Chess.com rooked me out of a win (I think)

  • #1

    So what gives? After 60 moves, the computer declared this game a draw. It certainly is not stalemate, and it is certainly a winnable game. What gives Chess.com? Am I missing something?

  • #2

    maybe you ran out of time, and black had insufficient winning chances

  • #3

    Yep, looks like you ran out of time. Normally, when you run out of time, you lose, but, since the best result black could ever possibly hope for with just a king is a draw, you get off a bit easier with only a draw.

  • #4

    But there's no clock when you play the computer. And even if there were, I've had games take much longer than this that were not declared draws.

  • #5

    If you were playing in Live, there often is a clock.

    Just because you've had games take longer doesn't mean this game wasn't a shorter game. Be careful of the times on the games you start.

  • #6

    I think you were gypped. If the computer doesn't declare a time control prior to the start of the game, the time control is infinite.

  • #7

    LOL I don't know about the time issue, but if that isn't the case it seems like the computer has a bit of an ego. "Yeah this one looks like a draw, I'll just declare that in my database...good match." haha.

  • #8
    ASD44 wrote:

    LOL I don't know about the time issue, but if that isn't the case it seems like the computer has a bit of an ego. "Yeah this one looks like a draw, I'll just declare that in my database...good match." haha.

    I have a Chessmaster program for my cell phone. If you get into a position that could other result in a draw by repetition, it will do 2 reps, but will go to another line and try for victory.

    Maybe Chess.com programmed their's to do it a bit backwards, so it doesn't lose. Though that doesn't make any sense to me considering I used my PS2 Chessmaster program to play Chess.com's program on the 2000+ level and Chess.com's engine lost. That has been a a month or so ago, maybe they changed it.

  • #9

    What about 3 fold repetition

  • #10

    instead of 44....c4 .  ....kc4 wins i think

  • #11

    42)...Kb4 was an easy win for Black.

    No way white could have stopped black's b and c pawns.

    Must have been the horizon effect.  So, in the event, you lucked out.  Sorry.

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