Definition of 'endgame'
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The endgame board is shown below.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Recognising that further attempts to win are futile white finds the opportunity to convert neatly to a drawn king and pawn endgame.Times, Sunday Times (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
One thing is certain: the endgame is approaching.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
How did White simplify down to a winning endgame?Times, Sunday Times (2012)
White is winning this endgame easily but now found a neat tactic to conclude the game at once and avoid any technical problems.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Here's another excerpt of an endgame board.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
By returning the pawn he has extinguished the white initiative and reached an endgame where his bishops and active pieces give him all the chances.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Black has emerged with an extra pawn in the endgame and has little difficulty converting this into a victory as his central passed pawns are so powerful.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
You get stitched up just to get stitched up, because there is no way this scheme reaches its endgame by playing fair.Times, Sunday Times (2007) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We are reaching the endgame of a failed experiment: society's attempt to live without a shared moral code.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
As in yesterday's game, a mass of passed pawns in a rook and pawn endgame proved to be the decisive factor.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Looking for a selfish advantage in a play, especially with a close scoreline and the endgame approaching, is a worthwhile exercise.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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