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40+ moves and no draw by repition?


  • 2 years ago · Quote · #1

    ZeitgeistXL

    I just played a gamewhere for almost 40+ moves I was checking the king.

    I am curious as to why there was no draw by repitition, three-fold repitition, or perpetual check. Finally I got frustrated and threw the game but after almost 50 moves of checking why did it not draw?
  • 2 years ago · Quote · #2

    jwh315

    There is, you have to claim it by hitting the draw button.

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/13/how-do-i-claim-a-draw

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #4

    ZeitgeistXL

    jwh315 wrote:

    There is, you have to claim it by hitting the draw button.

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/13/how-do-i-claim-a-draw


    Usually in the past the game automatically drew. I didn't think of offering a draw assuming the game would do it for me.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #5

    jwh315

    it auto-draws when a stalemate occurs, I think thats the only time it will do that.

    Once the 3 fold rep occurs you claim the draw by hitting the draw button. You aren't offering it, your opponent will not have a choice whether or not to accept it.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #7

    JoshuaChess960

    jwh315 wrote:

    it auto-draws when a stalemate occurs, I think thats the only time it will do that.

    Once the 3 fold rep occurs you claim the draw by hitting the draw button. You aren't offering it, your opponent will not have a choice whether or not to accept it.


    I have drawn by repitition already.....

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #8

    ZeitgeistXL

    Oh well. I shouldn't have been so hasty then. Thank you for the response.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #9

    FirebrandX

    It's one of the problems I have with chess.com's interface. Everyone is used to other servers automatically stopping games after a 3-fold or 50-move draw, so when they come here to play and these issues come up, people get frustrated and don't know what's going on with the software and what they're suppose to do about it.

    When I play blitz games on chessbase.com's playchess server, their software will stop the game immediately and you don't have to claim anything.

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #10

    Estragon

    While other sites have an automatic draw for 50 move rule and threefold repetition cases, Chess.com's policy is closer to the actual Laws of Chess, and the rules for every national federation I know of, that these draws must be claimed by a player.

    If your game qualifies, hitting the "Draw" button claims it and the draw is awarded.  If your claim isn't valid, it offers a draw to the opponent as usual.

    There is no such thing in the Laws of Chess as a "draw by perpetual check."  "Perpetual check" is a tactic to achieve a draw either by repetition or by 50 moves, but it is not a separate draw on its own.


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