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The hardest endings to play; if they are endings.

Get back to bed, Barbara.
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

I was trapped. My heart beat wildly.
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

I ain't two people, am I?
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

How can I be looking at me?
Stahlberg vs A Becker, 1944 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

Hanged for a double murder.
P Nikolic vs Piket, 2000 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Where is my horse?
Radjabov vs Karpov, 2001
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

All the fine gentlemen at the inn.
Anand vs Karpov, 1991 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

I'll saddle my horse myself
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

At the tavern the barman was serving them tea.
Korchnoi vs Spassky, 1977 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

A packet of money from the sweepstakes
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1852 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 46 moves, 0-1

The dead can't rise from the grave
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

An old Vaudeville actor
Steinitz vs Blackburne, 1876 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 53 moves, 1-0

The inn is surrounded by the police
Euwe vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 56 moves, 0-1

169: Caput Mortuum
Reshevsky vs Denker, 1934 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

Sugar sweetness, bite of lime, volcano hotness
Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 27 moves, 1-0

It's the same man in both pictures!
M J Turner vs C Hanley, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

I'll buy you a rock you'll have trouble lifting
Kavalek vs Bronstein, 1966 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 68 moves, 0-1

Most Distasteful. Let's Find The Alien
L Schmid vs A Dueckstein, 1963 
(C18) French, Winawer, 37 moves, 0-1

Something Funny in his Eyes
Chigorin vs Blackburne, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 45 moves, 0-1

Mickey Rooney - DEAD
Seirawan vs Miles, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Sophia solved the giant problem
J R Adair vs Nakamura, 2014 
(B01) Scandinavian, 43 moves, 0-1

An ancient Aztec Legend
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 0-1

Stuff your handbags with hay
Geller vs Smyslov, 1953 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 33 moves, 0-1

Bishop followed by a moon shadow
Nakamura vs Kasparov, 2017 
(D80) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

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