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Tim McGrew's Annotated Rook Endings

 Complete List of Endgames Available

Ivanchuk-Radjabov
FIDE Grand Prix Dubai
April 5, 2002
E63 King's Indian Defense

Teimour Radjabov defends his favorite King's Indian against Vassily Ivanchuk.
Minzer-Bulcourf
2nd Cleaner Bissell International
1995
A10 English Opening

A sharp line of the English Opening leads to a position that Black ought to be able to hold - until he trades queens!
Speelman-Situru
32nd Olympiad, Yerevan, Armenia
1996
A48 Torre Attack, Fianchetto Defense

Jonathan Speelman grinds down the lower-rated Nathanael Situru in a hard fought battle.
Van Wely-Hansen
Cap D'Agde, France
1996
D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted

Loek Van Wely plays an ambitious line against Curt Hansen's QGA and ends up with some advantage.
Bronstein-Geller
Tbilisi
1967
C69 Spanish Exchange Variation

Efim Geller defends the Exchange Spanish in this classic battle against David Bronstein.
Shulman-Goldin
New York Open
1998
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined with Bf4

Yuri Shulman plays aggressively in the Queen's Gambit Declined and is rewarded with an advantageous rook endgame.
Olafsson-Benjamin
32nd Olympiad, Yerevan, Armenia
1996
B09 Pirc Defense, Austrian Attack

Strong defensive play by Joel benjamin defuses Helgi Olafsson's attack. Strong endgame play then follows.
Polovnikova-Babayeva
European Youth Championships (Girls U14)
Rimavska Sobota, 1996
B17 Caro-Kann Main Line with 4...Nd7

An innocuous opening choice by White gives Black some advantage, but White fights back and wins!
Shirov-Adams
Tilburg, NED
1996
C69 Spanish Exchange Variation

The players enter a rook ending with even material and no passed pawns, but Shirov still manages to make Black suffer. Is it enough to win?
Judit Polgar-Vladimir Kramnik
Hoogovens Blitz, Wijk aan Zee, NED
1998
B66 Classical Sicilian

Judit Polgar decides to simplify into an endgame where there are only two results - win or draw. Is it enough to beat Kramnik?
Owczarzak-Gagunashvili
European Youth, Mureck, AUT
1998
B33 Sicilian Sveshnikov

A couple of inaccurate moves by White give Black a good endgame. He presses and converts the advantage into a win with strong technique.
Dominguez-Mateus
Pensilvania COL
1998
D00 Queen Pawn Game

In this Women's Championship game, White is punished soundly for not knowing basic rook endgame theory.
Zaremba-Kelleher
Saitek US Masters
Hawaii, 1998
B98 Sicilian Najdorf

A sharp opening leads to a complex endgame. Can Black score the full point?
Korchnoi-Miles
Baden Baden
1981
A30 Symmetrical English

England's Tony Miles gets the former World Championship contender into a tough position. Can Korchnoi hold the game?