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EG Minors Excavating the Elements
Compiled by fredthebear

Bishops and/or Knights fighting to the finish over pawns.

Endgame Tips Copied From the Internet:

End Game Pushed Pawns strategies ?
*"Never push a passed pawn passed its zone of protection (unless it promotes by force!).

"Passed pawns must be pushed," but as above "Never push a pawn past its zone of defense."

"Very often a game is won by pushing an extra pawn and forcing the opponent to give up a piece to stop it."

"If you have a passed pawn (especially a protected passed pawn) you can use it to tie up your opponent while you roam freely!"

"Connected passed pawns are usually best if pushed together."

"Connected passed pawns on the 6th rank beat a Rook."

End Game and Bishops' role ?
"In same-colored Bishop endgames, put your pawns on the opposite color of the Bishops."

Bishops are usually better than Knights in endgames with pawns on both sides of the board."

The easiest game to draw is Bishops of opposite color - you can be down a pawn or two and still draw in many positions.

A king, bishop, and rook's pawn which promotes on the opposite color of the bishop cannot beat a defending king which can get to that corner.

End Game - Pawns role ?
Pawns gain in power toward the endgame. For example, while a bishop or knight might be worth over 3 pawns on the average, they might be worth four in the opening and less than two in the deep endgame!

"In King and pawn endgames, the king always comes first .

In a king and pawn endgame with sufficient pawns on the board, an extra pawn is almost always a win if the defender does not have a compensating advantage. So, given any K&P endgame with lots of pawns on the board where one side has a clear (non-disadvantaged) extra pawn and the defender has no majority is almost always a win!

The Law of Symmetry: "If your opponent has more advanced pawns on a wing, you don't want to allow him an asymmetric pawn structure where he can sacrifice pawns for a winning passed pawn. Instead you want to play your pawns to enforce symmetry, where a breakthrough is usually impossible."

End Game King's role ? and Queen's ?
"The King is a strong piece in the endgame with fighting power worth more than a Bishop or Knight - Move it 'toward the action' " (King's are worth about four pawns fighting value).

Centralize your queen in the endgame (everything being equal). "In Queen and pawn endgames it is often not who has the most pawns, but who has the furthest advanced passed pawn that matters."

End Games Rook's role ?
"It is relatively easy to draw Rook and pawn endgames; easiest to lose are King and pawn endgames."

"In Rook and pawn endgames, the most important thing is usually an active King and Rook(s)."

"Rooks belong behind passed pawns."

"In Rook and pawn endgames, the most important thing is usually an active King and Rook(s)."

"Rooks belong behind passed pawns."
In general, Rooks belong as far away as possible.

More Endgame Tips:
- Do not leave your king stranded on the edge of the board - Try to strand your opponent's king on the edge of the board - Avoid trading either of your rooks when you are on the weaker side of the position - keeping both rooks will create the complications that you need - Do not forget basic rook endgame principles that could apply to double rook endgames - examples: "Rooks belong behind passed pawns." "Rooks to the 7th." - Two rooks on the 7th typically need a third teammate to checkmate

Bishop and Knight Checkmate

Shortly after that ICC game, I learned the checkmate through study of several key positions in Bruce Pandolfini, Pandolfini's Endgame Course (1988). Occasionally, in blitz games or against Chessmaster, I would underpromote a pawn so that I could execute this checkmate. Those instances were usually simple, as only a few moves were needed for checkmate.

I required students to demonstrate it for the Rook Award when I first created my youth chess awards. When I was teaching it regularly, I could perform it reasonably fast, but not easily. Ten years ago, however, I was persuaded by Jeremy Silman to drop it from my awards. It is excluded from Silman's Complete Endgame Course (2007) because it almost never occurs in actual play. In its place in my awards are the Philidor and Lucena rook endgame positions. There should be no question that rook endgames occur frequently and are of immense practical value. The Philidor and Lucena positions also are easier to teach.

Last year in a blitz game at the Spokane Chess Club, I underpromoted and then struggled to execute the checkmate. It had been several years since I practiced this checkmate regularly and my skills had atrophied. Success came well after the fifty-move mark. Last week, I tried the checkmate using's "Drills" feature. Again, I struggled. To repair my deficiency, I went to YouTube and watched a video by NM Elliott Neff and another by IM Daniel Rensch. Both of these videos are excellent. After watching these videos, I succeeded with the drill quickly and easily. But, the next morning, I struggled again. Something about the knight's W pattern eluded me. Had I been more attentive during the last two minutes of Neff's video, I might have understood it better.

White to move

The W

Through the past few days, I have watched eight or ten videos, reread the relevant portions of Pandolfini's Endgame Course, and read the bishop and knight section of Karsten Muller and Frank Lamprecht, Fundamental Chess Endings (2001). I also have played out dozens of positions against Stockfish on my iPad. I have been in the diagram position above in game after game. I have played this position so often that my hand is learning the moves.

Transition to the Lock

For many years, I have had a vague memory of Pandolfini's Endgame 22, "Transition to the Lock".

White to move

1.Bg5 Ke8 2.Ng6

2.Ke6 is an easier system to remember.

2...Kf7 3.Ne5+ Ke8 4.Kc7

Black to move

When I was failing, I was always aiming at this position, but the bishop and knight swapped places in my memory. As a consequence, Black was able to shuffle the king between e7 and e8 and White failed to make progress. With these two minor pieces in their correct positions, the finish is easy.

4...Kf8 5.Kd7 Kg8 6.Ke8?!

6.Bh6 was the correct move.

6...Kg7 7.Ke7 Kg8

White to move

8.Bh6 Kh7 9.Bf8 Kh8 10.Kf7 Kh7

White to move

11.Nd7 Kh8 12.Bg7+ Kh7 13.Nf6#.

The Drill's drill employs the position that tablebases have identified as the one requiring the most moves to checkmate. This position is among those listed in the appendix in Fundamental Chess Endings. The engine uses is less accurate than Stockfish on my iPad, or so it seems. With optimal play on both sides, this position leads to checkmate in 33 moves. Neither I nor the computer played the best moves.

There are three steps in the process:

1) centralize and drive the king to the edge,
2) drive the king from wrong corner to right corner, 3) checkmate.

White to move

Among the videos that I watched this week, some were better than others. One that is okay, but not to be recommended, is Kevin's from Through the first phase, he keeps repeating, "it doesn't matter," or similar phrases. I disagree. While slight inaccuracies in the first phase will not be the determining factor in success or failure, they can add up. When you have 50 moves to execute a checkmate that requires 33, an inaccuracy that requires four or five moves to correct can be repeated twice. The third time could be fatal. The inaccuracies through the first eleven moves here, however, add only one or two moves each to the final solution. Had the computer been more stubborn, however, checkmate might have occurred on move 40.

Stripes, J -- Computer, 26.05.2017

1.Ka7 Kd8 2.Bg6 Kc7 3.Nf3 Kc6 4.Bd3

Better is either 4.Be4+ or 4.Ka6.

4...Kc5 5.Kb7 Kd6 6.Kb6 Ke7

6...Kd5 resists longer.

7.Kc6 Kf6

7...Ke6 resists longer.


8.Kd6 is better. Centralization is a good general concept, but should not supplant concrete analysis.


8...Ke7 is more stubborn.

9.Ke5 Ke7



10.Bc4 is more accurate.



11.Kf6 Kg8

White to move

Black's king is on the edge and seeking refuge in the corner where checkmate is impossible without a dark-squared bishop. White's king is optimally placed, as is White's bishop. The knight must go to f7 to evict the king. In Neff's video, the knight gets to f7 via g5. Objectively, there is no difference between g5 and d5, but as a practical matter, it is worth remembering that the knight wants to be on the center square that is two spaces diagonally from the wrong corner. In some cases, the knight might take up this position before the bishop is posted on its ideal diagonal.

12.Ne5 Kh8 13.Nf7+ Kg8 14.Bg6

Here, in his video, Kevin states that the bishop "improves its position" ("Chess Endgames -- Bishop and Knight, Part 1"). Nonsense. The point of the bishop's move is to lose a tempo without altering the position.

