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Zugzwangs
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A Greet vs R van Wessel, 2006 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

R Forster vs T Nedev, 2000 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

short's immortal king walk
Short vs Timman, 1991 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 34 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch, 1923  
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 25 moves, 0-1

P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 0-1

K Spraggett vs G Glen, 1975 
(C02) French, Advance, 45 moves, 1-0

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 30 moves, 1-0

nice
J Kaplan vs Bronstein, 1975 
(C11) French, 26 moves, 0-1

Pillsbury vs Marshall, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Bagirov vs K Grigorian, 1976 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 30 moves, 1-0

L Ogaard vs E Torre, 1976 
(A43) Old Benoni, 33 moves, 0-1

B Thelen vs F Treybal, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Adams, 1991 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 42 moves, 0-1

J Bernstein vs Marshall, 1915 
(C49) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Rauzer vs F Bohatirchuk, 1934 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 55 moves, 0-1

Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Reshevsky vs Bronstein, 1953 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 65 moves, 0-1

Najdorf vs Averbakh, 1953 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 63 moves, 0-1

L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

M Mukhitdinov vs Nezhmetdinov, 1954 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 40 moves, 0-1

G G Haase vs O Sarapu, 1969 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs O Renet, 1990 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 1-0

D Foord vs C Crouch, 2006 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

Tal vs S Saeed, 1985 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Carlos Torre vs J Araiza Munoz, 1926 
(A48) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Unzicker, 1974 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

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

R van Kampen vs D Vocaturo, 2011 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 83 moves, 0-1

Yifan Hou vs Zhu Chen, 2010 
(C11) French, 39 moves, 1-0

E Alekseev vs Jakovenko, 2009 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 56 moves, 0-1

V Gaprindashvili vs G Sargissian, 1996 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Sherzer vs J Kaplan, 1988 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

O Ekebjaerg vs G Timmerman, 1991 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs J Penrose, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs Onischuk, 2007 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

pin
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1935 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Morozevich vs Tkachiev, 2007 
(A06) Reti Opening, 29 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 38 moves, 1-0

B Kostic vs Capablanca, 1919 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

Nakamura vs A Giri, 2012 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

wow
A S Rasmussen vs Robson, 2009 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 43 moves, 0-1

nice
R Calvo vs D Byrne, 1968 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 70 moves, 1-0

Jakovenko vs Carlsen, 2009 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 63 moves, 0-1

Ivanchuk vs Wang Yue, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Tal vs F Reinemer, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 32 moves, 1-0

nice
Botvinnik vs Smyslov, 1957 
(A15) English, 69 moves, 0-1

Englisch vs J Bauer, 1890 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 53 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

A Kornev vs P H Nielsen, 2005 
(C48) Four Knights, 36 moves, 1-0

MacChess vs Bronstein, 1997 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 60 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld vs A Haida, 1925
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

P F Johner vs K Helling, 1928 
(D93) Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3, 51 moves, 1-0

Ta Lin vs C Zhu, 2001 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

a pining cynosure
Karpov vs Ribli, 1980 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 86 moves, 1-0

Speelman vs Sax, 1988 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 62 moves, 1-0

L Day vs J Yoos, 1996 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Julio Bolbochan vs J Martinez, 1946 
(C10) French, 44 moves, 1-0

V Small vs Panno, 1988 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs S Levitsky, 1913 
(C27) Vienna Game, 50 moves, 1-0

E Schultz vs Alekhine, 1914 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 33 moves, 0-1

N Pavlov-Pianov vs Alekhine, 1920 
(C01) French, Exchange, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Z von Balla, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Alekhine, 1921 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Rotenstein / Wagner, 1921 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs C Girard, 1923 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs E Spencer, 1923 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 49 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs NN, 1928 
(A43) Old Benoni, 59 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 1-0

Tal vs S Tatai, 1975
(A61) Benoni, 40 moves, 1-0

Tal vs H Karner, 1976 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

after exc sac
Ruben Rodriguez vs Tal, 1979 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

H Tabatt vs T Baron, 2012
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 73 moves, 1-0

F Feibert vs Tal, 1991
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1894 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs J A Seitz, 1924
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Carls, 1928 
(A15) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Yates vs Euwe, 1930 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs S Landau, 1939
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 35 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs H Steiner, 1946 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 38 moves, 1-0

Jacobo Bolbochan vs Euwe, 1947 
(E85) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation, 35 moves, 0-1

J H Donner vs Euwe, 1956 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Chiburdanidze, 1980 
(E92) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

L Shamkovich vs Kasparov, 1980 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs G Ligterink, 1980 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Van der Wiel, 1981 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 1-0

Smyslov vs Kasparov, 1981 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 27 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs Gheorghiu, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1983 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

Beliavsky vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 0-1

Ljubojevic vs Kasparov, 1983 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Stein, 1957 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 28 moves, 1-0

