Curious about the latest correspondence world championships, I took a gander at the ICCF website and came across this crosstable of the ongoing 29th championship final. 44 of the 136 games are finished, and every single one of them has been drawn.
This isn't quite as bad as it sounds. In correspondence chess a quick loss should be a near-impossibility at the world championship level, so the first games to finish ought to be drawn. 44 in a row seems a bit much, though. The 28th championship is almost finished; there are just two games remaining and Croatian correspondence GM Ing. Leonardo Ljubicic has clinched clear first. Of the 134 games that have finished, 18 were decisive - six of which came at the tailender's expense.
The draw death isn't much of an issue for OTB (over-the-board) grandmasters (if at all), and for the rest of us it's a complete non-issue. But is correspondence chess on its last legs? (And if it is, can it be fixed?)