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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov vs Peter Svidler
Baku Grand Prix (2008), Baku AZE, rd 1, Apr-21
King's Indian Defense: Four Pawns Attack (E76)  ·  1/2-1/2
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Apr-21-08  randzo: nice draw
Apr-21-08  Petrosianic: This is a comment.
Apr-21-08
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  whiteshark: 12 out of 25 white moves were made by the ♔. That's 48%. A record ?
Apr-21-08
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  keypusher: <Whiteshark> Not even close. 12/18 in this game:

Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872

If anyone knows the record, it would probably be Tim Krabbe.

Apr-21-08
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  whiteshark: Thanks <keypusher>! How could I forget it? :D
Apr-21-08
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  acirce: Exactly the game I came to think about when I saw this.
Apr-21-08  cannibal: This game may look exciting, but actually it's more the sort of game one would expect if two opponents want to arrange a draw (and trick the Sofia rules).

And that's why:
Mikhalchishin vs L Lenic, 2005
H Nordahl vs D Bojkov, 2005

Sure, there are some move transpositions, and in the other games no one went for the king walk in the end, but if you know these games (and I guess they both knew), there's nothing new here.

Apr-21-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: W Potter vs NN, 1870

That one is just 7/14 (black) moves with the king, but deserves a mention because White gave queen odds, and, so the story goes, announced mate after Black's sixth move. Thus the announced mate was longer than the game itself.

Apr-21-08  positionalgenius: Nice game here.
Apr-21-08  percyblakeney: GM Landa at Chesspro gave the drawing line that occurred in the game already when black played his 9th move:

http://chesspro.ru/chessonline/onli...

Apr-21-08  minasina: ...GM Konstantin Landa 's live commentary "translated" (without functioning board) http://google.com/translate?u=http%...
Apr-21-08  dabearsrock1010: i wonder if they planned this draw
Apr-21-08
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  whiteshark: <dabearsrock1010: i wonder if they planned this draw> Well, whaddya know more than anyone else?
Apr-29-08  minasina: Rybka anlysis samples http://chessok.com/broadcast/live.p...
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