15105 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?
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!
i was playing a 10 min blitz game, and my timer hit 0 at the exact moment i checkmated my opponent. in stead of awarding either of us the win, is said draw, due to insufficient material, which makes no sense at all. is this intentional or a programming glitch? could somebody explain this to me?
you can see the game here:
as you can see, the move record shows i didnt make the final move in time, but it still says that the game was a draw.
Its because you ran out of time but your opponent didn't have sufficient material to put you into check.
FIDE Laws of Chess Article 9.6:"The game is drawn when a position is reached from which a checkmate cannot occur by any possible series of legal moves, even with the most unskilled play. This immediately ends the game."
What is you favorite thing about Carlsen?
by Sangwin a few minutes ago
by AndyClifton a few minutes ago
Is it possible to make an Online Chess tourney for group only?
by ElKitch 2 minutes ago
Magnus Carlsen dropped out of school in sixth grade?
by AndyClifton 3 minutes ago
12/9/2013 - Mate in 3
by ilikecapablanca 7 minutes ago
I drew against COMPUTER 3 - HARD in blitz!!
by VULPES_VULPES 7 minutes ago
Reading chess books : with or without physical board ?
by kleelof 8 minutes ago
What is your favorite kind of tactic??
by chessredpanda 12 minutes ago
Borislav Ivanov is BACK!
by MaxBrowne_NZ 17 minutes ago
I am quitting chess.
by denner90 18 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2013 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!