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Some instructive games
Compiled by arsen387

Sac'ing to obtain pass pawns
Nyback vs Carlsen, 2008 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Pass pawns must be pushed
G Sargissian vs L Shytaj, 2008 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Pass pawns must be pushed 2. (an amazing middlegame)
Brodsky vs Nisipeanu, 2001 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Pass pawns must be pushed 3
Kupreichik vs Anand, 1988 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

A common attacking pattern
Van Wely vs P Acs, 2002 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 18 moves, 0-1

Many pass pawns in middlegame. Vintage Topalov!
Topalov vs S Zhigalko, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Precise calculation
I Ivanisevic vs Aronian, 2008 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Don't rush! 2
Seirawan vs A Kuligowski, 1983 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1-0

Don't rush!
S Iskusnyh vs A Klimov, 2008 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Quick shift from Qside to Kside
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(A04) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1-0

A nice Zwischenzug
Ivanchuk vs Nisipeanu, 2007 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 0-1

Combining defense with tactics
A Planinc vs Parma, 1976 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 0-1

Parma vs Szabo, 1968 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1-0

A spectacular counterattack
Bagirov vs Gufeld, 1973 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 32 moves, 0-1

A pawnroller on the castled K
Tarrasch vs G Vogt, 1880 
(000) Chess variants, 24 moves, 1-0

Classical double B sac
G Kuzmin vs Sveshnikov, 1973 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Chess is so beautiful!
G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Developing Q early can bring to disaster!
Browne vs Quinteros, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 18 moves, 1-0

It was not that easy with OCB
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

How to sac a Q
Krogius vs A Kuznetsov, 1962 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

Not always Q vs 2Rs is a good is a good deal
Fischer vs J House, 1964 
(C26) Vienna, 41 moves, 0-1

Many pawns for the exchange
Anand vs Gelfand, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Nowhere else you can see such a K walk!!
Tal vs Lisitsin, 1956 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

This is how counterattack must look like
Kamsky vs Topalov, 2009 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

The first game after becoming the Champion
Anand vs Radjabov, 2009 
(B33) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

A very instructive Q sac
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Pass pawns are everything in this game
T L Petrosian vs Zherebukh, 2009
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

No point in making new Q when your own K can't escape
M Thinius vs V Beim, 1993 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Helplessness of two Qs in view of B's K-side control
W Schmidt vs P Enders, 1981  
(E31) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, Main line, 29 moves, 0-1

2 isolated doubled pawns, but a simple win
Anand vs Y Wang, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Q and N, a delight
Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

Tremendous space advantage
Fischer vs C Witte, 1957 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 44 moves, 1-0

The unpenetratable wall
Smirin vs HIARCS, 2002 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kside attack in Sicilian
I Kurnosov vs Anisimov, 2009 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1-0

This is how the minor pieces must cooperate
Mamedyarov vs Nisipeanu, 2004 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

After an exchange sac white pawns become too weak
M Sebag vs E Danielian, 2009 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Minority attack
Filip vs S Szabo, 1953 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Great attack
Averbakh vs Sarvarov, 1959 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

An attack to remember!! (Notes by Keene)
S J Hutchings vs Keene, 1973  
(A16) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Pass pawn is a decisive factor
Anand vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C18) French, Winawer, 47 moves, 1-0

What a fascinating attack!!
Stein vs R Hartoch, 1969 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Correspondence attacking masterpiece
L Gonzalez vs G H Perrine, 1943 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 0-1

Pawn storm
G Sargissian vs Lupulescu, 2007 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 57 moves, 1-0

Subtle moves during unstoppable attack
Aronian vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

When you have a worse position, complicate
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Wasn't this a dead draw at move 14? Q+R exemplary cooperation
Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Cooperating to fall into 'trap'
Spassky vs Tal, 1965 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 40 moves, 0-1

Underpromotion to win, draw otherwise
V Akopian vs Karjakin, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

Tempo and Pass Pawn are almost a sure win
Karjakin vs Svidler, 2009 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Exchange sac for powerful pass pawns
Aronian vs Leko, 2009 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 54 moves, 1-0

Building attack in closed positions,very nice and instructive
Eljanov vs V Akopian, 2009 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 0-1

Simple and instructive, RB vs RN
Shirov vs Ivanchuk, 2009 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1-0

Supporting the pawn chain with minimal resources
Carlsen vs Dominguez Perez, 2009 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 43 moves, 1-0

The best ever 'backrank mate' game
E Korchmar vs Y Polyak, 1937 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Leko cramped but fearless
Kramnik vs Leko, 1998 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Rybka Precision
Rybka vs Deep Sjeng, 2009 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Beating the Caro-Kann
Adams vs Leko, 1999 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Kramnik Attack!
Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2009 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

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