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EG Rook Plus Endgames
Compiled by fredthebear

Fredthebear is still adding games to this collection. Most of these games were acquired in the process of studying famous players, famous games, and various openings. This is not a copy of someone else's endgame collection.

The level of difficulty and quality of play varies greatly in this loosely assembled endgame collection. Some inclusions are really late middlegames and early resignations without much of an endgame battle due to the skilled foresight of the losing master understanding it was a technical loss. (Analyzing the final position and coming to the same conclusion is an excellent training practice.) No doubt there are several other endgame collections superior to this one.

These Rook Plus endgames allow other pieces to join in so long as the rooks play a role while on board. Some of these are rather basic, but it's good to be reminded of basic principles in action; same song, next verse, tried and true. Many players just do not know where to put their rooks in the endgame (or the middlegame, for that matter) and give away a precious tempo to the opponent, and perhaps another tempo when they try to correct their previous misplacement. Timing is significant in the endgame, yet easy to mishandle.

Some endgames last much longer than others. Some just serve as a reminder and are not worthy of detailed analysis. For on-line studies, don't start at the beginning of the game!! Save yourself some time and start the study of each endgame NEAR THE END by mouse clicking on the last five moves of the game score given below the board. Play out the last five moves. (Try to predict what will happen in the position before you actually follow the moves.) Then go back and play out the last ten moves. Then go back and play out the last fifteen moves, understanding how one position arrived at the other. At some point going farther back, you'll reach the middle game. If the game is still of interest to you, go all the way back to the beginning and replay all of it. Do check the blogger notes for endgame comments before leaving the page. Take note of who the blogger is; some commentators are more accurate and insightful than others. You will develop favorite bloggers just like you have favorite players.

Some Late MG/Early EG tips:
0) The endgame is an entirely different animal than the opening and middle game. The endgame focuses on creating and promoting a passed pawn for material gain to force checkmate with the help of the new piece. Thus, pawns race up the board in the chess ending as if an aquatic newborn headed out to sea. The king comes out of his shell to assist the advance of his own pawns, as well as prevent the advance of the enemy king and pawns. Often, the most aggressive king wins in the endgame, whereas the safest, passive king is often better off in the middle game. (The endgame arises after some exchanges when the confined king no longer fears being checkmated due to the lack of material remaining on board.) The isolated pawn is a hindrance in the middle game, but if the isolated pawn is an outside passer in the ending, it is often decisive. The endgame features more skewers, zugzwangs, triangulations, rook activity and stalemates, among other things. 1) Don't consider yourself as having a material advantage until the opposing queen has been swapped off the board. Anything can happen if she's still around -- never underestimate the power of a queen on an open board. (For example, a short-handed queen is really good at forcing a perpetual check draw to negate your material advantage.) Otherwise, if you're ahead a full piece, one can usually trade down like pieces to a won endgame. It's usually a winning advantage to be up the exchange (rook for minor piece) if the other pieces have been removed. 2) Keep your rooks connected (protecting each other) until the opposing queen is off the board. She's really good at rounding up loose (undefended) rooks. Connected rooks do not get sniped off and are good at bullying the queen, forcing her to retreat w/a loss of tempo. Of course, you were trying to penetrate two hogs on the 7th in the middle game, or at least control the open files. 3) With the rook becoming more active in the endgame, tactical skewers become much more common than in the middlegame. Often, a rook will aim through -- skewer -- the opposing king (forcing it to move out of check) and nab an unprotected unit on the other side of the king. "Aim one of mine at/through two of his" can be a winning tactical approach in all three phases of chess. 4) A passive rook sitting on guard duty won't do. In the endgame, it's usually better to leave a pawn(s) unguarded for the taking rather than make a rook sit still guarding the pawn(s). (Of course, this is a general principle that does not apply universally to all rooks and pawns.) The rook must be active, gobbling up the opposing pawns and cutting off the opposing king from getting involved. Of course, Tarrasch's Rule nearly always applies: The rook belongs behind a passed pawn of either color. 5A) Advanced connected passed pawns are often devastating, as either one can advance to become protected by the other. You probably already know that a lone rook cannot stop two connected passers (side-by-side) on the sixth rank (unless the rook can immediately capture one pawn on the sixth and threaten to take the other pawn on the sixth, which begs the question why the pawns were side-by-side to allow such to happen). As the rook moves into position to capture one of the two pawns, one of the pawns will advance to the seventh rank and remain protected. A lone rook cannot capture and stop promotion at the same time without itself being captured. 5B) A lone king can blockade two connected passed pawns, but dare not capture the backward pawn because the forward pawn will promote. The connected passers would tie the lone king down to blockade guard duty to prevent their advance, which allows the opposing king time to roam about inflicting damage or come to assist the connected passers. 6) Acquiring and promoting a passed pawn into a new piece for extra material is the whole point of any true endgame. The passer is converted into a new piece for a decisive material advantage like a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. First get your pieces in the proper position to do battle before advancing the pawns (unless you have a sure fire promotion before the opponent can get over to capture it). IMHO, THE MOST COMMON ENDGAME ERROR IS BEING IN A HURRY TO ADVANCE A PAWN(S) INSTEAD OF HAVING FIRST PLACED THE REMAINING PIECES ON THEIR IDEAL SQUARES. Don't get in such a big hurry! Stop and see the big picture. Figure out where your pieces (and the opposing pieces) belong first -- that is the plan. The pieces belong where they can prevent the opponent from pawn promotion and/or support their own passed pawn(s). It's important to control (protect) the promotion square on the back rank with a piece. 7) When the pawn promotes, always consider underpromotion to a knight first. Don't get into the bad habit of automatically replacing the promoted pawn with a new queen, especially on the c- and f-files where a known stalemate is possible! Although rare, the new knight might be able to give a devastating check upon the opposing king. Consider the knight first, then bishop and rook, but in the vast majority of cases, making a new queen is the best selection. 8) The king is a fighting piece -- use it. Many endgames are decided by having the more aggressive, advanced king. Be quick to recognize when the threat of checkmate no longer exists and then centralize thy king rapidly so it can "gain the opposition" in the opponent's half of the board. An easy win may occur if your rook seizes the open line that cuts off the opposing king before he can get to pawns. (The king often finds itself the last defender against a passed pawn if it can get to the promotion square in time.) 9A) Know and follow Capablanca's Rule: In a pawn majority (2 vs 1, 3 vs 2, etc.), advance the "extra" unopposed pawn first. The unopposed pawn becomes the candidate passer. Otherwise, one pawn can hold back two as the backward pawn will not be able to advance w/out being captured and giving away a new passer on the adjacent file. This pawn majority situation happens a lot and there's no good reason for rank amateurs to blow it as they do. 9B) The defensive pawn that is preventing the advance of the candidate passer from the adjacent file is an excellent target for a minor piece sacrifice in certain endgame situations. This falls under the concept of Remove the Defender (via sacrifice). With the preventive pawn removed, the defense must resort to another method of defense to prevent promotion, which often stretches the defense too thin to cover all parts of the board. This creates Capablanca's concept of inflicting two weaknesses on the opponent, here and there. 9C) Know how to break through when the pawns are equal in number without the help of a king kept busy on the other side of the board.

