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Endgame: Bare Kings
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Games ending when both players just have kings on the board. The result is automatically a draw, as they obviously can not force checkmate even with foolish play (only a forfeit or resignation will result in something decisive). Games that are about to have bare kings, are also included. Games are in order by year.

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68...Kxg1 1/2-1/2
Tartakower vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1909 
(A53) Old Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

80...Kxd6 1/2-1/2 (10/7)
G Barcza vs Prins, 1952 
(A06) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

74.Kxh8 1/2-1/2
Sosonko vs Miles, 1978 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

63...Kxc4 1/2-1/2
J Sarwer vs Waitzkin, 1986 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

65.Kxg6 1/2-1/2
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

62...Kxc6
S Kuipers vs R Van Loon, 2007
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

42...Kxb5 1/2-1/2
K Kokolias vs H Vedder, 2008 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

65.Rxh5 (Kxh5 1/2-1/2)
M Narciso Dublan vs A Kogan, 2008
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

64.Kxb7 64...Kd4 1/2-1/2
N Djukic vs Kasimdzhanov, 2008
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

45...Kxh3 46.Ke4 1/2-1/2
M A Tabatabaei vs N Abdusattorov, 2018
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

182...Kxg7 1/2-1/2
AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2018 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 182 moves, 1/2-1/2

57.Rxe2 (57...Kxe2) 1/2-1/2
E Paehtz vs M Sebag, 2019
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

67...Kxa1 1/2-1/2
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Tomashevsky, 2015
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

94.Rxg3 (94...Kxg3) 1/2-1/2
Grischuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A04) Reti Opening, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

70.Kxd1 1/2-1/2
Kulaots vs M Chigaev, 2019 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

60.Kxf4 1/2-1/2
M Lagarde vs K Piorun, 2014
(B10) Caro-Kann, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

56...Kxf5 1/2-1/2
Ivan Popov vs E Romanov, 2018
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

43...Kxf3 1/2-1/2
Radjabov vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

85.Kxh8 1/2-1/2 (85...Ke5)
Mamedyarov vs Navara, 2019 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

104...Kxd5 1/2-1/2
V Kovalev vs Kramnik, 2018 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

91.Kxf2 1/2-1/2
Wang Hao vs Navara, 2019
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

60...h1=N (61.Kxh1) 1/2-1/2
Navara vs Wei Yi, 2019
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

71...Kxf2 1/2-1/2
Crafty vs HIARCS, 2010 
(B50) Sicilian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

63.Kxg4 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs Adams, 2010 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

56...Kxh5 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2011 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

82.Kxd8 1/2-1/2
D Howell vs Judit Polgar, 2012 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

64.Rxg6+ (Kxg6 1/2-1/2)
Adams vs G Jones, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

59.Kxg6 1/2-1/2
Mamedyarov vs Ivanchuk, 2012
(E12) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

80.Kxc3 1/2-1/2
Morozevich vs R van Kampen, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

70.Kxh4 1/2-1/2
Caruana vs Svidler, 2013
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

65...Nxc5 (66.Kxc5 1/2-1/2)
Carlsen vs Anand, 2013 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

87.Kxa3 1/2-1/2
Stockfish vs Houdini, 2013 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

132.Bxg6 1/2-1/2
Harikrishna vs Caruana, 2014 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 132 moves, 1/2-1/2

61.Kxb4 1/2-1/2 (1/21)
B Bok vs E Goudriaan, 2014
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

71.Kxf2 1/2-1/2 (1/26)
Karjakin vs L Dominguez, 2014 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

60...Kxb4 1/2-1/2
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2014 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

74...Bxa4 (75.Kxa4) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Ke3 1/2-1/2
W So vs Ivanchuk, 2014 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

165...Kxa5 1/2-1/2
Movsesian vs Wang Hao, 2014
(A06) Reti Opening, 165 moves, 1/2-1/2

66.Nd6 (66...Kxd6 1/2-1/2)
Grischuk vs A Giri, 2014
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

84...Kh5 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2014 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

72.Kxg4 1/2-1/2
A Dreev vs V Artemiev, 2014 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

66...Kxh1 (67.Ke4 1/2-1/2)
Gelfand vs Kasimdzhanov, 2014 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

