How to play against the Queen. R+B+N+2P vs. Q.
Jaenisch vs Staunton, 1851
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 91 moves, 0-1
Even two queens may not be enough... 2R+B+N+P vs. 2Q.
R Franz vs Mayet, 1858
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 0-1
Morphy knew his endgames. R vs. R.
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1
...and the importance of space in the endgame. R+B vs. R+B.
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1
How to win when the exchange up. R vs. N.
Steinitz vs Anderssen, 1866
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 85 moves, 1-0
Too many pawns, too little time. 2R vs. R+6P.
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1
Queen endgame simplification. Q vs. Q.
Blackburne vs Max Weiss, 1889
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 70 moves, 0-1
Bishop endgame payback. B vs. B (same color).
Max Weiss vs Blackburne, 1889
(B01) Scandinavian, 57 moves, 0-1
Passed pawns must be pushed! R vs. R.
Tarrasch vs E Thorold, 1890
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0
The Breakthrough Specialist. N vs. N, then pawns.
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0
Hungarian Rhapsody. R vs. R.
Charousek vs Pillsbury, 1896
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 66 moves, 1-0
Be patient, even with a piece up. R vs. R+B.
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1903
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 83 moves, 0-1
Nimzomania--world's longest stalemate combination. 2R vs. 2R.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2
27 years of endgame superiority, embodied in one game. N vs B.
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1
The endgame player who could have been world champion. R vs. R.
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0
And again! R vs. R.
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 0-1
Akiba pushes pawns. Pawn endgame.
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1
The Chess Machine. R vs. R+B.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1
Give up pawns, but activate your rook! R vs. R.
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2
How to transition into a pawn endgame. R vs. R, then pawns.
Alekhine vs Yates, 1910
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 46 moves, 1-0
One of Marshall's best endgames. B vs. B (same color).
Teichmann vs Marshall, 1911
(C42) Petrov Defense, 76 moves, 0-1
Rook endings are drawn? Guess again! R vs. R.
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1
Opposites, shmopposites! B vs. B (opposite colors).
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1
And Lasker knew the art of payback... R vs. R.
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0
The Zugzwang symphony. R vs. R.
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0
"A splendid example of Reti's careful defense." R vs. R.
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2
An "only" move to win. R vs. B.
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1922
(C11) French, 46 moves, 1-0
How to defend when the exchange down. N draws against R + P!
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2
World-famous rook ending. R vs. R.
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0
Don't mess with Sir George! R vs. R, then Q+R vs. Q+R.
G A Thomas vs Reti, 1925
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 73 moves, 1-0
The enemy pawn as a shield. R vs. R.
W Schlage vs Reti, 1928
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 47 moves, 0-1
How does he do it?! R vs. R.
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1
Tactical ambush = winning endgame. R+N vs. R+N.
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1930
(A90) Dutch, 50 moves, 1-0
"He now treats us all like patzers!" 2R vs. R+N.
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0
The Sultan's Rook Ending. 2R vs. 2R.
Sultan Khan vs Flohr, 1932
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 70 moves, 1-0
The Plan is the Endgame I. R+B vs. R+B.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1933
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 55 moves, 0-1
Flohr at his best. 2B vs. 2N duel.
Flohr vs Botvinnik, 1933
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 69 moves, 1-0
Nimzo's Swan Song. N vs. N.
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1
One weak pawn = loss against Don Jose. 2R vs. 2R.
Kan vs Capablanca, 1936
(C25) Vienna, 56 moves, 0-1
The Plan is the Endgame II. R+N vs. R+B.
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1936
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 63 moves, 1-0
"In endgames, Efim, I win because I'm Sammy!" B+N vs. 2N.
Bogoljubov vs Reshevsky, 1936
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 72 moves, 0-1
Samuel, endgame prophet. R vs. R.
Tartakower vs Reshevsky, 1937
(C22) Center Game, 63 moves, 0-1
The Soviet vs. The Russian. R+N vs. R+N.
Botvinnik vs Alekhine, 1938
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1-0
Keres' finest hour. R vs. B.
Fine vs Keres, 1938
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1
Alekhine's sparring partners. B vs. B (opposite colors).
Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1941
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 81 moves, 0-1
Rook ending main course, Lucena solution for dessert. R vs. R.
Botvinnik vs Boleslavsky, 1941
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0
How to use the queen against minor pieces. Q vs. R+N.
Smyslov vs Keres, 1941
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 72 moves, 1-0
2 passed pawns beat the exchange. A Fine endgame. B vs. R.
Fine vs Reshevsky, 1942
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 74 moves, 1-0
Not bad for an opera singer. R vs. R.
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0
Chernev's "Symphony of Heavenly Length". R vs. R.
Larry Evans vs H Opsahl, 1950
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 81 moves, 1-0
Da Bot Keeps Da Title. 2B vs. 2N.
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0
Young Viktor the Terrible at work: 48. ... Ke7! R vs. R.
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1952
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 51 moves, 0-1
Polygamy! B vs. B (same color), then Q vs Q.
Smyslov vs Keres, 1953
(A21) English, 92 moves, 1-0
An amazing breakthrough. B vs. B (opposite colors).
