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The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames
Compiled by brucemubayiwa
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A 2012 publication by FM Giddins, presents 50 of the most brilliant endgame examples in the history of the sport.

...and to live up to its title, I've included Rubinstein's two classic rook endgames against Lasker and Alekhine which the author voluntarily omitted in the book.

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

A Brinckmann vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C48) Four Knights, 80 moves, 0-1

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

2) Knight Endings
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 96 moves, 0-1

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

Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Shirov, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

3) Bishop Endings
Yanofsky vs Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Averbakh vs Furman, 1960 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 80 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Polugaevsky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 73 moves, 1-0

Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Kurajica vs Karpov, 1976 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

4) {B} vs {N} Endings
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

E Torre vs O Jakobsen, 1973 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 112 moves, 0-1

W Henneberger vs Nimzowitsch, 1931 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 76 moves, 0-1

Smyslov vs Tal, 1969 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 42 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 69 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

5) Rook Endings
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

Alatortsev vs Chekhover, 1937 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C11) French, 41 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Vidmar, 1936 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs Miles, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

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

6) Queen Endings
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Maroczy, 1905 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Burn, 1898 
(C11) French, 90 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Tal vs Keres, 1959 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 79 moves, 0-1

S Webb vs Miles, 1975
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 42 moves, 0-1

7) R + minor piece Endings
Timman vs Velimirovic, 1979 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 103 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Lasker, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 89 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Ulf Andersson vs M Stean, 1979 
(A15) English, 52 moves, 1-0

8) Multi-Piece Endings
Englisch vs Steinitz, 1883 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

G Barcza vs Soos, 1962 
(A05) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 
(D94) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1-0

Fischer vs Petrosian, 1971 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 34 moves, 1-0

Petrosian vs A Bannik, 1958 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

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