I Nei vs Stein, 1959
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1-0

Stein vs Yanofsky, 1962 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

I Nei vs Chukaev, 1955 
(B86) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Elite A/S Experimental, 1985 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Fidelity, 1985
(A48) King's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Huebner, 1985 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

very nice
M Ruderfer vs Karpov, 1971 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 24 moves, 0-1

B M Amos vs Karpov, 1971
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 28 moves, 0-1

E Mnatsakanian vs Karpov, 1971 
(C47) Four Knights, 28 moves, 0-1

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1971 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 38 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Huebner, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 74 moves, 1-0

J Sloth vs Karpov, 1972 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Smyslov, 1972 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs G Kuzmin, 1973 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 38 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Quinteros, 1973 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs M Schauwecker, 1973 
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Karpov, 1973 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 45 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Gipslis, 1972 
(B07) Pirc, 35 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Kavalek, 1974 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 45 moves, 1-0

R Osterman vs Karpov, 1975 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

J Fraguela Gil vs Karpov, 1976 
(A36) English, 33 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Gheorghiu, 1977
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

slightly off-topic - for further study
Karpov vs Tal, 1977 
(A14) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 41 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Lutikov, 1979 
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Karpov, 1979 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

G Sargissian vs Grischuk, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Ljubojevic, 1981 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

powerful pin forces long-term zugzwang
Karpov vs Portisch, 1982 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Ljubojevic vs Karpov, 1982 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 45 moves, 1-0

Spassky vs Karpov, 1982 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs H Pfleger, 1983 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 31 moves, 1-0

Nunn vs Karpov, 1985 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Qi Jingxuan vs Karpov, 1985 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

R Meulders vs Karpov, 1987
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 62 moves, 0-1

Fischer vs V Kovacevic, 1970 
(C15) French, Winawer, 30 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Karl Wilhelm, 1988
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 32 moves, 1-0

Dzindzichashvili vs Karpov, 1988 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 35 moves, 0-1

Hjartarson vs Karpov, 1989 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1989 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Wojtkiewicz vs Karpov, 1990 
(A15) English, 61 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs M Gurevich, 1992
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuk vs Karpov, 1992 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs D J ten Geuzendam, 1992 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Miles, 1992 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 35 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Alexander V Ivanov, 1992 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

P San Segundo Carrillo vs Karpov, 1992
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

p- zugzwang the queen sac, then win
Y R Yakovich vs Karpov, 1992 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs E Lobron, 1992
(E15) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Beliavsky, 1993 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs A Duer, 1993
(A53) Old Indian, 55 moves, 1-0

nice
Karpov vs Timman, 1993 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 59 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 64 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1993 
(A48) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1994 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 28 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs I E Morovic-Fernandez, 1994 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 37 moves, 1-0

Lautier vs Karpov, 1994
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 58 moves, 0-1

Yusupov vs Karpov, 1995 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 61 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs A Moro Adame, 1997 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs Riazhskikh, 1997
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 37 moves, 1-0

C Golmayo vs Kolisch, 1867 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Karpov vs Shirov, 1999
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Karpov vs W Grube, 2004
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 35 moves, 1-0

one lone pawn
Shirov vs Karpov, 2007
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1-0

N Kosintseva vs Karpov, 2010 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs M Lurie, 1996 
(A16) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs P Papathanasiou, 1996
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Anand, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Topalov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 63 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 41 moves, 0-1

D Garner vs Kasparov, 1997 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 38 moves, 0-1

Kasparov vs M Busche, 2000 
(B50) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Unzicker, 2001 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Lautier, 2002 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs A Cristofari, 2008 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 32 moves, 1-0

P Paiewonsky vs Anand, 1985 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

preparing for zugs
G Lane vs Anand, 1988
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Anand vs Short, 1990 
(C15) French, Winawer, 52 moves, 0-1

K Harandi vs Anand, 1990
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 39 moves, 0-1

A Petelin vs Kramnik, 1990 
(B30) Sicilian, 31 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs J Costa, 1991 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs R Andrade Santos, 1991
(A57) Benko Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

A Minasian vs Kramnik, 1991
(C11) French, 46 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Kharlov, 1991 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 0-1

G Russek vs Kramnik, 1991 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 65 moves, 0-1

I Sokolov vs Kramnik, 1992 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Lanka, 1992
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 44 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Illescas Cordoba, 1993 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Adams, 1993 
(A15) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs Korchnoi, 1994 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 29 moves, 1-0

Salov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(A21) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs S Sollid, 2001 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Kramnik vs O Renet, 1995
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1997 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 57 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Yusupov, 1997 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Kramnik vs Van Wely, 1997 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Svidler vs A Giri, 2016 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 0-1

Gelfand vs Li Chao, 2016 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 59 moves, 0-1

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