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Defensive Combinations (Stalemate)
Compiled by patzer2
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57. Nxg5+!
D Bojkov vs J Borisek, 2005 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

55...Re1+!
Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

76...Rb5+!
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

69. Qh3+
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

42...Qg7+! ! 43.Rxg7 Rxh3+!
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

46. Ra8!
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

80...Re5+!
K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

37. Bxe4!
F J Perez Perez vs Ivkov, 1962 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 36 moves, 0-1

106. Qe5+!
B I Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 106 moves, 0-1

114...Rf6+!
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

70...Rxg6 = (71. fxg6 is stalemate)
A Blees vs Plachetka, 1985 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 70 moves, 1-0

74...h4! prepares a stalemate
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

40...Rd3+!!
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

68...Rxe5!
V Tomovic vs Vidmar, 1945 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

49. Rxb3!
Navara vs Svidler, 2008 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

44...Qe1+!
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

91...Kh7! solves a Thursday puzzle with a classic endgame
Sax vs Tseshkovsky, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 91 moves, 1-0

45...Ka8! completes a clever stalemate trap
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

73...Re2+!
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

60. Rxb3+!! solves a Sunday puzzle
W Wittmann vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

93...Rxe7! = is a saving move which Black missed
Akopian vs Kamsky, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 98 moves, 1-0

38. Rh8+!
W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

41. Rf8+!
Miles vs M Nedobora, 1994 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

42...Rf5+!? is tricky but White can avoid the stalemate and win
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1887 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

44. Qg8+! follows 43...Qc3?? instead of 43...Qa1+! +-
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

53...Qc1+!
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

62...Rf7+! solves a Wednesday puzzle
Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

55...Rxh5! 56. Ra5+ Kb4 57. Rxh5 =
Shirov vs Morozevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

98...Rb8! =
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

54...Rxg3+! solves a Saturday puzzle
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

67...Qd3+! solves a Tuesday puzzle
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

58. Rxf6+!
D H Campora vs K Shirazi, 1981 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

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