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Miracle saves
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Fabulous moves that save (draw or win) an apparently lost game

White resigned, but he missed a miracle save (see annotation)
I Samarin vs Antoshin, 1985 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 0-1

White, in trouble, finds a clever stalemate draw
W E Fuller vs L Basin, 1992 
(A80) Dutch, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kasim, down a rook and bishop, forces interesting perpetual
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Call it a swindle or just a see-saw wild game!
Marshall vs G Marco, 1904 
(C45) Scotch Game, 76 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch's "crazy rook" followed by stalemate draw
E Post vs Nimzowitsch, 1905 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Evans snatches a draw from the jaws of defeat with stalemate!
Evans vs Reshevsky, 1963 
(E55) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Use of underpromotion to salvage a draw!
Adams vs Miles, 1993 
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 122 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlecter escapes with clever stalemate zugzwang
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Clever stalemate trick saves black
G Kluger vs B Sandor, 1954 
(A89) Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

White pulls his fat out of the fire by finding clever decoy
Van Essen vs C Woskoff, 1931 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 1-0

Subtle play (56.Nh5! not Ne4) difference between win and loss
Eliskases vs Fischer, 1960 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 58 moves, 1-0

Amazing N and Q sac starting at move 24
Taimanov vs Lisitsin, 1949 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

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