kan vs P Romanovsky, 1945 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

Slav - white plays e5 gaining space and attack (1)
Pillsbury vs Burn, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black plays e5, white d5, dxc6, blacks kingside attack
Janowski vs Chigorin, 1896 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav - White plays f4 to prevent e5 and expands (1)
Taimanov vs E Nowak, 1966
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 40 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black plays c5 (1)
Karpov vs Anand, 1991 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 70 moves, 0-1

Slav - Black plays ... c5, White pushes d pawn (1)
Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1929 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black fails to blockade after c5/d4-d5 (1)
Polugaevsky vs P Biyiasas, 1973 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black plays ...e5 and ...c5 (1)
Beliavsky vs F Berkes, 2004
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav - White punishes passivity with e4-e5! (1)
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black expands with ...c4 and wins control of e4 (1)
Evans vs Bisguier, 1950
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Slav - Whites Kingside attack (2)
Aronian vs Zhao Zong-Yuan, 2010 
(A14) English, 28 moves, 1-0

Slav - Punishing Black passivity in the endgame (2)
Morozevich vs Mamedyarov, 2013 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 41 moves, 1-0

Slav - Black plays c5 (2)
J L Hammer vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 40 moves, 0-1

Slav - Black achieves e5, plays on Q-side (2)
Aronian vs Navara, 2012 
(D85) Grunfeld, 60 moves, 0-1

Slav - Whites d-pawn becomes vulnerable in endgame (2)
Wang Yue vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D85) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 0-1

Slav - White plays e5 (2)
D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - Minority Attack (1)
Reshevsky vs Myagmarsuren, 1967 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - White castles queenside, black better (1)
Kasparian vs Aronin, 1952
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsbad - Minority attack - black responds ...b5 (1)
W Fairhurst vs Smyslov, 1955 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Carlsbad - White expands with f3 and e4 (1)
Zsuzsa Polgar vs U Boensch, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - bad for white with bishop inside pawns, lose e4 (2)
N Getz vs S Agdestein, 2013
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 0-1

Carlsbad - Minority attack (2)
G Milos vs M Narciso Dublan, 2010
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - how to defuse minority attack (2)
Onischuk vs Dominguez Perez, 2013 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsbad - Queenside attack vs pawns on a7, b6 and c7 (2)
Wojtaszek vs I Khairullin, 2011
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 43 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - White expands in centre (2)
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - White carries out e3-e4 unfavourably (2)
Kuzubov vs Efimenko, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

Carlsbad - White attack on the queenside (3)
Tal vs Savon, 1972 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - White develops knight on e2, plays in centre (3)
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - Whites f3, e4 plan again (3)
Giri vs Fressinet, 2015 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Carlsbad - Black repulses Q-side then attacks on K-side (3)
P Nikolic vs Kramnik, 1998 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

Carlsbad - Black repulses minority attack and exploits (3)
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Carlsbad - Q-side castling, white minority attack (3)
Nepomniachtchi vs Nisipeanu, 2018 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 50 moves, 1-0

Panov - Black plays passively (1)
Matulovic vs Damjanovic, 1960
(A13) English, 36 moves, 1-0

Panov - Black plays e5 as a sacrifice (1)
S Mariotti vs H Pfleger, 1972
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 48 moves, 0-1

Panov - White reinforces c5 after ...e5 (1)
Botvinnik vs Konstantinopolsky, 1943 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 52 moves, 1-0

Panov - White responds to b6 (1)
A Simutowe vs G Nsubuga, 2001 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 24 moves, 1-0

Panov - Black plays e5 as a sacrifice (1)
Seirawan vs Sunye Neto, 1986
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Panov - White delays b4 and is punished (1)
R Toran Albero vs Korchnoi, 1956 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 38 moves, 0-1

Panov - Whites Queenside push (2)
Dreev vs I Galic, 2008 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Panov - Black play ...Ne4xc3 and ...b6 (2)
K Klundt vs Dautov, 2001
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 87 moves, 0-1

