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My game was declare draw. Why? I have a rook!
Here's the actual link: http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=374449565And yes, I've seen a few of these lately... It certainly is bizarre.
Here is a game drawn by insufficient material, with a Queen on the board:http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=371598663
[excuse the double post that it won't now let me delete]
If one player runs out of time, the result is normally a loss for that player. However, if their opponent does not have sufficient mating material, the game is instead declared drawn.
In the game specified, white had only a King and couldn't mate black no matter what moves were made. So the game was declared drawn by [white's] insufficient material once black's time ran out.
Ah... That would be the missing information - that the defender flagged the attacker.
Incidentally, Chess.com doesn't use that drawing rule for correspondence chess. For example, I won this horrendously lost game on time, when I was expecting to draw it when my opponent timed out: http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=46080532
Correspondence is a different playing style. You're not racing against the clock when you have X days per move.
I'm not certain, but I think the drawing on time is only for 'quickplay' matches or matches with Sudden Death time controls, where the clock is important. The clock in correspondence is to ensure that there is a penalty if the game is abandoned. I seriously doubt anyone spends an entire three days just studying one game.
I still hade some time left.
So flaged is not the case
How much time?
Sometimes if you have connection problems the server may be getting your moves somewhat later than you think, so you may have less time than your computer tells you...
6/19/2013 - Short and Sweet
by obay0001 a few minutes ago
Probably Tactics trainer is going to be changed
by BorgQueen a few minutes ago
Post your best miniatures here
by Barefoot_Player 3 minutes ago
How do i improve my chess ratings and be a better player?
by NimzoRoy 6 minutes ago
6/16/2013 - The Last Attempt
by PIRATCH 7 minutes ago
I wrote a script that automatically downloads your PGN files
by NimzoRoy 10 minutes ago
6/18/2013 - Tal-Starodub, Petrozavodsk 1984
by balatkayopala 11 minutes ago
No more multiple games for Standard members?
by Phylar 18 minutes ago
What's your playing style?
by topman75 22 minutes ago
by Steve212000 27 minutes ago
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