14...Kf8 15.Bh7 Ke8

We have reached the position with the colored W near the top of this post. The letter W highlights the route the knight will take through the course of the second phase. Rensch offers a useful principle, "lead with the knight, follow with the king."

16.Ne5 Kd8 17.Ke6 Kc7

White to move

This was the point where I failed on the second day, earlier this week. As panic set in, I struggled to find a route to Pandolfini's position (after move 4 in "Transition to the Lock"). But, there is another lock available.

18.Nd7 Kb7

White to move


This move completes the lock by covering the squares highlighted in yellow.

19...Kc6 20.Bc4 Kc7 21.Bd5

21.Bb5 pursues Pandolfini's "transition to the lock", which also works.

21...Kd8 22.Kd6

Black to move

We have a sitiuation identical in all its particulars to one that existed two squares to the right after evicting Black's king from the wrong corner. Here, the same maneuver as before drives the king back in the direction we wish.

22...Ke8 23.Be6

Losing a tempo.

23...Kd8 24.Bf7

Denying Black's return to the e-file.

24...Kc8 25.Nc5

The knight reaches the third point of the W. White repeats the process--knight moves, king follows, bishop either loses a tempo or cuts off the escape.

25...Kd8 26.Nb7+ Kc8 27.Kc6 Kb8 28.Kb6 Kc8 29.Be6+ Kb8

White to move

Now, the third and final phase. It is checkmate in four. White's only difficulty is easily solved. The knight must check the king on g8 without blocking the bishop's control of the long diagonal. Two squares are available: d7 and a6. However, d7 would allow the king to return to c8. If we had this position with Black to move, then the bishop could check first and the knight deliver checkmate from d7.

30.Nc5 Ka8 31.Bd7 Kb8 32.Na6+ Ka8 33.Bc6# 1–0
Posted by James Stripes at 2:20 PM
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Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var(C64) 1/2- Wrong colored B
W Hanstein vs von der Lasa, 1839 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 0-1 Basic K & 2Bs mate lone K
M Solleveld vs Sutovsky, 2001 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 107 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1/2-1/2 B&N forced mate blunder
A Ushenina vs O Girya, 2013 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 126 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 Sneaky teaches B&N#
E Alekseev vs I Cheparinov, 2009 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 89 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Paulsen (B46) 0-1 Corresponding squares gem
Smejkal vs Karpov, 1973 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 72 moves, 0-1

QGD. Harrwitz Attack. ML (D37) 1/2-Remove the b-pawn to draw
Carlsen vs Aarland, 2002 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rosenthal Def 5...Qe7 (C39) 1-0 N ending
A de Lionne vs Lafon le Jeune, 1680 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 47 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1-0 Accurate B+N #
T Jaksland vs L Jorgensen, 2008 
(C01) French, Exchange, 75 moves, 1-0

French Def. Advance. Euwe (C02) 0-1 Sac for passers, OCB ending
NN vs Greco, 1620 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Petrov Def., Cozio (Lasker) Attk (C42) 1-0 Sacrifice is > love
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1850 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1-0

Q Pawn cramped Colle Zukertort (D00) 1-0 Outside passer pulls D
J S Mucklow vs E S Kennedy, 1851 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1-0

Bg2, Bb2, b3, c3, d3 Old Indian Attk vs Semi-Tarrasch (A06) 1-0
Mohishunder vs Cochrane, 1851 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

KGA Hanstein Gambit (C38) 1-0Simple, good-to-know N EG position
Morphy vs J Schulten, 1857 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 19 in Common Sense in Chess by Emanuel Lasker, new edition
Morphy vs G Salmon, 1858  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 49 moves, 1-0

Chess variants - No N / Philidor CG (000) 1/2- R vs 2 Bs ending
Morphy vs W Thomas, 1859 
(000) Chess variants, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Anderssen Defense (C39) 1/2-1/2 Debated
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

3) KGA 1.e4 e5 2.f4 e5xf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.0-0... Cornered
Anderssen vs G Neumann, 1866 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

A brilliant simplification into a won endgame starting with 50.
G Neumann vs Anderssen, 1866 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 54 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Double sacs for promotion
C Golmayo vs Steinitz, 1867 
(C45) Scotch Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: Exchange (C41) 1-0 Dominate kNight on the 6th
Anderssen vs Paulsen, 1873 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Open. Friess Attack (C80) 0-1 OCB ending
Gossip vs E E Gilbert, 1879 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 42 moves, 0-1

Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Blackburne saddles Black w/a bad B
Blackburne vs Zukertort, 1882 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 48 moves, 1-0

Giuoco Pianissimo. Italian 4 Knights (C50) 0-1 Minor pieces EG
J Noa vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Bird's Attack c3-b4-d3 (C53) 0-1 Endgame blunder
Bird vs Zukertort, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 90 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Paulsen Attack (C42) 1/2-1/2 Bs of opposite color
Paulsen vs Alapin, 1887
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian~Dbl Fianchetto!? (B01) 0-1JHB notes; B vs N ending
D M Martinez vs Blackburne, 1889  
(B01) Scandinavian, 59 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights (C42) 1-0 Nxf7 discovery nets 2 Ps
J Mason vs Alapin, 1889
(C42) Petrov Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 1-0 B pair, better EG
Lasker vs Lipke, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

If KxB, White loses. He must head for the promotion square.
Showalter vs J M Hanham, 1889  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Un-Closed. Traditional (B34) 1-0 Eventual passer
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Great game by Bird in his mid-60's beating soon to be WC Lasker
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Modern Def Bg7 Fianchetto (B06) 0-1 2 Bishops vs 2 Rooks
Albin vs Von Bardeleben, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 93 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps vs R&Ps ending
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(C01) French, Exchange, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Connected Passers
Pillsbury vs Showalter, 1894 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin. Pillsbury Var (C67) 1-0 P islands, N vs B EG
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1895 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Two knights can sometimes be better than two bishops
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Def: Marshall Gambit (D31) 1-0 Bishop ending
Maroczy vs Charousek, 1896 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 1-0

French: Schlechter Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 Opposite color B's draw
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 1-0 Battle for 1st place
Chigorin vs Charousek, 1896 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Napier: The forgotten chessmastr by John Samuel Hilbert p.66-67
Marshall vs W Napier, 1897 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Colle System 6.Bb2 (D04) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
H H Cole vs F M Teed, 1897 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Game 54: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Pillsbury vs Tarrasch, 1898 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 50 moves, 1-0

Game 80: World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
G Marco vs Maroczy, 1899 
(C01) French, Exchange, 78 moves, 0-1

KGA. Bishop's Gambit Gianutio Gambit (C33) 0-1 zugzwang
Pillsbury vs A J Conen, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

Irving Chernev's book 'Capablanca's Best Chess Endings'
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Haxo Gambit (C45) 1-0 The Great Swindle
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Sicilian 4Knights. Exchange (B45) 1-0 OCB; dark square mastery
O Bernstein vs J Mieses, 1904 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 49 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game (C25) 1-0 R sac breakthrough, lovely Ns ending
Nimzowitsch vs W Hilse, 1904 
(C27) Vienna Game, 65 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 0-1 Pawns on both sides of b
P S Leonhardt vs Marshall, 1905 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 51 moves, 0-1

Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961)
Kuczynski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 49 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C47) 1-0 B corrals N
Nimzowitsch vs Janowski, 1907 
(C45) Scotch Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Italian Classical. De la Bourdonnais Var (C53) 1-0 Promo R trap
P S Leonhardt vs Maroczy, 1907 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Defense. Nyholm Attack (C65) 0-1 Zugzwang
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

KIA 1e4 e6 2.Qe2 (A07) 1-0 Tussle over pin; R vs B & passer
Chigorin vs Olland, 1907 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

G252: '500 Master Games of Chess' by S. Tartakower & J. Du Mont
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 69 moves, 1-0

