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DRAWS Collections Enlarged by Fredthebear
Compiled by fredthebear
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The top of this collection was compiled by ZenJewels. Fredthebear copied it from ZenJewels. Other mixed collections are included from GoodKnight, capanegra, and SwitchingQuylthulg. Thank you ZenJewels, GoodKnight, capanegra, and SwitchingQuylthulg for your contributions.

Fredthebear's own additions are toward the bottom of the list.

* Here's a link to Octavia's collection, which looks excellent: Game Collection: Exciting, Original, Unusual And Other Draws by T Fredthebear has not deliberately copied games from this collection link, so there's no telling how many games are shared in common.

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M Galyas vs J Bick, 2006 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Najdorf. Main Line (B99) 1/2-1/2 Q sacs, N perpetual
Euwe vs Tal, 1960 
(B99) Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black cannot exploit his material advantage in the endgame.
Alexander Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

ADVANCED - STALEMATE
S Boyd vs T Glimbrant, 1992 
(C49) Four Knights, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The greatest draw ever made??? (Soltis thinks so.)
Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

BEGINNER - STALEMATE
Portisch vs L Lengyel, 1964 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

BEGINNER - STALEMATE
V F Titenko vs Murey, 1963 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

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

BEGINNER - STALEMATE - CLASSIC CRAZY ROOK.
A E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

INTERMEDIATE - crazy rook
Larry Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

BEGINNER - Crazy Rook Carousel
Janowski vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

BEGINNER - Crazy Rook
Miles vs Rachels, 1989 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 78 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

Long stalemate trap: immobilize the K, sac the Q!
J A Congdon vs E Delmar, 1880 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 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

Sicilian Wing Gambit. Marshall (B20) 1/2 Bloodthirsty Perpetual
Bronstein vs Deep Blue, 1996 
(B20) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Scheveningen. Delayed Keres Atk(B90) 1/2-Crowd Pleaser
Anand vs Kasparov, 1996 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Normal. K's Knight Var (E60) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate blunder
Karpov vs Judit Polgar, 1998 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Great Snake Var (A10) 1/2- Maintaining K's opposition
Y Nikolaevsky vs Taimanov, 1967 
(A10) English, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Def. Taimanov (A67) 1/2-1/2 Crazy Rook Sac Stalemate
S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 
(A67) Benoni, Taimanov Variation, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2- The champ gets swindled
Kasparov vs N R McDonald, 1986 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1/2- Q sac for Stalemate
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

Modern Def. 2Knts. Suttles (B06)1/2-Arabian Stalemate w/Crazy R
Matulovic vs Suttles, 1970 
(B06) Robatsch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Accelerated Panov Attk. Modern Var (B10) 1/2-Crazy R
K Wockenfuss vs Ulf Andersson, 1977 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 88 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B62) 1/2-Crazy R Stalemate
Huebner vs Salov, 1989 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Semi-Leningrad (A81) 1/2-1/2 Back rank interpose, Crazy R
F Braga vs P Vezzosi, 1991 
(A81) Dutch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97)1/2-Crazy R Arabian Stalemate
J Stocek vs G Pelle, 1994 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Glek Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook forces draw
Beliavsky vs H Hamdouchi, 1999 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox (E91) 1/2-Mad Rook device forces stalemate
H Lieb vs V Vaisman, 2001 
(E91) King's Indian, 82 moves, 1/2-1/2

Center Game: Berger Var (C22) 1/2-1/2 BORING but feasible
H Tahmasebi vs F Sadeghian, 2001 
(C22) Center Game, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Closed. Smyslov (C93) 1/2-Another protected h-passer
S Jalanskis vs H Ploompuu, 2002 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 76 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Nezhmetdinov-Rossolimo Attk (B51) 1/2-Mad Rook Device
B Lajthajm vs M Zlatic, 2006
(B30) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Classical. Berlin Var Pirc Var(E39) 1/2-K&Q vs cornered K&R
Morozevich vs Jakovenko, 2006 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Modern (B60) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
K Arakhamia-Grant vs P Poobalasingam, 2007 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Paulsen. Bastrikov (B47) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Stalemate
I Gaponenko vs B De Jong-Muhren, 2007 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook device
Van der Wiel vs E Berg, 2007 
(C10) French, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort vs Dbl Fio (A04) 1/2-Mad Rook device forces stalemate
C Foisor vs F Wantiez, 2007
(A04) Reti Opening, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Exchange. Classical (D86) 1/2-Mad R Arabian Stalemate
Hertneck vs R Ris, 2007
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld, Brinckmann Attk (D82) 1/2-Another corner K stalemate
V Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGA Old Variation (D20) 1/2-1/2 Oops in the corner
E Williams vs Harrwitz, 1846 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 84 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense: Averbakh Var (A42) 1/2-1/2 Mad Rook Device
Chandler vs B Feustel, 1981 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 66 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

