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Exciting, Original, Unusual And Other Draws
Compiled by TheAlchemist
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Draws are usually looked unfavorably upon, but sometimes they can be as exciting as wins. I repeat, SOMETIMES.

I have also included some unusual quick draws.


"The Immortal Draw" - that pretty much says it all
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Consultation Game
M Ronteltap / Allies vs R Barber / Allies, 2006  
(B50) Sicilian, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Teaming with Life
Team White vs Team Black, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

19.Rf2 "A move dictated by the soul of a chess artist" - Tal
Geller vs Tal, 1976 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Calling it long is an injustice
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

23rd Century Chess
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

The collision of Fischer and Tal
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another "Talesque" draw
Portisch vs Tal, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

A lyrical performance
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

The proof that material isn't everything - even in endings
A Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Not your usual Kramnik draw (sarcasm intended)
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

All that Shen is not gold
S Siyuan vs E Schiller, 2005  
(A09) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sometimes to draw, you have to decline a sacrifice
Beliavsky vs Tal, 1981 
(B19) Caro-Kann, Classical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

A brilliant stalemate combination
V Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

The theoretically most important game of the first half of 1988
Sax vs Seirawan, 1988 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov sacrifices like there's no tomorrow
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Sicilian battle
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter goes all out, but Lasker is up to the task
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sac, sac, sac and... perpetual :-)
Vasiukov vs Korchnoi, 1953 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just shy of an immortal
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Plenty of sacs in this draw as well
Khalifman vs Karpov, 1993 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black voluntarily goes on the defensive, and earns a draw
Kasparov vs Ulf Andersson, 1981 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prearranged? We like it anyway - Part 1
I Zaitsev vs Karpov, 1966 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prearranged? We like it anyway - Part 2
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just came up Short - part 1
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Deeper Blue Sea
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Drawing master shows why he's called that
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

2 Knights + Bishop vs. Rook
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Christiansen's ultimate swindle
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A miraculous save by Fischer
Parma vs Fischer, 1961 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

With a little help from my friends
Halprin vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Englisch Stalemate
Bird vs Englisch, 1883 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemated by the King
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just wow
Portisch vs Kavalek, 1975 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

The unbreachable fortress
A Kosten vs R Zelcic, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

What a fight!
Szabo vs Dake, 1935 
(B40) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice tactics
Gelfand vs Yusupov, 1992 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short, yet brilliant
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine plays the Alekhine in his own way
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tactics in abundance here as well
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

So many pins
Short vs Adams, 1988 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

A little joke to end it all
Kotov vs Najdorf, 1953 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

A piquant stalemate trap
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

I got rambling Rook on my mind
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

A problematic swindle by Keres
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

The drawmaster strikes again
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Merry-go-round
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another miraculous save by Fischer
Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov sacs his Queen, but Kramnik didn't match it
Shirov vs Kramnik, 1993 
(B65) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Take, take, take and peretual
Marshall vs Alekhine, 1924 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal starts the fire, Poluga puts it out
Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1980 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

A stalemate trap saves the day
D Bojkov vs J Borisek, 2005 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Very Sharp Tie
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Only a draw for White, but with great style
Wahls vs Ftacnik, 1992 
(B82) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great fighting draw
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just came up Short - part 2
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacs for a perpetual
Anand vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C11) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

The original Petrosian exchange sacrifice
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller gambits, but it's only good for a draw
Geller vs Smyslov, 1952 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black saves the day nicely
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Acropolis Now
K Kokolias vs F Sigalas, 2005 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Again, sacrifices for a perpetual
A Kristjansson vs I Brynjolfsson, 1995 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

March of the Black King
Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Presence
Kudrin vs Waitzkin, 1995 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another great game
Ivanchuk vs Gulko, 1995 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great fight in the ending
Kasimdzhanov vs Topalov, 2005 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Queen barely holds a phalanx of pawns
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Exchange sacrifices (yes, plural :-)) and a titanic endgame
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

The R + f&h Pawns vs R paradox
Bondarevsky vs Keres, 1939 
(D80) Grunfeld, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sacrificing a Queen against the King? Very bold.
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1989 
(E87) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

