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Zugzwang!
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The Immortal Zugzwang Game!
Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

The Other Immortal Zugzwang Game!
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

41.Rxc8, 46.Kh1 and 47.Kh2
B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 49 moves, 1-0

22.Rae1!! and 30.b4!
Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

36.g5+!
A Kornev vs P H Nielsen, 2005 
(C48) Four Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

37...Be8?? losing a drawing endgame after 38.e6!
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

41.Qc8!
Carlos Torre vs J Araiza Munoz, 1926 
(A48) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

45.Bc5!
K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

26...c4!
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

33...Qf3!
L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

55...Nd3! and its mate in two on all variants
Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

30.h4! and let the fortress destroy itself...
Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

34...g4! and "Zuk-zwang"!
B Harper vs R Zuk, 1971 
(E97) King's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

The Sheriff of Nottingham's restrictions
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

65...Bd4!
Reshevsky vs Bronstein, 1953 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 65 moves, 0-1

It's Saeed that after 58.a4! black's lost
Tal vs S Saeed, 1985 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

96...Kd5!! the only correct and winning move...!
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

king moves was all that black had...
Benko vs G Szilagyi, 1946 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 45 moves, 1-0

37...Re3!
P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

2 knights 2 die...
M Mukhitdinov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

if white queen moves, either 62...Qe1+ or 62...Qxf3+ wins
Radjabov vs Topalov, 2003 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

76-year old Bronstein still crushes steel in the board...
MacChess vs Bronstein, 1997 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 60 moves, 0-1

It's zwugzwang with 90.Rg2!(90...Kf6 91.Kxb2; 90...Kf4 91.Kxb2)
L Bruzon Batista vs D Fridman, 2004 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 121 moves, 1-0

46.h4! (46...Rxc7 47.Rxc7 Kxc7 48.Ke6(+-); 46...Ke7 47.Kc6(+-))
Gruenfeld vs A Haida, 1925
(D66) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 46 moves, 1-0

51.Ra7! (51...Ke8 52.Ra8+; 51...Bd1 52.g6 and 53.g7)
P F Johner vs K Helling, 1928 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 51 moves, 1-0

43...Qb8!
R Bertholee vs Judit Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

74.Ke8!
Carlos Torre vs N Banks, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0

39.Qf2!! reaches an awesome zugzwang position (Check my post)
Chiburdanidze vs T Lematschko, 1982 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 39 moves, 1-0

48.Rxc8! leads to a zugzwang position after 50.Bb2!
Ta Lin vs C Zhu, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

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