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Stalemate!
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From all the positions that can occur on a chessboard, probably the most amazing is the stalemate. It have always been fascinating to watch how a player that was completely lost, suddenly obtains a draw through this almost miraculous resource.

Amusing ending…but not for Black!
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

An ending that could have been composed
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

The dance of the Rooks
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

No Chiggy, 44…Qc7+ wasn’t just a “farewell check”
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter escapes again!
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

The poisoned Pawn
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

The carousel
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

‘You loose you precious passed pawn or I get stalemated’
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Not a piece of cake after all
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemated in the center
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

‘The trap of the Century’ –Evans
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

A good refuge
Y Nikolaevsky vs Taimanov, 1967 
(A10) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

…you were saying, Garry?
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Don't take the Rook!!
M Apicella vs Lautier, 1986 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice stalemate net
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Drawing 'a la Anand'
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beautiful stalemate combination
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate with all pieces on board
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

75.Qf3????
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Classic stalemate by the Queen
Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

The drawing master is swindled with a drawing trap
Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Missed combination
M Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

K A Walbrodt vs Charousek, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Missed stalemate combination
W Wittmann vs A Rodriguez, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blackburne vs Winawer, 1892 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Outrageous swindle
W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Danielsson vs W Lange, 1952
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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