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Endgames of pawns and kings
Compiled by nasmichael
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We study games with the end in mind. Beginning with kings and pawns, we can figure out what to do when we see an opportunity to DRIVE the game towards a familiar position.

The battle after move 38 is interesting for your study.
Gossip vs J Mason, 1889 
(C11) French, 58 moves, 0-1

Move 38 reveals the endgame field of battle we're observing.
Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1886 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 44 moves, 1-0

By 41, the soldiers line up for a final battle.
Chigorin vs Gunsberg, 1890 
(C11) French, 46 moves, 0-1

By 34 the final battle begins. What details catch your eyes?
B Vergani vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

After 31...Kxc6 we have some good instruction from Pillsbury.
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

After 28.Kxd4 the White King takes the center of the board.
Spielmann vs Leonhardt, 1906
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

After 26...Kxb8 we see Akiba's kingside come alive.
Rubinstein vs J Gottesdiener, 1916 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

After 32...gxf5 the final battle begins.
R Pruun vs Keres, 1944
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

After the bishops leave, do you know what to do?
Gligoric vs Szabo, 1953 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 0-1

Fantastic pin idea.
D Reinderman vs Harikrishna, 2010 
(A20) English, 56 moves, 1-0

Passed pawns show the resolution of each player.
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1904 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

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