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Amazing endings
Compiled by Endangered71
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Blacks last 8 moves are ingenious.
Showalter vs Gossip, 1889  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Just when you thought the pawn would queen.
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Forced combo that leads to a one pawn advantage win.
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1929 
(C11) French, 51 moves, 1-0

Knight and Rook can't stop the pawn from queening.
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Enevoldsen sure knows his knight moves.
J Enevoldsen vs Erik Andersen, 1937 
(E29) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

The sacrifices and positional play is truly amazing.
O Bernstein vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 37 moves, 1-0

Just when you thought black was winning.
G Forintos vs V Tomovic, 1957 
(A06) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Nh4+ looks harmless enough, but its a forced mate!
Ivkov vs R Garcia, 1964 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 43 moves, 0-1

White has two brillant moves and they are both Rxf7!
Unzicker vs Tal, 1975 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

Rook sac makes for an interesting king chase.
L Christiansen vs Seirawan, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

This is a great queen sac for the win.
G Andruet vs Spassky, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 0-1

Black resigned before the amazing combo at the end.
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

Knight & King win vs. King & pawn
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Queen sac for the win.
Radjabov vs Anand, 2002 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Black has to find stalemate despite being up a rook.
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

The queen sac is actually a forced win.
Sutovsky vs Smirin, 2002 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 24 moves, 1-0

A queen sac check forces mate.
Morozevich vs Bologan, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Can you see the forced mate after the resignation?
Leko vs Radjabov, 2006 
(B33) Sicilian, 45 moves, 1-0

Simple pawn check is defining blow.
S Lill vs A Nzamwitar, 2006 
(C27) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

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