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Modern Chess Strategy II by Ludek Pachman
Compiled by Del ToRo

Ludek Pachman has written an excellent book about the chess strategy called 'La strat├ęgie moderne' in French. These are the games analysed in the second volume.

1.The Passed Pawn
Furman vs Kholmov, 1963 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

2.The Passed Pawn
Alekhine vs Fine, 1937 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

The Passed Pawn (P-12)
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 0-1

3.The Passed Pawn
Filip vs K Urbanec, 1954 
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 33 moves, 1-0

4.The Passed Pawn
Unzicker vs J H Donner, 1955 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1-0

5.The Passed Pawn
Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

6.The Passed Pawn
Szabo vs R G Wade, 1949 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 35 moves, 1-0

7.Blockading The Passed Pawn
J Vesely vs Pachman, 1951
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 0-1

8.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Euwe vs Pilnik, 1950 
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line, 77 moves, 0-1

9.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Korchnoi vs Pachman, 1954 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

11.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Nimzowitsch vs Von Gottschall, 1925  
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

12.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

Blockading The Passed Pawn (P-15)
V Ciocaltea vs K Darga, 1972
(B40) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1-0

13.Blockading The Passed Pawn
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

14.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn
Flohr vs P Romanovsky, 1935 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

15.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn
Gligoric vs L A Sanchez, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

17.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (protected)
M Christoffel vs Boleslavsky, 1946 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 42 moves, 0-1

18.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked)
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 1-0

19.Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked)
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Special Kinds of Passed Pawn (linked) (P-30)
Gligoric vs Matulovic, 1967 
(A73) Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O, 42 moves, 1-0

20.The Isolated Pawn
F Zita vs Pachman, 1953
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 0-1

21.The Isolated Pawn (open file exploits the weakened pawn)
Sokolsky vs Simagin, 1959 
(D85) Grunfeld, 29 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn) (P-14)
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1968 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn) (P-23)
Kotov vs N Novotelnov, 1947 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

23.The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn is sacrificed on d5)
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1971 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

24.The Isolated Pawn (importance of the good bishop)
Portisch vs Ivkov, 1972
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

25.The Isolated Pawn (the white d4 pawn is not pushed on d5)
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

26.The Isolated Pawn
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1946 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

27.The Isolated Pawn
Spassky vs Flohr, 1955 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Isolated Pawn (P-10)
Pachman vs J Sefc, 1953
(A17) English, 31 moves, 1-0

28.The Isolated Pawn
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

30.The Isolated Pawn
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

31.The Isolated Pawn
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn (P-9)
Alekhine vs H Wolf, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

32.The Isolated Pawn (the d4 pawn pushed on d5 is strong)
Smyslov vs Lilienthal, 1942 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 41 moves, 1-0

33.The Isolated Pawn (the d4 pawn pushed on d5 is strong)
Pachman vs Uhlmann, 1963
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1-0

34.The Backward Pawn (direct attack against it)
Smyslov vs Denker, 1946 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

The Backward Pawn (passivity of the black pieces) (P-29)
Antoshin vs Geller, 1955 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

35.The Backward Pawn (c7 is weak)
Fischer vs L Barczay, 1967 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 24 moves, 1-0

36.The Backward Pawn (c6 blocked, black's passive)
Huebner vs Gligoric, 1972 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1-0

37.The Backward Pawn
Paulsson / Mandel / Brodd vs Nimzowitsch, 1921  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

38.The Backward Pawn (d3-e4 vs e5)
Smyslov vs Suetin, 1952 
(A13) English, 59 moves, 1-0

39.The Backward Pawn
Unzicker vs Bronstein, 1955 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

40.The Backward Pawn
Unzicker vs Taimanov, 1952 
(B58) Sicilian, 30 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-29)
Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

42.The Isolated Pawn Couple
G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-19)
Gligoric vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 38 moves, 0-1

