This game starts with

  1. f4 e5
  2. g4

IMO, black has a winning position here. How did it end with a draw?

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  • 4
    Blind guess: This was an arranged draw.
    – Annatar
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 14:49
  • @Annatar, for an arranged draw, why not play some better moves than these?
    – Zuriel
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 14:50
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    @Zuriel Did that rule exist in 2001?
    – Annatar
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 15:25
  • 2
    @RemcoGerlich, even if it is not against any rules, I will still considered such games as improper and against the spirit of chess.
    – Zuriel
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 15:59
  • 1
    You can think what you want, so what's the point of this question?
    – fkraiem
    Commented Dec 15, 2018 at 4:01

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Either the game score is incorrectly recorded or this was a pre-arranged draw, because in that final position everyone beyond basic club level would realize that Black wins with Qh4# (a basic Fool's mate pattern).

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