Those who need to learn about the endgame should not begin with an exclusive endgame book. It's just too overwhelming to attempt the entire subject in one gulp. Instead, read the endgame CHAPTER from introductory instruction books that teach the rules of chess. Reserve a half-dozen beginners books from your local library if necessary and read the endgame chapter in each one. By and large, they will discuss the same few topics, but the positions will be different. You will learn how to APPLY THE SAME CONCEPT PATTERN TO DIFFERENT POSITIONS. The endgame has a chess language all it's own.

Older chess books written in descriptive notation by deceased authors generally do a better job of explaining the endgame for learners, IMHO. I prefer I.A. Horowitz and Frank Marshall for the basics of endgame play. Samuel Reshevsky, Harry Golumbek and Larry Evans wrote good CHAPTERS on the endgame in their general instruction books. Of course, world champions Jose R. Capablanca, and Emanuel Lasker wrote excellent chapters on the endgame; intermediate level players can grasp their writings. The legendary Siegbert Tarrasch, EDWARD Lasker, and Aaron Nimzowitsch publications are too advanced to start with but must be studied after gaining initial knowledge and confidence. I've seen too many young players become discouraged when told to read these thick classic manuals and give up on their chess studies. Endgame knowledge is best acquired gradually and systematically from a base of understanding much like sequential mathematical studies: name the numbers, count forwards and backwards, addition, subtraction, borrowing, multiplication tables, division, remainders, fractions, etc. First things first; be razor sharp on the simple fundamentals and don't try to jump ahead.

General instruction endgame chapters tend to focus on simple forced checkmates against a lone king chased to the edge of the board (which you should be able to deliver every time w/out hesitation like tying your shoes). Know how to promote a pawn and stop it from promoting to force a draw. A rook's pawn on the outter file is more drawish. Then tackle multiple pawn positions with pawns on both sides of the board. Once basic king and pawn endgames are fully understood, add a piece or two to complicate the position. Sacrificing a piece to eliminate the opponent's last remaining pawn can leave the opponent with insufficient winning material. Or, sacrificing your piece to break through for promotion by removing an obstructive defensive pawn is a tactical situation less often discussed in chess books but well worth knowing. Rook endgames are the most common at grandmaster level, but one should understand pawn endings first. Grandmasters understand pawn endings so well there is no need to play them out... resignation occurs instead.

Determined students who have read and understand a few of the above suggested selections will now be ready for books dedicated entirely to the third and final phase. Yuri Averbakh's Chess Endings: Essential Knowledge is just that. Next is the more extensive Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres. These two books should be faithfully read and re-read. You likely will have to purchase them used; do know that both have been reprinted in algebraic notation if you prefer -- be careful which version you order, although any self-respecting chess player can easily read both algebraic and descriptive notation.

Follow Keres' book with the 300 puzzles book of the exact same name -- Practical Chess Endings by Irving Chernev. This will allow you to self-test your endgame understanding, which should be excellent at this stage of your studies. Then read Capablanca's Best Chess Endings: 60 Complete Games, also by Irving Chernev to gain understanding of the formulation of plans coming out of the middle game. Compared to a grandmaster, Chernev is certainly not the best endgame teacher, but his examples of various endgame positions are excellent. Chernev wrote other endgame books as well, such as the applauded Chessboard Magic, but I recommend sticking to the two mentioned above for their volume and instructive value crafted to educate and somewhat entertain the reader.

Follow Averbakh, Keres and Chernev's writings with your choice of the following: Practical Endgame Lessons by GM Edmar Mednis, Practical Rook Endings by GM Edmar Mednis, A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames by Nikolay Minev, Endgame Strategy by Mikhail Shereshevsky, Vasily Smyslov: Endgame Virtuoso by Vasily Smyslov and/or Botvinnik: One Hundred Selected Games by Mikhail Botvinnik.

Eventually, A Guide to Chess Endings by Dr. Max Euwe and Reuben Fine's Basic Chess Endings (a poorly named classic; the word "Basic" should have been replaced with "Comprehensive") are critical reference works to be used like an encyclopedia to look up a certain type of ending that might have given you trouble. You have a couple years of less complicated study ahead of you before these reference books will be needed.

Pick the above author that is appropriate for your level of understanding. If the information is too puzzling to comprehend, stop and back up to an earlier book selection. Chess studies should be easy for you to follow along. Being overwhelmed with material that is too advanced is a waste of your time. Once you've read an entire chess book -- ANY chess book -- always re-read it from cover-to-cover immediately.

Your endgame knowledge will reward you again and again and again. Endgame knowledge does not change; its reliable, reusable and repeats its rewards. Once you learn endgame concepts well, middle game pawn structures and positional play will make much more sense and you're not obliged to risk it all for checkmate earlier in the game. Instead, you can sit back and play sound, solid chess without taking unnecessary risks, wait for your opponent to make a mistake and hand you the advantage. Otherwise, match move for move and continue to grind it down to a few pieces and pawns. Superior understanding provides a vast and permanent competitive edge against most amateur opponents who lag far behind in endgame knowledge, the weakest part of their game. As combinational opportunities diminish with reduced material on board, the younger amateur weakens -- s/he has fewer tactical resources and less knowledge of how best to proceed. Furthermore, mistakes are likely compounded in the endgame when in time trouble and/or emotionally fatigued from the long battle. Your knowledge of endgame concepts will save you much time on the clock in finding the winning plan based upon the pawn structure and remaining piece placement. (Often your plan is to simply stop your opponent from executing her/his winning plan but you must first realize that plan exists.) You recognize the correct plan for both sides and proceed with confidence. Boy howdy... I have won or drawn MANY, MANY positions I should have lost because of my superior endgame knowledge (or the opponent's ignorance if you please). An extra half-point often makes a BIG difference in the final tournament standings, your rating, and your outlook.

