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Best endings
Compiled by outplayer
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Outplayer Leko!
Leko vs P H Nielsen, 2006 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

strong technique
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

beating sicilian
Fischer vs Benko, 1959 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 69 moves, 1-0

Bishop vs knight
V Malakhov vs Fressinet, 2006 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Paragua technique
M Paragua vs Dreev, 2005 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 71 moves, 1-0

Smyslov fun
Smyslov vs Goglidze, 1939 
(B83) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Superb Karpov
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

Good bishop vs Bad one
C Sandipan vs Koneru, 2006 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 82 moves, 1-0

Technique
Anand vs Chess Genius, 1993
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 75 moves, 1-0

Difficult win
A Istratescu vs C Bauer, 2006 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 94 moves, 1-0

N vs Pawns
Petrosian vs Geller, 1956 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 73 moves, 1-0

Profound ending
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Would you take the pawn
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

45.Be6!
Granda Zuniga vs Leitao, 2004 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Moro!
Rublevsky vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 75 moves, 0-1

Horses in action!
L'Ami vs A Blees, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

52.Bxg6+!
Seirawan vs Wojtkiewicz, 1992 
(E77) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

A hopeless queen
Morozevich vs A Volokitin, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 85 moves, 1-0

38.Nxg6+!
Yusupov vs A Reuss, 2005 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1-0

Cool
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Minority report
Radjabov vs L Bruzon Batista, 2006 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 1-0

Pentala!
Harikrishna vs Z Almasi, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 54 moves, 1-0

queen & bishop x queen & bishop
M Surtees vs B Lalic, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 0-1

queen x rook mastery
Averbakh vs Bondarevsky, 1948 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

26
Radjabov vs Anand, 2006 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

26'
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

famous
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

27.b5
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

got it baad
Jobava vs Wang Hao, 2006 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1-0

B20
Gulko vs H Pohla, 1977 
(B20) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1-0

20.Ne4+/-
Spassky vs Botvinnik, 1966 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 68 moves, 0-1

Moro's worst defeat
Tkachiev vs Morozevich, 2000 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 65 moves, 1-0

Moro's wall
Kasparov vs Morozevich, 2004 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Draw!
Timman vs Morozevich, 2002
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

11.Bf6
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

A class
Steffen Pedersen vs P H Nielsen, 2003 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 37 moves, 0-1

How to beat Fritz 9?
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2006  
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

25.Nh4!!
Geller vs Pribyl, 1984 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

This was not my day
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2006  
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 52 moves, 0-1

Off- colour bishop ending not drawn
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1998 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

34.Re1
Kramnik vs Shirov, 1998 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

40.Bd5
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 40 moves, 1-0

Blockading draw
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

B vs 2 passers
I Sokolov vs Timman, 1996
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

Knight vs 2 passers
I Sokolov vs T Sarbok, 2000
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

A good bishop losing to a knight
I Sokolov vs M Al Sayed, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1-0

39...h3
Aronian vs I Sokolov, 2005 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Managing 2 bishops to win
Dolmatov vs V Burmakin, 2001 
(C10) French, 54 moves, 1-0

QxR wins by zugzwang
P Lafuente vs H H Hernandez, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 119 moves, 0-1

bishop pair vs rook
A Fejzullahu vs Korchnoi, 2006 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 31 moves, 0-1

Judit beats world's number one in a classical game
Judit Polgar vs Topalov, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 39 moves, 1-0

42.Qd6
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

a pawn
F Nuernberg vs H Kranki, 1941
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

Sokolov defending well
Topalov vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

bishop vs knight
Mamedyarov vs I Sokolov, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 1-0

Polgar does it again
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 0-1

Pono outplays Grischuk
Ponomariov vs Grischuk, 2006 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 1-0

20.Bxg7+ wins the queen
Kramnik vs Karpov, 1999 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 32 moves, 1-0

46.Kf4!
Ponomariov vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Leko vs Gelfand, 2006 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 79 moves, 1-0

44.h6? loses
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

That's why it is important to know how to draw a game
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook manoeuvres
E Eliskases vs Bogoljubov, 1939 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

model rook ending
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

37.b5
Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

39...f5+!
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

36.Rxe7
Jakovenko vs E Inarkiev, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 64 moves, 1-0

Beat me in a scandinavian
Svidler vs Tiviakov, 2007 
(B01) Scandinavian, 65 moves, 1-0

Studious
Najdorf vs Petrosian, 1966 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 74 moves, 0-1

50.Kc4
Y Shulman vs M Panchanathan, 2006
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

17.Rfc1 is intuition
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

25.Bf1
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

I am not blind
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2003
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

B33
N Mitkov vs Shirov, 1994 
(B33) Sicilian, 72 moves, 0-1

61.Kf5 zugzwang
A Minasian vs Wang Hao, 2007 
(C11) French, 61 moves, 1-0

Pawnstorm
Bacrot vs Aronian, 2006 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 55 moves, 0-1

75.Rf4+!
S Novikov vs Jakovenko, 2007 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

17...Rfc8?!
Ivanchuk vs Aronian, 2007 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 49 moves, 1-0

30...Qh2
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Waiting for next friday
Carlsen vs Svidler, 2006 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

5 queens
Morozevich vs Topalov, 2007 
(B50) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

Aron lesson
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1929 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 70 moves, 1-0

83...Kf4!! draws.
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1916 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Mestel
A J Mestel vs V Tukmakov, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 66 moves, 1-0

45...Bb2
V Onoprienko vs Fedorov, 2007
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 53 moves, 0-1

42...Kg6 threatens mate
Zagrebelny vs N R McDonald, 2000 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

Emil ticket
Sutovsky vs Bologan, 2007 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 77 moves, 1-0

36.Nc6
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Radjabov vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 65 moves, 1-0

Anand vs Aronian, 2007 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 57 moves, 1-0

38...Re5
Quinteros vs Rodolfo Cardoso, 1974 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bareev vs Adams, 1993 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

Adams vs V I Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sax Education
Short vs Sax, 1988 
(B33) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1-0

I Rogers vs B Ivanovic, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 130 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop vs knight win
Yusupov vs Anand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 70 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Larsen, 1970 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

A Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Wang Yue vs A Sokolov, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Krasenkow, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Short vs Naiditsch, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 88 moves, 0-1

I Nepomniachtchi vs M Kobalia, 2007
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 77 moves, 1-0

Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 79 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Wang Yue, 2008 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nakamura vs P H Nielsen, 2009
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Judit Polgar vs Tiviakov, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(C00) French Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Uma francesa de Vidal
Kasparov vs A Galle, 1976 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

Rook vs. 3 pawns
G Mastrokoukos vs Areshchenko, 2003 
(D85) Grunfeld, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

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