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-17)
Taimanov vs Karpov, 1973 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 39 moves, 0-1

43.The Isolated Pawn Couple (c4-d4 hanging pawns)
Barcza vs Golombek, 1952 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1-0

44.The Isolated Pawn Couple (d5 breakthrough)
Botvinnik vs V Chekhover, 1935 
(A13) English, 43 moves, 1-0

45.The Isolated Pawn Couple
Botvinnik vs Szabo, 1946 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

The Isolated Pawn Couple (P-20)
Szabo vs Pachman, 1952 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Doubled Pawn (P-15)
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

46.The Doubled Pawn
J Podgorny vs Pachman, 1954 
(D85) Grunfeld, 49 moves, 0-1

47The Doubled Pawn
Smejkal vs Smyslov, 1972 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

The Doubled Pawn (P-13): White Bishop blocked by c3,c4,f4
W Addison vs Huebner, 1970
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

48.The Doubled Pawn
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

49.The Doubled Pawn
Geller vs H Kramer, 1952
(E12) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

50.The Doubled Pawn
Boleslavsky vs Fine, 1945 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

The Doubled Pawn (P-12)
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 41 moves, 1-0

51.The Doubled Pawn
A Tsvetkov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 34 moves, 1-0

52.The Doubled Pawn (on the f file)
Smyslov vs Stahlberg, 1950 
(C11) French, 67 moves, 1-0

53.The Doubled Pawn (Bishop pair and open g file)
Szabo vs Euwe, 1946 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

54.The Doubled Pawn
Fischer vs W Addison, 1970 
(B01) Scandinavian, 24 moves, 1-0

55.The Doubled Pawn (blocked by a pawn)
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909  
(C49) Four Knights, 32 moves, 0-1

56.The Doubled Pawn (active centre)
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

57.The Doubled Pawn
Szabo vs Kotov, 1950 
(B53) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

58.The Doubled Pawn (c3-c4 from Nimzo-indian or QGD openings)
Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1925  
(A06) Reti Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

59.The Doubled Pawn
Botvinnik vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 42 moves, 0-1

60.The Doubled Pawn
Geller vs Lisitsin, 1955 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

61.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 31 moves, 1-0

62.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

63.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Pachman vs J Vesely, 1953
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

64.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Kotov vs Eliskases, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

65.The Classical Centre with d4,e4 or d5,e5
Sliwa vs Pachman, 1956
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

66.The Classical Centre
Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

67.The Little Centre
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

68.The Little Centre
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

69.The Little Centre
Smyslov vs Pachman, 1947 
(C11) French, 33 moves, 1-0

70.Other Types of Pawn Centre
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

71.Other Types of Pawn Center
Pachman vs J Kuzelka, 1944 
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

75.Tension in the Centre
G Negyesy vs Szabo, 1951
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

76.Tension in the Centre
Smyslov vs V Lyublinsky, 1949 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 1-0

77.Tension in the Centre
Tarrasch vs Alekhine, 1925 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 28 moves, 0-1

78.Tension in the Centre
Pachman vs N Minev, 1954
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

80.Centralization of pieces
Botvinnik vs I Kan, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

81.Centralization of pieces
Botvinnik vs V Chekhover, 1938 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

82.Centralization of pieces
Teichmann vs Chigorin, 1904 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

83.Centralization of pieces
N Novotelnov vs Averbakh, 1951 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 31 moves, 0-1

84.Centralization of pieces
V Chekhover vs Pirc, 1935 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 38 moves, 0-1

85.Centralization of pieces
Maroczy vs Euwe, 1923 
(B83) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

86.Control of the Central Squares
Nimzowitsch vs H Wolf, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

87.Control of the Central Squares
M Feigin vs Flohr, 1937 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

89.Control of the Central Squares
Pachman vs J H Donner, 1955 
(A10) English, 32 moves, 1-0

90.Control of the Central Squares
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

93.The Partially Blocked Centre
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

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