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Basic endings
Compiled by avidfan
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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 
(C27) Vienna Game, 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 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
V I 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
I 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
J 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.
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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