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Chessical's Instructive Endgame Collection
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This collection contains analysis of various K+Ps and R+Ps endgames in which a definite and instructive improvement can be found.


A draw by doubling
Szabo vs G Fuster, 1937 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

To draw create a passed pawn.
Blackburne vs F K Esling, 1885 
(C25) Vienna, 58 moves, 1-0

Creating a fortess with doubled pawns
Showalter vs Schlechter, 1900 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen that pawn!
J R Medley vs J Finch, 1849 
(C01) French, Exchange, 69 moves, 1-0

Using a majority to secure equality
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1857 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 1-0

The importance of correctly counting moves
Schiffers vs Chigorin, 1880 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Push only the correct pawn
T Lichtenhein vs H Montgomery, 1861 
(C27) Vienna Game, 44 moves, 1-0

An active Rook holds a R+Ps endgame a pawn down
W Tullidge vs J G Witton, 1887 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 74 moves, 1-0

An active Rook holds back the opposing King
S F Trabue vs L Uedemann, 1891 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Negating a pawn majority
M Bier vs A Schwarz, 1879 
(C01) French, Exchange, 52 moves, 1-0

K + 3 v K + the advantage to the defender of Pawn on Rook file
M Jakubowski vs Vokac, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 0-1

When "flank checks from the short side are hopeless".
Salwe vs Burn, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

R v R+2 P's - blunder on move 99!
Spielmann vs Duras, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 99 moves, 0-1

K + 3 v K + 2 pawns on same wing
Tarrasch vs J N Berger, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 1-0

Forcing a passed pawn from a majority
J Jackson vs H A Cadman, 1929 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 50 moves, 1-0

Drawing method with R pawn in P+P ending
Tarrasch vs Chigorin, 1893 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 63 moves, 1-0

R + pawns, difficulties in defending against a passed R Pawn
Euwe vs Stahlberg, 1953 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

R + pawns - drawn with 4 files of separation
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 78 moves, 1-0

Drawing technique with R v R+2P
Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sokolsky can't quite hold the draw - R v R+2P
Keres vs Sokolsky, 1947 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 89 moves, 1-0

Smyslov draws with R v P+ h and f pawns
Gligoric vs Smyslov, 1947 
(A48) King's Indian, 115 moves, 1/2-1/2

An active rook holds back a passed pawn
V N Kulomzin vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1903 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Necessity to create counterplay by active use of passed pawns
A Hodges vs E M Jackson, 1899 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

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