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Creativity in the Endgame
Compiled by hedgeh0g
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A collection of games which demonstrate that there is plenty of scope for creativity, sacrifices and combinations in the endgame.

King imprisoned, helpless against mate.
Ivanchuk vs Shirov, 2009 
(D80) Grunfeld, 84 moves, 1-0

White misses the spectacular breakthrough: 58. f5!!
Gelfand vs Shirov, 2009 
(A15) English, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stunning long-term rook sac...and it works!
I A Nataf vs J L Chabanon, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Double knight underpromotion - only moves!
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Unusual zugzwang by Aronian
Shirov vs Aronian, 2006 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 58 moves, 0-1

Black builds a fortress by sacing his Queen
A Petrosian vs L Hazai, 1970 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

O Korneev vs Sutovsky, 2006 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 71 moves, 1-0

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