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Intriguing endgames
Compiled by David2009
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This is a selection of endgames which I have particularly liked playing through, because they have caught my imagination. Some are defensive triumphs. Others are wins against the odds. Others are see-saws when the result has fluctuated. Yet others show perseverance winning out in drawn positions, or instructive mistakes.

Man beats machine
Browne vs Belle, 1978 
(000) Chess variants, 50 moves, 1-0

Was a late draw possible against the run of play?
E Eliskases vs T Borges, 1946 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 38 moves, 0-1

Draw-win-draw-win-draw seesaw
L van Kooten vs E Vroombout, 2007 
(E77) King's Indian, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black wins a double exchange down
Karjakin vs Radjabov, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 52 moves, 0-1

Unheard melody: 60...Rb7! is tough to break down
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Successful White swindle in drawn Rook and P ending
Grischuk vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(C02) French, Advance, 44 moves, 1-0

Which ending? - R v R or RN vs RB - both tricky
J Fries-Nielsen vs L Madebrink, 1975 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Knife-edge Rook ending (45...Kxc5! and a fortress draw ?)
Bacrot vs Tiviakov, 2009 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 69 moves, 1-0

Interesting Rook ending which neither side quite wins
Abby Marshall vs B Marinello, 2010 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

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