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Stalemate!
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The greatest swindle ever
Beliavsky vs Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Stalemate and zugzwang save Schlechter's hide
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Post escapes Nimzo's crazy rook, but only for a while
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Poor Black had FIVE extra pawns
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

55.Kf1! would have won
Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov falls into a stalemate trap
Kasparov vs N McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hey, Murray, look -- free knight!
Chandler vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1987 
(B33) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

A surprising stalemate trick saves Kramnik
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 1994 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Geller swindles an overconfident Reshevsky
Reshevsky vs Geller, 1953 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Another crazy rook
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

The wily old fox tricks the young Smyslov
O Bernstein vs Smyslov, 1946 
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Pavey finds a combination . . .
I A Horowitz vs M Pavey, 1951 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Passed pawns must be pushed?
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Oops! Portisch steps in it
Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

White naively offers to trade queens . . .
W Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black has four mobile pieces, but still forces stalemate!
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shortest possible stalemate
J Upmark vs R Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

A knight and pawn up, B can't find a way to avoid stalemate
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

A nice stalemate swindle in a knight ending
Grischuk vs Judit Polgar, 2007 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate swindle costs poor Adorjan a Candidates match
Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The greatest stalemate combination ever!
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

All roads lead to stalemate
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

59...Bg7! 60.Rh4 Bd4! would've drawn
R G Hegde vs Palatnik, 1988 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 59 moves, 1-0

Black missed 35... b6!! 36. Qxc6 Ne3+! 37. Rxe3 Qf1+!
Korchnoi vs Vaganian, 1989 
(C01) French, Exchange, 50 moves, 1-0

Reshevsky falls for a stalemate trap (first of 3)
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

White missed 37.Bxe4!
F J Perez Perez vs Ivkov, 1962 
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 36 moves, 0-1

Yet another crazy rook
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two crazy rooks
V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Crazy rooks
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

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