Stonewall - piece trades on nearby squares (1)
Sultan Khan vs H Mattison, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Stonewall - Queenside. Piece trades on squares (1)
Albin vs Janowski, 1896 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stonewall = Kingside attack (1)
Sadler vs S Ernst, 2011 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Stonewall - Whites Ba3 plan
D Andric vs B Milic, 1949
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 72 moves, 1-0

STonewall - Bf4, Bxf4 gxf4 allows the g file to open (1)
S Lavrov vs A Chigvintsev, 2001
(A90) Dutch, 28 moves, 0-1

Stonewall - White captures dxe5 (1)
Rubinstein vs E Cohn, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Stonewall (Queenside) - Black attacks (1)
E Torre vs I Radulov, 1973 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

Stonewall (Queenside) - Captures on d4/d5 lead to p-pawns (1)
Bobotsov vs Gligoric, 1961
(A36) English, 30 moves, 0-1

Stonewall - White q-side play loses to k-side attack (1)
D Andric vs Ivkov, 1951
(A90) Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Stonewall - White wins q-side stonewall ending (1)
Karpov vs Ribli, 1973 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 71 moves, 1-0

Stonewall - partial Q-side S-wall allows white Kside attack (1)
Kasparov vs Piket, 2001 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Stonewall - Activate light squared bishop (2)
Aronian vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

Stonewall - Black creates central pressure (2)
D Harika vs Adams, 2010
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Grunfeld - Black breaks through on Queenside (1)
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

Grunfeld Black plays c4 to restrict pawn centre (1)
Korchnoi vs Smirin, 2002 
(D85) Grunfeld, 46 moves, 0-1

Grunfeld - White plays e5 (1)
Azmaiparashvili vs A Shneider, 1984
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 39 moves, 1-0

Grunfeld - White plays e5, black trades queens (1)
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grunfeld - White plays d5 (1)
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo - transform to hanging, Black sacks a pawn for play (1)
W Golz vs Averbakh, 1956
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 27 moves, 0-1

Grunfeld - black uses threats of both cxd4 and ...c4 (1)
Bareev vs M Gurevich, 1987
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grunfeld - Black provokes e5, blockade, control (1)
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1959 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Grunfeld - White plays e5, and captures knight on d5 (1)
Smyslov vs T Ernst, 1987 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

Grunfeld - importance of control of c-file (2)
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Grunfeld - Importance of c-file (2)
So vs M Flores, 2012
(D85) Grunfeld, 44 moves, 1-0

Grunfeld e4-e5 and kinside attack (2)
M Parligras vs Nepomniachtchi, 2011 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Grunfeld - White plays e5, black neutralises the attack (1)
Y Vovk vs A Volokitin, 2012 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

Sym Benoni - White expands on Kingside (2)
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Sym Benoni - Modern example - restricting counterplay (2)
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 2010 
(E70) King's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sym Benoni - White pressure against d6 (2)
Morovic Fernandez vs M Lodhi, 2010 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

Sym Benoni - black captures on b2 (2)
Carlsen vs Van Wely, 2013 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Asym Benoni - Whites attack from f4-f5 (2)
Vitiugov vs Ding Liren, 2012 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 1-0

Asym Benoni - Black q-side play and ...f5 (2)
Eljanov vs Radjabov, 2008 
(E77) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Asym Benoni - Black q-side play and ...f5 (2)
J Hellsten vs E Cordova, 2006
(A65) Benoni, 6.e4, 35 moves, 0-1

KID 3->1 - Attack the base of the chain (1)
D Rivera vs Suttles, 1965 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 38 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - Extending the pawn chain (1)
Keres vs V Shiyanovsky, 1961 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 35 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - Black penetrates on Kingside (1)
Anand vs Carlsen, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

KID 2 - Early f5, white dominates e4
Keene vs B Whitehouse, 1964 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White allows ...e4, plays g4 (1)
Psakhis vs G Steffens, 1993
(B07) Pirc, 22 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White captures on f5, black plays e4, White blocks (1)
Flohr vs Suetin, 1950 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 51 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White pays g4 (1)
Wang Hao vs Ding Liren, 2009
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID 1 - Black minimises q-side and attacks on k-side (1)
Korchnoi vs Fischer, 1970  
(E97) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - White plays f4 (1)
Najdorf vs Ivkov, 1961
(A56) Benoni Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - White plays b4 and bxa5 after a5 (1)
Ivanchuk vs J Ye, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - Reverse - c3,d3,d4,c4 pawns (1)
B Milic vs Spassky, 1955 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - Bad version of ...c5 for black (1)
Averbakh vs Panno, 1954 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - Black exploits an e5 outpost (1)
Alatortsev vs Levenfish, 1937 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

