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Pins Ins and Outs, All About Pins ECO E
Compiled by fredthebear
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Pins are immobilizing difference makers that inflict chess pain. Some of these are ordinary pins while others determine the outcome of the game.

Site under construction by Fredthebear. ECO D games are being removed.

* Game Collection: Checkmate: Checkmate Patterns This link has a good, concise collection of diagrammed checkmate patterns by name. The new reader may wish to consult it initially to the point of memorization.

* Secrets of Combination from naku1964: Game Collection: Secrets of the Russian Chess Masters Volume II

* Great Attacks: Game Collection: great attack games

* Black Storms: Game Collection: Tal - The Modern Benoni

Feb-09-12
ray keene: nimzos best endgames
v lasker zurich 1934
v spielmann carlsbad 1929
v lundin stockholm 1934
v maroczy bled 1931
v henneberger winterthur 1931
v thomas frankfurt 1930
v sultan khan liege 1930
v marshall berlin 1928
v reti berlin 1928
v alehine ny 1927
v tchigorin carlsbad 1907
and for a joke entry duras v nimzo san sebastian 1912 !!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checkmate_pattern
M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Agincourt Def (A13) 0-1 Unpin, Elephant Trap
J A Fernandez vs R Garbarino, 2001 
(A13) English, 5 moves, 0-1

Bishop-supports-Rook in the corner is Mayet's Mate
J Nogueiras vs G Lettieri, 2003 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 25 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Youth assaults Kside
Tran Tuan Minh vs K Drozdowski, 2010 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def: Two Knts Var (A54) 1-0 Pin, Remove the Guard
L Schmid vs Westerinen, 1968 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 17 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Qside thrust, pin
Anand vs D Kollars, 2016 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def: New England Var (E11) 0-1 Thailand trick
J Petit vs B Wall, 1974 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 8 moves, 0-1

Game 1 in Kasparov Teaches Chess; notes by Stockfish
Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Petrosian Attk (E12)1-0 Schiller NOTES
Kasparov vs Najdorf, 1982  
(E12) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Romanishin Var (E20) 0-1 Discovery Dbl Attk
V Greenwalt vs B Wall, 1983 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 8 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Morphy-like shot!
D Stavast vs K Lee, 2013 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 18 moves, 0-1

Game 98 of Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Tukmakov vs Korchnoi, 1970 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80)1-0 Fab 150A Pin, P thrust & his book details
Browne vs E Winslow, 1977 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 20 moves, 1-0

KID. Saemisch. Orthodox (E85) 1-0 Brilliant Kside assault
Spassky vs J van Oosterom, 1955 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 22 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Classical System Benko Attk (E99) 0-1N fork lurks
P Cramling vs J Reyes, 1987 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 20 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Reti vs d5, Bg4 (A06) 0-1 Exch sac allows Q&N entry
G Steiner vs N Sommerbauer, 1994 
(A06) Reti Opening, 30 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchettos / Hungarian (A53) 1-0 Tactical finish
Chekhover vs F Duz-Khotimirsky, 1949 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 48 moves, 1-0

Benoni, 4 Pawns, Dynamic Attack (A56) 0-1 Pins, Pawn lever
Opocensky vs Hromadka, 1942
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 21 moves, 0-1

Variants / French-like (000) 1-0 Sac, fork and pins
Cochrane vs The Turk, 1820 
(000) Chess variants, 30 moves, 1-0

Like a Philidor Def. Pin the pawn & roll upon it. En passant.
Morphy vs J Thompson, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 16 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in The Art of Planning in Chess by Neil McDonald
Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 0-1 h-file destruction w/pin
G Abrahams vs G A Thomas, 1946
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 42 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E01) 1-0 Pin the capturing piece
T Regedzinski vs M Brody, 1928 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 105 in 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-1945 by Alex Alekhine
Barcza vs Bogoljubov, 1942  
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Q decoy sac for a pin
B Morchiashvili vs Arencibia Rodriguez, 2015 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

Bronstein annotates in Latvian chss magazine Sahs, issue 1970/7
Y Gusev vs Antoshin, 1952 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Anti-Nimzo-Indian / Tarrasch (E10) 1-0 Notes by Peter Clarke
Petrosian vs Y Kotkov, 1946  
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Pin, R sac, Spearhead
Marshall vs Petrov, 1930 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 Zwischenzug+ saves Rs
Dzindzichashvili vs Larsen, 1980 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

