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EG Pawns EG; the Q might attend FTB's party
Compiled by fredthebear

Peons and bears can never be certain about Her Majesty's schedule. She might attend, she might not.

Knight endings are the next closest type of ending to pure king and pawn endings. Some are included here.

Site under construction. Collection mostly unedited at this point; it is still an unfinished dumping ground. Many examples result in resignation well prior to checkmate. This may leave some readers puzzled as to what the final move sequence would have been had both players continued up to checkmate. Blogger notes beneath the game score may or may not give the possible finish.

To study endings and save time, start at the end and look at the last five moves of the game score. (Click your cursor on the named players' game link to open a picture of the board. Then go below the board to the listed game score move by move and click your cursor near the end of the move list which allows the position diagramed on the board to jump ahead near the end. For example, if the game lasts 60 moves, click on move 55 and it takes you there on the board!) It is not necessary to start at the beginning and play over all the moves! Save yourself time by jumping ahead near the end.

Play through the final five moves of the game. Then back up and look at the last ten moves. Then back up and watch the last fifteen moves. As the old saying goes... one thing leads to another, and another.

* From CoachT: Game Collection: King and Pawn Endgames

* Save You: Game Collection: King vs Pawn Endings

* Lessons: Game Collection: ABC Games for Lessons

* Seven Common Stalemates:

The Swallow and the Little Birds

By voyages in air,
With constant thought and care,
Much knowledge had a swallow gained,
Which she for public use retained,
The slightest storms she well foreknew,
And told the sailors before they blew.
A farmer sowing hemp, once having found,
She gathered all the little birds around,
And said, "My friends, the freedom let me take
To prophesy a little, for your sake,
Against this dangerous seed.
Though such a bird as I
Knows how to hide or fly,
You birds a caution need.
Do you see that waving hand?
It scatters on the land
What well may cause alarm.
"Twill grow to nets and snares,
To catch you unawares,
And work you fatal harm!
Great multitudes I fear,
Of you, my birdies dear,
That falling seed, so little,
Will bring to cage or kettle!
But though so perilous the plot,
You now may easily defeat it:
All lighting on the seeded spot,
Just scratch up every seed and eat it."
The little birds took little heed,
So fed were they with other seed.
Anon the field was seen
Bedecked in tender green.
The swallow's warning voice was heard again:
"My friends, the product of that deadly grain,
Seize now, and pull it root by root,
Or surely you'll repent its fruit."
"False, babbling prophetess," says one,
"You'd set us at some pretty fun!
To pull this field a thousand birds are needed,
While thousands more with hemp are seeded."
The crop now quite mature,
The swallow adds, "Thus far I have failed of cure; I have prophesied in vain
Against this fatal grain:
It's grown. And now, my bonny birds,
Though you have disbelieved my words
Thus far, take heed at last, –
When you shall see the seed-time past,
And men, no crops to labour for,
On birds shall wage their cruel war,
With deadly net and noose;
Of flying then beware,
Unless you take the air,
Like woodcock, crane, or goose.
But stop; you're not in plight
For such adventurous flight,
Over desert waves and sands,
In search of other lands.
Hence, then, to save your precious souls,
Remains but to say,
"Twill be the safest way,
To chuck yourselves in holes."
Before she had thus far gone,
The birdlings, tired of hearing,
And laughing more than fearing,
Set up a greater jargon
Than did, before the Trojan slaughter,
The Trojans round old Priam's daughter.9
And many a bird, in prison grate,
Lamented soon a Trojan fate.

It's thus we heed no instincts but our own;
Believe no evil till the evil's done.

* Wikipedia on Computer Chess: Wikipedia article: Computer chess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

Zhavaed Haemaed wrote:

My little game of Chess
That I played, with you
Making subtle moves
Hinting all too softly
Allowing impasses
Offering a pawn
Renouncing knights
Denouncing a bishop
Even giving up my Queen
That trying game of Chess
It appears, has come to a stale
Without one word spoken, without
An idea or intellect having being shared
My dear, I have not tried hard enough, and
I shall never be the wiser for not having made a move

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." ― Cesare Pavese

"Friend, you don't have to earn God's love or try harder. You're precious in His sight, covered by the priceless blood of Jesus, and indwelt by His Holy Spirit. Don't hide your heart or fear you're not good enough for Him to care for you. Accept His love, obey Him, and allow Him to keep you in His wonderful freedom." — Charles F. Stanley

There are distinct situations where a bishop is preferred (over a knight). For example, two bishops are better than two knights or one of each. Steven Mayer, the author of Bishop Versus Knight, contends, "A pair of bishops is usually considered to be worth six points, but common sense suggests that a pair of active bishops (that are very involved in the formation) must be accorded a value of almost nine under some circumstances." This is especially true if the player can plant the bishops in the center of the board, as two bishops working in tandem can span up to 26 squares and have the capacity to touch every square.

