11166 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!
USCF goes for the material left for the side NOT out of time, although they have an exception for forced mates.
(I don't have the rulebook but I am 100% sure of this)
And chess.com uses FIDE rules I believe
"Finally, note that in cases where the opponent has insufficient material to mate (lone King, King + Knight, King + Bishop, King + 2 Knights) a draw will be automatically declared where there is a time-out."
So then chess.com would award a draw? I could see this becoming an issue (albeit in something like 5 games ever though lol)
This position, Black to move, runs out of time.
Under the Laws of Chess, White should be awarded a win due to a series of legal moves leading to checkmate (...a2 Nc2#).
Are chess servers able enough to award the win to White if Black flags in the above position?
White should never win here! The Fide rule is very clear on this point.
I had this discusion a few weeks back. The computer dont look at where the pieces are on the board. It only counts the remaining pieces and award a win, a draw or a loss
The real question:
White runs out of time. But there are no sequence which leads to mate for white, even though black obviously has mating material:
Robert_Andersson1: The FIDE rule is very clear and states that White wins because checkmate is possible. I don't see how you claim White cannot win.
ViktorHNielsen: FIDE states it's a draw.
Chess Material for Beginners
by pilotk9 2 minutes ago
Aggressive openings vs the english
by DrSpudnik 4 minutes ago
What is you favorite chess anecdote?
by Robert0905 5 minutes ago
Tournaments for basic members
by Max-is 5 minutes ago
by Robert0905 6 minutes ago
by pilotk9 6 minutes ago
Sicilian Defense Variation Question.
by AlisonHart 8 minutes ago
Is Farting Allowed During Tournaments Games?
by DrSpudnik 8 minutes ago
I am observing cheating/fault in chess.com timer
by pilotk9 9 minutes ago
Be called a Nazi
by DrSpudnik 11 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 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!