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Educational draws
Compiled by nasmichael

I want my players to use these draws to play game couplets, once as white, once as black, to see if they can actually hold their opponents to draw, or exploit their opponent's choices to win the game. What is good about that process is that we can use our silicon friends to help study the results.

Knights and rooks survive until the end.
Anand vs Smyslov, 1989 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yermolinsky vs L Milman, 2004 
(A14) English, 109 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein vs V Zagorovsky, 1947 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

In a couplet game, can you find the draw as well? Play for it.
Gossip vs J W Baird, 1889  
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Are attacks and reductions important here? What next?
N R McDonald vs Polgar, 1988 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Miles vs Lombardy, 1979
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bronstein keeps it balanced.
Bronstein vs Lilienthal, 1945 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

A reduction of powers leans the needle towards a draw.
D Norwood vs I Bern, 1987 
(A04) Reti Opening, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Zatonskih vs M Michna, 2004
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 98 moves, 1/2-1/2

Kings and pawns fight it out after all.
D I Calvert vs I Snape, 2006 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Down to a pawn endgame, nice fight, nicely done.
D J Robertson vs A Dunn, 2006 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Knights and Rooks in endgame are the same in any chess age.
Santasiere vs W Adams, 1940 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queens come and go, but the battle ends quietly.
Taimanov vs Shamkovich, 1954 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

3P v B,...Beautiful, beautiful game for my novice eyes.
Smyslov vs Szabo, 1953 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Aiming for endgame with opposite-colored bishops
Pilnik vs Bronstein, 1956 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

fight from here, without pre-analysis. Then seek Leela.
Leonhardt vs J Mieses, 1905 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

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