Bishops are also preferable to knights when queens have been exchanged because, Grandmaster Sergey Erenburg, who is ranked 11th in the U.S., explains, "Bishops and rooks complement each other, and when well-coordinated, act as a queen." Conversely, a knight is the preferred minor piece when the queen survives until the late-middlegame or the endgame. Mayer explains, "The queen and knight are able to work together smoothly and create a greater number of threats than the queen and bishop."

When forced to say one is better than the other, most anoint the bishop. Mayer concludes, "I think it's true that the bishops are better than the knights in a wider variety of positions than the knights are better than the bishops."

He continues, "Of course, I'm not sure this does us much good, as we only get to play one position at a time."

* Crafty Endgame Trainer:

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush ― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, "Don Quixote"

* Jan-29-22 MissScarlett: There are no rules, only guidelines. Premium members such as User: chrisowen get extra leeway.

Anne Boleyn Thought She Caught the Prize in King Henry the 8th by PinkFaerie5

Anne Boleyn, you set your sights high, you deviously bold sly fox Your interest was the end of Catherine's head and locks Mary was declared a bastard, Henry the Eighth's wife slain. You were singing prettily through this torment, a refrain.

Anne Boleyn, you enticed a dangerous king, indeed. Henry the Eighth, who smashed wives like a mustard seed. You thought you would give him sons but alas, it did not happen. So now here you are in the tower, being visited by a chaplain.

Anne Boleyn, your three years as a queen was not a record. Although Henry's next wife Jane will not last assured Sir Rutherford. All of Catherine's sons died in infancy, and you were beheaded too. Your French fashions and pretty singing voice could not save the likes of you.

"Thirty Days Hath September" Lyrics

Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone.
Which only has but twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.

"Sometimes in life, and in chess, you must take one step back to take two steps forward." — IM Levy Rozman, GothamChess

So much, much, much better to be an incurable optimist than deceitful and untrustworthy.

Steinitz's Theory
1. At the beginning of the game, Black and White are equal. 2. The game will stay equal with correct play on both sides. 3. You can only win by your opponent's mistake.
4. Any attack launched in an equal position will not succeed, and the attacker will suffer. 5. You should not attack until an advantage is obtained. 6. When equal, do not seek to attack, but instead, try to secure an advantage. 7. Once you have an advantage, attack or you will lose it.

The Boy and the Schoolmaster

Wise counsel is not always wise,
As this my tale exemplifies.
A boy, that frolicked on the banks of Seine,
Fell in, and would have found a watery grave,
Had not that hand that plants never in vain
A willow planted there, his life to save.
While hanging by its branches as he might,
A certain sage preceptor came in sight;
To whom the urchin cried, "Save, or I'm drowned!" The master, turning gravely at the sound,
Thought proper for a while to stand aloof,
And give the boy some seasonable reproof.
"You little wretch! this comes of foolish playing, Commands and precepts disobeying.
A naughty rogue, no doubt, you are,
Who thus requite your parents" care.
Alas! their lot I pity much,
Whom fate condemns to watch over such."
This having coolly said, and more,
He pulled the drowning lad ashore.

This story hits more marks than you suppose.
All critics, pedants, men of endless prose, –
Three sorts, so richly blessed with progeny,
The house is blessed that does not lodge any, – May in it see themselves from head to toes.
No matter what the task,
Their precious tongues must teach;
Their help in need you ask,
You first must hear them preach.

"There just isn't enough televised Chess." — David Letterman

"Do the things that interest you and do them with all your heart. Don't be concerned about whether people are watching you or criticizing you. The chances are that they aren't paying any attention to you. It's your attention to yourself that is so stultifying. But you have to disregard yourself as completely as possible. If you fail the first time then you'll just have to try harder the second time. After all, there's no real reason why you should fail. Just stop thinking about yourself." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"Many have become Chess Masters, no one has become the Master of Chess." — Siegbert Tarrasch

Spanish Closed. Center Attack (C84) 1-0 Pawn promotion lesson
Tal vs Straume, 1953 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 58 moves, 1-0

K's Indian Attack vs French-Sicilian (A07) 1-0Must Know this EG
Z Zhang vs D Marciano, 2016 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 68 moves, 1-0

Seven pawns vs seven pawns - Morphy loses.
Morphy vs Loewenthal, 1858 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 59 moves, 0-1

Stalemate Avoided: The oldest K&Q vs K mate in the database.
Kostic vs A Vajda, 1921 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 93 moves, 0-1

A simple cut-off method to avoid stalemate w/K&Q vs lone K#
L Bruzon Batista vs Krasenkow, 2005 
(B40) Sicilian, 64 moves, 1-0