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1
Zugswang and Outflanking. N vs. B.
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1
Little Bobby was an endgame terror. N vs. B.
Fischer vs Mednis, 1957
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0
He's baaack... R+B vs. R+B, then R vs. R.
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1958
(A16) English, 74 moves, 1-0
Spassky's best endgame? Q vs. R+B.
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1959
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 98 moves, 0-1
Combination Man vs. Endgame Man. N vs. N, then N vs. 3P.
Nezhmetdinov vs Averbakh, 1959
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 63 moves, 0-1
Never give up. Botvinnik's coffee thermos swindle. R vs. R.
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2
The Principle of Two Weaknesses strikes again. N vs. B.
Keres vs Reshevsky, 1963
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1
Before Tiger Woods, there was _Tigran_. B+N vs. B+N.
Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 66 moves, 1-0
Tal was no slouch at the endgame either. N vs. B.
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1
Eleven and Zilch! B vs. N.
Saidy vs Fischer, 1964
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1
Petrosian demonstrates "Do Not Hurry". R+B vs. R+N.
Petrosian vs Najdorf, 1966
(A05) Reti Opening, 86 moves, 1-0
An epic battle. 2N vs. B+N.
Keres vs Portisch, 1967
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 90 moves, 0-1
Vasily rides again. R vs. R.
Smyslov vs Korchnoi, 1967
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1-0
Grand Larseny (har har!). B vs. B (same color).
Larsen vs Stein, 1970
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 81 moves, 1-0
A good endgame even on Board 2. B vs. N.
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1
Taimanov's nightmare. B vs. N.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0
End of an era. R+B vs. R+3P.
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 74 moves, 0-1
Time pressure marathon. R+N vs. R+N.
Petrosian vs Keene, 1973
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 96 moves, 1-0
Locked pawns, bad enemy bishop = win. R+B vs. R+B.
Karpov vs Ribli, 1973
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 71 moves, 1-0
The Anti-Fischer. R+B vs. R+N.
Spassky vs Karpov, 1974
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 56 moves, 0-1
Beating Karpov at his own game. R+B vs. R+ B, then R+P vs. 2P.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1974
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 79 moves, 1-0
Space! Compare to Harrwitz vs. Morphy. R+B vs. R+B.
Kasparov vs J O Fries Nielsen, 1977
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 53 moves, 1-0
With queens, shelter your king. Ulf knows. Q vs. Q.
Ulf Andersson vs C Garcia Palermo, 1978
(E17) Queen's Indian, 73 moves, 1-0
The Exchange wins again. R+R vs. R+B.
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1980
(E14) Queen's Indian, 81 moves, 1-0
Problem win of the exchange, then what an endgame! R vs. B.
Speelman vs Kasparov, 1981
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 70 moves, 0-1
The more exposed king loses in queen endgames. R+B vs. R+N.
Kasparov vs Beliavsky, 1981
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 66 moves, 1-0
Looks like a bear, plays like a bear in endgames. R+B+N vs. Q+B
Balashov vs Yusupov, 1982
(C42) Petrov Defense, 90 moves, 0-1
Sudden-death ambush in the endgame. 2R vs. 2R.
Keene vs E Mortensen, 1983
(A05) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0
Karpov gets a new challenger. R vs. R.
Korchnoi vs Kasparov, 1983
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 77 moves, 0-1
Karpov as endgame machine. N vs. B.
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0
Even the Petrov doesn't stop Kasparov. R vs. R.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1985
(C42) Petrov Defense, 67 moves, 1-0
At his best, Yaz can beat anyone. R vs. R.
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1986
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 62 moves, 1-0
The patience of a Dutchman. Q vs. Q.
G Ligterink vs Timman, 1987
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 109 moves, 0-1
Sevillana dolorosa. Q+B vs. Q+N.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0
The feud continues. R vs. R.
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1988
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 60 moves, 1-0
Two "defective" Soviet citizens. R vs. B+P.
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1989
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 1-0
A good Scotch, well-aged. R+B vs. B+N.
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0
Judit demonstrates B+N mate. Blindfolded. What a gal...
Ljubojevic vs Judit Polgar, 1994
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1
Astounding piece sac in the endgame. B vs. B (opp. colors).
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1
New generation vs. old, plus 2N vs. 1P checkmate. 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0
Pawn endings against world champions? Get real! 5P vs. 5P.
Kasparov vs Bareev, 2001
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 44 moves, 1-0
Stripunsky demonstrates pawnless Q vs. R ending.
Dreev vs Stripunsky, 2001
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 108 moves, 0-1
Experience trumps youth, R. vs. R, then pawn endgame.
F Vallejo Pons vs Korchnoi, 2002
(C11) French, 63 moves, 0-1
Karpov never simplifies to lost or drawn pawn endings. 5Pvs.5P
Van Wely vs Karpov, 2003
(E15) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1
Vlad the Inexorable. Q vs. 2R extravaganza.
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 0-1
Numero Uno, for now. B vs. B (opposite colors).
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005
(C42) Petrov Defense, 71 moves, 1-0
The future world champ? Stay tuned. B vs. B (opposite colors)
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0