In my case, I'd go so far as to say that my chess rating would be 600-800 points lower without my endgame performances over the years, especially with the Black pieces. In fact, I'd surely have given up playing tournament chess by now if it weren't for the saving endgame. Case in point: It just so happens that in each of my last three rated tournaments in the fall of 2016, there was a game in each where I played solidly and offered draws early in the endgame to slightly higher rated opponents who declined to accept. I went on to win the ending when each of my opponents gave away a tempo by making a less-than-best move that did not accurately fit the ever-changing position, allowing me to suddenly seize a superior position with better piece placement. (Twice my rooks took control of a more active line and once my king was allowed to advance one square closer toward the action -- subtle but deadly improvements with lasting consequences.) These sudden acquisitions of a victorious advantage after hours of face-to-face combat made all the difference in my personal satisfaction from competitive tournament play! I went home happy and eager to play again, motivated to review study material to reinforce my understanding!

Update summer of 2017: At our local chess club, I won a dead lost game under quick time controls by pinning my opponent to slow his momentum, stepped my king over one file so it could get to a certain pawn cluster as needed without being cut-off, and then placed my rook exactly where it needed to be to round up two of his passed pawns. Had my opponent stopped to think where my rook was required for defensive purposes, he could have prevented it and won the game. Instead, he hurried and lost a game he thought he was surely going to win. I did not play better; he planned worse and left the barn door open. The outcome was about a 25 point rating swing for me. These types of narrow escapes happen almost every tournament for me, especially when time gets short. American players tend to be weakest in the endgame.

Endgame knowledge also gives me the confidence and desire to continue to fight on in worse middle game positions knowing that at some point my opponent is likely to make an inferior move that allows me to force a draw instead of resignation. Knowledge of drawing methods comes in quite handy just like knowing checkmate patterns. Gaining a 1/2 point out of a worse position can be almost as satisfying as a win and certainly less damaging to one's rating. Hang in there, be stubborn, hard to kill! Force your opponent to prove s/he knows the proper finish.

"One bad move ruins forty good ones." -- I.A. Horowitz

QGD Exchange. Positional Variation (D35) 1-0 Connected passers
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2014 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1-0

The Dancing Knight, Diligent Rook & Dastardly Minority Attack
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0

First called "partie du pion roi d'un pas" by Philidor
London vs Paris, 1834 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. London Def (C44) 1/2-1/2 g-file battle, R ending
I Calvi vs Kieseritzky, 1842 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30) 0-1 Rob the pin
Saint Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1/2-1/2 Oops in the corner
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicil Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1Instructive heavy pieces
W J Tuckett vs J R Medley, 1849 
(B27) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 12: 150 Chess Endings by suenteus po 147
Morphy vs Paulsen, 1857 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Impressive pawn majority will promote
S Boden vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 0-1 Exchange sac, Rook ending
Morphy vs Owen, 1858 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 0-1 Both promote Qs
P Journoud vs de Riviere, 1859 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Advance (C44) 0-1 Now that's Queen harrassment!
G Dufresne vs Anderssen, 1861 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Better EG
Dubois vs Steinitz, 1862 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

French Def. - Advance (C00) 0-1Delayed Anderssen's Opening 2.a3
J Laroche vs de Riviere, 1862 
(C00) French Defense, 52 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1-0 Tremendous!
de Riviere vs Morphy, 1863 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 55 moves, 1-0

Black rook edges out king, ushers in new queen in K+P ending.
Morphy vs de Riviere, 1863 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 56 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 0-1 Well-placed K escorts passer
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875
(C45) Scotch Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Paulsen / Hungarian (C25) 1-0 Underpromotion+
J Mieses vs B Richter, 1887 
(C25) Vienna, 76 moves, 1-0

French 3...Nf6 Classical. Rubinstein (C14) 0-1 Exchange sac!
Harmonist vs Tarrasch, 1887 
(C14) French, Classical, 38 moves, 0-1

Fine play by Black's rooks and in comes their monarch
M Kuerschner vs Tarrasch, 1888 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Anderssen Defense (C25) 0-1 Nifty EG
Mackenzie vs C Golmayo, 1888 
(C25) Vienna, 66 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Delayed Exch (C11)0-1 W is cut-off; OCB+Rs EG
Chigorin vs E Delmar, 1889 
(C11) French, 135 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Exchange (D13) 1/2-1/2 Older vs younger brother
B Lasker vs Lasker, 1890 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

The most instructive R+P ending ever played??
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Variation (C47) 1-0 Older man wins
C Golmayo vs Blackburne, 1891 
(C47) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 U will find out in a hurry
C Golmayo vs Blackburne, 1891 
(C47) Four Knights, 48 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz (C46) 0-1 EL makes an EG of it
Schiffers vs Lasker, 1895 
(C46) Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66)0-1 a-pawn is the difference
Schiffers vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

Masterful Rook Use: Penetrate, Capture, Cut-off, Support
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Volatile game; B bests N
Marshall vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

The Crazy Rook Draw: Immunity or Stalemate capture
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Schliemann Def (C63) 1-0Heavy pieces ending w/accuracy
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1905 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Nimzovich annotates an endgame plan true to 'His System'
F J Lee vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1/2- Cornered K
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings - A Masterpiece
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

London System (D02) 1-0 Horrible endgame blunder ends it
Dus Chotimirsky vs Alapin, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange Variation (C68) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 5: The Passed Pawn, T62MIGOCEP by Chernev
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Get an advantage, keep it and convert in endgame. Brilliant!
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

IM Bill Hartston features this game in his "Kings of Chess."
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 A witty trap - notes by Dr. Lasker
A Speijer vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