The Chess Mind - Gerald Abrahams
Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Petrosian Attack (E12) 1-0 Gorgeous
Goldin vs Efimov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

QID Kasparov-Petrosian, Romanishin Attack (E12) 0-1 Pin
Jobava vs Kramnik, 2006 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. G.K. Attack (E12) 0-1Profound combo
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical (E12) 1-0 Spearhead
Piket vs Reshevsky, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

G35: The Most Instructive Games of Chess Ever Played by Chernev
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1961 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Fine sacs!
Susan Polgar vs K Dimitrov, 1984 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Colle-Zuke vs QID Spassky System (E14) Pins in the center
Petrosian vs Sliwa, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Cross pin
Kotov vs Kholmov, 1971 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System/b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attk (E14) 1-0 Pin the Def
Susan Polgar vs Khalifman, 1991 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 44 in Petrosian: Move by Move by Thomas Engqvist.
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1973 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Pin, Zugswang
Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

QID. Fianchetto. Rubinstein Var (E16) 0-1 "The R of Gibraltar"
N Dzagnidze vs Adams, 2013 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Q's Indian Def: Capablanca Var (E16) 0-1Intense battle in centr
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

QID Classical (E17) 1/2-1/2 Super Swindle into Stalemate
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Classical. Traditional (E17) 0-1 Deflection, Pin, Zugzwang
Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

QID Opocensky Var (E17) 1-0 Pinter's Brilliancy
Pinter vs C Thomson, 1989 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

QID Classical. Traditional, Main Line (E19) 1-0 Klunker Black R
Lilienthal vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 43 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. 3 Knights (E21) 0-1 2 Rivals, 1 N remains
L Christiansen vs Browne, 1981 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

NID... Romanovsky Gambit (E23) 0-1 Late arrival blitzkrieg
I Rabinovich vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 21 moves, 0-1

NID Saemisch Accel (E24) 0-1Fox hunt->watch the chase of the K
T C Fox vs Timman, 1970 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 21 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal's Hundred Best Games by George Negyesi
Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Capa fights back after blundering a piece!
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

NID Saemisch Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Sham Q sac, rob the pin
Botvinnik vs Kotov, 1946 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 24 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Leningrad Var(E30) 1-0Bold B, penetrating N
Bologan vs Fier, 2011 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 31 moves, 1-0

Larsen's improvement over Spassky; fine long range attack
Larsen vs R Garbarino, 1993 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 30 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Var (E30) 0-1 Pins finish
F Nardin vs A Ipek, 2001 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 50 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 Famous Counterpin+
V Makogonov vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 37 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1 N sac opens file, pin
R Renter vs Keres, 1942 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical (E32) 0-1Textbook transfer
V Doroshkievich vs Karpov, 1970 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Keres Def(E32) 0-1 f3 is weak
S Hjorth vs L Liljedahl, 1971 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 31 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Fine Kside attk
J Nogueiras vs Timman, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 52 moves, 0-1

NID Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1 f3 pin, Qs grab pawns
Seirawan vs Karpov, 1989 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def (E32) 0-1Pins, Deflect+
G Gaasland vs Carlsen, 2001 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 0-1 Rob the pin
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Classical. Noa Var (E35) 0-1 Leave troubles behind
I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 19 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Var(E38) 0-1Rob the pin
Alekhine vs E Cima, 1943 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 36 moves, 0-1

NID, Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var (E39) 0-1Q sac seizes file
Quinteros vs Ribli, 1974 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 24 moves, 0-1

Vera Menchik (1906-1944); Women's World Champion (1927-1944)
Menchik vs Colle, 1929 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 39 moves, 1-0

NID. Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Closed motion
Tarjan vs Dzindzichashvili, 1978 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. St. Petersburg Var (E43) 0-1Pins, f2 vs f7
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1914 
(E43) Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Var (E46) 1-0 Exchange sac attack
Carlsen vs B O Birkisson, 2017 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var (E46) 1-0 Pawn piles on pin
Bareev vs Timoscenko, 1986 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

