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Can somebody explain how draw works on Chess.com


  • 22 months ago · Quote · #1

    JackTheBlack

    Hello,

    Can somebody explain rules for draw on Chess.com especially following points:

    1) If I understand correctly draw is never automatic, one said has to claim it.

    2) After how many moves after claiming it, game results in draw.

    3) Does it count only 2 figures to move, or they have to move on the same field over and over again too.

    The thing is, I got cornered in bullet game and thus running out of time, while player was dancing my king around. On the other hand I played game showed below and run out of the time, although it was clearly a draw.



  • 22 months ago · Quote · #2

    zxb995511

    Stalemate draws are automatic and so are draws by insuficcient materiel and if you run out of time but your opponent has no material to mate(or viceversa) it is also an automatic draw. In the case of 50 move rule (50 moves without capturing a piece and no pawn moves) or in the case of 3 move repetion the draw must be claimed with the "claim draw" button (it will only appear in place of the offer draw button if a draw can ideed be claimed. As for the 3 move repetition the same board position must appear 3 times and a draw can be claimed is what the rule states.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #3

    Scottrf

    1. Stalemate. Player is not in check and has no legal moves. Automatic, no need to claim.

    2. Threefold repetition. The same board position has been achieved 3 times. Must claim.

    3. 50 move rule. 50 moves by each side with no capture or pawn move. Unsure if you must claim.

    4. Insufficient material. Automatic, no need to claim:

    a) Neither player have enough pieces to mate. E.g. King and Bishop vs King, King and Knight vs King.

    b) One player runs out of time and his opponent doesn't have enough material to mate.

    The game above was 2) but you need to click the 'Claim Draw' button.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #4

    JackTheBlack

    I see, so when board is the same after 3 or more moves, on the place where is button "Draw", pops up another button "Claim draw"?

    Other things, I understand.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #5

    Scottrf

    Offer draw turns to claim draw.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #6

    DaBigOne

    JackTheBlack wrote:

    I see, so when board is the same after 3 or more moves, on the place where is button "Draw", pops up another button "Claim draw"?

    Other things, I understand.

    No, I think you just click offer draw, and the game is a draw after 3 moves. They can't tell u its a draw, because the player has to figure it out.

  • 22 months ago · Quote · #7

    Scottrf

    DaBigOne wrote:
    JackTheBlack wrote:

    I see, so when board is the same after 3 or more moves, on the place where is button "Draw", pops up another button "Claim draw"?

    Other things, I understand.

    No, I think you just click offer draw, and the game is a draw after 3 moves. They can't tell u its a draw, because the player has to figure it out.

    I think perhaps online and live are different because I had a claim draw button.


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