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Incredible Draws
Compiled by GoodKnight
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A list of some of the best forced draws on this database that I can find.

These usually occur when one player is winning and the other manages to force an excellent draw.

They just prove that: "It aint over 'til it's over!"

A queen and rook sacrifice forces a draw
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Offered rook sacrifice
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen sacrifice to force a draw
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round the maypole...
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great knight sac to draw
Euwe vs Alekhine, 1934 
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Oops!"
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black pursues stalemate - and finally gets it!
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leg it!!!
Y Nikolaevsky vs Taimanov, 1967 
(A10) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

A queen and pawn sac to get stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another annoying rook
S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

How to draw against Kasparov
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

A superb stalemate
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beautiful...
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

The player with "9 lives" strikes again...
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

An annoying rook...
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Very cleverly played
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Victimized by his own greed"
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rook harassment
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Check it out!!! (awful pun intended)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perpetual...
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Outrageous!"
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another rook sac
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

"The crowd-pleaser"
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

An attempted draw from a crazy rook
Cordel / Minckwitz / Allies vs Anderssen / Goring / Allies, 1871 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 67 moves, 1-0

A nice queen and rook sac to draw
Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take me!
Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Promotes to a queen - then sacs it
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

The great escape
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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