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In a 3 min. blitz match, am I allowed to use perpetual check to run down the clock? For example, say I have 30 seconds left and my opponent has 15 seconds left and I have my opponent in perpetual check. Can I just use perpetual check to run out the clock? Also, does it matter if I have a losing position or not?
Go for it, it's fine. If you repeat the same position though, your opponent can claim a draw by 3-fold repetition.
Many games are won this way.
Sure, if your opponent doesn't claim the draw after 3-move repetition.
Thanks, I did that, and my opponent claimed it violated the rules and said I should be banned.
Then your opponent is/was an idiot.
Pfff I've lost a game, There was Rook and king agains rook and king, perpetual checks and when I clicked on draw 10x, there was nothing, even after 118 move !!!
That's because it was not a claimable draw.
(a) the 50 move rule hadn't come into effect yet
(b) the same position did not occur 3 times with the same side to move
(c) there was no stalemate
(d) there was sufficient material to mate
You don't just get to draw because the position is a theoretical draw. There is no such thing as a forced draw due to lots of pointless checks. You had to make it to the 50 move rule before you can force the draw.
It's part of the game. If your opponent can't protect his king, he doesn't deserve to win, even if he is up in material.
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