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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a game, or a particular position in a game, deemed likely to end in a draw. Often used in chess.


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  • Further exchanges would have left the players with a drawish rook with equal number of pawns endgame. - XML News RSS/RDF Feed

  • The game simplified into a ending with Bishop of opposite colors which always has a drawish reputation. - Financial News

  • Probably the explanation was that the exchange of rooks makes thte game more drawish (see the 1996 game Topalov-Anand where Anand lost his queen and a pawn for rook and knight but managed to draw rather easily with the other rooks off the board), and since Kamsky was the only one with winning chances in that game.


  • Bishop of opposite colors which always has a drawish reputation. - Financial News

  • He succeeded in avoiding one sort of drawish position, but Topalov had no difficulty constructing another sort.

    The Chess Mind

  • Top-seeded IM Thej Kumar of South West Railway (Mysore) accepted an early 23-move draw offer from Pune's Sohan Phadke after the game appeared to dissipate into a drawish bishop ending.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The most drawish player was Petar Trifunovic, who scored


  • Declan, 15 January 2009, 6.40: @Manu: Carlsen always takes his chances, even in drawish positions he keeps pushing, this entails risks.


  • Some gives white a huge advantage, some are too drawish.

    ChessBase News

  • Henrik Carlsen on MagnusChess, writes, "In the second game, the symmetrical pawn ending with two rooks and a bishop versus a knight looked very drawish but after Ivanchuk allowed the exchange of rooks Nakamura outplayed him in the ensuing ending."



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