After move 69 in Averbakh's "Chess Endings: Essental Knowledge"
Chigorin vs Marshall, 1907 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 84 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Swiss Var (C11) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C11) French, 52 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Var (D33) 1-0 Outside passer dictates
Vidmar vs Spielmann, 1908 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Careful defense, connected passers
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1909 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish Four Knights, Janowski Var (C49) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD vs Bb7, Bg7 (D02) 0-1 N vs B ending
E Cohn vs Schlechter, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Philidor, Hanham. Schlechter (C41) 1-0 Carl's gems; 2Bs vs R EG
Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Italian Var (C55) 1/2-1/2 Same color Bs
Tartakower vs P S Leonhardt, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Once again the piece defeats the 3 pawns in the ending.
P S Leonhardt vs C Jaffe, 1911 
(B40) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense (C41) 1-0 Black restriction, but still loses
Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1911 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 0-1 Harried K
Nimzowitsch vs P S Leonhardt, 1911 
(C49) Four Knights, 77 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 0-1 N v B
Levenfish vs Schlechter, 1911 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Round 6. How to play & win a bishops endgame
P S Leonhardt vs Capablanca, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

G40: Four Knights Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by Capa
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42) 0-1 Marshall capitalizes
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exhange. General (C68) 0-1 tpstar comments
F Beynon vs Duras, 1913 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Riga Var (C80) 1-0 EG advantage
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Alekhine Var (D15) 1-0 OCB ending could've drawn
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1916 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

B + PP vs N + PP: superiority of the B.
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

Vienna Gambit. Breyer Variation (C29) 0-1 Notes from the field
D Marotti vs Reti, 1922  
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Shereshevsky's "Endgame Strategy"
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1922 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Yates Var (C91) 1-0 See "A Primer of Chess"
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

Double fianchetto vs Dutch becomes pawn promotion race
Reti vs Tartakower, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 0-1 Connected passers
G A Thomas vs Tarrasch, 1923 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 75 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0? DRAWN POSITION
Rubinstein vs Weingarten / Silberschatz, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Ch. 12 Nimzowitsch/Larsen Attack by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Slav Winawer CG (D10) 1-0 Interesting EG sitting sac gets Ps
R P Michell vs D Przepiorka, 1925 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Reversed Alekhine (A00) 1/2-1/2 N endgame
Reti vs I Rabinovich, 1925
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Classical Var (B84)1/2-1/2 No promotions
Znosko-Borovsky vs K Opocensky, 1925 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 29 in Masters of the Chessboard by Richard Reti, 21st Cent
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1925 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed (C84) 1-0 Keep on keepin' on
P Romanovsky vs B Verlinsky, 1925 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 73 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A06) 1-0 Impressive OCB finish!
Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1926 
(A06) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

Capa accepts doubled Ps w/out castling->overworked P exchange
Capablanca vs A G Pedroso, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Pseudo-Stonewalls (A46) 1-0 Colle shows understanding of Pawns
Colle vs J Szekely, 1927 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

QID: Orthodox Def. Henneberger Var (D63) 1/2-Ns vs Bs Stockfish
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C71) 0-1 N over B
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Delete from this collection.
Tartakower vs Reti, 1928 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 0-1 Positional sacrifice
L Merenyi vs Capablanca, 1928 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

GF7) Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 N betters B
Lasker vs S Bernstein, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Westphalian Var (A40) 1-0 N&P ending w/numbers advantage
Bogoljubov vs Spielmann, 1928
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 1-0

Game 71 in Chess Praxis by Aron Nimzowitsch
W Schlage vs Nimzowitsch, 1928  
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 85 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: Alekhine. Tartakower Def (A52) 1-0Instructive OCB
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Great technical win in BOC by Rubinstein!
Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 70 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Def Grünfeld Var (E11) 1-0 OCBs don't always draw
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

Positional Chess Handbook by Israel Gelfer
Rubinstein vs P Johner, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 1-0

When Capa lets you simplify, be afraid. Be very afraid.
Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Alekhine Variation (D15) 0-1 White must yield
Noteboom vs Euwe, 1931 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 0-1

"Dream of Me Two Knight" (game of the day Jul-15-2011)
Znosko-Borovsky vs J A Seitz, 1931 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 96 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern. Knight Def (D51) 0-1 B pairs rules the Ns
Capablanca vs Manhattan CC, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Colle System (D04) 1-0 Black has no chance in EG
G Koshnitsky vs C Purdy, 1932
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Two underpromotions to BISHOPS!? (It didn't much matter.)
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed (C84) 1-0 Mobile R defeats B&N on guard duty
Grob vs P Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Game 139, My Best Games of Chess, 1905-1954 by Tartakower
Tartakower vs A Gromer, 1933 
(A36) English, 66 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs (D52) 1-0 Queenside Minority Attack
Denker vs I A Horowitz, 1933 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1Instructive N vs N EG
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Two knights versus pawn is an ending that has vexed GMs
L N Enequist vs M Fish, 1934 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 101 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Beautiful N sac!
E G Sergeant vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C01) French, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Colle 5.c3 vs Horwitz Defense (A40) 1-0 Interesting OCB ending
Lilienthal vs I Kan, 1936 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Dutch Alekhine Var (A92) 1-0 N+B pair beats pair o' Rooks
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Colle System (D04) 0-1 The Double Octopus
Alekhine vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

K's English. Three Knights System (A27) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
A Simonson vs S Factor, 1936 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 60 moves, 0-1

Game 57 in My Games 1920-1937 by Machgielis Euwe
Euwe vs Botvinnik, 1936 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Three Knights Var (D37) 1/2-1/2 Two knights ending!
Reshevsky vs Stahlberg, 1937 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Good vs. Bad Bishops, Levenfish plays great chess!
Alatortsev vs Levenfish, 1937 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Carlsbad Var (D17) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Eliskases vs Capablanca, 1937 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 82 moves, 1-0

Keres' finest hour. R vs. B.
Fine vs Keres, 1938 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 57 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical(E32) 0-1Fear or Domination? OCB
Euwe vs Keres, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attk Qf3, g4 Yusupov-Rubinstein System (A46) 1/2- B/N
I Rabinovich vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 111 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1/2-1/2 SCB ending
A Chistiakov vs V Makogonov, 1939 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10 in 'Modern Chess Strategy' by Ludek Pachman.
Lilienthal vs Bondarevsky, 1940 
(C10) French, 55 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Najdorf (B90) 0-1 4 bishops ending
B Rabar vs G Stoltz, 1942 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 0-1

Game 8 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames' by Stephen Giddins
Yanofsky vs A Pinkus, 1942 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 64 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Czech. Wiesbaden Var (D17) 0-1 Mutual Pawn forks
J H Donner vs Euwe, 1943 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Torre Attack: Classical Def (A46) 0-1 The K attacks in the EG
F Duz-Khotimirsky vs Kotov, 1944 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attk vs QID-like BxBa6 (A45) 1-0 Ks, Ns, Ps ending
Ufimtsev vs A Budo, 1945
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Normal (E40)1-0 K cut-off B's opposite colors
Euwe vs Yanofsky, 1946 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1-0

Game 14: The Greatest Ever Chess Endgames by Steve Giddins
K Plater vs Botvinnik, 1947 
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

IM Jeremy Silman: "How to Reassess Your Chess" p.75-78
A Tsvetkov vs Smyslov, 1947 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt (C45) 1-0 Might as well try a Reti Swindle
O Ulvestad vs J Cross, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 54 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1-0 Inflict doubled pawns
Botvinnik vs Keres, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Quite instructive basic Knight endgame tactics.
Barcza vs Simagin, 1949 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 0-1

Neo-Grünfeld Def: Delayed Exchange Var (D75) 1/2-horsing around
Benko vs Bronstein, 1949 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var(A90) 1/2-1/2 Interesting OCB ending
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1950 
(A90) Dutch, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Classical. Stonewall vs Ba3 (A94) 1-0 Ns EG, time trouble
Botvinnik vs Bronstein, 1951 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 66 moves, 1-0

London System vs KID (A48) 1-0 Knights haggle into EG
Bondarevsky vs Aronin, 1951 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical Var (B18) 1-0 Fascinating ending
Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Open Def (E03) 1-0 Tripled Ps destroyed ending
Smyslov vs Evans, 1952 
(E03) Catalan, Open, 65 moves, 1-0

