Offhand, I say the Shepherd's Mate. But let us just consider "serious" tournament play. Still, the game must be rather short to be repeated extremely often. Could be a "Will they ever learn" opening trap or a prearranged draw line. Anyone care to research it in a megabase?

Note that just because Lichess lists 187×10^6 e4 vs. 100×10^6 d4 doesn't mean that an e4 game will be the winner! Playing always the most often played move on the analysis board I landed in the Lasker Pelikan Sveshnikov.)

  • Use "×" instead of "*" in SE.
    – user21820
    Jul 12, 2021 at 18:40
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    That repetition draw in the Zaitsev Ruy Lopez is a good contender. Some spectacular draws like Haupke-Meitner, Vienna 1889 have been repeted many times also...
    – Evargalo
    Jul 12, 2021 at 20:28
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    @Evargalo: You say :-) (Caught two youth players myself. Me: Oh, Hamppe-Meitner! Them: Who??? <blank stare> Their luck it was none of my business...) Jul 13, 2021 at 7:15
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    Are there any repeated games between GMs?
    – Glorfindel
    Jul 13, 2021 at 10:19
  • @Glorfindel: Judging from Lichess (which, I dunno, might include blitz etc.), this opening draw is somewhat less frequent than the Zaitsev. BTW, Hamppe-Meitner is more than one order of magnitude less frequent. (Maybe because of the fear there is a trick for one side...Stockfish declares it as +10.0, until Nxc6, 0.0.) Jul 13, 2021 at 14:47


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