KID 1 - Black cannot use the c-file (2)
Carlsen vs McShane, 2009 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 61 moves, 1-0

KID 1 - White uses space advantage in endgame (2)
Beliavsky vs M Carlhammar, 2009 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

KID 1 - Black activates dark squared bishop, q-side tension (2)
S Bouaziz vs Beliavsky, 1987
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 0-1

KID 1 - Kingside play for Black with f5 (2)
Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2010 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 48 moves, 0-1

KID 1 - Blacks effective q-side play once simplified (2)
Dalibor Stojanovic vs Ding Liren, 2012
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 0-1

KID 2 - Black forces e4xf5 gxf5 then kingside attack (2)
K Piorun vs T Hillarp Persson, 2014
(E97) King's Indian, 46 moves, 0-1

KID 2 - White plays f4 and wins on the kingside, Be7 misplaced
M J Freeman vs C Morrison, 1978 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White plays f3 after exf5, gxf5. (2)
I Sokolov vs Stellwagen, 2004
(E77) King's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - Black battles for e4 and attacks on k-side (2)
O Renet vs Giri, 2011
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 45 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - Black attacks on K-side with ...g3 (2)
Taimanov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 43 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - Blacks Kingside attack (2)
Mads Andersen vs K Szabo, 2013
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 38 moves, 0-1

KID 3 - Blacks attack fails without Bc8, white pawn on c6 (2)
S Azarov vs K Volke, 2007
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White blocks k-side with g4 (2)
Van Wely vs S Krylov, 2004
(E97) King's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

KID 3 - White plays g4, tension over the board (2)
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 28 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen - White plays e5 and breaks through (1)
Parma vs Larsen, 1972 
(B83) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen - White plays e5 and has weaknesses (1)
Anand vs Ponomariov, 2009
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 40 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen - White plays f4, f5 (1)
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scheveningen - English Attack g4 and g5 (1)
Adams vs R Sheldon, 1997 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen - White plays Nd4xc6 dubiously (1)
Spielmann vs Euwe, 1928 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scheveningen - White plays Nxc6 and c4 (1)
Psakhis vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 26 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen - Black plays d5 for counterplay (1)
M Wotulo vs Larsen, 1973
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 44 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen - Black plays e5 (1)
G Mazzoni vs Gligoric, 1967
(B83) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Scheveningen - White plays e5 and f5 (1)
Shamkovich vs Damjanovic, 1967
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen - White wins with Nxc6, c2-c4 (1)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(B57) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen (Najdorf) - White stops ...b4 with b2-b4 (1)
Larsen vs Portisch, 1986 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

Scheveningen - Blacks g5 plan (2)
Leko vs Anand, 2001 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 0-1

Kings Indian complex - dxe5 and c5 by White (1)
Geller vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 44 moves, 1-0

KI Complex - White plays dxe5 and exploits d-file and g1-a7 (1)
Ivanchuk vs A Zapata, 1990
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 33 moves, 1-0

KI Complex - White plays dxe5, Black exploits weak squares
Alexander Einhorn vs C Kalme, 1954
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Open KID - First outing, black ideas (1)
Paulsen vs Anderssen, 1877 
(C25) Vienna, 57 moves, 0-1

Open KID - Black plays d5, white plays exd,cd,c5 (1)
Kavalek vs F Garcia Orus, 1966
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 24 moves, 1-0

Open KID - White plays g4, black plays f5! (1)
Kan vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

KI Complex - White d5, black cxd5 then dominates c-file (1)
Baburin vs L Trent, 2012 
(E61) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

KI Complex - White plays c5! (1)
Benko vs A Medina Garcia, 1966
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 40 moves, 1-0