Slav Def. Modern (D11) 1/2-1/2 Sacrifices to avoid defeat!
M Walter vs G Nagy, 1924 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Tarrasch. Open System (C07) 1/2-1/2 46...Q offer
Keres vs Kholmov, 1948 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Uncommon Opening (A00) 1/2-1/2 It's a dead even draw
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen Pawn Opening (A40) 1/2-1/2 The passive Adolph
Tartakower vs A Kramer, 1928 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queen Pawn Opening (A40) 1/2-1/2 Shades of Tartakower - Kramer
Karpov vs Leko, 1995 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 1 moves, 1/2-1/2

Underpromotion to N saves the day as Q,B,R would lose
S Y Shipov vs V V Gagarin, 1994 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cornered King orders Crazy Rook to force Stalemate!
W Fuller vs L G Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Damiano's Defense 3...Qe7 finds sac perpetual vs Fischer.
Fischer vs R F McGregor, 1964 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit Nxf7 (C42) 1/2-1/2
Topalov vs Kramnik, 1999 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Def. Classical. Advance (D34) 1/2- Perpetual N threat
J Saladino vs C Cranbourne, 1986 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen Var(B16) 1/2-Notes by Ray Keene
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1914  
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Last move K to 6th is critical. P to 6th = stalemate.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

NID Normal. Saemisch Deferred (E51) 1/2-1/2 Nice save by Black
Szabo vs Kholmov, 1965 
(E51) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Stalemate w/no pieces taken: played by two exactly 2500s
J Hohmeister vs T Frank, 1993 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Open (C80) 1/2-1/2 She had the last word!
Pribyl vs A Ornstein, 1977 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Saragossa Opening 1.c3 (A00) 1/2-1/2 King & Pawn Stalemate
Tartakower vs Reti, 1925 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Soultanbeieff Var (D16) 1/2-1/2 Lively
Anand vs Karjakin, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Blumenfeld Attk (C45) 1/2-1/2 80 yrs old vs 64 yrs
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perpetual Check of the Queen
T Purser vs Euwe, 1978 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. English Attack (B90) 1-0Who needs SIX Queens?
E Szalanczy vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, 2009 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle-Zukertort Becomes a Stalemate... Cunning!
J Fichtl vs F Blatny, 1956 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 49 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

French Winawer. Poisoned Pawn (C18) Dbl R Sac Draw
Balashov vs Bareev, 1987 
(C18) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 83 in Modern Chess Strategy III by Ludek Pachman
Bronstein vs Kotov, 1948 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Ukrainian(A54) 1/2-1/2 N sac, Q+ perpetual
O Chernikov vs Vasiukov, 2005 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Open. Karpov Gambit (C80) 1/2-1/2 Spanish Fried Liver
Svidler vs Anand, 1999 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Goteborg (Argentine) (B98)1/2- 3 Ps for Minor
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1958 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Poisoned P Accepted (B97) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual
F Vallejo Pons vs Kasparov, 2004 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Saemisch. Normal Def (E81) 1/2-1/2 Q giveways
Zamikhovsky vs Nezhmetdinov, 1956 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Um jogo simplesmente BRILHANTE!
Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Chigorin tries the Steinitz Gambit against its inventor!
Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1892 
(C28) Vienna Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three Knights Opening: Schlechter Var (C46) 1/2-1/2 Round 10
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1912
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def. Steinitz. Boleslavsky Var (C11) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
Grischuk vs Wang Hao, 2013 
(C11) French, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Marshall Attack. Modern Main Line (C89) 1/2-1/2
Tal vs Spassky, 1965 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def (C78) 1/2-1/2 Novelty
Svidler vs Caruana, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov forced a draw when he was a queen and a bishop up!
Kasparov vs Kiril D Georgiev, 1988 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 78 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-1/2 Q Perpetual
L Bruzon Batista vs Carlsen, 2006 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf (B90) 1/2-1/2
Short vs Kasparov, 1993 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

