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Instructive rook endgames
Compiled by Cushion
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Cutting of the king
P Leepin vs I V Rohacek, 1941
(A13) English, 60 moves, 1-0

Sahovic vs H Bohm, 1978
(E15) Queen's Indian, 92 moves, 1-0

Vaganian vs Razuvaev, 1980
(E15) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 1-0

When the king goes to far
I Platonov vs Korchnoi, 1969
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1981 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Larsen, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

I Rogers vs Shirov, 1990 
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 65 moves, 1-0

The active king
Bondarevsky vs Kan, 1945
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Cherepkov, 1950 
(C58) Two Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Fortresses
Smyslov vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tied to your pawns
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

The weak passed pawn
Shirov vs Karpov, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 84 moves, 0-1

Checking distance
Leko vs Ivanchuk, 2010 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

The faults of the passive defence
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

The rook sac
S Belkhodja vs A Sokolov, 2001 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 92 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tactical shots
Shirov vs Morozevich, 2001 
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1-0

The miracle of the blockade
L Christiansen vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook behing the pawn
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

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