Open KID - Black tactics defeat ...d5/exdd5 and c4-c5 (1)
Gelfand vs Topalov, 1997 
(E92) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Open KID - Black plays c5 and f5 (1)
Miles vs Glek, 1996 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 38 moves, 0-1

KI Complex - after dxe5 all blacks dreams come true :) (2)
S Danailov vs Kasparov, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 30 moves, 0-1

KI Complex - White plays dxe5 & c5, black counters with f5 (2)
Ulibin vs N Rashkovsky, 2000
(B06) Robatsch, 34 moves, 0-1

Open KID - White pressures d6 (2)
G Meier vs S Feller, 2011 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 37 moves, 1-0

Open KID - Blacks q-side play backfires (2)
V Malakhov vs Jobava, 2012 
(E77) King's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Open KID - Black plays ...f5 (2)
C Bauer vs McShane, 2003 
(E92) King's Indian, 51 moves, 0-1

Open KID - Black plays g6-g5-g4 (2)
D Arutinian vs Efimenko, 2007
(E90) King's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

Dragon - Whites f4, f5 attack (1)
L Roedl vs Hans Hermann, 1949
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 27 moves, 1-0

Dragon - White plays f3 and attacks (1)
Spassky vs Geller, 1965 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 39 moves, 1-0

Dragon - White f3 has endgame disadvantage
F Burgalat vs P Trifunovic, 1953 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Dragon - Whites Nd5 plan (1)
H Suechting vs O Chajes, 1911 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Dragon (reverse) - White breaks with d4 (1)
Alekhine vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1911 
(A22) English, 37 moves, 1-0

Dragon - Blacks game declines without ...b5 or ...d5 (1)
Alekhine vs Golombek, 1939 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 35 moves, 1-0

Dragon - Marco hop and c3 (1)
Geller vs Kan, 1952
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Dragon - Whites queenside is stronger than Blacks k-side (1)
Gipslis vs I Bilek, 1967
(B56) Sicilian, 38 moves, 1-0

Dragon - Marco Hop, queenside counterplay (1)
Ragozin vs Taimanov, 1956 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Dragon - White exploits ...b5 in Marco Hop structure (1)
Botvinnik vs K Kholodkevich, 1927 
(E72) King's Indian, 36 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Blacks passivity (1)
Botvinnik vs Golombek, 1956 
(A15) English, 20 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Kingside attack (1)
Smyslov vs Timman, 1981 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 31 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - White plays c4-c5 (1)
Pachman vs G Gunnarsson, 1967 
(A16) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - White plays e4-e5 (1)
Capablanca vs Yates, 1928 
(B54) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Whites Nd5 plan (1)
Bologan vs Motylev, 2003
(B27) Sicilian, 41 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - early tactics favour Black (1)
R Cardoso vs Adorjan, 1975 
(B32) Sicilian, 42 moves, 0-1

Maroczy - Black plays ...f5 (1)
Saidy vs Reshevsky, 1969
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 28 moves, 0-1

Maroczy - Black plays Bxc3 and targets c4 (1)
Bareev vs Huzman, 2000
(A10) English, 44 moves, 0-1

Maroczy - Passivity punished by kingside attack (1)
K Darga vs Yanofsky, 1967 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Black sets up a bad bind (1)
Dorfman vs J Nogueiras, 1990
(A13) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Black eploits the Marco hop (1)
Tukmakov vs Velimirovic, 1975
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 0-1

Maroczy - White plays c4-c5 and e4-e5 (1)
Korchnoi vs Huebner, 1973 
(A16) English, 38 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Black plays ideal ...b5 supported by tactics (1)
R Bobekov vs E Joppen, 1954
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 0-1

Maroczy - White asphyxiates Black (2)
Polugaevsky vs Ivkov, 1969 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Symmetrical transformation favours White (2)
Smeets vs Tiviakov, 2013
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 38 moves, 1-0

