Why this game ended in a draw?

Ah okay. But black can force a draw can't he? He can force stalemate.

Black is equally unable to force a draw from the final position as from the start of the game; it's possible for Black to make a mistake.

But there are moves he can make that will certainly end in a stalemate?

No, because stalemate refers to Black having no legal moves and White is under no obligation to stalemate Black.

I think the essence here is that although a stalemate might occur,you cannot assume that it in fact will happen.

If Short‘s proposal stalemate = win applies this would be considered a win consequently. ;)

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