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1/2-1/2 King & Pawn Stalemate
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

KGA Cunningham Def Bertin Gambit (C35) 1-0 Brothers & Sisters
Morphy vs Bird, 1859 
(C35) King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham, 46 moves, 1-0

Position No. 35 in "Practical Chess Endings" by Irving Chernev.
Euwe vs H van Hartingsvelt, 1922 
(C13) French, 54 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Defense 5.Nf3 (D73) 1-0 Instructive Pawn Ending
R H Steinmeyer vs J Spence, 1960 
(D73) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3, 55 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Three Knights Game(C42) 1-0It got away from Black
S Rotenstein vs Gruenfeld, 1928
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Four Knights, Dble Spanish (C49) 1/2-1/2Exchange to opposition
M Mrva vs Kholmov, 1996
(C49) Four Knights, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

EG: White wins the battle of the central pawns and trades down
E Post vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

K&P Promotion vs lone K, Mate with new Q & K vs lone K.
Larsen vs Ivanchuk, 1992 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 66 moves, 0-1

Mate in one: King & kNight win vs. King & passed a-pawn
J Nogueiras vs M Gongora Reyes, 2001 
(A21) English, 84 moves, 1-0

Endgame mate in the corner w/K, N and passed a/h-pawns!
N Pogonina vs Z Tan, 2010 
(B07) Pirc, 69 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening (A02) 1-0 Nifty Ns & Ps ending
Bird vs Blackburne, 1883 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 67 moves, 1-0

Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional (D30) 1-0 Outside passer
Euwe vs T van Scheltinga, 1950 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein (C48)1-0 Classic Queen Ending!
Maroczy vs Marshall, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 60 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Outside P
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q&Ps EG
T Shaked vs M Bezold, 1997 
(B30) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Stonewall Defense (D45) 0-1 Queens EG
R Ruck vs Morozevich, 2006 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 59 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Def. Reshevsky Var(E46) 1-0 Both Ks abandon last R
Khismatullin vs Eljanov, 2015 
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Q's Gambit Declined: Neo-Orthodox Var (D54) 1-0 Q vs Q ending
Euwe vs Shainswit, 1951
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 70 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 Fishin' Pole Flames
V Gashimov vs Grischuk, 2008 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 33 moves, 1-0

French Exchange. Monte Carlo (C01) 1-0 R sac brings K&P Ending
J R Medley vs J Finch, 1849 
(C01) French, Exchange, 69 moves, 1-0

You should know how this K&P ending finishes up
Morphy vs C A Seguin, 1858  
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit. Pierce Defense (C52) 0-1 Qs ending
Morphy vs Anderssen, 1858 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 72 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 0-1 Good grief
K Lepge vs Paulsen, 1863 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1/2? The K must charge!
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

3...Qa5 Main Lines. Mieses Var (B01) 0-1 One pawn move too many
J N Berger vs J Mason, 1889 
(B01) Scandinavian, 69 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Lutikov Var (C68) 0-1 QUEEN+s
J Holzwarth vs A Csank, 1890 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 115 moves, 0-1

Game 409: 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower & du Mont
Pillsbury vs Gunsberg, 1895 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro (C67) 1/2-1/2 Irritating Q
K Walbrodt vs Charousek, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 B vs N ending
Showalter vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

Scotch Game: Classical Var (C45) 1-0 Capa creates a passer
Capablanca vs J A Blanco, 1901 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Reinfeld's "Chess Traps, Pitfalls & Swindles" pp 235-7.
Maroczy vs Alapin, 1905 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Def: Marshall Var (B01) 1/2-1/2 capture carefully
G Schories vs Tartakower, 1905 
(B01) Scandinavian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Long legged
H Wolf vs Duras, 1907 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 168 moves, 1-0

Krause 2.c5 vs Colle c3 (D02) 0-1 The proper capture matters
C Jaffe vs Marshall, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

6 Pawns vs 6 pawns, the advanced K wins
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

Two Knts Def. Polerio Def Suhle (C59) 0-1 Photo of scoresheet
L Eisenberg vs Capablanca, 1909 
(C59) Two Knights, 63 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed. Fianchetto Var (B24) 1-0 4 Queens, Standing O
Burn vs O Chajes, 1911 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 115 moves, 1-0

Game 8: Chess Masters on Winning Chess by Fred Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 66 moves, 1-0

Flear's book, Starting Out: Pawn Endgames (Example 130 on p.87)
Nimzowitsch vs Tarrasch, 1911 
(C45) Scotch Game, 39 moves, 0-1

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 B pair vs N pair into promo race
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C01) French, Exchange, 115 moves, 0-1

