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Endgames Worth Seeing
Compiled by Grampmaster
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Over The Board Endgame Lessons

Great Rook Sac Wins
F Rous vs J Cervenka, 2001 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 63 moves, 0-1

Tal wins with a pawn-knight barrier
A Medina Garcia vs Tal, 1966 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 38 moves, 0-1

Bishop v 2 Pawns
Kosten vs Adorjan, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Black steals a draw
K Wockenfuss vs Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

An endgame study
J Polgar vs Short, 1993 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 67 moves, 1-0

Endgame Study with Rooks
Smyslov vs Pilnik, 1956 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 50 moves, 1-0

Superior White endgame
Jansa vs Geller, 1970 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 83 moves, 1-0

Black builds a bridge
Naiditsch vs Bologan, 2003
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Two pawns seventh rank draw vs rook
Keres vs Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

White avoids one last chance to go wrong
Carlsen vs Short, 2004 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

Middle game to end game combo
A Acevedo Milan vs Fischer, 1970 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Deadly pin leads to winning endgame
Kholmov vs I Polgar, 1979 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 0-1

Judit dodit
Grischuk vs J Polgar, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

The stalemate was there!
B I Dikarev vs R Pelts, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 106 moves, 0-1

Black saves the draw
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

121 move draw
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knight-Knight for White
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Black shields the winning pawn
R Bertholee vs J Polgar, 1990 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 43 moves, 0-1

White exchanges for advantageous endgame
Ponomariov vs Tomashevsky, 2007 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Winning sac helps black promote
H MacGrillen vs Keene, 1968 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 61 moves, 0-1

Queen vs Two Rooks
L Christiansen vs de Firmian, 1985 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

White's mate threats delay black's passed pawn wish
Gelfand vs Lerner, 1987 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Key move on 46. wins for white
A Zakharov vs A I Petrushin, 1973 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Larsen escapes Tal mate
Larsen vs Tal, 1965 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand's endgame exploits
Anand vs P Thipsay, 1987 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 70 moves, 1-0

Q & P vs Q & P Endgame Study
Azmaiparashvili vs J Ye, 1988 
(A48) King's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

White's play dictates a win vs. draw
Ljubojevic vs E Torre, 1975 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

Black earns a draw
Portisch vs Westerinen, 1963 
(A43) Old Benoni, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

White loses drawing chances
G Marco vs Pillsbury, 1896 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Black swindles a draw
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Classic Rook & Pawn vs. Rook endgame
Sax vs Tseshkovsky, 1975 
(B06) Robatsch, 91 moves, 1-0

Unbalanced pawn islands & Knight beats Bishop
Zhaoqin Peng vs A van Weersel, 2005 
(D94) Grunfeld, 70 moves, 1-0

Korchnoi wins pawn endgame
A Sokolov vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 52 moves, 0-1

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