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The Art of Resigning
Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg
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It's much nicer to give the opponent a pretty mate in 1 than just capitulate!

40...Qc7!
Smejkal vs D Nikolin, 1977
(A13) English, 41 moves, 1-0

75...Rg3!!
Adams vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 76 moves, 1-0

40.Rf1!!
C Velasquez Ojeda vs Browne, 1981
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 40 moves, 0-1

39...Qd7!!
R Mainka vs Psakhis, 1994
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

39...Bg7!
L Lucena vs M Arribas, 2001
(A25) English, 40 moves, 1-0

40...e4!
A Susilodinata vs D Andreikin, 2001
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

53.Nc5+ (but otherwise prolonged too much)
Short vs Morozevich, 2002 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

55.Ne3!!
V Zagorovsky vs G Borisenko, 1954 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 55 moves, 0-1

38...Nd7!!
Najdorf vs B Wexler, 1964 
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1-0

37...Kf5!
Csom vs Adorjan, 1970
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 38 moves, 1-0

26...Rg5!
Van Wely vs W Zagema, 1992 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

19...Bf8!
T Abergel vs R Vedder, 2007 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1-0

75.Qxg3+!!!! (*forcing* 75...Kxg3#)
N J Fries-Nielsen vs Hoi, 1981 
(A04) Reti Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

14...Bc8!
W Wiese vs F Sanmartin, 1967 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

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