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Emilio Cordova vs Krishnan Sasikiran
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2017), Varadero CUB, rd 4, May-30
Neo-Grünfeld Defense: Classical Variation. Original Defense (D78)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  sydbarrett: What kind of draw is this? Black didn't even try. :-/
May-31-17  et1: This is no good for any tournament Both players should get zero because they did not play or white would won by forfeit
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  whiteshark: A small contribution, certainly, but if we wish to <slow global warming down>, then even these small contributions are necessary.
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  alexmagnus: Actually to me this game is more honest than making ritual 15-20 moves and agreeing to a draw. At least they don't pretend to pla when they do not play.
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  alexmagnus: To play*
May-31-17  JimNorCal: A friend comments on the game:
"Maybe Krishnan was dependent on Cordova for a ride back to the hotel."

:) :) :)

Jun-02-17  PhilFeeley: This will end up an easy Christmas puzzle question: shortest draw on record.
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  tamar: Guess the Move
Jun-02-17  JimNorCal: "shortest draw on record"

On another thread someone claimed there's a prearranged zero move draw

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  perfidious: Confronted with White's manifestation of awesome power, I am surprised the result was not actually 1-0.
Jun-02-17  JimNorCal: <cro777> commented on the tournament page: "Janosevic drew a game with Efim Geller in Skopje 1968 where neither player made a move. The game was played in the last round of tournament. Geller could not run down Portisch and the draw was sufficient for winning of the second prize. Janosevic, who did not play well in the tournament, agreed without hesitation.(Honza Cervenka)

Tony Miles and Stewart Reuben did the same thing in the last round of the Luton 1975 tournament. The game is recorded as a draw (Miles needing a draw for first place, and his opponent wanting a draw for a high placing)"

Miles-Reuben had a sad ending:
" ... but later, after the score-sheets have been scrutinised, the organiser writes to both players requesting the return of the appropriate prize monies, as their actions are deemed an infraction of the rules (a player may only offer a draw at the moment he has made a move and must then start the other player's clock)."

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