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The Center A Modern Strategy Guide Mikhalchishin
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Ignoring the Center
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Weak Squares in the Center
W Winter vs Alekhine, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 39 moves, 0-1

Weak Squares in the Center
Alekhine vs Yates, 1922  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

The Weak Square as a Trump!
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Complete Control Over the Center
Lisitsin vs Botvinnik, 1932 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Exchanges in the Center (39.ba4 Qe5)
Spassky vs Larsen, 1968 
(C46) Three Knights, 38 moves, 0-1

Exchanges in the Center
Klovans vs A Chistiakov, 1967
(C11) French, 51 moves, 0-1

The Blockade of the Center Pieces
Nimzowitsch vs Salwe, 1911  
(C02) French, Advance, 39 moves, 1-0

The Domination of the Mobile Center
Zsuzsa Polgar vs U Boensch, 1990 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

A Feeling for Time
Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

Passed Pawns in the Center (40.Qg3)
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1952 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 39 moves, 0-1

Passed Pawns in the Center
A Bachtiar vs I Bilek, 1972
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

The Pressure and the Blockade (Baku 1946 [A14])
Konstantinopolsky vs Kotov, 1945
(A15) English, 58 moves, 0-1

The Undermining of the Mobile Center
Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

The c6-e6 Pawns Against the d4-e4 Pawns
L Forgacs vs E Cohn, 1909 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 24 moves, 1-0

The c6-e6 Pawns Against the d4-e4 Pawns
Gheorghiu vs Smyslov, 1978
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

The c6-e6 Pawns Against the d4-e4 Pawns
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

The d4-e4 Pawn Against the e6 Pawn
Keres vs Geller, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

The d4-e4 Pawn Against the e6 Pawn
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 31 moves, 1-0

The d4-e4 Pawn Against the e6 Pawn
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

The Tactical Game - The e4-e5 [...e5-34] Move
B Verlinsky vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(A09) Reti Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

The Tactical Game - The e4-e5 [...e5-e4] Move
V Mikenas vs B T Vladimirov, 1963 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Center Queenside Initiative Endgame Transposition
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Center Queenside Initiative Endgame Transposition
Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Center Queenside Initiative Endgame Transposition
Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1991 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 35 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Center Outpost on e5 [e4]
Karpov vs Morovic Fernandez, 1994 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Symmetrical Center Counterplay
Timman vs Yermolinsky, 1998
(B30) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Symmetrical Center Counterplay
Damljanovic vs Yusupov, 1989
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 36 moves, 0-1

Open Center
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Open Center Provoking Weakness
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Open Center Attack on the King
Tal vs Smyslov, 1959 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 26 moves, 1-0

Open Center Defense of the Open Center
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Open Center Planned Opening of Play
Suetin vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Open Center Planned Opening of Play
Boleslavsky vs Gurgenidze, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 13 moves, 1-0

Open Center Planned Opening of Play
Alekhine vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Closed [Blocked] Center
Opocensky vs Nimzowitsch, 1925 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 43 moves, 0-1

Closed [Blocked] Center Attack Blocked Center with Pawns
Chigorin vs Tarrasch, 1893 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Closed [Blocked] Center King's Indian Defense
Lilienthal vs Kan, 1935 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 40 moves, 1-0

Closed [Blocked] Center King's Indian Defense
Illescas Cordoba vs Short, 1997
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Closed [Blocked] Center Attack with Brute Force
Petrosian vs G Barcza, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

Static Center Playing Against Isolated Pawn
Zukertort vs Steinitz, 1886 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 38 moves, 0-1

Static Center Attack on Kingside
Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1936  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

Static Center Attack on Kingside
Kamsky vs Short, 1994 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 26 moves, 1-0

Static Center d4-d5 Break
Petrosian vs Balashov, 1974 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 28 moves, 1-0

Static Center d4-d5 Break
Rubinstein vs Tartakower, 1925 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Static Center Attack on Queenside
Karpov vs Geller, 1981 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 33 moves, 1-0

Static Center Battle Against the c-Pawn
I Farago vs P Velikov, 1983
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Static Center Battle Against the c-Pawn
Lputian vs Balashov, 1986 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 23 moves, 1-0

Static Center Battle Against the c-Pawn
Vaganian vs Huebner, 1983 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Petrosian vs Krogius, 1959 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 41 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Smyslov vs Keres, 1948 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1930 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 77 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1963 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Portisch vs Kasparov, 1989 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Minority Attack
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Static Center Carlsbad Attack Advance in the Center
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1952 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Advance in the Center
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Advance in the Center
Kasparov vs D Barua, 2000 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 74 moves, 1-0

Static Center Carlsbad Structure Advance in the Center
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Center Active Play Advance of Pawns
Tal vs F Olafsson, 1961 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 38 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Center Active Play Advance of Pawns
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dynamic Center Active Play Advance of Pawns
Anand vs Illescas Cordoba, 1992 
(B44) Sicilian, 37 moves, 1-0

Dynamic Center Active Play Advance of Pawns
Polugaevsky vs Ftacnik, 1982 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 0-1

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Polugaevsky vs Dorfman, 1978 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1912 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 27 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Reshevsky vs Ghitescu, 1964
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Pavasovic vs M Franic, 2002
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 39 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
Beliavsky vs J Borisek, 2016 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Power of the Center
F Vallejo Pons vs S Arvind, 2011
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Control of Center with Pieces
Fischer vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962  
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Control of Center with Pieces
Botvinnik vs Kan, 1953 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 39 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Weak Squares in Opponent's Camp
Geller vs Ree, 1969 
(B06) Robatsch, 26 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Weak Squares in Opponent's Camp
Botvinnik vs J H Donner, 1963 
(A14) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Weak Squares in Opponent's Camp
Dautov vs J Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Creation of Passed Pawn
Petrosian vs Korchnoi, 1977 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Dyamics of the Center Creation of Passed Pawn
D Andreikin vs K Stupak, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Pawn Sacrifices in the Center
Korchnoi vs Beliavsky, 1994 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 0-1

Dynamics of the Center Pawn Sacrifices in the Center
Anikaev vs Mikhalchishin, 1974
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Pawn Sacrifices in the Center
A Zontakh vs B Ivanovic, 2000
(A57) Benko Gambit, 33 moves, 1-0

Dyanmics of the Center Flank Strategies Against the Center
Botvinnik vs T D van Scheltinga, 1969 
(E48) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5, 35 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Flank Strategies Against the Center
Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(A47) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Dynamics of the Center Flank Strategies Against the Center
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1954 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 30 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Flank Strategies Against the Center
Vidmar vs Nimzowitsch, 1927  
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
Tal vs Ghitescu, 1963 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
J Polgar vs Spassky, 1993 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 63 moves, 0-1

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
R Garcia vs A Medina Garcia, 1964
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
Pavasovic vs V Durarbayli, 2010
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 28 moves, 1-0

Dynamics of the Center Destroying the Opponent's Center
Tseshkovsky vs Beliavsky, 1980 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 0-1

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