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Endgame lessons: R endings Copy Enhanced
Compiled by fredthebear

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

* Various: Game Collection: Endgames-the essential stuff.

* Feb-09-12
ray keene: nimzos best endgames
v lasker zurich 1934
v spielmann carlsbad 1929
v lundin stockholm 1934
v maroczy bled 1931
v henneberger winterthur 1931
v thomas frankfurt 1930
v sultan khan liege 1930
v marshall berlin 1928
v reti berlin 1928
v alehine ny 1927
v tchigorin carlsbad 1907
and for a joke entry duras v nimzo san sebastian 1912 !!

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
E 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

Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Fritz Var (C57) 0-1
Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1919 
(C57) Two Knights, 60 moves, 0-1

Pirc Defense: Classical. Schlechter Var (B08) 1-0 blitz
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

Game 254 Chess Informant Best Games 201-300
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Classical. Modern Main Line (C64) 1/2-1/2
Klovans vs Hecht, 2005 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Scotch Game: General (C44) 1-0 Converting advantage in R ending
Blackburne vs Francis Sheehy Skeffington, 1903 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange Var (D85) 1-0 Two video links
Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 54 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 Classic R endgame
H Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

Q+R vs. Q+R, then R vs. R.
Fischer vs Matulovic, 1967 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 41 moves, 1-0

Borg Def: Borg Gambit (A40) 1/2-1/2 Keep your R on the attack!
Frederic Tinguely vs Aldric Laure, 2019 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

London System (D02) 1-0 Rooks & Pawns ending
Schlechter vs Kostic, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

This was undoubtedly one of the best games of the match
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1986 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 58 moves, 0-1

Loose Pieces Drop Off, including Rooks
V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1939 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Horwitz Def: General (A40) 1-0 Watch Black blow it bigtime.
C Koepke vs A Berelowitsch, 2005
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 64 moves, 1-0

QGD: Normal Def (D35) 1-0 Black Ra2 is overworked
S Swartz vs V Bansal, 2006 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Too many pawns, too little time. 2R vs. R+6P.
Blackburne vs Steinitz, 1876 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 0-1

the so-called Cochrane Defense: 96...Re1!
Ljubojevic vs Portisch, 1982 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 127 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Scheveningen. Classical (B84) 1/2 It's winnable
Glek vs N Guliyev, 2019 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. General (A20) 1/2-1/2 K went the wrong way
A Mista vs Navara, 2012 
(A20) English, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def: Advance. Botvinnik-Carls Def (B12) 0-1
Shirov vs Karpov, 1996 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 84 moves, 0-1

"The Game to End All Games" (game of the day Jun-26-2017)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

R+P vs. R
Staunton vs Saint-Amant, 1843 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 89 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great RRN vs RRN endgame.
S Maduro vs E Kpodo, 2012 
(B33) Sicilian, 65 moves, 1-0

QGD: Semi-Tarrasch Def (D40) 1-0 R ending
Carlsen vs Nepomniachtchi, 2022 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange. Gligoric Var (C69) 1/2-1/2
Fischer vs Smyslov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Defense: Exchange Var (C01) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook
D Smerdon vs Justin Tan, 1995 
(C01) French, Exchange, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Archangelsk Var (C78) 0-1
Tringov vs H Liebert, 1968 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 70 moves, 0-1

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1/2-1/2 R ending
C Bauer vs I Ivanisevic, 2003 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen's Gambit Declined (D30) 0-1Instructive R play benefits Ps
Saint-Amant vs Staunton, 1843 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Carlsen vs Azmaiparashvili, 2005 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 1-0

Another rook-and-pawn masterpiece by Capablanca.
Capablanca vs A Kreymborg, 1910 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

Classic example of 4 vs. 3 rook ending.
Capablanca vs Yates, 1930 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 87 moves, 1-0

Ponziani Opening: Jaenisch Counterattack (C44) · 1/2-1/2
Tseitlin vs V Romanchenko, 1981 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blumenfeld Countergambit: Dus-Chotimursky Var (E10) 1/2-1/2
Saemisch vs Spielmann, 1922 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Wing Gambit. Abrahams Var (B20) 0-1 STUDY EGs
A Jakubiec vs Oral, 1994 
(B20) Sicilian, 65 moves, 0-1

KID: Fianchetto. Panno Var (E63) 1-0 a-pawn promotion
M Konopka vs Oral, 1994 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 76 moves, 1-0

The game move 79.Ra4! is the only winning move. (Q vs R EG)
D Gurevich vs I Gurevich, 1992 
(A15) English, 94 moves, 1-0

Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 60 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Sicilian Invite (A04) 1/2-1/2 Rule exception
Kashdan vs R Smirka, 1925 
(A04) Reti Opening, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Def: Main Lines (D45) 1-0 Use the Vancura technique
A Simutowe vs D Hersvik, 2001 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 1-0

Game 100 from On My Great Predecessors 1 (Kasparov)
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1-0

...and the importance of space in the endgame. R+B vs. R+B.
Harrwitz vs Morphy, 1858 
(A84) Dutch, 54 moves, 0-1

Rook Endings (1989) by Grigory Levenfish, Vasily Smyslov
Szabados vs Reshevsky, 1950 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 105 moves, 1/2-1/2

Closed Sicilian vs Hippopotamus (A00) 0-1
P Dankert vs G Sigurjonsson, 1979 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 74 moves, 0-1

Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Var (D30) 1/2-1/2
G Orlov vs Panchenko, 1986 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

A simplyfying combination, then a model Rook & Pawn ending
V L Wahltuch vs Capablanca, 1919 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

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