Dutch Blackmar Gambit (A82) 0-1 4 Qs brawl w/dynamite finish
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A80) Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

French Defense: Exchange Var(C01) 0-1 Qs on the open e-file
Maroczy vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(C01) French, Exchange, 49 moves, 0-1

White R captures pawn, 2 R's, Q & B. Never saw anything like it
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1922 
(A90) Dutch, 53 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48) 0-1 Pawn majority
Ed. Lasker vs Marshall, 1923 
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Classical. Maroczy Attk (B18) 0-1Devestating Black N!
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

Colle System (D05) 1/2-1/2 Q&P ending - keep checking!
Colle vs A van Nuess, 1928
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

pawn endgame
Colle vs Gruenfeld, 1929 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 77 moves, 1-0

Underpromotion to Rook prevents Stalemate
K Ruben vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 74 moves, 1-0

QGD. Marshall Def (D06) 1-0 Simul; pawn race to promote
Alekhine vs M Alpert, 1932 
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense (A53) 1-0 K&P vs K Zugzwang ending
Fine vs R Levenstein, 1932 
(A53) Old Indian, 63 moves, 1-0

French vs King's Indian Attack (C00) 0-1 Immortal Passers!!
M Ortueta Esteban vs J Sanz Aguado, 1933 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 1-0 It's a DRAW!
Keres vs N Tchernoff, 1934 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

A typical Scheveningen, with a classic queen ending thrown in
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: 1.f4 f5 2.e4 Wagner-Zwitersch Gambit (A02) 1/2-
Pelikan vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Belongs to the "golden chess stock" --Kasparov
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

QGD. Modern Variation (D50) 1/2-1/2 Drawing the passed h-pawn
Keres vs R Grau, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Closed Nge2 (B25) 1-0 Q vs 2 Rs; the power of check
E Marchand vs H Ohman, 1940
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

one of the most famous Stalemate traps ever played
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Classical Attk (C42) 1-0Lasker taught P breakthru
W Crede vs H Heisey, 1942 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

French Exchange (C01) 0-1 White K cornered last 25 moves
Tartakower vs Botvinnik, 1946 
(C01) French, Exchange, 54 moves, 0-1

Sicilian, Scheveningen. Classical, Paulsen (B85) 0-1 Q nag
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1947 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 65 moves, 0-1

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 SCB, mutual promotions
Pachman vs Gligoric, 1947 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 127 moves, 1-0

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2 46...Q offer
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1/2-1/2Control the promo square
P Trifunovic vs Lilienthal, 1948 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 108 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 0-1 Up the exhange; better EG
I Pogrebissky vs Simagin, 1950 
(B32) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange (D85) 0-1 K vs K & a-pawn
Taimanov vs Suetin, 1952 
(D85) Grunfeld, 72 moves, 0-1

Gruenfeld Defense (D80) 1-0 The better posted Q (& King) wins
Petrosian vs Filip, 1953 
(D80) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Def. Meran. Lundin Var (D47) 1-0 Pick your ending
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

86.g8=R to prevent stalemate
J Sajtar vs Benko, 1954 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 86 moves, 1-0

Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack. Fianchetto (B31) 0-1 Qs EG
Kasparian vs A Buslaev, 1956
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 85 moves, 0-1

Alburt and Krogius, in their book, Just the Facts, p. 54-55
Filip vs Barcza, 1957 
(A43) Old Benoni, 42 moves, 0-1

BFTC: Box 19, page 38, 53...? to win: a simple mating puzzle
Keres vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 53 moves, 0-1

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 1/2-1/2 Q sac for stalemate!
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99)1/2-1/2 key squares video link
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Double Fianchetto (A05) 1-0 Tal wins Q vs Q ending
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1960 
(A05) Reti Opening, 72 moves, 1-0

Understanding Pawn Play in Chess by GM Marovic, p. 20
Gligoric vs Eliskases, 1960
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 1-0 The Q cleans house for her pawns
Bisguier vs Benko, 1960
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Benoni Def. 4 Pawns Attack. Main Line (A69) 1-0 Instructive EG
V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov, 1963 
(A69) Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line, 42 moves, 1-0

NID Huebner Var (E41) 1/2-1/2 Classic Q Stalemate of Cornered K
Portisch vs Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

KIA vs Lasker's NY System (A07) Qs & Ps ending, outside passer
J Flesch vs N Spiridonov, 1964 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 49 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon. Modern Bc4 Var (B35) 1-0Open h-file, long diag
H Rittner vs S Bernstein, 1965 
(B35) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4, 54 moves, 1-0

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 1/2- Maintaining K's opposition
Y Nikolaevsky vs Taimanov, 1967 
(A10) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: General (D10) 1/2-1/2 Blitz; notes by Stockfish
Fischer vs Hort, 1970 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def Modern 12.BxBf3 ML (B05) 0-1 Black isolani, R sac
Timman vs Bagirov, 1971 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 77 moves, 0-1

