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Basic Endings Compiled by avidfan
Compiled by fredthebear
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This collection of 38 games was compiled by avidfan. Fredthebear copied it from avidfan. Thank you avidfan!

Endings must be mastered first. Tactics, positional sacrifices, king opposition, zugzwang, triangulation may be relevant.

see-saw,BN mate
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

exciting draw Q vs 2N
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

23...Qg3!! initiates a shower of gold coins
S Levitsky vs Marshall, 1912 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 0-1

Bishop dominates Knight
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Rook-N Arabian mate
Parma vs M Damjanovic, 1960 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 26 moves, 0-1

Smash the guards
Parma vs G Ramirez, 1963 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1-0

Power of Rook on the 7-th rank
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

BN mate,Q sac - Caro-Kann trap
B Perenyi vs L Eperjesi, 1974 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 14 moves, 1-0

Q,2N vs Q,R,N
A P Law vs Miles, 1981 
(C16) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1-0

2-edged attack - deflection & threat on loose B.
B Malich vs J Kort, 1971 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

sac & complications
Tal vs Speelman, 1988 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

Strangulation behind a pawn wall
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Sheltering pawn
W Schlage vs Reti, 1928 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 47 moves, 0-1

Siege of king after displacing the defending queen
Karasev vs K Klaman, 1967 
(B56) Sicilian, 39 moves, 1-0

On 42.Rxe7 how does Black mate?
Hort vs Gligoric, 1970 
(E82) King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

N vs 2B
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

R vs BR Endgame tactics & zugzwang
Karpov vs G Needleman, 2005 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 96 moves, 0-1

Continuous siege of King tactics
Vasiukov vs Uhlmann, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 33 moves, 1-0

pawn storm
Igor Ivanov vs V Zaltsman, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

Q+P wins vs Q
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Q+P defeats Q
Botvinnik vs Ravinsky, 1944 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 126 moves, 1-0

R+B beats R with mate threats
V Malakhov vs Grischuk, 1996 
(C47) Four Knights, 100 moves, 1-0

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

Bad B overcome by good one.
B Milic vs Gligoric, 1959 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 64 moves, 0-1

Q+N defeats Q
Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1-0

R loses to R+N
Judit Polgar vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 90 moves, 0-1

Rook loses to rook + pawn
Smyslov vs J H Donner, 1967 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 73 moves, 0-1

B+3P loses to N+3p
Vasiukov vs Tal, 1959 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 70 moves, 0-1

Rook traps N.
Karpov vs Ftacnik, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 93 moves, 1-0

Pawn tactics follow 30...Rxb2 sac.
Tylkowski vs A Wojciechowski, 1931 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 0-1

RNPP overcome Q.
G Vescovi vs Sveshnikov, 2002 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 98 moves, 1-0

Fierce attack
Kamsky vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

B overextended by a & d pawns after positional sac.
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

67...Qa1-e5 draws in Q+P vs q ending
Alekhine vs Stoltz, 1942  
(B54) Sicilian, 80 moves, 1-0

White wins pawn ending with the opposition
Botvinnik vs Flohr, 1944 
(A09) Reti Opening, 68 moves, 1-0

R+P loses to R + B
Ni Hua vs Zhong Zhang, 2005 
(C10) French, 90 moves, 0-1

Q+2P vs Q draw
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

B+P vs B ending
I Bilek vs A Ornstein, 1976 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

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