G25: Russians Vs Fischer by Plisetsky, Dmitry, Voronkov, Sergey
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Ragozin Def (E48) 1-0 White haggles on 6th
Vaisser vs M Knezevic, 1983 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov (E54) 0-1 2 Bs best 2 Ns
R Toran Albero vs Unzicker, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 0-1

C-K/NID Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Get the Q in close
Tkachiev vs Potkin, 2007 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 Pawn power, Pin power
Kramnik vs Radjabov, 2013 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 130 in Pawn Structure Chess by Andrew Soltis
Kan vs Boleslavsky, 1952 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Black took the pawn w/the wrong piece and White pinned it
Kasparov vs Nunn, 1986 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

KID Immediate Fnchtto (E60) 1-0 W just climbs aboard, takes off
Euwe vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Def (E61) 0-1 Double Pin
Bareev vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0 Corrected
A Kots vs P Lebedev, 1937 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Lesser Simagin (Spassky) (E62) 1-0 Pile on pin
Podgaets vs M Klinova, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 26 moves, 1-0

43 Bd3!! pinned Black e4-pawn does not defend e4, piled on
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Pins & Passer
Stoltz vs Kotov, 1952 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 42 moves, 0-1

KID Normal Variation (E70) 0-1 Turn a threat into a pin
S Johannessen vs Tal, 1964 
(E70) King's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

KID. Makagonov (E71) 0-1White shuffles developed pieces, no O-O
Chernin vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 22 moves, 0-1

KID 5...c5 Four Ps Attk. Normal (E77) 0-1 Clear middle, Pin
L Liptay vs Geller, 1966 
(E77) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

KID Saemisch Dble Fianchetto (E82) 0-1 Pins are a pain in the r
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Def. Saemisch Var (E86) 1-0 Smothered Mate in 1
Murey vs E Mortensen, 1982 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 20 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox, Maroczy Bind (E91) 0-1 Kside squeeze
L E Johannessen vs K Lie, 2004
(E91) King's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox (E91) 1-0 Pin bites
Fedorowicz vs J L Watson, 1979
(E91) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Gligoric-Taimanov System (E92) 0-1 Pin & Passer
J Gustafsson vs Kramnik, 2012 
(E92) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Tal sacs two Ns, pawn wedge supports penetration, discovered+
M Neibults vs Tal, 1954 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

KID Petrosian Var. Stein Def (E92) 0-1 N sac fails, then pin
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Kramnik shocked by Kasparov's legendary unpin sitting Q sac.
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1994 
(E92) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID. Petrosian. Normal Def (E93) 0-1 Tie down, cross pin, zw+
B Wexler vs Fischer, 1960 
(E93) King's Indian, Petrosian System, 40 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox Var (E94) 1-0 Exchange sac fails in center
Tal vs Spassky, 1979 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 32 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Def. Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1-0Model game
Kramnik vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E97) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Def (E97) 0-1A Viking berserker!
Fridman vs Naiditsch, 2013 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1/2-1/2 R sac for Stalemate
Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Superb!
Shirov vs Radjabov, 2007 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Q entries
Ponomariov vs Radjabov, 2003 
(E97) King's Indian, 38 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Unpin end
Kramnik vs Smirin, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical Misc. lines (E98) 0-1 N sac busts Kside
Ivanchuk vs Radjabov, 2002 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 37 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1 Pin POWER
Larsen vs Tal, 1969 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 40 moves, 0-1

KID: Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1-0 Closed strangulation
J Araiza Munoz vs J Camarena, 1945 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
Topalov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Gligoric System Exchange at c4 (E54) 1-0 Pin on f7
P Lukacs vs J Flesch, 1975 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 1-0

The Game of the Year (New In Chess Magazine 2017/8)
J Bai vs Ding Liren, 2017 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: General (E00) 1-0 I Super-F#
Krasenkow vs Chernin, 1991 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Modern System (E97) 0-1 Smoked
Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2011 
(E97) King's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

"Pal Benko: My Life, Games and Compositions" by Benko
Benko vs Fischer, 1958 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Notable
Grischuk vs A Filippov, 2014 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