English Opening: Anglo-Indian Def. K's Knight Var (A15)1-0 P EG
Taimanov vs Kholmov, 1972 
(A15) English, 42 moves, 1-0

Brinckmann Attack. Grünfeld G. Capa Var (D93) 1-0Must Know P EG
A Pomar Salamanca vs J Cuadras Avellana, 1974 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 50 moves, 0-1

Pirc Def. Pseudo-150 Attack (B07) 0-1 Simplification to won EG
Pilnik vs E Torre, 1975 
(B07) Pirc, 42 moves, 0-1

Be down the tempo and win! Triangulation in effect.
Alburt vs Kasparov, 1978 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 56 moves, 0-1

Caro-Kann Def. Classical. Main line (B18) 1-0 g5-breakthru next
Kasparov vs M Vukic, 1980 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 37 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 0-1 K&N cannot stop 3 connected passers
L Piasetski vs L Day, 1981 
(A43) Old Benoni, 59 moves, 0-1

47.f5 fairly routine triangulation...Yet also counter intuitive
Seirawan vs Kasparov, 1983 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish Closed. Delayed Exchange (C85) 1-0Trade down to won EG
Kasparov vs Constellation, 1985 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 44 moves, 1-0

French Advance 7...f6. Main Line (C02) 0-1 Take advantage of Ps
H Teske vs Uhlmann, 1986 
(C02) French, Advance, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Variation (C69) 1-0 70.?
Anand vs P Thipsay, 1987 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 70 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Modern Variation (A56) 1-0 U20
Shirov vs Smirin, 1987 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 72 moves, 1-0

Black's f-pawn stays on its starting square for 171 moves
Seirawan vs Xu Jun, 1988 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 191 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Classical. Stonewall Var (A94) 1-0 Q vs R ending
Salov vs Short, 1989 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 98 moves, 1-0

Another queen and pawn ending-concluding in perpetual check
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1990 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Splendid attacking game trading one advantage for another
V Kovacevic vs T O'Donnell, 1990 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Torre, Classical Def. (A46) 0-1Underpromotion avoids stalemate
J Garcia Padron vs J Bellon Lopez, 1990 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 0-1 Black Q romps
Epishin vs Romanishin, 1991 
(A17) English, 68 moves, 0-1

Eight passers on all eight files!?!
Short vs Gelfand, 1991 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2- Gain the opposition
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 1995 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Classical (C45) 1/2-1/2 K&P ending is drawn
Polgar vs Piket, 1996 
(C45) Scotch Game, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Defense: Modern Var (B50) 1-0 Simplification w/extra P
Vasiukov vs S Soylu, 1997 
(B50) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

*Torre Attack 3...Ne4. Gossip Var (D03) 1-0 Multi-queens
Timman vs Fritz, 1997 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 40 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Classical. Anti-Fischer-Sozin (B57) 1-0Sacs & EG!
M Ashley vs Waitzkin, 1997 
(B57) Sicilian, 76 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Knights Var (A46) 0-1Pawn capture outward, doubled
Adorjan vs Timman, 1998
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 53 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1/2-1/2 Q sac forces Stalemate
D Monokroussos vs L Barcarola, 1999 
(C46) Three Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Open. Karpov Gambit (C80) 1/2-1/2 Spanish Fried Liver
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 46 in Instructive Modern Chess Masterpieces by Igor Stohl
Kasparov vs The World, 1999 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton Var (C42) 1-0 Careful EG
Khalifman vs Leko, 2000 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 56 moves, 1-0

French Def McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 P race to skewer Q+
Leko vs Huebner, 2000 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 53 moves, 1-0

Giving away a won game: Swallow's Tail/Gueridon Mate in one
Y Xu vs I Charkhalashvili, 2001 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 88 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus - straight forward development (A00) 0-1 Alert EG!
V Neverov vs K Georgiev, 2001 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 67 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Closed 5.Bg2 Korchnoi Def (B23) 1-0 Zugzwang P ending
S Fillion vs H Masse, 2001 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 65 moves, 1-0

Veresov, Two Knights (D01) 1/2-1/2 Insufficient mating material
V Ikonomou vs A Kontokanis, 2001 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grandmaster plays ONLY move that allows an instant mate
Beliavsky vs L E Johannessen, 2002 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 69 moves, 0-1

KID Fianchetto Variation (A49) 1-0 The first to penetrate
G Mateuta vs B Socko, 2003
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 47 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. English Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 4 Queens
Leko vs Kasparov, 2003 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q&P ending
Hydra vs Karjakin, 2004 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 59 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Defense: Advance (B12) 1-0 Central pin for winning EG
Rublevsky vs Turov, 2004
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