From the 40th move the ending is a single profound study
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Tactical; Smart EG
Alekhine vs Yates, 1910 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Slav, Suchting Variation (D15) 1-0 Very instructive
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Pawn chain is a tough nut to crack
Capablanca vs W E Allnutt, 1911 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Absolutely fantastic save in a rook ending - being down 2 pawns
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Irving Chernev)
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Dutch, Staunton Gambit. Lasker Var (A83) 1-0 Protected Passer
Marshall vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 61 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Nimzowitsch System (C02) 1-0 Notes by A.N.
Nimzowitsch vs S Von Freymann, 1912 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 1-0 R ending
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Rubinstein Var (C14) 0-1 Interesting R ending
J Perlis vs Spielmann, 1913
(C14) French, Classical, 48 moves, 0-1

Valiant but losing battle of the passer down the exchange
Duras vs Tartakower, 1914 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 0-1

Instructive endgame, demonstrating the power of an active rook.
Schlechter vs A Kaufmann, 1916 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1/2-1/2 A drawn rook ending?
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 0-1B vs R; restricted K loses
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Italian, Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0 Know your R EG
Euwe vs G Kroone, 1919 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

"Senor Capablanca's zugzwang sympnony" (Tartakover)
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

"Learn from the Legends" - Mihail Marin
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1920 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Video link: a wonderful demo of how to play against the IQP
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

"The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

"The perfect game" says Chernev
Reti vs B Kostic, 1922 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1-0

QGD Barmen Var (D37) 0-1 Heavy pieces ending
Janowski vs Reshevsky, 1922 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 65 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Cornered K vs R on 7th
Tarrasch vs Reti, 1922 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Center Pawns in the Endgame
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Outside P
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Endgame lessons by Capablanca (notations by Alekhine & Reti)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

Shereshevsky's Endgame Strategy, Chapter 6
Bogoljubov vs Lasker, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0? DRAWN POSITION
Rubinstein vs Weingarten / Silberschatz, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Janowski salvages draw using the Take My Rook stalemate trick
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lucena's position shows up to haunt Alekhine in 1926.
Alekhine vs Gilg, 1926 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 67 moves, 0-1

Capablanca & Alekhine trade mistakes in Queen & Rook ending.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Game 82 in 'Chess Praxis' by Aron Nimzowitsch.
Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann, 1927 
(A06) Reti Opening, 55 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening (C44) 1-0 Instructive Rook ending
Tartakower vs Reti, 1928 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Q bests R&B EG
A Becker vs Euwe, 1929 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

English, Agincourt Def. Keres Def(A13/D41) 1-0Rook EG promotion
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1929 
(A14) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Story came from Gerald Abrahams in his book Not Only Chess.
W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50) 1-0 R EG
Rauzer vs M Yudovich Sr., 1931
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

"The Pearl of Poznan"; Bird Opening, sacs for passers
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

Textbook penetration; keen sacs connect passers - shock
A Yurgis vs Botvinnik, 1931 
(A15) English, 37 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1-0 Rook ending promotion
Capablanca vs I S Turover, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

Dutch, Staunton G. Tartakower Var (A82) 0-1 Connected passers
Alekhine vs R McBride, 1932 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 56 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Mobile R defeats B&N on guard duty
Grob vs P F Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Mikhail Shereshevsky's Endgame Strategy
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 55 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Classical / Yugoslav (B72) 1-0 Lesser known nemesis
F Bohatirchuk vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 58 moves, 1-0

WC 1935 Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90)"The Pearl of Zandvoort"
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(A90) Dutch, 47 moves, 1-0

Scandi 2.e5?! c5 (B01) 0-1 W loses the center vs French Advance
Keres vs F Kibbermann, 1935 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D02) 1-0 Basic lesson on pins by a Rook
Keres vs D Adamson, 1935 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Zukertort, Tennison Gambit (A06) 1-0 Qs &Rs ending
Keres vs L Luck, 1935 
(A06) Reti Opening, 49 moves, 1-0

16th World Championship Match, Game 5
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(A09) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Prins Variation (B54) 1/2-1/2 Simple won't do
Keres vs Capablanca, 1937 
(B54) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury (D41)1-0 N fork flips = ending
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0

Game 15 in "Learn from the Legends" - Mihail Marin
Alekhine vs E Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

King's English. Nimzowitsch Var (A20) 0-1 Connected Passers
Chekhover vs Alatortsev, 1940
(A20) English, 72 moves, 0-1

KID, Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1/2-1/2 Passive Q blockade
Veresov vs Boleslavsky, 1940 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 0-1 The K aggressor wins EG
P Rethy vs Euwe, 1940 
(A06) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78)1-0 Cut-off opposingK
Euwe vs W Koomen, 1941
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

NINE passed pawns aboard after 59.Rxf6
Smyslov vs Botvinnik, 1941 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

King's English. Four Knights (A28) 0-1 R ending promo race
Keres vs K Richter, 1942  
(A28) English, 59 moves, 0-1

Colle Zuk / Odd Stonewall Dutch (D02) 0-1 Hellacious Black EG!!
Denker vs G Abrahams, 1946 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 0-1 Qside P majority
G Wood vs Euwe, 1946 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 36 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack. Mindeno Var Exchange (B11) 0-1 Zugzwang
Kasparian vs Petrosian, 1946 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 54 moves, 0-1

KID Immediate Fianchetto (E60) 1-0 R traps N on the rim
Euwe vs T van Scheltinga, 1948
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Game 53: Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Keres vs Botvinnik, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 72 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C75) 1-0 R & P ending
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Game 19: 125 Selected Games by Vasily Smyslov ...d5 pawn sac
Petrosian vs Smyslov, 1949 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 46 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Def. Exchange (E92) 0-1 Active Rooks at all cost
Flohr vs Geller, 1949 
(E92) King's Indian, 61 moves, 0-1

NID Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 Early Q exchanges to centralized Rs
Euwe vs H Kramer, 1950
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. Greco Gambit Traditional (C54) 1-0 20.Ne6!?
Rossolimo vs A Dunkelblum, 1950 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 42 moves, 1-0

KID Pomar System (E72) 0-1 Superior R&P endgame technique
Najdorf vs Bronstein, 1950 
(E72) King's Indian, 81 moves, 0-1

Copycat, early knight sortie becomes Q vs. 2 rooks ending
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def. Blackmar's Second Gambit (A80)1-0 P fork fails Black
Tal vs K Klasup, 1952 
(A80) Dutch, 64 moves, 1-0

