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Perpetual Check in Blitz

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #1


    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?

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #2


    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.

  • 18 months ago · Quote · #3


    Sure, if your opponent doesn't claim the draw after 3-move repetition.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #4


    Thanks, I did that, and my opponent claimed it violated the rules and said I should be banned.

  • 17 months ago · Quote · #5


    Then your opponent is/was an idiot.

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