Queen and and seven (!!!) pawns against rook rook and bishop
S Erenburg vs Fridman, 2005 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 42 moves, 1-0

21...Qd8! and 27...h6! could've held the draw
Topalov vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Game: Halloween Gambit (C46) · 1/2-1/2
E Schinske vs S Feldhaus, 2005 
(C46) Three Knights, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk. Fianchetto (B31) 1-0 P on 6th
Naiditsch vs Leko, 2005 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 59 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense 2.Na3?! (B20) 1-0 W ends one move ahead.
V Malakhov vs Milov, 2006
(B20) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Janowski Var (C12) 1-0 Sac for connected Ps
Naiditsch vs Stellwagen, 2006 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 40 moves, 1-0

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1-0 Awesome is overused nowadays
Korchnoi vs M Stojanovic, 2007 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 40 moves, 1-0

Benoni-Indian Def (A43) 1-0 Fast start, instructive R vs B EG
R Nechepurenko vs Zherebukh, 2007 
(A43) Old Benoni, 88 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. English Attk (B80) 1-0 Qs & Ps race
M Leon Hoyos vs L Bruzon Batista, 2007 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 47 moves, 1-0

He missed Petrosian's corner Q sac, N+ fork for a draw
Kotronias vs M Hebden, 2007 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,, 86 moves, 1-0

Four Queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Var Spielmann Def (A32) 0-1
Aronian vs Carlsen, 2008 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 51 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Rousseau Gambit (C50) 1-0 This should be a draw
V Spasov vs P Dimitrov, 2008 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1-0

French Def. Alekhine-Chatard Attk (C13) 0-1 P race to skewer Q+
Smeets vs Y Hou, 2008 
(C13) French, 58 moves, 0-1

Hippopotamus (A00) 1-0 Outside passer superior to central passr
R Hovhannisyan vs K Rian, 2008
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 46 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd6 Gubinsky-Melts Def (B01) 1-0 Long Q&P ending
D Mastrovasilis vs Tiviakov, 2009 
(B01) Scandinavian, 94 moves, 1-0

French Adv. ML 6.a3 c4 (C02) 1-0 N blockade, stalemated avoided
H Rasch vs E Osuna Vega, 2009 
(C02) French, Advance, 70 moves, 1-0

Polish Opening: Queen's Indian (A00) 1-0 Subtle pawn EG tactics
Sokolsky vs V Chekhover, 1938 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 70 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0 Q ending
Komodo vs Rybka, 2014 
(B30) Sicilian, 75 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Czech. Wiesbaden Var. Sharp line (D17) 1-0 EG debate
Bacrot vs Anand, 2010 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

English, Anglo-Indian Def. Qs Indian(A17) 1-0 7th Q will decide
D Anton Guijarro vs A Franco, 2011 
(A17) English, 82 moves, 1-0

KID. Averbakh. Modern Def (E73) 0-1 Missed the draw
Potkin vs Grischuk, 2011 
(E73) King's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Canal Attack. ML (B52) 1-0 Shows K ahead of P in EG
V Hamitevici vs G Gaehwiler, 2012
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 75 moves, 1-0

Spanish Berlin Def. Rio Gambit Accepted (C67) 1-0 Q & P ending
McShane vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 94 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Exchange (C01) 1/2- As even as it gets
Areshchenko vs Kaidanov, 2013
(C01) French, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange (B13) 0-1 Shuffle of the Qs
Morozevich vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 169 moves, 0-1

C-K Classical. Main lines (B18) 1-0 Qs come off; P breakthrough
G Jones vs B Khotenashvili, 2016 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 55 moves, 1-0

Trompowsky Attack: General (A45) 0-1 Q&P ending w/P wedge
A Moiseenko vs C Li, 2016 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Indian Game: London System (A48) 1-0 Stockfish notes; Q v R
Aronian vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2017 
(A48) King's Indian, 78 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Mutual promotion
Grischuk vs Carlsen, 2017 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 47 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Berlin Def (C24) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Carlsen vs Caruana, 2018 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 77 moves, 1-0

QGD: Vienna Variation (D39) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
V Keymer vs G Meier, 2019 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 81 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange. Normal (C69) 1/2-1/2 Missed Zugzwang
Naiditsch vs B Adhiban, 2019 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Var (C84) 1-0 Qs & pieces, passers ending
Nepomniachtchi vs Aronian, 2019 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 72 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Closed (B23) 1/2-1/2 Push the protected passer
R Pert vs D Eggleston, 2019 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Modern Attk. Center Var (C43) 1-0 Instructional Q
Carlsen vs Shirov, 2019 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 43 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: West Indian Defense (E61) 1-0 Blitz Q vs R ending
Carlsen vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2019 
(E61) King's Indian, 90 moves, 1-0

