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Why is this not a draw?????


  • 21 months ago · Quote · #21

    KSBK

    Hi,

    What I do is this, if I get a similar position, I start counting my moves, and when I made the same position 3rd time immediately I click "Draw" button and it shows "Draw". But here you have moved more than 4 times, may be that is the problem - I am not sure why it didn't give the message "Draw".

    I have seen " Inadequate Materials" message and "Draw" when I have major pieces but opponent has minor pieces. This hapened to me at least 2-3 times. If you search my games you may see at least one such "Draw" I had few days ago.

    Regards

    KSBK

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #22

    KSBK

    Hi,

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=450806557

    This is the Game I mentioned; Opponent had only King but I had a Rook and 5 Pawns. Really Funny!

    Regards

    KSBK

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #23

    MSC157

    I never count. When I see the position repeate twice, I start clicking Draw-button as mad, especially when low on time! :D

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #24

    KSBK

    Hi,

    Did you look at the game I mentioned - the link I gave in my previous post?

    What do you say about that game - I mean the result it shows? Don't you agree there is something very funny?

    Why Chess.com is not doing anything about this sort of silly thing - including  "Abort" a game if the "connection" get disrupted while a game is being played by doing so they can prevent unnecessary "Loss on Time" for players !! 

    Like to have others comment on this idea. Please oment!

    Regards

    KSBK

  • 21 months ago · Quote · #25

    karna_katz

    KSBK wrote:

    Hi,

    http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=450806557

    This is the Game I mentioned; Opponent had only King but I had a Rook and 5 Pawns. Really Funny!

    Regards

    KSBK

    Perhaps you ran out of time. He can't be awarded the win because he has insufficient material

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #26

    Geoff218

    Thread is a bit old now, I would like to edit/update it and set the draw rules/tips out simply. The point of the thread is to make players aware of 'how to draw'. Please add any useful tips or comments.

    One such comment about the 3 fold repetition is that you must claim it immediately when the situation happens. You cannot fall back on the draw a few moves later.

  • 20 months ago · Quote · #27

    Geoff218

    see my comment #12 which points out that if you run out of time BUT you opponent has 'insufficient material' the game is drawn as 'insufficent material'

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #28

    jclad1

    Is there an indication that a draw may be claimed after 3 fold repetition? Like does the draw button change into "claim draw" or something. I've drawn games by repetition before but all I did was count the number of moves before pressing draw. I never really noticed if there were indicators.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #29

    karna_katz

    I've noticed the button change to, "claim draw" only once, but that doesn't mean it's not happened more often without my noticing.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #30

    Geoff218

    good question about the draw button changing colour, i don't think it does for 3 fold repetition? Maybe it does for the 50 move rule?

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #31

    CabassoG

    Geoff218 wrote:

    good question about the draw button changing colour, i don't think it does for 3 fold repetition? Maybe it does for the 50 move rule?

    This might be the case. I think I remember it doing the same thing for me a while ago. It is probably to remind you that you can take a draw.

  • 19 months ago · Quote · #32

    jclad1

    Well I just drew a game recently by repetition and this time I observed for any changes to the draw button and there were none. Still not sure about the 50 move rule though.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #33

    Geoff218

    nobody is ever going to see the 50 move rule happen because its 50 moves each (100moves) so probably just forget it... ...its never going to happen in blitz...

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #34

    Geoff218

    maybe the draw button changes colour when your opponent offers a draw, it definitely does not change for 3 fold repitition.

  • 8 months ago · Quote · #35

    karna_katz

    Sorry Geoff, but I had one yesterday on a 3 fold repitition. The button doesn't change colour. However, the name changes from, "offer draw" to "claim draw". So I guess my point is, if you have the 3 repititions from both players, check the button.


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