A classic example of the principle of two weaknesses in the end
Golombek vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 59 moves, 0-1

The See-Saw Check, Zugzwang, and Other Tactical Tricks, R Trap
M Kupferstich vs H Andreasen, 1953 
(C27) Vienna Game, 34 moves, 1-0

"deserves to be counted among the finest examples of the art of
Smyslov vs Euwe, 1953 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Queen's Indian Defense: Spassky System (E14) 1-0 Ns ending
Kotov vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 1-0

KID Four Pawns Attack (E76) 1-0 Blindfold; Bs best Ns ending
Bisguier vs Kashdan, 1954
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

endgame technique! 2 Ns v 1 pawn wins if the pawn is far away
Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954 
(A53) Old Indian, 106 moves, 1-0

OCB ending, small combination break through
Kotov vs Botvinnik, 1955 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 65 moves, 0-1

Chess Endings for the Practical Player by Pachman, pages 9-10
Pachman vs C Guimard, 1955 
(A10) English, 83 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 B corrals N
Keres vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

KID Averbakh. Benoni Def Advance (E75) 1-0 Boden's Mate threat
Stahlberg vs A Matanovic, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Double N underpromotion 57.g8=N / 79.c8=N+
V Zurakhov vs Koblents, 1956 
(C11) French, 80 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Lasker-Dunne Attack (B20) 0-1Triple Ps for Black
P Trifunovic vs Petrosian, 1956 
(B20) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

Q. vs. R+B. Move 49(W). Carelessness with Queen = stalemate.
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer(B60) 1/2-EG blockade of 2 connected Ps
J Sefc vs Averbakh, 1956 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Sicilian (A07) 1-0 Classic kingside attack, N beats B EG
Fischer vs E Mednis, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 1-0

KIA vs Sicilian Double Fio (A07) 1-0 BF has a better bishop EG
Fischer vs M Green, 1957 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 EG artistry
Keres vs Tal, 1957 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 0-1

C-K Two Knights Attack (B10)1-0Fischer Dominates B vs N Endings
Fischer vs W Addison, 1957 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Catalan/Chigorin Var (D02) 1-0 2 minors vs rook ending
Fischer vs A Di Camillo, 1958 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Endgame Preparation by Jon Speelman, B T Batsford Ltd. 1982
A Elo vs Fischer, 1957 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 49 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Scotch. Accepted (C47) 0-1 B betters N ending
A Russell vs P Ravn, 1958
(C47) Four Knights, 62 moves, 0-1

Wow! What a phenomenal endgame.
Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 
(A14) English, 109 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Wormald Attk (C77) 1-0 Emm's 54.?
Spassky vs Geller, 1959 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 1-0

Game 17: Move by Move - Botvinnik (Lakdawala)
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 58 moves, 0-1

G25: Russians Vs Fischer by Plisetsky, Dmitry, Voronkov, Sergey
Taimanov vs Fischer, 1960 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Dbl Sac exchange decoy N+
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

French Bb4 Winawer. Delayed Exchange (C01) 0-1 Minors battle!
I Nei vs Bronstein, 1960 
(C01) French, Exchange, 55 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Scotch. Accepted NxNd4?! QxN (C45) 1-0 Kside P thrust
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1960 
(C47) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1-0 Pretty EG
Vukcevich vs D Drimer, 1960 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 62 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening: Symmetrical fios /Bird vs Melbourne(A00) 1-0
Larsen vs R Bogdanovic, 1960 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 52 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening e5, d5 (A00) 1-0 B vs N ending
Larsen vs Rellstab, 1961 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

85...Nf5! and two Knights mate with the help of a White pawn
Bisguier vs A Matanovic, 1961 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 89 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Classical (B18) 1-0Prudent promotion tactics
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 1-0

KID Saemisch (E80) 0-1 Knight vs 2 Bishops ending
Botvinnik vs Tal, 1961 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 83 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C73) 0-1Stockfish
Bagirov vs Spassky, 1961 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 72 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Modern Attack. Center Attack (C43) 0-1 P race
Bronstein vs G Borisenko, 1961 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 64 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Byrne Var (B07) 1-0 Ending: B&N beat R
Suetin vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(B07) Pirc, 40 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf09 6...e6 (B95) 0-1 OCB 4 pawns vs 4 pawns
H Rossetto vs Najdorf, 1962 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 42 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 vs Indian Kside Fio (A48) 1/2-1/2 Pin the defender
P Troeger vs Keres, 1962 
(A48) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Pillsbury Var (D41) 0-1 N vs B ending
Korchnoi vs Tal, 1962 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Pilnik Var (C90) 0-1 Stockfish notes
Korchnoi vs Petrosian, 1962 
(C90) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 69 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1/2-1/2 Rooks, Knights, and Pawns
Stein vs Korchnoi, 1962 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knight dominates Bishop - Fischer's final win 11-0 sweep
A Saidy vs Fischer, 1964 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 56 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attk: 2...Bg4 Keres Var (A07) 0-1 Careful Kside def
F Olafsson vs Keres, 1963 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 86 moves, 0-1

OH, what a night ! ! ! Late December back in '63...
O M Hindle vs Tal, 1963 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 52 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def (D32) 1-0 Open e-file, nifty ending
Sliwa vs H Fronczek, 1963
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 67 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79) 1-0
Simagin vs Keres, 1963 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 65 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 1-0 Simul Tour
Fischer vs R Barry, 1964 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical (A36) 0-1Bad Knight vs Good Bishop
Smyslov vs Tal, 1964 
(A36) English, 72 moves, 0-1

Game 61 in The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal' by Mikhail Tal
Tal vs Vasiukov, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

KGA. Abbazia Def (C36) 1-0 B corrals N half the game
Fischer vs J Witeczek, 1964 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 62 moves, 1-0

Blackmar-Diemer G. Tartakower (D00) 1-0 R skewer, see finish
O Lie vs K Saga, 1965 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

QGD Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1/2-1/2 Great escape by Geller
Taimanov vs Geller, 1966 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 B vs N Ending
Fischer vs M Czerniak, 1968 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 47 moves, 1-0

KID Fianchetto. Simagin Var (E62) 0-1 Cramped into Zugzwang
Quinteros vs Panno, 1968 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 0-1

Game 49: Chess Informant Best Games 1-100
Korchnoi vs Reshevsky, 1968 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Closed. Korchnoi Def (B23) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Spassky vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Double Take final
Najdorf vs S Schweber, 1968 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Smyslov (E54) 0-1 2 Bs best 2 Ns
R Toran Albero vs Unzicker, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 41 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen-Bird Attack: Classical b3, e3, f4 (A01) 0-1 P race
G Szilagyi vs Bagirov, 1969 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze Var (B36) 1-0 SCB
Polugaevsky vs P Ostojic, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 33 moves, 1-0

QID Spassky System (E14) 0-1 Interesting ending
Vaganian vs Karpov, 1969 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Three Knights Var (D90) 1-0 OCB ending
Smyslov vs Stein, 1969 
(D90) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

English Symmetrical. Two Knights Line (A37) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1970 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 66 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 N vs B ending
Fischer vs Unzicker, 1970 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def. Modern. Alburt (B04) 1/2- Fightin' EG prevention
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni (A31) 0-1 Bad B vs Good N
M Damjanovic vs Fischer, 1970 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 79 moves, 0-1

Czech Benoni Def (A56) 1/2-1/2 From mundane to miracles?!
Diez del Corral vs Ivkov, 1970 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Smyslov Def (C93) 0-1 Impressive Zugzwang
Westerinen vs Gligoric, 1971 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

Taimanov's knight is "O.K. Corralled" by Fischer's pet bishop.
Fischer vs Taimanov, 1971 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 71 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Huebner ML (E41) 0-1 Rob the pinned pawn
Najdorf vs Huebner, 1971 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

English, Anglo-Slav (A11) 1-0 IQP; SCB, Dovetail Mate in 1
Polugaevsky vs Mecking, 1971 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 59 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights Fianchetto (A29) 1-0 B Underpromo
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 B vs N ending
Adorjan vs G Tringov, 1972
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 53 moves, 1-0

