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Uneventful, everyday, dull draws
Compiled by SwitchingQuylthulg
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(Also known as "Zzzzzzz... The Sleepy Journey to the End of the Alphabet")

The mere possibility of splitting a point is against the very nature of a fighting game. After all, you don't call wars off just because they kill people, do you? Draws are deadly arsenic in the veins of chess and must be eliminated to save the Royal Game. They are dull, boring, unexciting non-games the crowd hates for a very good reason. The "games" in this collection prove it.

Alexander Petrov vs P Journoud, 1863 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

C T Goering vs G Neumann, 1872 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Hamppe vs Meitner, 1872 
(C25) Vienna, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Reti, 1922 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 103 moves, 1/2-1/2

Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Averbakh vs Spassky, 1956 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Koblents vs Tal, 1957 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tal vs Aronin, 1957 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Larsen vs Teschner, 1957 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fischer vs Tal, 1960 
(C18) French, Winawer, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Fischer, 1961 
(E98) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

C F Tears vs R Llorens, 1962 
(C27) Vienna Game, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Tal, 1964 
(A04) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Savon vs Tal, 1970 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Razuvaev vs Bagirov, 1972 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

E J Diemer vs F Trommsdorf, 1973 
(B07) Pirc, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Portisch vs Kavalek, 1975 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

J M Bellon Lopez vs R Jamieson, 1977 
(C47) Four Knights, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Bilek vs Schussler, 1978 
(A10) English, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

Timman vs Kasparov, 1982 
(E84) King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short vs J D Tisdall, 1985 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs L Christiansen, 1987 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Joel Benjamin vs Larsen, 1987 
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Serper vs Timman, 1992
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Kosten vs R Zelcic, 1992 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Kamsky, 1994 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Birnbaum vs E Relange, 1995 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Rhine vs A Boerkoel, 1996 
(E97) King's Indian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Kramnik, 1996 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Fleetwood vs F Rhine, 1997 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beliavsky vs G Mohr, 1997 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Vaisser, 1998 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Fedorov, 2001 
(B76) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Anand, 2004 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ehlvest vs Stripunsky, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Falcon vs Shredder, 2004 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Anand vs Topalov, 2005 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

S D Sigfusson vs de Firmian, 2005 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Topalov vs Judit Polgar, 2005 
(B48) Sicilian, Taimanov Variation, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Fogarasi vs G Papp, 2006
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Vallejo Pons vs L Dominguez, 2006 
(C48) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Stopa vs D Kuljasevic, 2007 
(A60) Benoni Defense, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

I Johannesson vs S Bergsson, 2007 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Karjakin, 2008 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ivanchuk vs Carlsen, 2008 
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Gashimov vs Jakovenko, 2008 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Bacrot, 2009 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Jakovenko vs Kramnik, 2009 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kramnik vs Nakamura, 2010 
(E97) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Yanjindulam vs T Tsereteli, 2010 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sutovsky vs Naiditsch, 2010 
(C48) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shirov vs Morozevich, 2011 
(C11) French, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Lagno vs E Danielian, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 110 moves, 1/2-1/2

G Jones vs A Volokitin, 2012 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 83 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Caruana vs Topalov, 2012 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 81 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ding Liren vs Le Quang Liem, 2012
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Giri vs Kasimdzhanov, 2013 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

And you thought dull human draws were bad enough...
Shredder vs Gull, 2013 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Mamedyarov vs Kamsky, 2013 
(D90) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Van Wely vs A Giri, 2014 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Savchenko vs R Rapport, 2014 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Houdini vs Komodo, 2014 
(A81) Dutch, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

Komodo vs Stockfish, 2014 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 125 moves, 1/2-1/2

Komodo vs Critter, 2014 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Shankland vs Leko, 2015 
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caruana vs Anand, 2016 
(A09) Reti Opening, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Giri vs Caruana, 2016 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 96 moves, 1/2-1/2

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