It takes nuts of steel to allow an en passant check like this!
Timman vs Leko, 1999
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

English, Agincourt Def. Catalan Def (A14) 1/2-Q sac counterplay
Ehlvest vs Nakamura, 2009 
(A14) English, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Richter-Rauzer. Classical (B64) 1/2-Fightin' for 1st
Ivanchuk vs C Hansen, 2003 
(B64) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

A copy of the famous "Immortal Draw," Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872
A Nilsson vs J Eriksson, 1991 
(C25) Vienna, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

90. b8=N gives White good drawing chances
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Najdorf. Anti-English Attk(290) 1/2-1/2 R+ from behind
Shirov vs Kasparov, 1999 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Closed Botvinnik Def. II (B25) 1/2-1/2 missed the win
Adams vs Topalov, 2007 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

FIDE WCh 2002 - No breakthrough, Ponomariov the wall.
Ivanchuk vs Ponomariov, 2002 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E58) 1/2-1/2 Famous exchange sac
Reshevsky vs Petrosian, 1953 
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black Hippo; Windmill Perpetual Draw
Petrosian vs Spassky, 1966 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

4 Queens game - My 60 Memorable Games by Fischer p. 109
Fischer vs Petrosian, 1959 
(B11) Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac
Kotov vs Petrosian, 1953 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

A queen and two rooks en prise in the final position.... Draw!
Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Karjakin was 14 years old. Kramnik struggles w/the Nadorf.
Karjakin vs Kramnik, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 missed win
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Great fighting spirit by Fischer to hang onto the endgame.
Browne vs Fischer, 1970 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Mieses Var (C45) 1/2-1/2 Light squared fortress
Ni Hua vs Shirov, 2011 
(C45) Scotch Game, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandi, Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-1/2 Black forces perpetual vs WC
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anglo-Indian Def. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Var (A18) 1/2- Perpetual+
Keene vs D W Anderton, 1977 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Gambit Zukertort Def (C25) 1/2 Qk Draw
Winawer vs S Rosenthal, 1883 
(C25) Vienna, 9 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5/Nc6 (B01) 1/2-1/2 Qk draw by repetition
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1909  
(B01) Scandinavian, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav, Chameleon Variation (D15) 1/2-1/2 Rooks gone wild...
Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2002 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

incredible long calculation to draw by Kramnik
Anand vs Kramnik, 2004 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

A fighting draw using the bayonet attack
Shirov vs Topalov, 2003 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Normal. Rare Defenses. CONTRADICTION (E90) 1/2-1/2Mad Rook
H Grooten vs Nijboer, 2009 
(E90) King's Indian, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Exchange; Black Fishin' Pole (C69) 1/2-Q sac perpetual
Adorjan vs Karpov, 1967 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Underpromotion avoids stalemate, sets up mate in one!!
D Tomic vs F Winzbeck, 1993 
(B83) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Neo-Grünfeld Def. Goglidze Attk (D70) 1/2- Q pin sac stalemate!
C Pilnick vs Reshevsky, 1942 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 93 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Classical. Burn. Morozevich (C11) 1/2-Sacs to stalemate
Anand vs Dreev, 1991 
(C11) French, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's English. Reversed Sicil (A21) 0-1 Q sac avoids perpetual
R Toran Albero vs Tal, 1961 
(A21) English, 25 moves, 0-1

A rook VS two knights and a bishop...who will win?
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1991 
(E97) King's Indian, 114 moves, 1/2-1/2

Underpromotion to a Bishop to avoid Stalemating opponent later
A Reshko vs O Kaminsky, 1972 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 71 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit: Accepted. Modern (A57) 1/2-1/2 Draw claim denied
Karpov vs Miles, 1986 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

"The Caro Kann Advance" by IM Byron Jacobs - see story
S Kindermann vs Korchnoi, 1995 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov and all the GM analysts missed 46...Qe3! = (Draw)
Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1997 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

