Playing for a win

1 | Amazing Games

I've always been rather poor at rapidplay, especially bullet and blitz chess. Nevertheless, here's one example of an exception to the rule - at a rapidplay tournament (30 mins each) quite a few years ago now:
















Already the game has a drawish symmetry. It was already the final round of the tournament, in which I had thus far 2 losses and 2 draws, hence my refusal to accept the draw that was offered at this point.
















What a wonderful position. And my opponent offered me another draw - I, needless to say, refused. So that's the opening and middlegame over with - now here's the serious business of the endgame.
















So saying 'no' to draws actually achieves something, once in a while.

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