Game 21, The Final Curtain... the Rook harrasses from behind
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 41 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Chekhover Var (B53) 0-1 unpunished blunder
K Shirazi vs H MacGrillen, 1972 
(B53) Sicilian, 63 moves, 0-1

Sic Accelerated Dragon. Maroczy Bind Gurgenidze (B36) 1/2-Mateo
Uhlmann vs Andersson, 1973 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

"An Ulf in Sheep's Clothing" (A06) 1-0 56
Andersson vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1973 
(A06) Reti Opening, 56 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. l'Hermet Var (C67) 1-0 OCB ending
G Kuzmin vs F Kuijpers, 1974 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 1-0Good vs Bad Bishop EG
Spassky vs R Byrne, 1974 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1-0 OCB requires K's help
Suttles vs Benko, 1974 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Game 43: My Best Games by Anatoly Karpov
Karpov vs Portisch, 1975 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 64 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn (B97) 1-0 Minor piece ending
Mecking vs Tal, 1975 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 64 moves, 1-0

Mednis' January, 1979 endgame column in "Chess Life & Review"
Browne vs Huebner, 1975 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 90 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian (B30) 1-0Playing for a draw in a worse EG position
Dorfman vs Taimanov, 1976 
(B30) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

Dbl Fio vs Classical Dutch / Delayed Stonewall (A04) 1-0 Minors
Smyslov vs D E Rumens, 1976 
(A04) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1-0

40 Lessons for the Club Player by Aleksander Kostyev
Kasparov vs Badalian, 1976 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 0-1 passed h-pawn wins
M Mihaljcisin vs Andersson, 1976 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 127 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio vs Lasker's NY System (A07) 1-0 Zugzwang ending!
Reshevsky vs J Sunye Neto, 1977 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 65 moves, 1-0

Pawnless Endgame: Two Bishops vs. One Knight
J Pinter vs Bronstein, 1977 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 117 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def.: Classical. Carlsbad Var (D34) 1/2-1/2EG B vs 4Ps
Ftacnik vs S Palatnik, 1978 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Kan. Maroczy Bind Bronstein Var (B41) 1-0 Underpromo
Fedorowicz vs E Meyer, 1978 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 59 moves, 1-0

The longest WC game; Korchoi missed # in 7, cost him the title.
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Closed. Flohr System (C92) 1-0 Minor pieces EG
Karpov vs Romanishin, 1979 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Kan. Modern Var closed center (B42) 0-1 B vs N ending
L Williams vs K Spraggett, 1979
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 67 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Early R lift
Psakhis vs Yusupov, 1980 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz Variation (D45) 1-0 Imprisoned Queen
G Zaichik vs Bronstein, 1980 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

QID. Classical. Traditional ML (E19) 1-0The B pair beats solo B
Y Stepak vs Y Mashian, 1980 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 193 moves, 1-0

Hungarian Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 Underpromotion to N draws vs R
L Day vs Timman, 1980 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Delayed Alapin (B50) 1-0 Short becomes IM
Short vs Andersson, 1980 
(B50) Sicilian, 73 moves, 1-0

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Aronin-Taimanov Defense (E97) 1-0 Create a passer
G Garcia Gonzalez vs Quinteros, 1982 
(E97) King's Indian, 51 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Var. Main Line (E41) 0-1 Restricted B vs N ending
J Pinter vs Timman, 1982
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Game 49: Chess Secrets-The Giants of Strategy by Neil McDonald
Petrosian vs Ivkov, 1982 
(A42) Modern Defense, Averbakh System, 49 moves, 1-0

Veresov 3...Bc5 4.BxN gxBf6 (D01) 0-1 Not the best opening play
Miles vs Hort, 1982 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Chapter 6 in Building Up Your Chess by Lev Alburt
G Sigurjonsson vs Alburt, 1982
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Defense: Scandinavian Var (B02) 1-0 Both Qs kamikaze
V Vorotnikov vs E Kengis, 1983 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

English SymmetricHedgehog Def (A30) 1-0 Central N outpost rules
Andersson vs Browne, 1983 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 1-0

KID Orthodox. Positional Def. Closed (E95) 0-1 Overworked pawn
B Jonsson vs Lombardy, 1984
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 49 moves, 0-1

Karpov shows how to play a N vs B endgame
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1984 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 70 moves, 1-0

Dutch Stonewall. Modern Bd6 (A81) 0-1 Minor piece EG lesson
Gheorghiu vs Yusupov, 1985 
(A90) Dutch, 60 moves, 0-1

Alpha Scandinavian/French Defense: Winawer 4.Nge2 (C15) 1-0
Hodgson vs I Rogers, 1985 
(C15) French, Winawer, 53 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights BxNc6?! (A34) 1-0
Dzindzichashvili vs Timman, 1985 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 96 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
A Kosikov vs V Bezman, 1986 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

French Two Knights (C00) 1/2-1/2 B&N vs 2Bs ending
J Wright vs J Richmond, 1986
(C00) French Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Grand Prix Attack (B23) 1-0 R vs B ending
L Day vs A Kuznecov, 1983 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 68 moves, 1-0

KGD. Falkbeer Countergambit.Nimzowitsch-Marshall CG (C31)1-0 Z!
Polgar vs K Hornung, 1986 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 54 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def: Stoltz (D45) 1-0 Lengthy minor pieces EG dance
Polugaevsky vs J Pinter, 1987
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 83 moves, 1-0

Pirc Defense: 150 Attack (B07) 0-1 Tormented Minor Piece EG
Tal vs E Torre, 1987 
(B07) Pirc, 65 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. Main Line (B52) 0-1 Ns & SCB ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1987 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Open. Main Lines (C80) 0-1 Long SCB ending
Timman vs Korchnoi, 1987 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 74 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Accepted: Gunsberg Def (D21) 1-0 R vs NN ending
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1988 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer (C15) 1-0 Knight on the rim is trapped
Polgar vs Portisch, 1988 
(C15) French, Winawer, 33 moves, 1-0

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1/2-1/2 Remarkable Draw
Anand vs J Costa, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

Secrets of Practical Chess by John Nunn, page 153
Karpov vs Ftacnik, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 93 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0 QBB vs QNN
Kasparov vs Kamsky, 1989 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B82) 0-1 Zugzwang ending
Short vs Kasparov, 1989 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 103 moves, 0-1

Game 43: Chess Duels by Yasser Seirawan
Karpov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

French Def. Classical. Burn (C11) 0-1 Entombed Bishop, Zugswang
Sax vs Korchnoi, 1989 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Def. Modern. Main Line (B05) 1-0 Useful barrier finish
P Popovic vs Bagirov, 1989 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 36 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Milner-Barry Var (E33) 1-0 N&Ps ending; P sac
Miles vs Benjamin, 1989 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

97. Re7+! initiates a decisive endgame combination
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C45) Scotch Game, 102 moves, 1-0

The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
E Torre vs Kamsky, 1990 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 67 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Tartakower Line (B74) 1-0 B vs N EG
V M Vehi Bach vs K Shirazi, 1990 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 52 moves, 1-0

French, Classical. Burn. Morozevich (C11) 1/2- Sac to stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

A rook VS two knights and a bishop...who will win?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted (A58) 1-0 R vs N Zugwang
P Nikolic vs Kotronias, 1991 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 74 moves, 1-0

Game 81: The New in Chess Book of Chess Improvement by Giddins
Shirov vs Andersson, 1991 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 0-1

Modern Def: Gurgenidze Def (B06) 1/2- Just two won't do the job
Blatny vs M Stangl, 1991 
(B06) Robatsch, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Stonewall. Modern (A90) 0-1 Bishops of same color EG
Van Wely vs A Vaisser, 1992
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Attack: Modern Var Dbl Fio vs Dutch (A01) 1-0 OCB
Larsen vs Polgar, 1992 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 59 moves, 1-0

58.Ke6?? is Short's only composed helpmate
Short vs Beliavsky, 1992 
(C48) Four Knights, 58 moves, 0-1

