Endgame tactics

Forcing promotion

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/5k2/pp6/5p2/6bP/P1Bp4/1P4RK/2r5 b - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]

1... Rxc3 2. bxc3 Be2 0-1

Mating attack in the endgame

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/2R4p/6pk/2R2b2/8/5KP1/7r/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "7"]

1. g4 Rh3+ 2. Kf4 Rh4 3. Rxf5 gxf5 4. Kxf5 1-0


Breaking through

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "4b1k1/4r2p/p1p1pR2/Pp2P3/1P1P2P1/4K3/8/2R5 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "9"]

1. d5 exd5 (1... cxd5 2. Rc8 Kg7 3. Ra8) 2. e6 Kg7 3. g5 Rc7 4. Kd4 Bg6 5. Ke5 1-0

Endgame magic

[Event "Miskolc"]
[Site "Miskolc"]
[Date "1963.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Brzozka"]
[Black "Bronstein"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A88"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "1r6/4k3/r2p2p1/2pn1p1p/2P1pP1P/pPK1P1P1/P7/1B1R4 w - - 0 48"]
[PlyCount "46"]

48. Rxd5 {#} 48...Rxb3+ 49. Kxb3 Rb6+ 50. Kc2 Rb2+ 51. Kc1 Re2 52. Rd1 Rxe3 53. Rg1 Rc3+
54. Kd2 Rxc4 55. Bc2 d5 56. Rb1 d4 57. Bd1 Rc3 58. Rb3 e3+ 59. Ke2 Rc1 60. Rxa3
c4 61. Ra7+ Kd6 62. Ba4 Rh1 63. Rd7+ Kc5 64. Rc7+ Kb4 65. a3+ Kc3 66. Bb5 Rh2+
67. Kf1 d3 68. Rxc4+ Kb2 69. Kg1 e2 70. Kxh2 e1=Q 0-1

What have we learned today? "Bronstein is cool"

Endgame invention

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1922.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "W"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Rinck"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "6q1/6p1/2k4p/R6B/p7/8/2P3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "9"]
[EventDate "1996.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. Ra8 Qa2 (1... Qxa8 2. Bf3+) (1... Qe6 2. Ra6+) (1... Qd5 2. Bf3) (1...
Qc4 2. Rc8+) 2. Rxa4 Qg8 (2... Qxa4 3. Be8+) 3. Ra8 Qh7 (3... Qxa8 4. Bf3+) 4.
Bg6 Qxg6 5. Ra6+ 1-0


Endgame fantasy

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Win"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "7K/8/2N5/5ppp/4ppnq/4pkp1/4nrrb/5bb1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "27"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. Kg7 $1 (1. Kg8 $4 Nf6+ 2. Kg7 Kg4 3. Ne5+ Kh3) 1... Qh3 2. Kf8 Qh4 (
2... h4 3. Kg7 Ne5 4. Nxe5#) 3. Ke7 Qh3 4. Kd8 Qh4 5. Kc7 Qh3 6. Kc8 Qh4 7. Kd8
Qh3 8. Ke7 Qh4 9. Kf8 Qh3 10. Kg7 Qh4 11. Kg6 Qh3 12. Kxg5 Qh4+ 13. Kxh4 Nc3
14. Nd4# 1-0