QGD: Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Def (D37) 1/2-1/2 Surprise!
Carlsen vs Karjakin, 2019 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

long Queens and Pawns ending
So vs Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(A04) Reti Opening, 132 moves, 0-1

Sicil Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern Early deviations (B62) P race
E Tate vs M Ashley, 1993 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: Traditional Var (D30) 1/2-1/2 Pawn race
B Koch vs Reti, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen + 2 pawns vs. queen
Winawer vs Charousek, 1896 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Najdorf (B90) 1-0 P race yields 2 Qs vs 2 Qs
B Subramaniyam vs J Zhou, 2020 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 74 moves, 1-0

Skinner & Verhoeven "A.A.'s Chess Games, 1902-1946", p.472,
O Bernstein vs Alekhine, 1933 
(C46) Three Knights, 66 moves, 1-0

Game 6 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Tarrasch vs J N Berger, 1889 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 1-0

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Adams Attack (B90) 1/2-1/2 Fortress
Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 25 in 'My System' by Aron Nimzowitsch
Gruenfeld vs Tartakower, 1926  
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 41 moves, 0-1

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Warsaw Var (A88) 1-0 Notes by Stockfish
Caruana vs Vachier-Lagrave, 2020 
(A88) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6, 103 moves, 1-0

Semifinal 1, tiebreak game #2
Nakamura vs Caruana, 2020 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1-0

Benoni Defense: Taimanov Var (A67) 1-0 31.?
Y Sakharov vs R Nezhmetdinov, 1957 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

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

French Def: Classical. Delayed Exchange (C11) 1/2-1/2 Qs Ending
C F Schmid vs J Mason, 1881 
(C11) French, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Averbakh Var (C87) 1/2- Cambridge Springs
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 1/2-1/2 R pawn
M Kobalia vs Landa, 2006
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Def: Classical. Noa Var (E34) 1-0 Qs & Ps ending
V Mikenas vs Botvinnik, 1940 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 73 moves, 1-0

QGA: Rosenthal Var (D21) 1-0 Exhausted White Queen
Kramnik vs S Polgar, 1994 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 115 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Declined. ML (A57) 0-1 Q sac in a Queens ending!
Reshevsky vs D Gurevich, 1982 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 59 moves, 0-1

Benoni Defense: General (A43) 1/2-1/2 Connected Ps should win
A Drayton vs A Gentil Costa, 2020 
(A43) Old Benoni, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 110 in 'The Game of Chess' by Harry Golombek
Bronstein vs C H Alexander, 1954 
(A80) Dutch, 120 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def: Canal Attk. Moscow Gambit (B51) 0-1 R vs Q ending
Svidler vs Topalov, 2002 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 94 moves, 0-1

69.Kd2 draws by gaining opposition. 69.Kc4?? gets mated in 28.
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Modern Var (B04) 1/2-1/2
J M Aitken vs S Landau, 1937 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Normal. Rare Def (E90) 1/2-1/2Standard EG diagrams to know
Jojua vs G Jones, 2007 
(E90) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yuri Averbakh's book "Queen and Pawn Endings"
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1/2-1/2 Raking Bs, Battery vs Backward P
S Ghane vs M Ardeshi, 2001 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Scotch Gambit (C55) 1/2-1/2 missed
C S Howell vs E Delmar, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

no. 734 in "Encyclopedia of Chess Endings", volume on P endings
Rossolimo vs Fischer, 1962 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

White could gain but not maintain the opposition.
Nyback vs R Felgaer, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C71) 1-0 Qs & Ps
G Goldberg vs A Bannik, 1957 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 112 moves, 1-0

Avoid the Pawn Promotion race; know how Black wins this.
A Zubarev vs Y Shabanov, 2002 
(A11) English, Caro-Kann Defensive System, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

White should sac doubled f-pawn (82.f7!) to gain the opposition
T Batchimeg vs I Zenyuk, 2008 
(E92) King's Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06) 1-0 38.Rd6+
G Fritchle vs Hodgson, 1998 
(B06) Robatsch, 45 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Alapin. Barmen Def (B22) 1-0Outside passer ties K
P Hogarty vs A Krishnan, 2006 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 66 moves, 1-0

56.g3 allows Black to win by triangulating
A Chibukhchian vs L Babujian, 2005 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 65 moves, 0-1