Spassky's 36. Kf3!! starts the King's march to victory
Spassky vs Fischer, 1992 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 58 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 Time to go to the lue
Short vs Karpov, 1992 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 76 moves, 1-0

English, Symmetric. Anti-Benoni. Spielmann Def(A33) 1-0Zugzwang
Lautier vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fianchetto (A58) 0-1Advancing K wins EG
Van der Sterren vs Adams, 1992
(A58) Benko Gambit, 43 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. Amsterdam Var (B93) 1/2-1/2 OCB promotions
M Wahls vs Ftacnik, 1992 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc Def: Classical. Quiet System Czech Def (B08) 1-0 Stockfish
Karpov vs C Hansen, 1992 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

KID: Makagonov Var (E71) 1-0 B+N+K vs K finish
P Cramling vs J Gallagher, 1992 
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 124 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Anglo-Dutch Def(A10) 0-1 Q vs 3 minors ending
Lautier vs M Gurevich, 1993 
(A10) English, 84 moves, 0-1

Budapest Def: General Nh3 (A52) 1-0 N journey, minority attk, Z
N Davies vs R Chakvetadze, 1993 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 75 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: Wade-Smyslov Var (E11) 0-1 K-B-N vs K
Miles vs Z Sturua, 1993 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 117 moves, 0-1

Slav Czech. Classical Main Line (D19) 1-0 Blitz; Rob the pin
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 1994 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 86 moves, 1-0

Incredible blindfold victory uses B+N# pattern into B's corner
Ljubojevic vs Polgar, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 106 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Alapin 2...e6 3.d4 d5 (B22) 1-0 Positional clinic
Tiviakov vs Van der Wiel, 1994 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 48 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to N saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Shipov vs V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID: Panov Attack. Main Line (E54) 1-0 Knights over Bishops
Kamsky vs Karpov, 1994 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 58 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4 Gossip Var (D03) 1-0Instructive pawn play
I Khmelnitsky vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 38 moves, 1-0

Zukertort Opening: Grünfeld Reversed (A49) 1-0 Picking off Ps
Kasparov vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 73 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Exchange (B03) 0-1Principle of two weaknesses
O Jovanic vs Ponomariov, 1996 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Center Counter 3...Qa5 4.d4 c6 5.Nf3 Bf5 (B01) 0-1 Accurate EG
P Saint-Amand vs Waitzkin, 1997 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 0-1

Slav Def: Winawer Countergambit (D10) 1-0 K, B, N vs K links
T Shaked vs Morozevich, 1997 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 95 moves, 1-0

Game 111 in Secrets of Modern Chess Strategy by John Watson
Yusupov vs Khalifman, 1997 
(D85) Grunfeld, 51 moves, 1-0

KID: Averbakh. Modern Defense (E73) 0-1 K-B-N#
Xu Jun vs Y Wang, 1997 
(E73) King's Indian, 77 moves, 0-1

Stunning EG Bishop sacrifice by Shirov allows K penetration
Topalov vs Shirov, 1998 
(D85) Grunfeld, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0 OCB ending
Topalov vs Kasparov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 51 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Panov Attack (B14) 0-1 OCB ending
Anand vs Karpov, 1998 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Constant counter-attacking and a study-like finish
Anand vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 50 moves, 0-1

Game 33 in Starting Out : The French by Byron Jacobs
Polgar vs Shirov, 1999 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Modern (B50) 0-1 Interesting Ns & Ps ending
D Lobzhanidze vs Jobava, 1999 
(B50) Sicilian, 83 moves, 0-1

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1Stockfish
Piket vs Kasparov, 1999 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Scotch Gambit (C50) 0-1 Pawn rollers
A Tiwari vs L Chattarjee, 2000 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Blindfold win 2N vs. 1P checkmate!! Twas 2N vs. 2N.
Topalov vs Karpov, 2000 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 74 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def. Russian (D96) 1/2-1/2 R vs B ending
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard p. 146
K Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2000 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 69 moves, 1-0

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

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Bishop pair wins
B Khetsuriani vs H Kefalis, 2001
(C42) Petrov Defense, 68 moves, 1-0

Indian Game / Strange Stonewall Attk (A45) 1/2- Uneventful
Blatny vs K Bischoff, 2001
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 107 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 51: Move by Move - Kramnik (Lakdawala)
Topalov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(A17) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Modern B's Opening(C55) 0-1 2Ns beat 2Bs
C W Baker vs M Hebden, 2001
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Fredthebear King, Bishop & Knight mate pattern vs lone King
A Baburin vs G Shahade, 2001 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 135 moves, 0-1

A race to avoid stalemate ends in a surprise checkmate
J Houska vs A D Harley, 2001 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 57 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
A Mohammadi vs Carlsen, 2001 
(C22) Center Game, 60 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Normal 3...h6 (C10) 1/2-1/2 Race to queen first
Fressinet vs E Bricard, 2002
(C10) French, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Def. Taimanov 7...Nbd7 (A67) 0-1 Connected Passers & one
S Bromberger vs D Smerdon, 2002 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

KID. Fianchetto. Uhlmann-Szabo System (E62) 1-0Notes by Umansky
M Umansky vs H Berliner, 2001  
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Buenos Aires Var (A02) 1-0 Narrow victory w/OCB
Granda Zuniga vs Beliavsky, 2002 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 54 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Advance 5.f4 (C02) 0-1 Black has 4 connected Ps
S Pulnikov vs A Iljin, 2001 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Scandinavian Def Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 1-0 Minor pieces EG
Turov vs E Krassilnikov, 2002
(B01) Scandinavian, 53 moves, 1-0

Blindfold - Old Sicilian (B30) 0-1 N vs B ending
Z Almasi vs Kramnik, 2003 
(B30) Sicilian, 68 moves, 0-1

The White king moves nineteen times - valderee, valderah!
H Danielsen vs R Pokorna, 2003 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Defense. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 Two N traps
E Berg vs McShane, 2003 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 0-1

o-Grünfeld Defense: Classical (D77) 1/2-1/2 Tidy drawing combo
Bologan vs Nakamura, 2003 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov threw away a win with 66.Kd4?
Kasparov vs Bacrot, 2004  
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs French / Owen (C00) 0-1 Black has extra P; see EG notes
Bologan vs Timman, 2004 
(C00) French Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Colle 7.c3 vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 e-file action, P majority
B Bujupi vs F Berend, 2004 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

French Advance. Paulsen Attack (C02) 1-0 R vs B ending blunder
Nakamura vs I Ibragimov, 2004 
(C02) French, Advance, 66 moves, 1-0

Two bishops are almost always superior to a rook.
Rublevsky vs K Asrian, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch Chistyakov Def Modern (C07) 0-1 Minor EG, B sac
Hydra vs A Nickel, 2004 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

C-K Advance. 3...c5 Botvinnik-Carls Def(B12) 1-0 2 Ns best 2 Bs
Movsesian vs D Svetushkin, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Advance. Tal Var (B12) 1-0 Many notes by Keene
Kramnik vs Leko, 2004  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid (C28) 1-0 Ns & outside passers
Karjakin vs Bologan, 2004 
(C28) Vienna Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan. Sveshnikov (B33) 1-0 blunder on 121!
Short vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(B33) Sicilian, 122 moves, 0-1

French Bg7 vs Reversed Philidor Formation (C00) 0-1 B&N vs R EG
C Cave vs J M Santa Torres, 2004 
(B40) Sicilian, 104 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Knice save!
Sveshnikov vs Macieja, 2004 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

182 moves-but nominally drawn for over 100 moves!!
Nakamura vs C Zhu, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 182 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort/Reti (D02) 1-0 Ns & Ps, outside passer dictatates
A Graf vs D Pavasovic, 2005
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 1-0

QGA Central Var. Alekhine System (D20) 0-1Mutual Bad Bishops EG
Onischuk vs Bacrot, 2005 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 62 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical (B18) 1-0 Tremendous EG technique
Negi vs S Erenburg, 2005 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 73 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Canal Attack (B51) 1-0 Good K vs Bad K ending
Topalov vs Karjakin, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 54 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attack. Marshall (C42)  1-0 OCB victory
Anand vs Carlsen, 2005 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 71 moves, 1-0