QGA Classical Def. Steinitz Exchange (D26) 1-0 Tight race R EG
Euwe vs G Fuster, 1953
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 45 moves, 1-0

G167 'Zurich International Chess Tournament, 1953' by Bronstein
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Czech Defense (B06) 1-0 Q creates passer to beat R pair
Tal vs Simagin, 1956 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Marshall Cntrattack 3...d5 (B40) 1-0 Excellent EG tech
Unzicker vs E R Lundin, 1954 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

King's English. Two Knights' Fianchetto (A24) 1-0 Semi-closed
Taimanov vs I Livshin, 1954 
(A24) English, Bremen System with ...g6, 89 moves, 1-0

Declining the Smith-Mora with 3...Nf6 and Beginner's Book Draw?
J Tamargo vs Fischer, 1956 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 40 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. R+B. Ratings man comes a cropper...
A Elo vs Fischer, 1957 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 49 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1/2-1/2 Befuddled
Fischer vs Bronstein, 1958 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

KG Accepted. Bishop's G. Bogoljubow (C33) 1-0 EG Qside majority
Spassky vs M Nurmamedov, 1960 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

36. Be5 removes all doubt by pinning promotion defender
Fischer vs Euwe, 1960 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit b4 (B01) 1-0 Poisoned h-pawn
Koltanowski vs W Windom, 1960 
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def: 4 Pawns Attk. Trifunovic Var (B03) 1-0 Rooks EG
K Darga vs K Palda, 1960 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

Karpov's endgame arsenal !
G Timoshchenko vs Karpov, 1961 
(C10) French, 53 moves, 0-1

Mednis in "How to Beat Bobby Fischer" - 50...Rb2+? loses
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(E97) King's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

QGD Semi-Tarrasch Def. ML (D42) 0-1 Active, deep, exchange sacs
Reshevsky vs Fischer, 1961 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 57 moves, 0-1

Like a moth drawn to the fire...tactical slugfest w/Tal
Tal vs Hecht, 1962 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik's "Half a Century of Chess" (Pergamon 1984)
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Photo; classic ending
Fischer vs Tal, 1962 
(B32) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 1-0 2Rs, 2Ns beat 2Rs, 2Bs
Fischer vs Berliner, 1962 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

Incredible rook (reciprocal sac) end game!
Gligoric vs Stein, 1962 
(E70) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Page 190, box 158 (modified) (See Zorts' kibitz re move 41).
Fischer vs Reshevsky, 1962 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 54 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 Trapped pair of Rs
Ivkov vs I Kanko, 1963 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon Yugoslav Attack ML (B77) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rooks
Fischer vs D Byrne, 1963 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Exchange Var (D35) 0-1 A King walks up to the bar...
Berliner vs Fischer, 1963 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Attack (E15) 0-1 Rooks ramschackle
Benko vs Keres, 1963 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bronstein (Byrne) Variation (E45) 0-1 R domination
Saidy vs Fischer, 1965 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 38 moves, 0-1

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Estrin vs Berliner, 1965 
(C57) Two Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Classical Cordel Gambit (C64)0-1 It depends who you ask
Nezhmetdinov vs Myagmarsuren, 1965 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

QG Accepted: Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Convert one to another
Benko vs K Burger, 1965
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 40 moves, 1-0

BFTC: Box 121, page 148 (modified)
Fischer vs I Bilek, 1965 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 1-0

London System 5...Qb6 6.b3 (D02) 1/2-1/2 Active central battle
Vadasz vs A J Whiteley, 1965 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate looms if RxNf8
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1966 
(A05) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 1-0

"Bobby Fischer's Outrageous Moves" by Bruce Pandolfini
Fischer vs J Durao, 1966 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B49) 0-1 Seize open lines
A Mesa vs M Cebalo, 1966 
(B49) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 0-1 R obstructs bad B
Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1966 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Positional Def Closed (E94) 0-1 R Breakthru
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1970 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 0-1

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles (B06)1/2-Arabian Stalemate w/Crazy R
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0Blitz; Minority Attack
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1970 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 105: Russians versus Fischer
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1971 
(A04) Reti Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen. Szen Var (B44) 1-0 EG tactics
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack (B86) 1/2-White Fortress
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 0-1 Blind Swine on the 2nd will promote
Wade vs N Littlewood, 1971 
(D80) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Imprisoned Rook
Karpov vs J Klovans, 1971 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

27...f6? does not ease the pin, it just loses the pawn.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Modern. Alburt Variation (B04) 0-1 Ballsy
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1

2R vs. R+B. Not one but two tactical ambushes.
Fischer vs Spassky, 1972 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Defense: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0Magical Mate
Quinteros vs V Tukmakov, 1973 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack(A07) 1-0 Qside batteries, Kside deflection
J Hardinge vs J L Watson, 1973
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var (B42) 0-1 Ending: 2Rs vs 2Bs + R
S Garcia Martinez vs Karpov, 1973 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 68 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Exchange (B13) 0-1 W loses 2 backward pawns yet lasts
V Vepkhvishvili vs N Chakhoian, 1974
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 101 moves, 0-1

R+B vs. R+ B, then R+P vs. 2P. Both promote.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0

Creepy Crawly 5 pawns on the 6th; W had no advantage until pin
N Schouten vs P Du Chattel, 1975 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2- Invaluable g-pawn
G Kuzmin vs Petrosian, 1977 
(C10) French, 61 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1/2-Crazy R
K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mikenas Defense 2.d5 3.e4 Q exchange; Unpin w/a Double Attack
Miles vs Z Mestrovic, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. Main Line (D37) 1-0 Always one step ahead
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Positional Chess Handbook by Israel Gelfer
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 79 moves, 1-0

46...Ra2+ Zwishenzug saves the pawn, makes all the difference.
P Enders vs Uhlmann, 1978 
(C02) French, Advance, 52 moves, 0-1

