40+ moves and no draw by repition?

  • #1

    I just played a gamewhere for almost 40+ moves I was checking the king.

    I am curious as to why there was no draw by repitition, three-fold repitition, or perpetual check. Finally I got frustrated and threw the game but after almost 50 moves of checking why did it not draw?
  • #2

    There is, you have to claim it by hitting the draw button.

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/13/how-do-i-claim-a-draw

  • #3

    Because you did not claim the draw by pressing the related button.

  • #4
    jwh315 wrote:

    There is, you have to claim it by hitting the draw button.

    http://support.chess.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/40/13/how-do-i-claim-a-draw


    Usually in the past the game automatically drew. I didn't think of offering a draw assuming the game would do it for me.

  • #5

    it auto-draws when a stalemate occurs, I think thats the only time it will do that.

    Once the 3 fold rep occurs you claim the draw by hitting the draw button. You aren't offering it, your opponent will not have a choice whether or not to accept it.

  • #6

    Either player can claim the draw in case of a 3-fold. This is what the rules of the game say.

  • #7
    jwh315 wrote:

    it auto-draws when a stalemate occurs, I think thats the only time it will do that.

    Once the 3 fold rep occurs you claim the draw by hitting the draw button. You aren't offering it, your opponent will not have a choice whether or not to accept it.


    I have drawn by repitition already.....

  • #8

    Oh well. I shouldn't have been so hasty then. Thank you for the response.

  • #9

    It's one of the problems I have with chess.com's interface. Everyone is used to other servers automatically stopping games after a 3-fold or 50-move draw, so when they come here to play and these issues come up, people get frustrated and don't know what's going on with the software and what they're suppose to do about it.

    When I play blitz games on chessbase.com's playchess server, their software will stop the game immediately and you don't have to claim anything.

  • #10

    While other sites have an automatic draw for 50 move rule and threefold repetition cases, Chess.com's policy is closer to the actual Laws of Chess, and the rules for every national federation I know of, that these draws must be claimed by a player.

    If your game qualifies, hitting the "Draw" button claims it and the draw is awarded.  If your claim isn't valid, it offers a draw to the opponent as usual.

    There is no such thing in the Laws of Chess as a "draw by perpetual check."  "Perpetual check" is a tactic to achieve a draw either by repetition or by 50 moves, but it is not a separate draw on its own.

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