NID: Reshevsky Var (E46) 0-1 Raking Bishops & Back ranks
Rapport vs Wei Yi, 2012 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 35 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 0-1 paralysing pin
L Zaid vs Chekhov, 1975 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 50 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E08) 0-1 Smashing!
Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical. Zurich Var (E33) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Keres vs Euwe, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 1-0 Pin to win!
A W Bowen vs J H Beaty, 1962
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

KID: Normal. King's Knight Variation (E60) 1-0 26.?
Smyslov vs M Fuller, 1969 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

KID: Accelerated Averbakh Var (E70) 0-1 On the run!
F J Perez Perez vs J Durao, 1961 
(E70) King's Indian, 43 moves, 0-1

Game 46 in Petrosian's Best Games of Chess, 1946-63 P.H. Clarke
Polugaevsky vs Petrosian, 1961 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal Variation (E46) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
V S Gujrathi vs Shankland, 2020 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 32 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Neo-Classsical (E99) 0-1 Dbl R lift to h-file!!
Summerscale vs G Jones, 2009 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 32 moves, 0-1

QID: Classical. Traditional Nimzowitsch Line (E18) 2Ns & pin #
J McCormick vs S Rubin, 1971
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 31 moves, 1-0

QID: Miles Var (E12) 0-1 Tragic pin does White in
Koneru vs Yifan Hou, 2008 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 0-1 Rob the pin
A Simutowe vs Smirin, 2001 
(E97) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Game 45 in The Fireside Book of Chess by Chernev & Reinfeld
G Norman vs Vidmar, 1925 
(E61) King's Indian, 19 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Def: Nimzowitsch Var (E11) 1-0 B sac for R on 7th
Tomashevsky vs Semyon Lomasov, 2020 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed Var (E01) 1-0 Rooks will clean up
J Kostelny vs M Vojtko, 2001 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 1-0

KID: Orthodox. Positional Defense (E94) 1-0 Brilliancy prize
Korchnoi vs Svidler, 1997 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 31 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Bronstein Def (E87) 0-1 early Q exit
B Spycher vs Piket, 1986 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 36 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Gelfand vs Bruzon Batista, 2002 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) 0-1 Add an attacker
P Suranyi vs Tian Tian, 2001
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Positional Def Closed Line (E95) 1-0 Pins, fork!
Tal vs J Bielczyk, 1981 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 37 moves, 1-0

NID: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 Dark-squared Bishop Delight
Smyslov vs Stoltz, 1953 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

KID: Fianchetto. Yugoslav Var Exchange Line (E66) 1-0 Stockfish
Spassky vs Tal, 1961 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 35 moves, 1-0

NID: Spielmann Var (E22) 0-1 Crossfire!
Y Porat vs Y Safvat, 1958 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

Queen's Indian (E12) 1-0 Pile on the pin
Ribli vs A Haik, 1984 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 20 moves, 1-0

KID: Petrosian Variation. Stein Def (E92) 1-0 Pins
R Kempinski vs W Schmidt, 1995 
(E92) King's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical Var (E32) 0-1 Black octopus mates!
A Rabinovich vs L Christiansen, 1995 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Bogo-Indian Defense: Exchange Var (E11) 0-1 PINS!
Le Quang Liem vs Jobava, 2010 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

G634 Yugoslav Chess Triumphs, pt. 2
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Var (E55) 1-0 17.?
Gligoric vs C Pritchett, 1967 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 17 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Defense: Kramer Var (E70) 1-0 K walk
D Raats vs K Zhou, 2010 
(E70) King's Indian, 17 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 Pins!
B Moritz vs Gilg, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 16 moves, 1-0

NID: Leningrad Variation (E30) 1-0 N+ backfires
P Dankert vs Stephan Schmidt, 1999 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 33 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attk (E97) 1-0 R+ creates pinned defender
Hjartarson vs Shaked, 1997 
(E97) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02) 0-1 Rob the Pin
K Junge vs Keres, 1942 
(E02) Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4, 32 moves, 0-1

Game 628 in Chess Informant Best Games 601-700
Lautier vs Karpov, 1995 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 40 moves, 0-1

