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Endgame themes.
Compiled by Dr. Siggy
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Dr. Tarrasch, "The Game of Chess", english transl., London 1935, page 38: - "If by captures or exchanges most of the pieces have been removed from the board, then the endgame is reached. Here the problem is either to force a mate by means of a superiority in force or to queen a pawn and thus gain this decisive superiority."

Checkmate with Bishop and Knight.
M Karttunen vs V Rasik, 2003 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 104 moves, 1-0

K + PP vs K + PP: majority of PP on the Q side.
Tarrasch vs K Hollaender, 1892 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

K + PP vs K + PP: opposition.
Tarrasch vs K A Walbrodt, 1898 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1-0

K + PP vs K + PP: Berger's square.
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

K + PP vs K + PP: outside passed P; typical drawing position.
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

K + PP vs K + PP: outside passed P; typical winning position.
Fischer vs Larsen, 1971 
(B88) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

N + PP vs N + PP: material advantage.
Tarrasch vs Blackburne, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

N + PP vs N + PP: even material; better N position.
Alekhine vs Erik Andersen, 1933 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

K + B + RP (of the wrong colour) vs K.
M Golmayo De La Torriente vs Alekhine, 1922 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

B + PP vs B= + PP: outside passed P.
Maroczy vs J Mieses, 1903 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 36 moves, 1-0

B + PP vs B= + PP: good B vs bad B.
Spassky vs Robert E Byrne, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

B + PP vs N + PP: protected passed P.
Spielmann vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 52 moves, 0-1

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
Pirc vs Flohr, 1929
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
H Johner vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
Flohr vs Levenfish, 1939 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 87 moves, 1-0

B + PP vs N + PP: bad B + IQP.
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

B + PP vs N + PP: the "domination" theme.
L Shamkovich vs E Schiller, 1984  
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1-0

BB + PP vs NN + PP: unbalanced PP; superiority of the BB.
K A Walbrodt vs Charousek, 1896 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 87 moves, 0-1

BB + PP vs NN + PP: unbalanced PP; drawing chances.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

BB + PP vs NN + PP: unbalanced PP; superiority of the BB.
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 69 moves, 1-0

BB + PP vs NN + PP: unbalanced PP; drawing chances.
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1937 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

BB + NN vs NN + PP: balanced PP; superiority of the NN.
Geller vs Ivkov, 1967
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 58 moves, 1-0

BB + PP vs B + N + PP: balanced PP; drawing chances
W Winter vs Kashdan, 1932
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

B + N + PP vs NN + PP: unbalanced PP; drawing chances.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(B68) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 9...Be7, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

R vs (2 connected passed) PP: typical winning position.
Tarrasch vs Janowski, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 87 moves, 1-0

R vs (2 connected passed) PP: typical drawing position.
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + P vs R: Karstedt & Tarrasch's drawn position.
Tarrasch vs Swiderski, 1906 
(C11) French, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + P vs R: Lucena's winning position.
J Pachow vs Y A Zimmerman, 2001 
(B07) Pirc, 68 moves, 1-0

R + RP + BP vs R: typical drawing position.
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + PP vs R + PP: extra P in the center.
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs R + PP: material and positional advantage.
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs R + PP: Tarrasch's rule.
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs R + PP: positional advantage.
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 67 moves, 0-1

R + PP vs R + PP: outside passed P, unbalanced PP.
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs R + PP: outside passed P, unbalanced PP.
Flohr vs Geller, 1949 
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

R vs N: when the N side loses.
G Neumann vs Steinitz, 1870 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 124 moves, 0-1

R vs B: when the B side draws.
Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2008 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

R vs B: when the B side loses.
Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C11) French, 75 moves, 1-0

R + N vs R: typical drawing position.
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + B vs R: Cochrane defense.
Ljubojevic vs Portisch, 1982 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 127 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + B + P (of the wrong colour) vs R.
Capablanca vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 83 moves, 0-1

R + B + PP vs R + B= + PP: the "French ending".
Tarrasch vs Teichmann, 1912 
(C14) French, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

R + B + PP vs R + B= + PP: extra P in the center.
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

R + B + PP vs R + N + PP: superiority of the B.
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937  
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs NN + PP: R + 2 PP ahead.
Tarrasch vs J Mieses, 1920 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs B + PP.
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0

R + PP vs B + PP: B + 3 PP ahead.
G A Thomas vs Tarrasch, 1923
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 75 moves, 0-1

RR + PP vs R + N + PP
Alekhine vs Kashdan, 1932 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

RR + PP vs R + N + PP
Alekhine vs O Bernstein, 1934 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 1-0

Q + PP vs Q + PP: material advantage; outside passed P.
Maroczy vs L Matibet, 1930
(C11) French, 47 moves, 1-0

Q + PP vs Q + PP: material advantage; outside passed P.
Maroczy vs Bogoljubov, 1936 
(C47) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Q + PP vs R + B + (passed) PP: when the Q wins.
Keres vs Konstantinopolsky, 1948 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

B + PP vs B= + PP: good B vs bad B.
Yanofsky vs Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Q + PP vs R + B + PP: when the Q loses.
W P Shipley vs Lasker, 1902 
(C49) Four Knights, 69 moves, 0-1

R + P vs R: Lucena's winning position.
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 90 moves, 0-1

R + PP vs R + PP: Tarrasch's rule.
Mecking vs Korchnoi, 1974 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

K + PP vs K + P: triangulation.
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

K + N vs K + PP (corner mate theme)
S Kun vs G Merenyi, 1997 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 56 moves, 1-0

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