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Great Endgame Battles
Compiled by Gregor Samsa Mendel
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The car peels out of Dullsville at move 63
Eingorn vs Kupreichik, 1987 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 83 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

47.Ng2!!--Karpov channels the spirit of Capablanca
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1967 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0

Great endgame by Fischer
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs I A Horowitz, 1952 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Don't try to make sense of this--just enjoy!
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

B vs 3P: keep at least one pawn from reaching the 5th rank
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

2Q vs Q+N+B, and the side with 2Q loses!
Shabalov vs Bologan, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

R+f-pawn+h-pawn vs. R: draw
Petrosian vs Karpov, 1976 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Factor vs Rubinstein, 1916 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 61 moves, 0-1

Amazing endgame tactics
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein in top form
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

Weird...
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Kotronias vs Bologan, 2007 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 
(A14) English, 109 moves, 1-0

68...Nf1!!
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

An astonishing finish.
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 84 moves, 1-0

Six queens!
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Queens overpower a Rook and two Knights
McShane vs Aronian, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 76 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Vidmar, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Caruana vs Negi, 2011 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 98 moves, 1-0

Black gives up almost all his pawns; only one has to queen
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

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