An epic battle
Topalov vs Anand, 2005 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 97 moves, 1/2-1/2

A curious novelty
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand pushes him to the limit, Garry escapes with a draw
Anand vs Kasparov, 2005 
(B33) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

An attack out of desperation succeeds in time trouble
Kasparov vs Korchnoi, 1986 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

The King fears no one
Keres vs Bronstein, 1956 
(C28) Vienna Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

A big fight
Timman vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

A neat stalemate
Serper vs Nakamura, 2004 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 94 moves, 1/2-1/2

A miraculous save by Alekhine
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1937 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both players sacrifice, it ends with a perpetual
J M Bellon Lopez vs R Jamieson, 1977 
(C47) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

What the hell was going on?
J A Grefe vs Tarjan, 1973 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black surely couldn't believe he let it slip away
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

The young and stubborn Spassky
Spassky vs Taimanov, 1955 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

16...Nc6 - The Most Amazing Move Ever Played?
Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian offers a Rook, Averbakh declines the gift
Averbakh vs Petrosian, 1958 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Garry let it slip in a simul
Movsesian vs Kasparov, 2001 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

A paradoxical finish
Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

What's an 800 point rating difference anyway
D Adolfsson vs R Akesson, 2006 
(B20) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal Again
H Pfleger vs Tal, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another clash of the giants
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Giants Fight It Out
Petrosian vs Bronstein, 1974 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

A very unusual opening :-)
J C Gonzalez Zamora vs T Luther, 2003 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Leko sacrificing the Queen?! What in the World is going on?
Leko vs Adams, 2006 
(E04) Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

They must have had a good laugh in the end
Vidmar vs Maroczy, 1932 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 129 moves, 1/2-1/2

Once again, sacrificing for a stalemate
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

A draw by repetition in 9 moves
Winawer vs S Rosenthal, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

A fine tactical battle
M Monticelli vs V Marin y Llovet, 1927 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larry does it again
B Kreiman vs L Christiansen, 2002 
(C49) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another impenetrable fortress
Salov vs Korchnoi, 1997 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karpov escapes, but only by a hair
Van der Wiel vs Karpov, 1987 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Levenfish misses the knockout punch
Levenfish vs Tartakower, 1911 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

"My" Queen sac in action
S Azarov vs B Predojevic, 2006
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

The longest World Championship game, Korchnoi missed a mate
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Sharp Battle
Topalov vs Mamedyarov, 2006 
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

A nice try by White
Weeramantry vs Hecht, 1970 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

The two knights tango for the first time
Saemisch vs Carlos Torre, 1925 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

When two great tacticians clash...
Tal vs Geller, 1978 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Queen sacrifice forces a draw
Ljubojevic vs Gelfand, 1990 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great sacrifices by Black, but only for a draw
Vyzmanavin vs A Minasian, 1992 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov saves it by a hair
Yusupov vs Kasparov, 1988 
(D89) Grunfeld, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik saves it by a hair
Anand vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Almost...
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blindfold madness 1
Aronian vs Anand, 2006
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blindfold madness 2
Morozevich vs Grischuk, 2006 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Blindfold madness 3
P H Nielsen vs F Vallejo Pons, 2006
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gotta keep your sense of humour
Benko vs Bronstein, 1949 
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 106 moves, 1/2-1/2

A sharp Sicilian draw
Spassky vs Polugaevsky, 1960 
(B96) Sicilian, Najdorf, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Both players make sacrifices
D Rubin vs Glek, 1989 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

You don't see final positions like this every day
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great endgame by both
Van Wely vs Carlsen, 2006 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Always watch out for stalemate traps
W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A spectacular attack by Anand, but he missed the final blow
Anand vs Kramnik, 2007 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

2 Queens Vs 1
V Milov vs Bacrot, 2001 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

I was blind, but now I see
Anand vs Morozevich, 2005 
(C11) French, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Some flashy tactics, but it fizzles out to a draw
Reti vs K Treybal, 1923 
(A14) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

It's not nice to overwork your staff like this
Mackenzie vs J Mason, 1882 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 144 moves, 1/2-1/2