Sic Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1-0 Unstoppable Passer loses
A Timofeev vs E Najer, 2005 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 67 moves, 1-0

The checkers equivalent of the double corner.
E Romanov vs A Savickas, 2005 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 178 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Advance. Main Line (C02) 1-0 Brilliant EG
Nakamura vs T Hillarp Persson, 2005 
(C02) French, Advance, 100 moves, 1-0

"Never say Neverov" (game of the day Mar-31-2014)
V Neverov vs A Mastrovasilis, 2005 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 148 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov sacs two(!) pawns in order to penetrate with king
Ponomariov vs Morozevich, 2006 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 53 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Keres Def. (E32) 1-0Exceptional EG
Kramnik vs Leko, 2006 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def (D80) 1-0 OCB Zugzwang to force K retreat, loss
Aronian vs Svidler, 2006 
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 K-B-N vs lone K ending
I Cheparinov vs Navara, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 75 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3.Nf3Bg4 4.Be2Nc6 5.d4O-O-O 6.c4Qf5 7.Be3Bxf3 (B01)
K Spraggett vs J Shaw, 2006 
(B01) Scandinavian, 71 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Fully Accepted (A58)1/2-Endgame rubbish
Radjabov vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

a3 London System vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 symmetric ending
G Welling vs V Eingorn, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Zuke-Rubinstein b3, Bb2 Stonewall Attck (D05) 0-1 SCBs ending
Yusupov vs Jobava, 2006 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 N beats B ending
A Volokitin vs Shirov, 2006 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 63 moves, 1-0

After 59. ... Be6, Bishop can't protect g2, so Promotion looms
T Polak vs V Laznicka, 2006
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Exchange sacrifices (yes, plural :-)) and a titanic endgame
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alexey Troitzky Mate w/2 Knights
C McNab vs M Karttunen, 2006 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 1-0

QGA: Classical Def. Main Lines (D27) 1-0 N vs B
E Brown vs M Florentiades, 2006 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 78 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Lasker-Pelikan (B33) 1/2-1/2 Two kNights survival
Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Fianchetto. Yugoslav Advance (E66)1-0 Opposite color Bishop
Carlsen vs Morozevich, 2007 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 68 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf Main Line 7...Be7 (B99) 0-1 B pair owns ending
J Anderson vs D Gormally, 2007 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 73 moves, 0-1

Uncommon Opening / Delayed Philidor Def. (A00) 1-0 OCB ending
M Gonzalez Nunez vs M Matto, 2007 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 76 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening: Closed (E06) 1-0Knights ending w/h-pawn passer
Kramnik vs Shirov, 2007 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 51 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern Var (B61) 1-0 SPOILer ALert!
Ponomariov vs E El Gindy, 2007 
(B61) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, Larsen Variation, 7.Qd2, 60 moves, 1-0

Center Game: Paulsen Attack (C22) 0-1 Black w/B pair, nice sac
Nepomniachtchi vs G Sargissian, 2007 
(C22) Center Game, 73 moves, 0-1

French Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Tough B pair side-by-s
Sengupta vs M Gurevich, 2007 
(C11) French, 65 moves, 0-1

KGA. Quade Gambit (C37) 1-0 One-sided action; R traps N
F Zeller vs P van Hoolandt, 2007 
(C37) King's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

KID: Saemisch. Closed Var (E87) 1-0 Notes by J. Sarfati
J Sarfati vs Michael Cashman, 2007 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 66 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf (B92) 1-0 Shake or no?! Instructive EG X$ end
Short vs I Cheparinov, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 72 moves, 1-0

Catalan Opening (E00) 0-1 Dark Horse
Aronian vs Topalov, 2008 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Four Knights (B45) 1-0 Topalov reminds some of Keres
Topalov vs Ivanchuk, 2008 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 58 moves, 1-0

Slav Chameleon Advance System (D15) 1-0 Distant passed pawn win
Mamedyarov vs Bacrot, 2008 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 73 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1/2- Wrong colored Bishop EG
V Gashimov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27) 1-0 OCB ending trapped B
M Esserman vs E Perelshteyn, 2008 
(B27) Sicilian, 72 moves, 1-0

Grob Opening Sicilian 0-0-0 (A00) 1-0 Simplification aids White
S Ostojic vs P Markovic, 2008 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

How to beat 2670+ player with black being 77+ years old
V Gashimov vs Korchnoi, 2008 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 87 moves, 0-1

QID Fianchetto. Check, Intermezzo Line (E15) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Van Wely vs Topalov, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 OCB ending
Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2008 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

KGD Falkbeer CG. Charousek G. Accepted (C32) 1-0 OCB ending
Short vs Karjakin, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 94 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Rapid/White lets draw slip
V Beim vs Karpov, 2008 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Single N holds 4 pawns!
T L Petrosian vs B Vuckovic, 2008 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fredthebear watched the K, B, N vs K
Abby Marshall vs B Kovanova, 2008 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 116 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Opocensky, Traditional (B92) 1-0 B+N+K
M Womacka vs D Pruess, 2008 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 76 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Opposite color Bs EG
R Hess vs K Odeh, 2009 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 48 moves, 1-0

Vienna Game, Paulsen-Mieses Var (C26) 0-1 Rare Knights EG# in 3
R Mamedov vs M Panchanathan, 2009 
(C26) Vienna, 85 moves, 0-1

French Steinitz. Boleslavsky (C11) 1-0 Good vs Bad light Bishop
Svidler vs Y Hou, 2009 
(C11) French, 64 moves, 1-0

QGD: Capablanca - General (D30) 1/2-1/2 N&Ps ending
Ivanchuk vs Karjakin, 2009 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q vs 3 minor pieces endgame
Karjakin vs Navara, 2009 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 56 moves, 1-0

English Opening: King's English. General (A20) 1-0 Stockfish
Ivanchuk vs Gelfand, 2009 
(A20) English, 98 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 B&N#
M Roiz vs Z Gyimesi, 2009 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 83 moves, 1-0

Feb-21-09 The Delaland "three triangles" method link
Anand vs Aronian, 2009 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 0-1

KG Declined. Miles Def(C30) 1-0 Strong Counter Gambit - See NIC
Ivanchuk vs Nakamura, 2010 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12) 0-1 King's prison!
N Shukh vs E Najer, 2010 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1-0 SCB produces passer
Karjakin vs Gelfand, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Nine-man pawnless endgame... with three black knights
S Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Yugoslav Attack (B78) 0-1 N ending w/foresight
A Zhigalko vs Motylev, 2010 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 61 moves, 0-1

KIA vs Sic French (A07) 1-0 Rapid exchanges across the board
M Thaler vs H Rasch, 2011 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 36 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 0-1 Bishops ending
M Mchedlishvili vs H Melkumyan, 2011
(D85) Grunfeld, 110 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed. Keres Def (C96) 1-0 N semi-barrier vs B
Nakamura vs Nisipeanu, 2011 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 78 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
H Ni vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian / Philidor / Scotch 3...d6 4.d4 (C50) 1-0 N vs B ending
V Sveshnikov vs K Hreinsson, 2011 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 80 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Na4 Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Pins beget connected Ps
A Bonte vs L Miron, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Def Scandinavian No castling (B02) 0-1 Rs & Bs ending
E Gulinelli vs A Elfert, 2011 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

NID. Classical (E32) 1-0 B&N mate w/the "W" method
Ivanchuk vs Morozevich, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0 Q vs 3 minor pieces
C Ali Marandi vs Y Sari, 2012 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 54 moves, 1-0

London System (D02) 0-1 Daring piece play & pretty promo sac
E Vaarala vs J Herman, 2012 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 63 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 1-0 N Ending: Fell off the deep end
Tkachiev vs Topalov, 2012 
(C01) French, Exchange, 81 moves, 1-0

