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# Drawn position y/n?

• #21

With best play, this is  a draw. But in a timed game, the opponent has every right to play on.

If you don't like losing on time in positions you consider to be dead drawn, play with an increment. That way, you play mindless moves for 50 moves, gain time on the clock, then declare the draw because your opponent hasn't made any progress.

• #22

On move 45, instead of playing Kd3, start shuffling your bishop to different squares on the a6-f1 diagonal.  I don't think there is anyway for the black king to get past the 5th rank if you do this.  Pretty clear draw to me.

• #23

fatrice wrote:

On move 45, instead of playing Kd3, start shuffling your bishop to different squares on the a6-f1 diagonal.  I don't think there is anyway for the black king to get past the 5th rank if you do this.  Pretty clear draw to me.

Very true, I let him infiltrate foolishly
• #24

SmyslovFan wrote:

With best play, this is  a draw. But in a timed game, the opponent has every right to play on.

If you don't like losing on time in positions you consider to be dead drawn, play with an increment. That way, you play mindless moves for 50 moves, gain time on the clock, then declare the draw because your opponent hasn't made any progress.

More games like this one and I'll definitely be joining the delay club...
• #25
APG817 wrote:

Naw didn't take it as rude at all. If anything I was surprised you went through the effort of finding the full game and giving a solid critique.

No problem

I'm used to the site, so finding it and posting about it didn't take much time

• #26

This is almost a dead draw at the beginner level, because the black pawns are placed terribly to advance - white has all the control of light squares, and vice versa. It would be dead draw if black didn't have an extra pawn.

I would say black should play on - no harm, but don't expect to win against any player rated probably 1200+.

But if you took more time than your opponent only to reach this position where only black can try and win, your opponent has every right to use that same clock to time you out.

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