QGD Exchange. Positional (D35) 1-0 Great technique in R ending
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: Chinese Variation (B07) 1-0 R beats B EG
V Vepkhvishvili vs M Chipashvili, 1979
(B07) Pirc, 77 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. KID (A15) 1-0 Classic K invasion
Ulf Andersson vs M J Tempone, 1979 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight (A15) 1-0Exchange, K attk
Ulf Andersson vs Robatsch, 1979 
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B40) 1-0 Long R ending
A Ivanov vs A Vitolinsh, 1979 
(B40) Sicilian, 88 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E06) 1-0 Instructive R EG
Ribli vs Karpov, 1980 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Classic W development, Q extraction saves B, instructive R EG
P Ostojic vs M Basman, 1981 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: King's Indian System (A56) 1-0 Fine R manuevers
Chandler vs A J Mestel, 1981 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Macho Grob Spike (A40) 0-1 R sac offer to promote
A J Whiteley vs M Basman, 1982 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch (D30) 0-1 Dreaded K-Q vs K-R ending
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 77 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Modern Var (C29) 1/2-1/2 A fighting draw
J Kulbacki vs B Finegold, 1983 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Agincourt Def. Catalan Def Accepted (A13) 0-1 Outside P
A A R Afifi vs Ulf Andersson, 1984 
(A13) English, 55 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check Var. Intermezzo Line (E15) 0-1 R ending
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1984 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 70 moves, 0-1

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1/2- Active play, R ending
Gulko vs Psakhis, 1985
(C01) French, Exchange, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 P breakthrough
Rozentalis vs Chekhov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

English Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15) 1-0 Play vs IQP
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1985
(A15) English, 51 moves, 1-0

The Crazy Rook fails where the king can make luft.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3(C42) 1-0Connected P
C Maier vs H Bayer, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. 3 Knts. Petrosian System (D90) What do u think?
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 62 moves, 1-0

King, Bishop, Rook vs King, Rook
D Gurevich vs C Hansen, 1986 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 160 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Be6 (A90) 1/2-R shuffle EG w/K blockade
Flear vs Short, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Opening Preparation," by Dvoretsky and Yusupov, p. 25-28
Beliavsky vs Yusupov, 1987 
(A90) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

QID Kasparov-Petrosian Var. Kasparov Attk (E12) 1/2-If U Please
Piket vs L Riemersma, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening (E00) 1/2-1/2 Masterpiece of Swindling
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 0-1 This pawn or that one?
V Puri vs Ivanchuk, 1987 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Mikenas-Carls Var (A15) 1-0 R ending
Kiril D Georgiev vs Suba, 1987
(A15) English, 68 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1/2- Active draw
J Kulbacki vs C Diebert, 1987 
(A43) Old Benoni, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Dragon Formation (B09) 1-0Dominant Q
Tal vs Spassky, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank (B87) 1-0 R vs N&B ending
Judit Polgar vs H Olafsson, 1988 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov Var (B48) 0-1 A steady ship
Z Vancsura vs Kotronias, 1988 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 49 moves, 0-1

Czech Defense (B07) 1-0Exchange sac creates pin, instructive EG
V Vepkhvishvili vs J Rollwitz, 1989
(B07) Pirc, 50 moves, 1-0

Page 107: Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

This is the longest game in the database with 269 moves!
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Central Variation. McDonnell Def (D20) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Outside passer
Judit Polgar vs Darcy Lima, 1989 
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 R ending
Bagirov vs K Jakus, 1989 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1/2- Early pressure...stalemate
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian McDonnell Attack. Tal Gambit (B21) 1-0 Centralized N
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C92) 1-0 Black dropped a-pawn
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

FR Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 VA survives bold VK
Anand vs Korchnoi, 1991 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann, Classical. ML (B19) 1-0 EG exchange principle mishap
G Timoshenko vs P Marusenko, 1991 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Pirc Austrian Attack. Dragon (B09) 0-1 No time for en prise N
Bologan vs Nunn, 1992 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def: Scandinavian (B02) 0-1R sac releases dark squares
Weeramantry vs Shabalov, 1993 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

90. b8=N gives White good drawing chances
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Worrall Attack Castling (C86) 1-0Blindfold R EG
Judit Polgar vs Short, 1993 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 67 moves, 1-0

Perhaps VA lost on time but VK had insufficient mating material
Anand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 1/2-1/2 Rook EG
Nunn vs S Sulskis, 1994 
(C47) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Polerio Def Suhle Def (C59) 0-1 G-file battle
Morozevich vs A Graf, 1994 
(C59) Two Knights, 59 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97)1/2-Crazy R Arabian Stalemate
J Stocek vs G Pelle, 1994 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1/2-1/2 Rook ending
Torsten Czech vs W Sonnhalter, 1994
(B32) Sicilian, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Four Knights (A35) 1-0 Outside passer
Kramnik vs Hjartarson, 1995 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 40 moves, 1-0

QGA Rosenthal Var (D21) 1-0 Fine exchange sac R ending
Kramnik vs Ivanchuk, 1995 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 50 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2 Pawn skeleton
Adams vs Korchnoi, 1996 
(C49) Four Knights, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn, page 55
Adams vs Van Wely, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch, Quiet Line (E15) 1-0 Exchange Sac
Anand vs Karpov, 1997 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 100 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern deviations (B62) 1-0 R EG
Hjartarson vs Ashley, 1997
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 59 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Cool EG trap of sorts
J Maiwald vs Ashley, 1997
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 R&P sacs for passer
Shirov vs Short, 1997 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1-0 Pesky B pair
Nijboer vs R Cifuentes, 1997 
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 0-1 2 Rs best 1 Q
Shirov vs Anand, 1998 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Sac to be followed by check and fork 4A winning EG
Kramnik vs P Gomez, 1998 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48) 1/2-1/2 Q for 9 pts.
Ivanchuk vs Svidler, 1999 
(C48) Four Knights, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Barnes Opening: Hammerschlag (A00) 1-0 Fried Fox? Pork Chop?
S Williams vs M Simons, 1999 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

How often do you see five pawns against a rook?
Judit Polgar vs Bacrot, 1999 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

C-K Panov Attack. Modern, Mieses Line (B14) 0-1Decisive passer
V Novichkov vs I Doukhine, 1999
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook forces draw
Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1/2- 1Rook vs 3Pawns
Anand vs Shirov, 2001 
(C11) French, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Classical (A70) 0-1 2 Passers, too much
Hertneck vs T Wedberg, 2001
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD Ragozin Def. Vienna Var (D39) 1-0 Morphy Marvelous!
A Jakab vs M Goczo, 2001 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Fried Fox Def. 1...f6 aided by x$s (A00) 0-1 R builds a bridge
R Kruis vs C van Dongen, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 80 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B77) 0-1 Gutsy
Deep Fritz vs Germany, 2001 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 71 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Exchange (B03) 0-1 Sac exchange connects passers
D A Herder vs C R Harmon, 2001 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

