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Endgames That Need to be Mastered
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Features Mostly King and Pawns & Rook and Pawns. Lots of Capablanca games, naturally.


K+P
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1915 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

K+P 2 Distant Passed Pawns Can't be Stopped
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

K+P
Capablanca vs W P Shipley, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

R+P,Best Ever?
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

R+P
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

R+P
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

R+P
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

K+P 37. White To Move
Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

R+P
J Stapfer vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

R+P
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 75 moves, 0-1

R+P
Capablanca vs Yates, 1930 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 87 moves, 1-0

R+P
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

R+P Sacrifice a Pawn, Activate the King! 48. White to Move
Capablanca vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

R+P 51... Black to Move
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 66 moves, 0-1

R+P Always Look to Sac the Rook!!
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

R+P Activate the Rook & Push the Passed Pawn
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Bishop Beats Knight
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

R+P Discovered Attack!
DeFirmian vs Alburt, 1987 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 56 moves, 1-0

R+P Sacrifice Material and Push the Passed Pawn
Capablanca vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

K+P 38...Black to Move Extremely Instructive Pawn Breakthrough
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 50 moves, 0-1

R+P
Capablanca vs A Kreymborg, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

40. White to Move (Always be Aggressive!)
Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Creative Sacrifice Yields Connected Passed Pawns
Tartakower vs R Domenech, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

One of the Alltime Classic Rook Endgames
Botvinnik vs Najdorf, 1956 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 73 moves, 1-0

Black can Draw by Activating his Rook with 46...Rc5!
Kasparov vs Short, 1993 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

Extremely Instructive Rook Endgame
Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1981 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

Deadly Connected Passed Pawns
C Storey vs Hebden, 2009 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

Very Active White Rook
N Kosintseva vs A Bodnaruk, 2009 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 59 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's masterful endgame performance
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 55 moves, 0-1

Black does not exchange his active Rook
Gligoric vs Larsen, 1977 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 65 moves, 0-1

The correct exchange allows lethal King invasion
Ulf Andersson vs M J Tempone, 1979 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Power of the Bishop Pair
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Rook exchange amplifies the good Knight vs bad Bishop advantage
Sakaev vs J Meister, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 0-1

Typical Rook vs Rook and lone Pawn
M Gurevich vs V Malakhov, 2005 
(A20) English, 78 moves, 1-0

White King condemned to the back rank.
I Naumkin vs Khalifman, 1984 
(E92) King's Indian, 47 moves, 0-1

White plays the decisive 71.Rf2!! to prevent a Black body check
K Lerner vs I D Dorfman, 1980 
(D94) Grunfeld, 76 moves, 1-0

White creates an umbrella with 53.g5!
N Huschenbeth vs R Buhmann, 2011 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

35...Black to move, and force home a pawn.
R Bertholee vs Judit Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

33. White to move.
Radjabov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

57. White to move.
H Ree vs Ftacnik, 1978 
(D99) Grunfeld Defense, Smyslov, 77 moves, 1-0

Rook & Rook pawn vs Rook
T Ernst vs Bagirov, 1992 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 57 moves, 1-0

Rook interference
A Oberhofer vs G Battaglini, 2011 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 57 moves, 0-1

Andersson endgame.
M Narciso Dublan vs Ulf Andersson, 2001 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Rook interference
A Muzychuk vs Ju Wenjun, 2010 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 58 moves, 0-1

Rook interference
E Torre vs S R Burns-Mannion, 2010 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 74 moves, 1-0

68. White to move
Savon vs Gligoric, 1989 
(A04) Reti Opening, 70 moves, 1-0

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