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Most Instructive Draws
Compiled by FLAWLESSWIN64
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Star * Games refer to Naiditsch & Balogh Book

* 11...Rxb2! Exciting Game !
A Naumann vs R Rapport, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Critical game Hou failed to convert to full point.
Yifan Hou vs Caruana, 2012 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Anand had clear advt but Black managed to come back.
Anand vs Eljanov, 2012 
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

This is an additional game prior to The GAME
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

yet another additional game prior to The GAME
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

* The Final game of Historic Match
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

One more game: Levon swims in Vladimir's water.
Aronian vs Kramnik, 2012 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Interesting & eventful Draw
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2012 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

2-Other draws of Aronian-Grischuk with same colours
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

3-Other draws of Aronian-Grischuk with same colours
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2013
(A48) King's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

4-Other draws of Aronian-Grischuk with same colours
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2013
(D85) Grunfeld, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

5- 7 Q moves between 8 and 18 and Grischuk gets away
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2014 
(D85) Grunfeld, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

6-Other draws of Aronian-Grischuk with same colours
Grischuk vs Aronian, 2015
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

7- Grischuk had 5 minutes for 10 moves
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2015 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

8-Other draws of Aronian-Grischuk with same colours
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2015
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

9- Inexplicable play by Aronian.
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 
(A04) Reti Opening, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

10-Grischuk does it again! what a shot
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D97) Grunfeld, Russian, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

11- White seems to have missed a win with 57. Rd2+
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2011 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

10.Rb1, which for some reason still hasn't been played in this
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2010 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Armenian GM attempted to win solely on technique
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2009 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aronian needed a win in order to take the lead.
Aronian vs Grischuk, 2006 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

yet another Draw
Aronian vs Grischuk, 1997 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Dramatic last round draw
Naiditsch vs Leko, 2012 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

yet another
Naiditsch vs Leko, 2016
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Naiditsch vs Leko, 2010 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

yet another
Naiditsch vs Leko, 2009 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Game 9--missing a mate in 4 moves!
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2012 
(C02) French, Advance, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

one more
Vitiugov vs Svidler, 2012
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yet another
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2013 
(C18) French, Winawer, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yet another
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2013
(A33) English, Symmetrical, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yet another
Svidler vs Vitiugov, 2015
(A06) Reti Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Game 10--A nice tactical fight.
Shirov vs R Appel, 2013 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

*Game 11-- A Very sharp Game!
McShane vs A Volokitin, 2013
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

* Game 12 -- A very interesting Catlan
Gelfand vs Kramnik, 2013 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

*Game 13 --amazing game by both players
Svidler vs Grischuk, 2013 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

*14-a really crazy ,completely unclear position & funny# ideas
Morozevich vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

*15-Another exciting game, long theoritical battle.
Grischuk vs L Dominguez, 2013 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

* 16--Very Beautiful game-"Start to End Draw"
Caruana vs Kramnik, 2013 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

* 17--High stakes
Mamedyarov vs Carlsen, 2013 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

* 18 --sometimes they try to test each other's prep
Karjakin vs Anand, 2013 
(B97) Sicilian, Najdorf, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

*19--An intensely fought game -- not a boring draw.
Karjakin vs Grischuk, 2013 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

*20 --We can learn a lot from this game!
Leko vs Kamsky, 2013 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

*21 -- Kasparov thought White missed a chance earlier.
D Andreikin vs Kramnik, 2013 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

*22 --Pretty interesting wild Najdorf, ending with perpetual.
Kamsky vs Nakamura, 2013 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

*23 -- a really spectacular game
Nakamura vs Tomashevsky, 2013 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

*24 -- This is Aronian's style in full flight.
Kramnik vs Aronian, 2013 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

*25 -- a game full of action and a nice sacrifice.
B Amin vs Vitiugov, 2013
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

* 26 -- a short, but very intense, game.
Nakamura vs Karjakin, 2014 
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

*27 -- -MVL succeeded in creating fire on the board!
Ivanchuk vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

* 2 --pretty game, Anand spoiling win only at the last moment
Anand vs D Andreikin, 2014 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

*29-A very sharp game, played typically in Shirov style
D Wagner vs Shirov, 2014 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

*30-A fascinating game
I Nepomniachtchi vs Svidler, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

*31-A tense & entertaining battle with many nice tactical shots
I Sokolov vs Navara, 2014
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

*32 - Giri neutralized all attempts with very precise defence.
Carlsen vs A Giri, 2014 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

*33 -We donít often see Carlsen missing big winning chances
Svidler vs Carlsen, 2014 
(A27) English, Three Knights System, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

*34-A really fun game is ahead of us!
B Savchenko vs R Rapport, 2014 
(B07) Pirc, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

*34-H/L game-tactical ideas-great fighting spirit
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Carlsen, 2014 
(C45) Scotch Game, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

*37-thematic opening discussion in the Sicilian Najdorf
Caruana vs Gelfand, 2014 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

*38-a very sharp and exciting battle
Radjabov vs L Dominguez, 2014 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

*39-a great fighting game-lot of different tactical ideas
Mamedyarov vs Nakamura, 2014 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

*40-A very exciting game but not without mistakes.
Gelfand vs M Vachier-Lagrave, 2014
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

*41-Wild-looking draw
Mamedyarov vs Karjakin, 2014 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

*42- Very interesting game from both players
Jobava vs Mamedyarov, 2014 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

*43-extremely wild game
A Korobov vs Ivanchuk, 2014
(E15) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

*44-Short put up tenacious resistance
Kasparov vs Short, 2015 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

*45-perpetual was practically forced
M Vachier-Lagrave vs Gelfand, 2015 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

*46-Quite an enjoyable game
Karjakin vs Jobava, 2015 
(C10) French, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

*47-Wow, what a draw
R Rapport vs Adams, 2015 
(C36) King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

*48-a lot sacrifices, great positional play & very precise defe
I Bukavshin vs I Lysyj, 2015 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

*49-many unusual and beautiful tactical motifs
Vitiugov vs D Dubov, 2015 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

*50-That's the one! A great game of chess.
Caruana vs W So, 2015 
(A15) English, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

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