View Full Version : Draw in ten moves or less ...

Kevin Bonham
21-09-2005, 04:43 PM
I just thought this might make an amusing companion piece to "Death in ten moves or less ...".

I'm not interested in soft draws by agreement. The game must be drawn by an essentially forcing repetition arising on the board (or by stalemate if you're a Sam Loyd plagiarist). At least one side must be unable to get out of it without reaching a losing position. (If anyone can find one where both sides were forced to take the draw to avoid defeat that early in a game that would be even better.)

My own entry in this category - Atkinson-Bonham, Tas Champs round 2 1991. After 7...Bf8 White must take the draw or be losing. Objectively 7...Nd7! looks stronger for Black than taking the draw but at the time I considered Atkinson the better player and was quite happy to rip half a point off him without raising a sweat.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.dxc5 Bxc5 5.Qg4 Ne7 6.Qxg7 Ng6 7.Nf3 Bf8 8.Qf6 Be7 9.Qg7 Bf8 Draw Agreed -

21-09-2005, 07:39 PM
It doesn't fit the 10 move criterion but Elena Sedina forced a spectacular draw against Darryl Johansen in Round 6 at Mount Buller in January. Twentyfive moves but exciting stuff.
I won't put it up here but it's available on the Rooty Hill site. Follow the link then, on the menu at left of screen, navigate down to Round 6. (It's the second game on the list.)

21-09-2005, 09:06 PM
Its not 10 moves but this one comes up often in the queen's gambit declined.

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. Be2 dxc4 9. Bxc4 Bb7 10. Rc1 Nbd7 11. O-O c5 12. Qe2 a6 13. a4 cxd4 14. exd4 Nh5 15. Bxe7 Qxe7 16. d5 Nf4 17. Qe3 Qf6 18. Ne4 Qf5 19. Ng3 Qf6 20. Ne4 Draw -

Frank Walker
21-09-2005, 09:33 PM
No one wants to draw in ten moves

21-09-2005, 09:50 PM
No one wants to draw in ten moves

Don't tempt me to upset TWM, I am trying to make up to him.

A draw in ten or any other number against Kasparov will suit me.