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Pawn Endgames
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The most elementary of chess positions. All things being equal, every position must be judged in relation to the pawn ending.

Important concepts in these endgames include <king activity> <opposition> <triangulation> along with <zugzwang> <pawn breaks> <passed pawns> <square of the pawn> and <promotion/under-promotion>.

Queen endings can also arise from close pawn endings when both sides promote.

Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1944 
(A09) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

I Nepomniachtchi vs M Kobalia, 2007
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Triangulation in effect.
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Bareev vs Judit Polgar, 1993 
(E73) King's Indian, 49 moves, 0-1

F Cruz vs Seirawan, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Judit Polgar, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Kramnik, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1967 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

38. f5! A nice tactical shot.
Timman vs J Vogel, 1974 
(A17) English, 43 moves, 1-0

W Shipman vs Dzindzichashvili, 1993 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

T Simonian vs Navara, 2014 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 35 moves, 0-1

Grischuk vs Lputian, 2002 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 0-1

Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1915 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

Speelman vs A Dunnington, 1993 
(B06) Robatsch, 52 moves, 1-0

Zugzwang!
Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Tiviakov vs R Rapport, 2011 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 62 moves, 1-0

Vidmar vs Flohr, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 85 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs Botvinnik, 1953 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 51 moves, 0-1

A Matanovic vs Larsen, 1958 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1974 
(A17) English, 51 moves, 1-0

E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Randviir vs Keres, 1947 
(C45) Scotch Game, 63 moves, 0-1

Shirov vs Timman, 1996 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 49 moves, 1-0

Chekhover vs Bondarevsky, 1938 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 60 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Pirc, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

A Matanovic vs Korchnoi, 1964 
(C08) French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed, 45 moves, 0-1

Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

Sveshnikov vs Kasparov, 1979 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 43 moves, 0-1

A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Stoltz vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 61 moves, 0-1

Wade vs Korchnoi, 1960 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Khalifman vs A Greenfeld, 1994
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Lautier, 1995 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

A Kogan vs V M Golod, 2008 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 58 moves, 0-1

Kupreichik vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 92 moves, 1-0

Estrin vs J Ljungdahl, 1968 
(B44) Sicilian, 48 moves, 0-1

Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

A Volokitin vs R Wojtaszek, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 0-1

H Teske vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

A very instructive draw.
Najdorf vs Mecking, 1978  
(A15) English, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pawn endgame knowledge in action.
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Bisguier, 1959 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Joel Benjamin vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

I Polovodin vs Glek, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 42 moves, 1-0

A Giri vs Yifan Hou, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Geller vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 58 moves, 0-1

F Vallejo Pons vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 0-1

Waitzkin vs Dzindzichashvili, 1993 
(B07) Pirc, 44 moves, 1-0

Gulko vs Reshevsky, 1978 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

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