Smyslov saves a tough endgame
Najdorf vs Smyslov, 1946 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Almost a brilliancy
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

A dramatic rook ending
Tal vs Botvinnik, 1961 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 121 moves, 1/2-1/2

The only meeting between the two giants
Botvinnik vs Fischer, 1962 
(D98) Grunfeld, Russian, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carnivorous
Botvinnik vs G Miasoedov, 1931 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Draw 1922
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bear Hug Draw
Petrosian vs Fischer, 1958 
(A16) English, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Queens
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand has learned his lesson
Anand vs Kramnik, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Half An Upset
B Hagen vs Carlsen, 2007 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great attack by black, but he couldn't wrap it up
Yudasin vs S Makarichev, 1983 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black sacrifices, but it ends up in a draw
Short vs J D Tisdall, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another great draw between the eternal rivals
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1990 
(E92) King's Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Immortal Mutual Fear Game
Averbakh vs Fischer, 1958 
(E73) King's Indian, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Just 8 moves long, but not your usual GM draw by any means
Tarrasch vs A Fritz, 1889 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 8 moves, 1/2-1/2

Radjabov's Schliemann
Judit Polgar vs Radjabov, 2008 
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Young Garry saves it by a hair
Kasparov vs V Tukmakov, 1982 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great fight between two future World Champions
Tal vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Monticelli trap - Capa's way - Part I
Euwe vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Monticelli trap - Capa's way - Part II
Euwe vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer tries the English
Fischer vs Polugaevsky, 1970 
(A15) English, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

An Exciting Battle
L Grigorian vs I Platonov, 1974 
(A58) Benko Gambit, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

An Underpromotion Saves The Day
R Ziatdinov vs V Mikhalevski, 2005 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik The Gentleman
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Great Unbalanced Game
Timman vs Smyslov, 1979 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two "dull" players fight it out to the end
Leko vs Kramnik, 2004  
(A61) Benoni, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short and sharp
Beliavsky vs Kharlov, 2002
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

A sharp Poisoned Pawn
G Papp vs M Womacka, 2006 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Almost an upset
G Mohr vs M Susnik, 2002 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

A short duel between two greats
Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936  
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Not your usual Petroff
Anand vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Queen sacrifice to force a draw
O'Kelly vs J Penrose, 1962 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Kasparov misses a spectacular win
Kasparov vs Topalov, 2004 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great tactics in a queenless middlegame
Topalov vs Kamsky, 2009 
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Petrosian weathers the storm
Bronstein vs Petrosian, 1963 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Brotherly love
Z Almasi vs I Almasi, 1993
(C18) French, Winawer, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

A short trip to the 19th Century
Leko vs Carlsen, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great correspondence game
Keres vs E Dyckhoff, 1935 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another Petrosian exchange sacrifice
Portisch vs Petrosian, 1972 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great battle
Spassky vs Kholmov, 1957 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carlsen saves a "miraculous" draw
Carlsen vs Kramnik, 2009 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch almost wins against the World Champion
Portisch vs Karpov, 1975 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

An exciting Sicilian
Tal vs Portisch, 1983 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Evans Gambit between two former world champions
M Umansky vs G Timmerman, 2005 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great save by Hort
H Ree vs Hort, 1986 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa's last slip
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa missed a perpetual in a winning position
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

40...Qe1!!
Pachman vs Timman, 1977 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

An extraordinary draw in the WC match
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

Another great fighting draw
Anand vs Topalov, 2010 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

The London Miracle
Kramnik vs Kasparov, 2000 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Carlsen, 2010 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sadler vs Bareev, 1992
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wojtkiewicz vs Yudasin, 1991 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Kramnik, 2014 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Szabo vs Botvinnik, 1952 
(A94) Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Szabo vs Reshevsky, 1953 
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Mercuri vs J Young, 1991  
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin vs Shirov, 2007 
(B33) Sicilian, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

A missed opportunity
M Apicella vs Lautier, 2001 
(A48) King's Indian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

D H Campora vs K G Shirazi, 1981 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller vs Golombek, 1952 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

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