French Chigorin 2.Qe2 into Dbl K-Pawn (C00) 0-1Black is active
I Popov vs M Jurcik, 2012
(C00) French Defense, 76 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French Defense Guimard Hybrid (C00) 1-0 Weak Backward P
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

QID Fianchetto. Nimzowitsch Var (E15) 1-0 Try 58...Bxb5!?
Radjabov vs Karjakin, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Knights in the promotion game
Liu Qingnan vs Short, 2012 
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Schmidt Var (C45) 1-0 Remove Black's passed d-pawn
Rublevsky vs E Najer, 2012 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack Qf3 vs Bg7, Bb7 (D00) 1-0 B&N better than R
P Anttila vs Y Rantanen, 2012
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Sic Najdorf. Opocensky Traditional (B92) 1-0 K, B, N vs K&P
Ivanchuk vs D Raznikov, 2012 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 80 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game Be2 (C46) 1-0 R vs B ending
Lagno vs A Stefanova, 2013 
(C46) Three Knights, 74 moves, 1-0

(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 1-0 Pin, Discovered+
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2013 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 92 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1-0 "The B's Knees" SCB ending
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2013 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 1-0

Reference: Nunn, John (2002), Secrets of Pawnless Endings
R Berzinsh vs V Burmakin, 2013 
(B06) Robatsch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Leningrad vs Double Fianchetto (A81) 0-1 Battling B pairs
D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

French Advance Milner-Barry G. (C02) 0-1 OCB ending not drawn
A Melekhina vs A Zatonskih, 2014 
(C02) French, Advance, 72 moves, 0-1

English, Agincourt Def. Neo Catalan Declined (A14) Textbook EG
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2014 
(A14) English, 50 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Dragon. Modern Bc4 Var (B35) 1-0 Qs & Bs ending
Komodo vs Houdini, 2014 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 152 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann, Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern (B10) 1-0 KBN vs K#
N Getz vs J L Hammer, 2014 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 120 moves, 1-0

Pirc Def: Austrian Attack. Weiss Var (B09) 0-1 N sac for promo
Saric vs M Oleksienko, 2014 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 59 moves, 0-1

KIA vs French / Owen (A07) 0-1 N whips B ending
A Byron vs Lenderman, 2015 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 53 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1-0 EG N sac leaves 2 passers
S Shoker vs R Vaishali, 2015
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 63 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack (A45) 1/2-1/2 No Qside pawns remain
Caruana vs Giri, 2015 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def. Scandinavian 2.Nc3 (B02) 0-1 N bests B in EG
M Hovhanisian vs C Seel, 2015
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

KID: Orthodox. Classical System Kozul G (E99) 3 minors beat Q
So vs Ding Liren, 2015 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 60 moves, 1-0

Torre Attack: Fianchetto Def (A48) 0-1 N trap in the endgame
L Andonovski vs I Khmelniker, 2015 
(A48) King's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

KID. Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1-0 Mate w/two knights!!
Niemann vs V Panchanatham, 2015 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 104 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Goglidze Attack (D70)1/2-1/2 Q+Bs vs Q+Ns
Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening/English Symmetrical (A04) 1/2-1/2 NN Fortress
NN vs F Rhine, 2016 
(A04) Reti Opening, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Harrwitz Attk. 2 Knts Def Blockade Line (D37) 0-1 obstruct
So vs Nakamura, 2016 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

Knights are notoriously bad at stopping passed pawns.
P Cruz Lledo vs I Sokolov, 2016 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Naka missed the win? -- N screens P from B will promote
Nakamura vs Kasparov, 2017 
(D80) Grunfeld, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anti-Nimzo-Indian/Stonewall (E10) 1-0 Sacs for passers
Le Quang Liem vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical (E32) 1-0 OCB EG; White K escort
Kasparov vs Nakamura, 2017 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

KIA vs QID closed e4, c4 vs e5, c5 (A07) 1-0Paralysed minors EG
Carlsen vs L Pantsulaia, 2017 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance. Short Var (B12) 1-0 R traps N
R Hovhannisyan vs T L Petrosian, 2017 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Colle System (D05) 1/2-1/2 The wrong-colored bishop
Carlsen vs Giri, 2017 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

QID: Kasparov-Petrosian Variation. Main Line (E12) 0-1 55...?
B Adhiban vs Eljanov, 2017 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: French Var (B40) 1/2-1/2 SCB ending
I R Ortiz Suarez vs A Zapata, 2017 
(B40) Sicilian, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Karklins-Martinovsky 4.Nd3 (C42) 1/2-1/2 Qless MG
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

FTB counted 50 moves rule successfully applied for a draw.
Sindarov vs G Jones, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pirc, Classical. Quiet System Parma Def (B08) 1-0 Minors EG
I Seitaj vs J Garcia Almaguer, 2018 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 107 moves, 1-0

Spanish, l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1/2-1/2
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 228 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stonewall Attack (A45) 1/2-1/2 OCB cluster on K's wing
C Ngackossi-Ngoulaka vs Wadmilson Lourenco de Lima, 2018 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sarratt Attack turned Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Penetration
A Geller vs A Novikova, 2019
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Neo-Archangelsk (C78) 0-1 B&N vs B&R
F Vallejo Pons vs Carlsen, 2019 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Def: Exchange (D85) 0-1 Bishops hate passed R pawns
Nakamura vs Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(D85) Grunfeld, 93 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 1-0 Blitz fun
Leko vs N Abdusattorov, 2019 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1/2-1/2 Bishop pairs & pawns
Nakamura vs Ding Liren, 2019 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Draw R vs B by using the Bishop's "double corner"
F Vallejo Pons vs S Drygalov, 2019 
(B20) Sicilian, 109 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Classical. Steinitz Var (C11) 0-1 Video link
Vitiugov vs J van Foreest, 2020 
(C11) French, 62 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Nimzowitsch (Paulsen) (C49) 1-0 SCB
D Harika vs Ju Wenjun, 2020 
(C49) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

NID: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 0-1 Pass the h-pawn
Vachier-Lagrave vs So, 2020 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 45 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Agincourt Def BxNa3 (A13) 1-0 well-played
M Wadsworth vs G Flear, 2021 
(A13) English, 44 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Myers Defense (A02) 1-0 SCB ending
D Shahinyan vs D Tiraturyan, 2021 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 95 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Berlin Var (E38) 1-0 B pair best N pair
Euwe vs E Pedersen, 1951 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 60 moves, 1-0

Averbakh gives this EG in his book 'Bishop vs Knight Endings'
Averbakh vs Lilienthal, 1949 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD. Orthodox Def. Botvinnik Var (D60) 0-1Notes by Geza Maroczy
Reti vs C G M Watson, 1922  
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 92 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Normal Var (C10) 1/2-1/2 Geometric knights!
Gulko vs Bronstein, 1969 
(C10) French, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Karpov. Smyslov Var (B17) 1/2-which capture 64.?
A Matanovic vs H Pfleger, 1964 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Check out the near-perfect horizontal symmetry after 18...Bd7.
Caruana vs V S Gujrathi, 2020 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 119 moves, 1-0

Karpov uses zugzwang to win an opp-colored bishop ending
B Kurajica vs Karpov, 1976 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

This is the most incredibly accurate endgame I've seen since
Carlsen vs V Keymer, 2022 
(A06) Reti Opening, 93 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Spassky Var (D87) 0-1 B Pair Mate
H Kramer vs Yanofsky, 1952 
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

74... e1=N+ !! underpromotion
Kamsky vs Bacrot, 2006 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 103 moves, 1-0

Larry Evans on Chess column, Feb 1977 Chess Life &Review, p.101
Fischer vs M Pavey, 1956 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 52 moves, 0-1

QGD: Albin Countergambit (D08) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
Teichmann vs Albin, 1902 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

a good knight vs. bad bishop endgame
Short vs Kasparov, 1990 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 52 moves, 1-0

NID. Classical. Keres Def (E32) 1-0 Stockfish notes; GK creates
Kasparov vs Grischuk, 2003 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

KGA. Fischer Def (C34) 1-0 Simultaneous Exhibition; N vs B
Fischer vs K O Mott-Smith, 1964 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 57 moves, 1-0

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