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BwanaVa's favorite Endgames
Compiled by BwanaVa
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Started 1.12.2017: Games with Endgame finesses.

P-d5 pawn sac springs king in Opposite Bishop ending
Karjakin vs Svidler, 2015 
(A15) English, 89 moves, 1-0

Technique plus $400=Candidate
Taimanov vs Matulovic, 1970 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 42 moves, 1-0

Ponomariov vs Topalov, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 1-0

J Marsalek vs K Langeweg, 1960
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

Trapped Knight-double duty bishop at e8
Keres vs Lilienthal, 1955 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 37 moves, 1-0

Be5 traps Ne8
Fischer vs W Addison, 1957 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 36 moves, 1-0

Benko pick pick picks up a win
Benko vs Sahovic, 1978 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 48 moves, 1-0

J Garcia Padron vs Tal, 1977 
(A10) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Carlson and king opposition
Firouzja vs Carlsen, 2020 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 0-1

Benko...g4 and threat to win piece
Benko vs K Commons, 1974 
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Excellent vision of Isolated pawn weakness in ending
T Do vs T Nguyen, 2005 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Smyslov over Reshevsky Rook and Pawn classic
Smyslov vs Reshevsky, 1948 
(C75) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 52 moves, 1-0

Gliga simplifies to a won K+P ending
Gheorghiu vs Gligoric, 1965 
(D91) Grunfeld, 5.Bg5, 35 moves, 0-1

Interesting Queen and Pawn ending
Zeyu Xiang vs Yibo Zhou, 2019 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 55 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik grinds out a win
M David vs Botvinnik, 1938 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 59 moves, 0-1

Outside h pawn allows simplification.
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1959 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 39 moves, 1-0

e5+severing the f-file
A Volokitin vs Karjakin, 2008 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 44 moves, 1-0

Fascinating Four rook endgame (even if only blitz)
Fischer vs Benko, 1963 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 51 moves, 1-0

Naka gets knock-ad with restraint and passed pawns
Illescas Cordoba vs Nakamura, 2003 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1-0

Classic R+P v. Tartakower
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

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