The Immortal Draw - An All-Time Classic
Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

This is the longest game in the database with 269 moves!
I Nikolic vs G Arsovic, 1989 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var(A90) 1/2-1/2 Interesting OCB ending
Szabo vs Bronstein, 1950 
(A90) Dutch, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Exchange (C01) 1/2-1/2 Bxh3 attack; 3 connected P's EG
Zukertort vs W Potter, 1875 
(C01) French, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 1/2? The K must charge!
W Potter vs Zukertort, 1875 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 91 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Two Knights (C00) 0-1 White declines perpetual+ draw
S Sathyanandha vs B P Jovanovic, 2012 
(C00) French Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

KGD Petrov's Defense (C30) 1-0 Don't count your $ at the table
Bronstein vs Kholmov, 1975 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

44.f5!? Bxe3?? 45.Rg7+ Kxg7 Game drawn by stalemate!
M Apicella vs Lautier, 1986 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 45 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

Long Tall Salwe. A great swindle.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Salwe, 1907 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attack (A45)0-1 R shot prevents perpetual check draw
A Stefanova vs I Sokolov, 2007 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2- Notes by AA
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936  
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Chekhover Qxd4 (B53) 1/2- Wrong colored Bishop EG
V Gashimov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian. Fianchetto(A49) 1/2-1/2 R&Q sacs force stalemate
G Danielsson vs W Lange, 1952 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1 W missed draw
W Wittmann vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cochrane Gambit. Center 6.Nc3(C42) 1/2-Correspond
R Roloff vs T Weigel, 1985 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Exchange. King's Bishop Var (C68) 1/2-1/2 Desperado Rs
E Schallopp vs Blackburne, 1887 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac -> Perpetual
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Morphy Def. Anderssen (C77) 1/2-1/2 In dire straits
Blackburne vs Winawer, 1892 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro (C67) 1/2-1/2 Irritating Q
K A Walbrodt vs Charousek, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

Absolutely fantastic save in a rook ending - being down 2 pawns
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2- St. Petersburg 1914
Nimzowitsch vs Marshall, 1914 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 10 in 'Think Like a Grandmaster' by Alexander Kotov.
Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now I've got him! Oops. Uh, now.."
Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Story came from Gerald Abrahams in his book Not Only Chess.
W Fairhurst vs Tylor, 1929 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mary offered Jose a draw instead
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

KGA Mason-Keres Gambit (C33) 1-0 It's a DRAW!
Keres vs N Tchernoff, 1934 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 43 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Pin Variation (B40) 1/2-1/2 Some sort of death wish?
Szabo vs Dake, 1935 
(B40) Sicilian, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

A great drawing mechanism (R vs 2P)
Keres vs E Eliskases, 1938 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

This link: Kibitzing Tricks will tell you how to make links to
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1941 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 103 in 'The World's Great Chess Games' by Reuben Fine.
Alekhine vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1944 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Dutch. Alekhine Var (A90) 1/2-1/2 Perpetual Mate threat
Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1946 
(A90) Dutch, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

P-Q4 Zukertort vs Baltic Def (D02) 1/2-By the skin of his teeth
Alatortsev vs Kholmov, 1948 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Accepted (D44) Qk draw 1/2-1/2 Photo
Bronstein vs Botvinnik, 1951 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Def: Leningrad. Matulovic (A89) 1/2-1/2 Take me or lose!
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Alekhine-Chatard Attk. Teichmann f6 (C13) 1/2-Wild hoss
Spassky vs Guimard, 1955
(C13) French, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sammy settles for par against Bogie.
Reshevsky vs H Bogart, 1956 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

BFTC: Page 235 (White to move 24.?)
Seidman vs Fischer, 1957 
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 40 in Modern Chess Brilliancies by Larry Melvyn Evans
Konovalov vs Mordkovitch, 1957
(C41) Philidor Defense, 18 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

NID Normal. Bernstein Def (E59) 1/2-1/2 Q sac for stalemate!
Najdorf vs R A Redolfi, 1959 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