K's English. e5-d6-g5 (A21) 0-1 R deflection sac promotes
H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 
(A21) English, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 0-1 Wasted K trip
R Navarro Segura vs Darcy Lima, 2001 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 68 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Two Knights (C00) 0-1 EG race
C W Baker vs A Summerscale, 2001
(C00) French Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1/2-1/2 BORING but feasible
H Tahmasebi vs F Sadeghian, 2001 
(C22) Center Game, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Fischer-Sozin Attack. Flank Var (B87) 0-1 Aggressive K
Morozevich vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov (C93) 1/2-Another protected h-passer
S Jalanskis vs H Ploompuu, 2002 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Classical Def. ML (D27) 1-0 Impressive Rook triangulation
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 57 moves, 1-0

Understanding Chess Endgames by John Nunn (#57b).
Bareev vs Topalov, 2002 
(E97) King's Indian, 61 moves, 1-0

$ An underpromotion+ saves the draw in a basic R vs P ending
A Evdokimov vs Sveshnikov, 2003 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 See the sacs; long EG battle
Zhong Zhang vs Koneru, 2003 
(C22) Center Game, 95 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 0-1Black K advan
Shirov vs Anand, 2003
(C42) Petrov Defense, 73 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 1-0 Connected passers
Morozevich vs Anand, 2003 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Fully Accepted (A58) 1-0 Rook & Pawn EG win
Kramnik vs Topalov, 2003 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 57 moves, 1-0

Hector's EG Promotions Zugzwang - As good as Any
Hector vs J Carstensen, 2003 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. Taimanov (A67) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Sac Stalemate
S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yusupov-Rubinstein System / Colle + c4 (A46) 1-0 R ending
D Kosic vs T Gelashvili, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1-0

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4 (C40) 1-0 Q vs R ending
M Golubev vs E Grabowski, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 106 moves, 1-0

Anand shows great technique in a R+2P v R endgame
Anand vs Shirov, 2004 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

C-K Panov Attack. Modern, Mieses Line (B14) 0-1Decisive passer
A J Fulton vs P Khetho, 2004 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed (B23) 1-0 Simplify to a won ending
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins on time, but was the ending a win?
Korchnoi vs Carlsen, 2004 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch (C03) 1-0 Both give up Qs; Black wants passer
G Lane vs Short, 2004 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 46 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1-0 Black IQP
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 Black hung his Rook
Mamedyarov vs S Zagrebelny, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch (C42) 0-1 2Rs best Q
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1

Benoni Def. Knight's Tour Var (A61) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Ray Keene
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin was 14 years old. Kramnik struggles w/the Nadorf.
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attk (B90) 1-0Wheelin' & Dealin'
Browne vs Wojtkiewicz, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

"World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE) Chess!"
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

96 The Unbearable Lightness of rook endgames
Macieja vs McShane, 2005 
(A48) King's Indian, 100 moves, 1-0

E6) Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack (B90) 1/2-Just take it now
M Afshari vs R Ibrahimov, 2005
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

E7) Sicilian Najdorf, English Attack (B90) 0-1 b-file attack
C Wei vs D Maghalashvili, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1/2-1/2 R EG
Ponomariov vs Anand, 2005 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

1.e4 e5 2.Qh5? Parham Attack (C20) 0-1 a-pawn w/wrong color B
Nakamura vs Sasikiran, 2005 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 87 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game(C42) 1-0Well-played both wings
R Masiyazi vs S Namangale, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

KGA B's Gambit Bogoljubow Def (C33) 1/2-Battle to promote
B Grabarczyk vs A Aleksandrov, 2005 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 Remove the Defender
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Check Var Intermezzo Line (E15) 1-0 Promo race
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Euwe Var (C02) 1/2- Coordinating Rs & Bs
N Mayorga vs L Rojas, 2005
(C02) French, Advance, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Rook ending
Adams vs Hydra, 2005 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack (B12) 1/2- Unusual draw finish
Fritz vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zugzwang!! Clever K retreat leaves the White R no place to go.
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

Elephant Gambit Declined 3.d4(C40) 1-0 R escorts 2 connected Ps
A Al Badani vs P Corbin, 2006 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed (C88) 1/2-1/2 Which pawn? Which rook?
Anand vs Aronian, 2006 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan, Open Def. Alekhine Var (E03) 1/2- Machine allows draw
Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2006 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exciting finish - Speelman authored a brilliant book on R+P EGs
Speelman vs D Howell, 2006 
(A48) King's Indian, 85 moves, 1-0

B90 Sicilian: Najdorf / English Attack 0-1; R vs B&N
Anand vs Topalov, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Barmen Var (D37) 1-0Straight into R ending
T Nyback vs T Michalczak, 2006
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1-0

48..Ke8 What a stunning move !! Artistic Zugzwang
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B51) 1/2-Mad Rook Device
B Lajthajm vs M Zlatic, 2006
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 1/2-K&Q vs cornered K&R
Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian sacs bishop pair for rook and two monster passed pawns
Aronian vs Anand, 2007 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 48 moves, 1-0

52 h4-h5! is the winning move missed by Grischuk and Anand
Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

R + h pawn vs R : Karstedt manoeuver
Grischuk vs Anand, 2007 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 102 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense / Hippo (B00) 0-1 Flight of the h-pawn
B De Jong-Muhren vs N Gaprindashvili, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 0-1

French Advance. Euwe Variation Bb5 (C02) 0-1 Impatient
C Majer vs W B Wright, 2007 
(C02) French, Advance, 67 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical. Hedgehog Def (A30) 1-0Rook ending
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2007 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Breyer Var (B10) 0-1 W missed draw; see notes
Adams vs Dreev, 2007 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 73 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 Two Q sacs to arrange mate!!
Kramnik vs Leko, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B47) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Stalemate
I Gaponenko vs B De Jong-Muhren, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Exchange. Classical (D86) 1/2-Mad R Arabian Stalemate
Hertneck vs R Ris, 2007
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

