15303 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
can someone explain why: I was playing a 10 minit blitz game it came to the endgame and he had his king and rook and i had my king left he had 1 minit left to mate me and he failed so when his time ran out it said draw by insufficient mattirial, why was this not a time victory for me? as that is what i was playing for when i realised the time he had left and i was down mattirial.
It's a pretty well known rule that you can't win on time if you have insufficient mating material. You can only draw.
You did not have mating material. So a draw is the best you could do with even unlimited time. He had mating material but could not execute it in the specified time therefore draw. Your scenario would award a win to the faster player when both had only Kings left and one ran out of time.
Only kings left would be a draw too. No more playing would take place.
oh ok i wasnt sure ive never had that happen on a blitz game before, so i wasn't sure. thanks!
Don't mention it. :)
yea, if winning side runs out of time but only has a lone king (and maybe a N) the game is drawn. the logic goes like this: if the game were played out, the player with overwhelming material advantage would win, but instead he's penalized for not finding the win in time. :)
I have been MUTED because I mentioned putin
by DrSpudnik a few minutes ago
by DjonniDerevnja 4 minutes ago
by Aliggator 10 minutes ago
What is the first opening I should learn for white?
by jphillips 16 minutes ago
May I present the knight fianchetto
by rosebuster 18 minutes ago
keeping out of play
by RSK_Asherz 21 minutes ago
How High Rated Did I play?
by X_PLAYER_J_X 30 minutes ago
Who's the strongest in early 20th century, Alekhine or Capablanca
by Uzumaki_Nagato 31 minutes ago
Survival of Pieces in Chess
by 1NaturalDisaster 34 minutes ago
by fischerman_bob 39 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!