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Forcing Weak Pawns
Compiled by patzer2
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10...Qf6!! (set up by 9...Nxc3!) and 19...h4!!
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

16. Nb5!
Z Gyimesi vs Benjamin, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

26...c5! (set up by 25...Bb3!) weakens White's pawn structure
Adams vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 60 moves, 0-1

32. Nd7!
Geller vs Stein, 1964 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 1-0

Between 28...Qe8! and 38. Qe2+! Hydra wins
Adams vs Hydra, 2005 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 43 moves, 0-1

Between 11. Bxc6! and 32. bxc5! Hydra wins
Hydra vs Adams, 2005 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

30. e5!
Svidler vs Leko, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

24...Qxc3! weakens White's Queenside pawns
Nakamura vs Gelfand, 2005 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 0-1

26. cxd4 fxg4 27. Bd3 +- is also decisive
Psakhis vs Lputian, 1979 
(D57) Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

24...Bd2! turns the game to Black's advantage
S Zigangirova vs J Shahade, 2002 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 52 moves, 0-1

14. Bxg6! gives White a positional advantage which he exploits
Anand vs Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 62 moves, 1-0

29...Ng6! and 30...Qc6! prepare to exploit Leko's weak pawns
Leko vs Anand, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

33...c5? 34. a5! +-
Topalov vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

30. c5!
Anand vs Leko, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 1-0

22...b5! sets up 23...c4! and the decisive 24...cxb3!
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

7. Nxc6! is book, but oh how masterfully White exploits it!
A Zatonskih vs Yun Fan, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 48 moves, 1-0

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