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Instructive Endgames
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Space in the endgame
Yermolinsky vs Zagrebelny, 1983
(A13) English, 68 moves, 1-0

Cutting off the king
P Leepin vs I V Rohacek, 1941
(A13) English, 60 moves, 1-0

The other weaknesses of a backwards pawn
Ulf Andersson vs Huebner, 1981 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 51 moves, 1-0

An active rook is better then a passed pawn
Geller vs Larsen, 1967 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Pawn moves create weakness
Salov vs Yusupov, 1990 
(A13) English, 72 moves, 1-0

The outside passed pawn
Kramnik vs Adams, 1996 
(A17) English, 87 moves, 1-0

Agressive defence
Kotov vs Chekhover, 1938 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

The weakness of the fianchetto
Smyslov vs Sax, 1979 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 54 moves, 0-1

Faux sacrifices
Ribli vs I Radulov, 1973
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 60 moves, 1-0

The king blockade
Judit Polgar vs Kasimdzhanov, 2007 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacrificial breakthrough
A Bachtiar vs Ribli, 1982
(E15) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

The blockade of an isolated pawn
Ribli vs Gligoric, 1981 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 59 moves, 1-0

A single tempo
Keres vs Alekhine, 1936 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 75 moves, 0-1

Transition into book endgames
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

The significance of structure
Averbakh vs Bondarevsky, 1946 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 58 moves, 1-0

Evaluating Imbalances
Lisitsin vs Chekhover, 1932
(E91) King's Indian, 67 moves, 0-1

The Sacrifice of the passed pawn.
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1934
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 74 moves, 1-0

Endgame mating net
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 2001 
(C13) French, 26 moves, 1-0

The effective pawn majority
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

The bad bishop
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

The active king
I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Polugaevsky, 1982 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Pawns vs Rook
G Szamoskozi vs To Nhat Minh, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deflecting knights
Averbakh vs Mihailo Trajkovic, 1956 
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 60 moves, 1-0

Evaluating passed pawns
Eljanov vs Akopian, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 64 moves, 1-0

Tied down to defence
P Dubinin vs Petrosian, 1950 
(C18) French, Winawer, 46 moves, 0-1

The active rook
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Binds in the endgame
Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1966 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 0-1

Indirect opposition
Kurajica vs I Miladinovic, 1994 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knight and Bishop Vs. Rook and Pawn
Beliavsky vs Miles, 1984 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 91 moves, 1-0

Its nice to be a knight
Karjakin vs D Vocaturo, 2005
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 56 moves, 1-0

Light square blockade
Smyslov vs Taimanov, 1951
(A13) English, 58 moves, 1-0

Passivity
Tal vs K Darga, 1963 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Broken up pawns
Konstantinopolsky vs Keres, 1940 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Sacrifice for penetration
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

The Bishop pair
P Dittmar vs Kamsky, 2010 
(A10) English, 70 moves, 0-1

Finding the correct plan
H Bohm vs Timman, 1983 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 55 moves, 0-1

Deflection
Pirc vs Gligoric, 1953 
(A04) Reti Opening, 85 moves, 1-0

The pawn roller
Topalov vs Karpov, 1995 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 54 moves, 0-1

The value of a rook
J W Baird vs A E Post, 1905 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 0-1

Sheltering the king
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 109 moves, 1-0

No need to hurry
Kan vs Flohr, 1939
(C45) Scotch Game, 85 moves, 0-1

Material is not everything
Smyslov vs Larry Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

Weak squares
Smyslov vs D E Rumens, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

The knight sac for the passed pawn
Fine vs Najdorf, 1949 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 71 moves, 0-1

Pawn mobility
E Eliskases vs Capablanca, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang
Keene vs P Morriss, 1964  
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 40 moves, 1-0

Fortresses
Unzicker vs Rossolimo, 1949 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Other factors in bad bishops
Tal vs I Radulov, 1972 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 73 moves, 1-0

Two bishops easily defeat rooks
T Reich vs A Kabatianski, 2008 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Immobilization
Geller vs Julio Bolbochan, 1962
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 80 moves, 1-0

No counterplay
Capablanca vs I A Horowitz, 1931 
(A12) English with b3, 59 moves, 1-0

The powerful rook
Botvinnik vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 41 moves, 1-0

Piece Activity
Smyslov vs A J Mestel, 1980
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 62 moves, 1-0

Amazing Active King
Edinburgh vs London, 1824 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

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