Owen Defense: General (B00) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate trap
V Small vs Chandler, 1978 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opposite colours Bishops ending drawn though 3 pawns down
Maroczy vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed Variations. Morphy Attack (C78) 1/2-1/2
Bogoljubov vs I Koenig, 1922 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Anti-Nimzo-Indian (E10) 0-1 Qs & Ps ending
S Donoso Diaz vs N Delgado Ramirez, 2018 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 89 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Nimzowitsch. Closed Var (B29) 0-1 Promotion
S Nitin vs A Rakhmanov, 2017 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 65 moves, 0-1

King's Indian Attack: Keres Var (A07) 1-0 Qs & Ps ending!
V Artemiev vs M Matlakov, 2014 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 129 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Double Gambit Accepted (C56) 0-1 K&P endgame
F Hebert vs O Ulvestad, 1952 
(C56) Two Knights, 41 moves, 0-1

NID. Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1-0 Sacrifices to promote!
V Iordachescu vs S Feller, 2011 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 85 moves, 1-0

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1-0 Qs & Ps
F Urkedal vs E Fossan, 2017 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1-0

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Defense (D40) 1-0 Heavy pieces ending
Grischuk vs B Deac, 2021 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 62 moves, 1-0

English Opening: Symmetrical. Two Knts (A37) 0-1 Hasty pawn
Dubov vs A Erigaisi, 2021 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 53 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Defense: Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attack (B30) 1-0
N Grandelius vs Xiong, 2021 
(B30) Sicilian, 120 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 0-1
Letelier vs R Sanguinetti, 1946 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 56 moves, 0-1

Wade & O'Connell's Fischer compilation gives 48.a5
Fischer vs Letelier, 1959 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 61 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 1/2- winnable EG
Aronian vs Le Quang Liem, 2021 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

#51: Move 43(B) How to Play Chess Endings Znosko-Borovsky
Maroczy vs Janowski, 1899 
(C45) Scotch Game, 59 moves, 1-0

King's Knight Opening: Konstantinopolsky Opening (C44) 1/2-1/2
A Graf vs Klovans, 1987 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

memorize this sequence: Q vs R
I Kindij vs Ivkov, 1951 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 132 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Larsen Attk: Classical Var (A01) 1-0 agadmator video link
Carlsen vs So, 2021 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 61 moves, 1-0

Italian Game: Italian Var (C50) 1/2-1/2 47.?
Aronian vs Nakamura, 2021 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID. Normal. Gligoric System Bronstein Var (E55) 1-0
K Georgiev vs Ribli, 1990 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

London System vs Hedgehog (D02) 1/2-1/2 QxQ = Stalemate
Grigoriants vs Carlsen, 2018 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

48.d4+ also wins for White
G Wall vs P Khetho, 2012 
(B01) Scandinavian, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Quiet Var (D11) 1/2-1/2 White had a chance
Eliskases vs Foguelman, 1970 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD. Semi-Tarrasch Def. Main Line (D42) 0-1 video of blunder
R Svane vs Giri, 2021 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 80 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Larsen Bird Attack: Modern Var (A01) 1-0 Loosely played
Blatny vs C Van Buskirk, 2004 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Mexican Defense: General (A50) 1/2-1/2Check all possible checks
J Chabanon vs C Bauer, 2014 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 1-0 KEG annotates
Maroczy vs Teichmann, 1902 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 82 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: General (D43) 1/2-1/2 N&P ending
V Predein vs A Obukhov, 1994 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 1-0 K too late
Nuchess vs Belle, 1983 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

Longest queen endgame ever!
Panno vs W Martz, 1976 
(A16) English, 91 moves, 1-0

A Greet vs J Emms, 2004
(E14) Queen's Indian, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa plays King + 7 pawns against King + 6.
Capablanca vs A G Conde, 1919 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 46 moves, 1-0

French Def: Tarrasch. Morozevich Var (C03) 1/2- Ks vs 3Ps
Naroditsky vs C Holt, 2014 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

38 checks in succession must be something of a record.
Westerinen vs Keres, 1969 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Classical Fianchetto (E67) 1-0 Blitz; BBN vs Q ending
D Batsuren vs V Ivic, 2022 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 84 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Def: Modern Exchange (D85) 0-1 Qs & Ps ending
D Wagner vs A Muzychuk, 2023 
(D85) Grunfeld, 70 moves, 0-1

Danish Gambit: Accepted. Schlechter Def (C21) 0-1 ML Sally!
A G Laing vs G Chandler, 1977 
(C21) Center Game, 49 moves, 0-1

English vs Anglo-Indian Def. Nimzo-English Opening (A17) 1-0
Gledura vs G Quparadze, 2023 
(A17) English, 60 moves, 1-0

Four Knts Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Know when to say when
H Jonkman vs R Abdel Aziem, 2003 
(C49) Four Knights, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Fier vs C Albornoz Cabrera, 2023 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Def: Canal Attack (B51) 1/2-1/2 one square difference!
A Tari vs Carlsen, 2023 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

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