G45: The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games
Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Sicilian. Open (B32) 1/2-1/2 Sac for passer. Safe barrier.
Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1960 
(B32) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 30 in 'My 60 Memorable Games' by Robert James Fischer.
Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sic Chameleon (B20) 1/2-Astonishing problem-like save by Keres
Keres vs Fischer, 1962 
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

After being tricked, Uhlmann wriggled out w/a neat perpetual
Uhlmann vs O Kinnmark, 1963 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Modern Defense 1...g6 2.h4 (B06) 1/2-1/2 Castle into Q sac?!
F Mora vs Suttles, 1964 
(B06) Robatsch, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Positional Def (E94) 1/2-1/2 Double Take final
Najdorf vs S Schweber, 1968 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Two Knights Def. Traxler Counterattack N sac (C57) 1/2- Polite
White Rook Youth Club vs Tal, 1970 
(C57) Two Knights, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

A game full of unexpected moves and weird positions
E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop's Opening: Vienna Hybrid 5...NxBc4 (C28) 1/2-1/2
Larsen vs Geller, 1976 
(C28) Vienna Game, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Longest WC game ever, and first to end in stalemate
Korchnoi vs Karpov, 1978 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 124 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Attack (A07) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Huebner vs Adorjan, 1980 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Anglo-Indian Def. QID Formation (A15) 1/2- KxQStalemate
Ribli vs Spassky, 1985 
(A15) English, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def. 3Knights. Hungarian Attk (D58) 1/2 - GK's 1st GD
Karpov vs Kasparov, 1986 
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

The game was of course agreed drawn in advance.
Miles vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Philidor Defense: General (C41) 1/2-1/2 Remarkable Draw
Anand vs J Costa, 1988 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 99 moves, 1/2-1/2

FR Rubinstein. Blackburne (C10) 1/2- Early pressure...stalemate
Nunn vs Korchnoi, 1990
(C10) French, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

Adams did not claim a draw by threefold repetition of position
Adams vs Anand, 1992 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Var (C05) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate Swindle
Adams vs V I Dimitrov, 1993 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1/2-1/2 Thrill ride
Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Three pawns on the 7th rank isn't the half of it.
D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening (A10) 1/2-1/2 Stalemate in 10 moves?!?!
J Upmark vs Robin Johansson, 1995 
(A10) English, 10 moves, 1/2-1/2

Woody pusher (actor) had a bit of help from Yasser Seirawan.
W Harrelson vs Kasparov, 1999 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Berlin Def. l'Hermet Variation Berlin Wall Def (C67) 1/2-1/2
Kasparov vs Kramnik, 2001 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

English Opening: Symmetrical. Mecking Var (A39) 1/2-Amazing Def
Jobava vs Y Bayram, 2002 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Marshall Attack. Modern ML (C89) 1/2-1/2 Black sacs
Ponomariov vs Anand, 2002 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Black steals a draw from the jaws of defeat
A Romero Holmes vs B Kantsler, 2002 
(B06) Robatsch, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Polgar's Kh3! surprises. Vishy in a long "think" realizes its n
Judit Polgar vs Anand, 2005 
(B46) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Def: Modern. Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-Midwest Masters
M Brooks vs T Braunlich, 2005 
(B01) Scandinavian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzowitsch Def. Nc6, e6 French (C10) 1-0 Black had a perpetual
W So vs I Rogers, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 He resigned instead of forcing stalemate
Klinova vs D Spence, 2006 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

epic battle between 2 players who shunned all drawing lines
Aronian vs Topalov, 2006 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Perhaps the Best draw of 2007. See video.
Grischuk vs Svidler, 2007 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian, Najdorf. Poisoned P (B97) 1/2-1/2 All 8 Black pieces
I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Benoni Defense: Modern. Snake Var (A60) 1/2-1/2 Trouble follows
J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Thanks to both l'Ami and Stellwagen for showing why Chess ROCKS
L'Ami vs Stellwagen, 2007 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

G55 The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas by Christoph Scheerer
Aronian vs Shirov, 2007 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Def: Quiet Var. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2- Q sac is the only
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2007 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Classical. Intermezzo Var (C45) 1/2-Q sac for perp
Rublevsky vs Grischuk, 2007 
(C45) Scotch Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four queens; Black pulls off the perpetual check draw
Judit Polgar vs Morozevich, 2008 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 146 moves, 1/2-1/2

