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  • 8 months ago · Quote · #21

    madhacker

    You could argue that technically she is right if they weren't writing the moves down (which is assume was the case if they were 8?)

    I suppose that in a game where every third move is an illegal move anyway, both kings spend half the game in check, and pieces get lost by being knocked off the table by arms being waved about.... What harm is one strange refereeing decision on top of all the other stuff?

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #22

    TurboFish

    madhacker wrote:

    You could argue that technically she is right if they weren't writing the moves down (which is assume was the case if they were 8?)

    I suppose that in a game where every third move is an illegal move anyway, both kings spend half the game in check, and pieces get lost by being knocked off the table by arms being waved about.... What harm is one strange refereeing decision on top of all the other stuff?

    You could be correct that the head TD did not want to go along with the draw claim by the young girl since the moves were not recorded (he did not have time to explain his reasoning to me since he was extremely busy at the time).  The kids were not required to record their moves since this scholastic tournament was not USCF -rated.  But since the young boy did not disagree with the girl's claim, her claim should have been granted once she demonstrated the 3-fold repetition of the position to me.  The young boy did not contest her claim, but merely indicated that he did not know about the rule.  Under these circumstances, I think she should have been awarded her draw claim.


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