London $ystem vs Semi-Tarrasch (D02) 1-0 Minority Attack, R EG
R Appel vs M Sebag, 2007 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Q's Knight (A26) 0-1 "Grant's Tomb"
J I M Grant vs C Weiss, 2007 
(A26) English, 52 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Alekhine Def (D22) 1-0 Activate Rook!
A Ushenina vs Zhaoqin Peng, 2008 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 69 moves, 1-0

Spanish Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1-0 White rampage
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Kosteniuk, 2008 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 85 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1-0 Rapid exchanges into EG dance
A Kovacevic vs P Pazos Gambarrotti, 2008
(B32) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern ML (C64) 1-0 Sac into Skewer+
Topalov vs F Vallejo Pons, 2008 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

French Exchange 5.c4 (C01) 1-0 Rook endgame
Tkachiev vs Morozevich, 2008
(C01) French, Exchange, 57 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Schmidt w/Na4 (C45) 1-0 White shepherds passer
G Harutjunyan vs B Kharchenko, 2008 
(C45) Scotch Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 Nibbling off pawns
S Jessel vs Hebden, 2008 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 75 moves, 0-1

In a drawn ending Black blocks the bishop's view to the promo.
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2008 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1-0

C-K Advance Van der Wiel Attack Bishop Hunt (B12) 1-0
Shirov vs Topalov, 2008 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Exchange (D10) 1/2-1/2 Blindfold swindle stalemate
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2008 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 R&B vs R ending
T Kotanjian vs K Asrian, 2008 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 101 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Wall Defense (C67) 1-0 Rule of thumb fails here
Stellwagen vs Khenkin, 2009 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1-0

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0White will promote outside passer
Smirin vs Stellwagen, 2009
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 0-1 Build a bridge
R Pruijssers vs Holzke, 2009
(C11) French, 80 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Stoltz. Shabalov Attack (D45)1-0 R EG skewer if Rxh7
Carlsen vs Anand, 2009 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 77 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B80) 0-1Chaotic Insanity
Morozevich vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2009 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 76 moves, 0-1

Instructive R endgame technique, played to the end
T L Petrosian vs A Volokitin, 2009 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Anti-Marshall (C84) 1-0 4Rs ending
Karjakin vs Aronian, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 34 moves, 1-0

Old Korchnoi isn't called "The Terrible" for nothing.
Timman vs Korchnoi, 2009 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 59 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 1/2-1/2 R&P ending
E Osuna Vega vs J Hickman, 2009 
(B07) Pirc, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Don't drop pawns in symetrical endgame positions.
A Ulanov vs E Homiakova, 2009 
(A04) Reti Opening, 58 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Tarrasch. Morozevich Variation (C03) 0-1 R vs B
The Baron vs Rybka, 2010 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 41 moves, 0-1

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 0-1 EG kNight is trapped
Topalov vs Anand, 2010 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 0-1

[Q] vs [R+R] and P's..............draw
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Magnus squeezes a rook endgame win from a dead drawn position
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 68 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 1-0 Isolani line opener to create R+ fork
Nakamura vs Eljanov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Classical Tarrasch Gambit(D34) 0-1Worlds longest roller coaster
B Gundavaa vs S Collins, 2010 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 101 moves, 0-1

l'Hermet Berlin Wall Defense (C67) 1-0 Rook is trapped by Pawns
D Kokarev vs E Alekseev, 2011
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense (C78) 1-0 Massive complications
Nakamura vs Shirov, 2011 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 93 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical. Reti Var (D34) 0-1 Nice EG
A Ramirez Alvarez vs Robson, 2012 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 0-1

French Winawer. Positional Variation (C19) 1-0 EG Blunder
Caruana vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C19) French, Winawer, Advance, 91 moves, 1-0

Guimard Defense Main Line (C04) 0-1 Black space advantage
J Sheng vs W M Duckworth, 2012
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 58 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox Variation (E94) 0-1 B&P traps Rook ending
Gelfand vs Radjabov, 2012
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 56 moves, 0-1

K Pawn Leonardis Var (C20) 1/2-1/2Instructive manuevers to R EG
J Ingvason vs J Hardarson, 2012 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Acceptd (B97) 1-0 Horse breaks leg
Karjakin vs D Kokarev, 2012 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Polugaevsky Var (B42) 1-0 Lucena position ahead
Potkin vs N Vitiugov, 2012 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 73 moves, 1-0

QGD Lasker Defense (D56) 1-0 Alternative 10...f5 Stonewall Def
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2013 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

QGD Tartakower Defense (D58) 1-0 2 Rooks w/2 pawns beat Queen
Kramnik vs D Andreikin, 2013 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 63 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22) 0-1 Grinder
Kaidanov vs Areshchenko, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 91 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 1-0 Barrier limits Black King
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2013 
(D85) Grunfeld, 52 moves, 1-0

R + P vs R: Lucena's winning position.
Carlsen vs Ivanchuk, 2013 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 90 moves, 0-1

Dbl Fio Reti 5.c4 Yugoslav (A07) 0-1R endings take time to mast
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Symmetrical (A30) 0-1 The chink in the armor
Carlsen vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 79 moves, 0-1

Very interesting pawn play all 3 phases; w/immunity
Gelfand vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 66 moves, 0-1

Barry Attack (D00)Instructive EG; R interpose to protect passer
Jobava vs O Korneev, 2014 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)1-0 R ending, missed 1/2
Carlsen vs P H Nielsen, 2014 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Anderssen Var(C77) 0-1Black sacs 3Qs!
V Gunina vs S Sevian, 2015 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 R trap
Robson vs W So, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Breyer Variation vs Dbl Fio (B10) 1-0 Passer
V Fedoseev vs Eljanov, 2015
(B10) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 0-1 R ending
Jakovenko vs Svidler, 2015 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 57 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld, Russian. Hungarian Var (D97) 1/2-1/2 Q vs 2 Rs EG
Navara vs A Giri, 2016 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Initiative against IQP counts in R+N endgames
Karjakin vs Anand, 2016 
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Rat Defense (A41) 0-1 Rather UNIQUE play!
A Goryachkina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 77 moves, 0-1

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1/2-1/2 R sac for Stalemate
Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Exchange. Reshevsky Var (D36) 1-0 Castle opposite
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2017 
(D36) Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2, 67 moves, 1-0

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