NID: Saemisch. Accelerated (E24) 0-1 Black gets 3 pieces for Q
E Krzyzowski vs L Joyner, 1972 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 25 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Line (E40) 1-0 blindfold
Koltanowski vs La Mer, 1939 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 32 moves, 1-0

NID. Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 1-0 Pin
J W Collins vs W Cunningham, 1960 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 24.?
Acs vs R Szuhanek, 1999 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 26 moves, 1-0

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 0-1 Notes by Stockfish
W Pietzsch vs Fischer, 1965 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 24 moves, 0-1

NID: Classical Variation (E32) 0-1 Suffocation Mate
E Mulder vs F Parr, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 23 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Defense: Normal Var (E70) 1-0 Pile on pin
V Makogonov vs Taimanov, 1944 
(E70) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

QID. Kasparov-Petrosian. Andersson Var (E12)1-0 g-file battery
Kasparov vs Andersson, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var (E39) 1-0 Interference
I Chighladze vs D Kalashian, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 Rising star!
Dubov vs Carlsen, 2020 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Game 38 from Die neuen Schachsterne, by Helmut Wieteck
C Ionescu vs Wahls, 1990 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 37 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Misc. Lines (E98) 0-1
E Postny vs Bacrot, 2011 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 42 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch, Quiet Line (E15) 0-1Reinforce Pin
Bacrot vs Carlsen, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 0-1

Kangaroo Defense: General (E00) 0-1 Crushing the Castle!
L Laurine vs Keres, 1936 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 0-1

NID: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 0-1 Hitting f2 vs f7
Kholmov vs Sokolsky, 1952 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 37 moves, 0-1

QID: Petrosian. Farago Def (E12) 0-1 2 of same color in line w/
M Arnold vs T Gareyev, 2013 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 0-1

QID. Fianchetto. Check Var (E15) 0-1 ICCF Correspondence
V Palciauskas vs M Umansky, 1989 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 26 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: East Indian Defense (E00) 1-0 4 Pawns attack
Koltanowski vs Firmino Tucci / Dean Silverstein /, 1942 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Huebner Var (E41) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Gligoric vs Keres, 1958 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Horwitz Bishops
O Rodriguez Vargas vs T Tsagan, 1964 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

28. Ne6!! (the pin of the Knight on e4 facilitates this combo)
Bareev vs Kupreichik, 1990 
(E73) King's Indian, 30 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Accepted (E10) 0-1 Sactastic!
Makhach Tatayev vs M Balitinov, 1962 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Jun-10-14 whiteshark: Daniel ♔ video-annotated this game
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2014 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 44 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 0-1Counterattack
S Gichurkin vs K Petrosian, 2006
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 11 moves, 0-1

QID. Classical. Polugayevsky Gambit (E17) 1-0 Oh Daddy!
Chandler vs R Hess, 1981 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Triple on the open g-file
I Sokolov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 28 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Def (E97) 0-1 Bishops rule
Granda Zuniga vs Polgar, 1992 
(E97) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

38 .. Bc5xf2! destroys White f2-pawn, leaving connected passers
Shirov vs Gelfand, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 0-1

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 girls
D E Cori Tello vs A Muzychuk, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

QID. Petrosian. Farago Def (E12) 1-0 Fine combo cracks Black
Kasparov vs Van der Wiel, 1988 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

KID: Semi-Averbakh System (E73) 1-0 Kside Assault!
Zhao Xue vs M Zuriel, 2015 
(E73) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E24) 1-0 video link f-pawn switcheroo
J van Foreest vs Giri, 2022 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 1-0

KID. Normal. Standard Development (E73) 0-1 internet
T Babayev vs Ughur Ilyasli, 2022 
(E73) King's Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Exchange and Exchange Again to Unpin LPDO in Shooting Gallery
E Laine vs A Zwaig, 1975 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 8 moves, 0-1

Let's see what Martin Weteschnik says in the chapter on PINS
Karjakin vs F Bindrich, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 14 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Normal. Ragozin Var (E51) 1-0 h-pawn lever
Aronian vs A Esipenko, 2022 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 0-1 28...?
W Kobese vs Brunello, 2014 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 30 moves, 0-1

KID: Saemisch. Orthodox Var (E85) 1-0 Arabian Mate variation
Z Mohammed vs W Espirito Santo, 2016 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

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