Drawish Openings

There are a few opening lines that have a reputation as being more “drawish” than other openings. It seems a little unfair to label an opening as drawish, as it’s a long way from the game ending in a draw at the very start of the game (unlike a “drawish ending”). Nevertheless, some of the openings with a drawish nature include:

Other more specific types of drawish openings include:

The drawish nature of these openings tends to only arise at the master level. In ordinary club play there is plenty of opportunity to win or lose in most of these openings.

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