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endgames: Four bishop endgames
Compiled by Baby Hawk
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" The <endgame> is the North Star by which a course may be set in both the opening and middlegame. "

-- Collins

130417:
A remarkable final position (to keep in mind) occured in Furman vs A Bannik, 1949


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Ulf Andersson vs I Simeonidis, 2009 
(A04) Reti Opening, 64 moves, 1-0

--> B=
Anand vs Salov, 1993
(B44) Sicilian, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

uh, rare, fixed center
B Sambuev vs A Samsonkin, 2009 
(E92) King's Indian, 64 moves, 1-0

Eljanov vs A Kovchan, 2010 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 63 moves, 1-0

mate
Furman vs A Bannik, 1949
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 65 moves, 0-1

Adams vs Topalov, 2005 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 55 moves, 1-0

R Wojtaszek vs Van Wely, 2010 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

drawish
Vitiugov vs D Mastrovasilis, 2010
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

--> B
Wang Yue vs Bologan, 2010
(A58) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

--> =B
K Junge vs Stoltz, 1942 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 70 moves, 1-0

--> =B
Yusupov vs G Sigurjonsson, 1985 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik lectures
Short vs Kramnik, 2011 
(C48) Four Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

creeping around each other
Krasenkow vs Ponomariov, 2003 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Razuvaev vs Keitlinghaus, 1992
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs Uhlmann, 1970 
(D80) Grunfeld, 58 moves, 1-0

--> B+
Romanishin vs Alburt, 1975
(A14) English, 74 moves, 1-0

the long run
R Albrecht vs V Eingorn, 2003
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 75 moves, 0-1

tricky
M Vachier-Lagrave vs J Mullon, 2012 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

R Hamid vs I K Sukandar, 2008
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 44 moves, 0-1

-->BB:B
R Freuler vs J C Olivier, 2011
(B27) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

5:4 --> 2:1
S Ledger vs K Lie, 2000
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 111 moves, 0-1

recommended
I Nepomniachtchi vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2013 
(D90) Grunfeld, 63 moves, 0-1

T Burg vs D Hausrath, 2013 
(B32) Sicilian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sherzer vs L Mate, 1992 
(B39) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation, 67 moves, 1-0

A Shaw vs E Perelshteyn, 1996 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 65 moves, 0-1

D Baramidze vs Caruana, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 75 moves, 0-1

I Nepomniachtchi vs W So, 2014 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 69 moves, 0-1

--> B=
Spassky vs Petrosian, 1969 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

R Zelcic vs C D'Amore, 2008
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 0-1

aa:cc
Ganguly vs Wang Hao, 2015 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 69 moves, 1-0

Carlsen vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2015 
(D85) Grunfeld, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

+2
W M Byland vs L T Magee, 1949
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 40 moves, 0-1

W So vs Topalov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leonhardt vs Capablanca, 1911 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 61 moves, 0-1

N Pogonina vs A Bodnaruk, 2016 
(A48) King's Indian, 45 moves, 1-0

Li Chao vs P R Martinez Reyes, 2014
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 57 moves, 1-0

Y Gruenfeld vs Tal, 1979
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

bltz
Carlsen vs Aronian, 2015 
(A48) King's Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vladimir Petrov vs V Mikenas, 1937 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 70 moves, 1-0

M Romm vs M Czerniak, 1973
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 0-1

S Webb vs J Franzen, 1994
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 50 moves, 1-0

Kasparov vs Piket, 1992 
(C45) Scotch Game, 40 moves, 1-0

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