127.Kf3 1/2-1/2
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A21) English, 127 moves, 1/2-1/2

66.Kxf5 1/2-1/2
Navara vs Wei Yi, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

56.Kxc6 1/2-1/2
Radjabov vs Aronian, 2015 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

68...Kxg4 1/2-1/2
Nakamura vs Harikrishna, 2015 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

85.Kxf3 1/2-1/2
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2015 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

76...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2015 
(B01) Scandinavian, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

68...Kxg5 (69.Kxg5) 1/2-1/2
Naiditsch vs Carlsen, 2015 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

54.Kxb5 1/2-1/2
Caruana vs Aronian, 2015
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

53.Kxe3 1/2-1/2
D Andreikin vs Radjabov, 2015 
(A48) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

60.Kxa5 1/2-1/2
T Petenyi vs I Cheparinov, 2015 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

67...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
D Howell vs Hebden, 2015 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

60...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
A Ushenina vs M Sebag, 2015 
(A09) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

55.Kxd3 1/2-1/2
A Muzychuk vs P Cramling, 2015 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

103.Kxg5 1/2-1/2
A Wang vs N Paikidze, 2015 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

73...Kxe1 (74.Kd4) 1/2-1/2
Tomashevsky vs Grischuk, 2015 
(E90) King's Indian, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

85...Kxg5 1/2-1/2
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2014 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

61.Kxf8 1/2-1/2
J L Hammer vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

76...Nxg8 (77.Kxg8) 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2015 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

105.Kxf3 1/2-1/12
O Girya vs Ding Yixin, 2015 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

54.Kxb7 1/2-1/2
J Jackson vs A A Taylor, 2015 
(B32) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

97.Kxf3 (97...Ke5 1/2-1/2)
Li Chao vs Leko, 2015 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

158.Kxf4 1/2-1/2
A Ssegwanyi vs A Giri, 2015 
(B54) Sicilian, 158 moves, 1/2-1/2

78...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
J Westerberg vs M Hejazipour, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

95...Rxa7 (96.Kxa7) 1/2-1/2
A Giri vs Yifan Hou, 2016 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 95 moves, 1/2-1/2

66.Kxg6 1/2-1/2
S B Hansen vs B Bok, 2017 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

73...Kxf2 1/2-1/2
Karjakin vs Caruana, 2017 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

102...Kxe2 1/2-1/2
R Wojtaszek vs V Fedoseev, 2017 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Kxe3 1/2-1/2
V Fedoseev vs Nisipeanu, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

58.Kxf6 1/2-1/2
Mamedyarov vs Caruana, 2018 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

68...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
Vitiugov vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2018 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

50.Kxb5 1/2-1/2
Carlsen vs Navara, 2018 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

51...Kxg6 1/2-1/2
R Mamedov vs Carlsen, 2018 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

58...Kxa8 1/2-1/2
W So vs Karjakin, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Kxf4 1/2-1/2
J Xiong vs B Bok, 2018
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

94.Kxe2 1/2-1/2
R Rapport vs Kramnik, 2019 
(C26) Vienna, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

67.Kxe5 1/2-1/2
P Maghsoodloo vs B Gledura, 2019 
(A06) Reti Opening, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

47...Kxf6 1/2-1/2
B Gledura vs A Esipenko, 2019
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

73.Kxg6 1/2-1/2
S Vaibhav vs Le Quang Liem, 2019 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

43...Kxh6 1/2-1/2
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2019
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

69.Kxb6 1/2-1/2
J Smeets vs Ganguly, 2020
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

71...Kxf7 72.Ke4 1/2-1/2
A Goryachkina vs Ju Wenjun, 2020 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

52.Kxf4 1/2-1/2
W So vs Carlsen, 2020 
(C47) Four Knights, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

49...Kxe6 1/2-1/2
A Firouzja vs Navara, 2020
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

49...Kxh5 1/2-1/2
L Cernousek vs M Bartel, 2020
(C47) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

75.Kxb7 1/2-1/2
L Cernousek vs K Piorun, 2020
(B40) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

100.Kxe2 1/2-1/2
Grischuk vs A Giri, 2020
(A20) English, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

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