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Endgame lessons: R endings Copy Enhanced
Compiled by fredthebear
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notyetagm provided 8 games, and Akavall provided 5 games to this collection. Thank you notyetagm and Akavall!

* Here's a list of 101! Game Collection: Instructive rook endings

71 Rf4-f8! draws by Philidor but Adams misses it(!) and loses
Adams vs Dreev, 2007 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 73 moves, 0-1

Sutovsky wins fine rook ending with extra pawn from reloader
Sutovsky vs Sakaev, 2001 
(C14) French, Classical, 63 moves, 1-0

Geller's 71 Kf5-e5?? throws away a drawn rook ending to Fischer
Geller vs Fischer, 1970 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 72 moves, 0-1

Leko missed win after win after win in this rook ending
Leko vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer "easily" wins a rook ending with extra pawn vs Smyslov
Smyslov vs Fischer, 1970  
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 46 moves, 0-1

"In every tournament someone loses a drawn rook ending."
Gelfand vs Mamedyarov, 2009 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

75 ... a4-a3?? allows rook intercept 76 Rf7-f4+, 77 Rf4-h4
A Rakhmanov vs D Gochelashvili, 2010 
(A48) King's Indian, 81 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1/2-1/2 Desperado Rs
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1887 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca and Fine both missed 40 h5! and the h-pawn promotes!
Capablanca vs Fine, 1938 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Saavedra Revisited" (game of the day Nov-30-2016)
Svidler vs Topalov, 2006 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1-0

please don't just repeat other's emotionally charged non-sense
Svidler vs Topalov, 2007 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD. Chigorin Defense. Main Line Alekhine Var (D07) 0-1
V Malaniuk vs Morozevich, 1994
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 63 moves, 0-1

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

link to video analysis
Yifan Hou vs Koneru, 2011 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 97 moves, 1-0

QGD. Cambridge Springs Var (D52) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Marshall vs Teichmann, 1904 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

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

Rook Endings by Levenfish and Smyslov
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1

QGD: Modern Var. Normal Line (D55) 1-0 ready for the bridge
Vidmar vs P Krueger, 1914 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 84 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Draw, 1922
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Build Up Your Chess 1 Fundamentals by Artur Yusupov, p.129, cha
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1936 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 63 moves, 1-0

Game 90 Capablanca's Best Games by Harry Golombek
Capablanca vs Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

King's English. Four Knights General (A28) 1-0 Rs ending passer
E Richter vs Tartakower, 1948 
(A28) English, 78 moves, 1-0

Understanding Rook Endgames by Karsten Müller, Yakov Konoval
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 71 moves, 1-0

70....Rxg6 = as 71.fxg6 stalemate and Philidor's position other
A Blees vs Plachetka, 1985 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 70 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Var (C68) 1-0 Promotion race
Hebden vs G Lane, 1993
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 56 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 0-1 blindfold
Van Wely vs Kramnik, 1999 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 0-1

Magnus wins an "equal" rook ending against Ponomariov
Ponomariov vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 100 moves, 0-1

KIA Dbl Fio e5 strong point vs French Def (A07) 0-1 pin robbing
V Jorquera Cabello vs E Barbosa, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 80 moves, 0-1

Usually, bishop, knight and pawn defeat a solitary rook.
A Makarenko vs Z Abdumalik, 2015 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def: Modern. Larsen Var Miles Line (B04) 1/2 Dbl Rs
F Berkes vs D Yuffa, 2018 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var Spielmann Def (A33) 1/2-
Dubov vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Classical. Giuoco Pianissimo (C53) 0-1 missed 1/2
Grischuk vs Nakamura, 2020 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

French Def: Rubinstein. Fort Knox Var (C10) 0-1
Hebden vs Arkell, 2021 
(C10) French, 50 moves, 0-1

Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E04) · 1-0
Goryachkina vs Tan Zhongyi, 2019 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 62 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Wormald Attack (C77) 1/2-1/2
Tiviakov vs Timoshenko, 1991 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Classical. General Var (C14) 1-0 KEG annotates!
Marshall vs L Rosen, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 62 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: O'Kelly Var. Venice System (B28) 1-0 tpstar knows
Nepomniachtchi vs V Artemiev, 2020 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

Black has to watch out for stalemate trick of 69...Rg4?
Timman vs Karpov, 1988 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 69 moves, 0-1

Start @30: Sac rook to create distant passed pawn
Lombardy vs Fischer, 1960 
(B54) Sicilian, 43 moves, 0-1

100 Chess Masters Trade Secrets by Andrew Soltis, #5
J Bruehl vs Philidor, 1783 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 47 moves, 0-1

Karsten Mueller analyzes pp. 239- 240 Understand Rook Endgames
R Dyckhoff vs Eliskases, 1930 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 85 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1-0 Black missed the draw.
B Ivanovic vs de Firmian, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 64 moves, 1-0

25...Rxd3! uses the pin to force a won endgame
Gheorghiu vs Gligoric, 1965 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 35 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: Knights Var. General (A46) 1-0 Support outside pas
Hebden vs Fish, 2001 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Classical. De la Bourdonnais (C53) 1-0 R vs P
Staunton vs Horwitz, 1846 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 72 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1919 
(C57) Two Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Kamsky vs Tkachiev, 2008 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 50 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Barry Attack. Gruenfeld Var (D02) 1-0 R cuts off K
D Pira vs Hebden, 1987 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

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