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Rook v. Two Connected Pawns
Compiled by Jack Rabbit
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A short collection of game featuring the ending of Rook against two connected Pawns. Sometimes the Rook wins; sometimes the Pawns win; and sometimes the game is drawn.

Rook wins
Halprin vs Chigorin, 1898 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 0-1

Pawns win
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 87 moves, 1-0

Pawns win
Rubinstein vs O Chajes, 1911 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Rook wins
Capablanca vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Pawns win
O Wegemund vs Leonhardt, 1922 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 68 moves, 0-1

Draw
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Draw
B Milic vs Gligoric, 1947 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pawns win
Tartakower vs Najdorf, 1950 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 73 moves, 0-1

Rook wins
Lilienthal vs Korchnoi, 1954 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 47 moves, 0-1

Draw
Uhlmann vs B Milic, 1961 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook wins
Tal vs P Stefanov, 1966 
(B32) Sicilian, 68 moves, 1-0

Rook wins
Gulko vs Timman, 1974 
(C15) French, Winawer, 62 moves, 0-1

Pawns win
Kurajica vs Ulf Andersson, 1980 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 98 moves, 1-0

Draw
Kamsky vs V Spasov, 1990 
(A21) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook wins
A Fernandes vs Dzindzichashvili, 1993 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

Draw
Dzindzichashvili vs D Gurevich, 1996 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Draw
Van Wely vs Azmaiparashvili, 2002 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook wins
G Hernandez Guerrero vs Gelfand, 2003 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 77 moves, 0-1

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