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Fighting draws
Compiled by nasmichael

Many folks are critical of the draw, but in any battle, "there are levels of survival which we are willing to accept". Sometimes, you meet your equal on the board. Here is how you face your equal. Everybody stays in the game!

Castle destroying and board opening--Anatoly and Victor fight!
Karpov vs Korchnoi, 1978 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

When no one wants to lose, every one wins. Play from 50.Ne5.
Morozevich vs Van Wely, 2005 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Creating outposts & reducing to minor pieces. Thanks C-K!
D Solak vs Ponomariov, 2005 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

So much on the board....Queen Pin turns advantage into draw
A Khasin vs Flohr, 1955 
(A22) English, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

E Ambrosi vs Lagno, 1998
(C47) Four Knights, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

What makes this a draw? Tell me in your own words.
Keres vs Flohr, 1938 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

White king is aggressive, yet black pawns taste promotion.
Harrwitz vs E Williams, 1852 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Playing on either side, I would smile at my opp. when done.
I Cheparinov vs Ponomariov, 2006 
(C18) French, Winawer, 85 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knight rides the perimeter, Bishop keeps an archer's eye.
L Shamkovich vs Vasiukov, 1961
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

"This far, no farther!"
Serper vs Gelfand, 1988
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Where no more ground will be given, the battle ends.
Harikrishna vs Sasikiran, 2001
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beauty at a high level. So many ideas during the fight.
Flohr vs Keres, 1937 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 104 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Kreiman vs Waitzkin, 1993
(B30) Sicilian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Schoen vs A Nickel, 1986 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasparov vs Short, 1994 
(D20) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Young and old share the same fighting spirit.
J M Hodgson vs L Shamkovich, 1982
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive. Always look for options.
Browne vs A Planinc, 1974 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Tilenbaeva vs B Munguntuul, 2006 
(B40) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

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