G10 in 'The Greatest Ever Chess Opening Ideas' by C. Scheerer.
Anand vs Kramnik, 2008 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def. Richter-Rauzer. Neo-Modern (B67) 1/2-1/2 unbroken
A Nickel vs The World, 2008 
(B67) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Classical Attk. Staunton (C42) 1/2- Razor-sharp
Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense (D43) 1/2-1/2 If u take, I take
M Umansky vs The World, 2009 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42) 1/2-Chess Network Videos
Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2010 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

This line was tried in the three CC World Championship finals
The World vs N Pogonina, 2010 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hungarian Bg2, Bb2 v Dutch Stonewall (A00) 1/2-1/2 She's a 10
D Kokarev vs V Ponfilenok, 2010 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

It's draw after 61.Kxh5 according Lomonosov Tablebases.
S L Sergienko vs G Vescovi, 2010 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nimzo-Indian Classical (E32) 1/2-Q sac for Arabian perpetual
Akobian vs The World, 2011 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk's desperado rook draws with Aronian KQ vs KR
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2011 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 101 moves, 1/2-1/2

GK says this draw was action-packed
A Muzychuk vs Sutovsky, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld Def. Exchange (D85) 1/2-1/2 1st game of WC - Photo
Anand vs Carlsen, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bishop's Opening Vienna Hybrid. Spielmann (C26)No Ordinary Draw
Caruana vs Anand, 2015 
(C26) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID. Orthodox. Bayonet Attk Sokolov's Line (E97) 1/2-Q sac perp
Team White vs Team Black, 2015 
(E97) King's Indian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

KID Orthodox. Bayonet Attack (E97) 1/2-1/2 R sac for Stalemate
Khalifman vs D Yuffa, 2016 
(E97) King's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Trompowsky Attk: General (A45) 1/2-1/2 Blitz sac for perpetual
Carlsen vs W So, 2017 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

50 moves rule successfully applied for a draw.
Javokhir Sindarov vs G Jones, 2018 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

145 moves with no change of material (K+R vs. K+R+P)
Stockfish vs AlphaZero, 2018  
(C14) French, Classical, 255 moves, 1/2-1/2

Wolfgang Heidenfeld selected this game his book "Draw!"
Znosko-Borovsky vs A Vajda, 1926 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Fireside Book of Chess, Game 145 p. 338, Exciting Draw
F L Vaughan vs Purdy, 1945 
(D82) Grunfeld, 4.Bf4, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD: General (D30) 1/2-1/2 Watch the center clear w/pressure
V Mikenas vs Weenink, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Zukertort Opening: Dutch Var (A04) 1/2-1/2 KEG annotates!
W Cohn vs Von Popiel, 1900 
(A04) Reti Opening, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Excelling at Technical Chess by Jacob Aagaard, p. 108
Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Mitrofanov Deflection followed by a rook sac counter and draw
Leonhardt vs Tarrasch, 1920 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: La Bourdonnais Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 Q sac stalemate!
R Austin vs G Chandler, 1980 
(C00) French Defense, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Chess Adage: "Always check, it might be mate."
I Spero vs Showalter, 1922 
(C58) Two Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scandinavian Def: Portuguese Var (B01) 1/2-1/2 Skittles scrap!
A Artidiello vs D Freeman, 2002 
(B01) Scandinavian, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Extraordinary battle..."How to Defend in Chess" by Colin Crouch
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

French Def: Winawer. Fingerslip Kunin Double Gambit (C15) 1/2-
Marshall vs Chigorin, 1901 
(C15) French, Winawer, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Def: Najdorf. Poisoned Pawn Accepted (B97) 1/2-1/2
Wei Yi vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2019 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Bird. Paulsen Var (C61) 1/2-1/2 cafeteria closing
Smyslov vs Bronstein, 1944 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

King's Indian Defense (E60) 1/2-1/2 Promotion wins
F Hand vs J C Pigott, 2019 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 1/2-1/2 The wrong-colored bishop
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2017 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 123 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Morozevich, 2012 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Semi-Slav Defense: Stoltz Var (D45) 1/2-1/2 Unbeaten Streak
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2019 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

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