Maroczy - Symmetric transformation Black q-side counterplay (2)
Navara vs Jirovsky, 2003 
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - White forces kingside play with e5 (1)
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1982 
(A17) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog - ...d5 as a sacrifice (1)
Yermolinsky vs Salov, 1997 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 47 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - The ...f5 plan (1)
P Dely vs Suetin, 1972
(B44) Sicilian, 24 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - Blacks ...b5 plan (1)
Larsen vs Quinteros, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 49 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - White ideal pieces (move 23) (2)
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hedgehog - Whites c4-c5 break and q-side attack (2)
Pruijssers vs G Izsak, 2012 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 57 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog - Whites anti-positional b5 plan (2)
M Flores vs S Thavandiran, 2018
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog - piece trades favour White (2)
Eljanov vs Jakovenko, 2013 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 90 moves, 1-0

Hedgehog - Black plays ...d5 (2)
Dominguez Perez vs D Andreikin, 2011 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - Blacks Kingside attack with g5, g4 etc. (2)
T Burg vs E Cordova, 2011
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

Hedgehog - Black plays g5, g4 etc (2)
A Galkin vs Delchev, 2001
(B44) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Najdorf (II) - White plays too passively allows b5 and d5 (1)
Novotelnov vs Petrosian, 1951 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Najdorf (II) - White conquers d5 and improves (1)
R Bogdanovic vs I Buljovcic, 1967
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf (I) - transformation and White dominates light sq's (1)
Tseshkovsky vs P Staniszewski, 1995
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

Najdorf I - ...f5 and a race, White wins (1)
Anand vs Topalov, 2003 
(B33) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Najdorf I - ...f5 and Black wins the race (1)
Pilnik vs Geller, 1955 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 38 moves, 0-1

Najdorf (II) - The anti-positional Nxc6? (1)
McDonnell vs La Bourdonnais, 1834 
(B32) Sicilian, 37 moves, 0-1

Najdorf (II) - Whites slow play allows ...d5 (1)
Unzicker vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

Najdorf I - White attacks on k-side (1)
Glek vs Stefansson, 1996
(B58) Sicilian, 28 moves, 1-0

Najdorf I - Race situation - highly complex (2)
Grischuk vs Zhong Zhang, 2001
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 38 moves, 1-0

Najdorf I - White combines q-side expansion and k-side threats
Bologan vs B Esen, 2012
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 1-0

Najdorf I - Blacks bad bishop is better than Whites (2)
J Polgar vs Dominguez Perez, 2011 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 0-1

Najdorf I - Blacks better bishop (tactical) (2)
Hector vs Rapport, 2013 
(B89) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Najdorf II - White knight on d5 vs Black dark square bishop (2)
V Akopian vs Morozevich, 2010 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 46 moves, 1-0

Najdorf II - Blacks ...d5 break (2)
A Kovchan vs Khismatullin, 2011
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

Najdorf II - White gains control of d5 and positional adv (2)
Tiviakov vs Anand, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

Najdorf II - Black responds to c4 with b5, uses dark squres (2)
Bologan vs Topalov, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

Najdorf II - White pawn on f5, attack and endgame (2)
Z Almasi vs Aagaard, 2012 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 58 moves, 1-0

Najdorf II - White pawn on f5, black plays ...d5 (2)
Jobava vs Nisipeanu, 2012 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian - Wing attacks, black wins on Q-side (1)
F Blatny vs Taimanov, 1975
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 30 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian (reversed) - White plays f4 to slow k-side (1)
Szabo vs Damjanovic, 1966
(A25) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian (reversed) - Black controls d5 with Nxd5 and c6
I Bilek vs Smyslov, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 38 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian - Black plays ...e5 (1)
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik System - Whites Kingside attack (1)
D Byrne vs Myagmarsuren, 1962 
(A16) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik - Black repulses Kingside attack (1)
E Stoliar vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(A16) English, 35 moves, 0-1

Closed Sicilian - White fatally ignores the Queenside (1)
Fedorov vs Kasparov, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik System - WHite plays on Queen Side (1)
Ribli vs Mokry, 1994
(A25) English, 33 moves, 1-0

French III - Black penetrates on the c-file (1)
A Ornstein vs D Friedgood, 1974 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 0-1

French III - Black loses control of c-file (1)
Steinitz vs J C Halpern, 1894 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

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