How is this a draw?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    Hey there, 

    Yesterday I played some rounds of Bullet Chess (1|0 format). I was pretty tiered and did some crucial mistakes in my games when I came up with this round.

    I cleary would have lost the game. However, I had about 10 seconds left on my clock, while my opponent had under 1 second. I should have won on time, but somehow the game ended as a draw duo to unsifficent material, even though he has a ton of pieces. 

    Now I'm wondering why? It's the second time I encoutered something like this.  


    Thanks for any replay, Dalle

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    You 'won' on time, but since you didn't have enough pieces to checkmate, the game is a draw. Standard chess rule.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #3


    He had a ton of pieces, you didn't, you had insufficent material to mate him, he had insuffcient time to mate you. Draw is good.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #4


    Ah ok, didn't know about this rule! Thanks!

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #6


    Yeah it's obvious now. I knew that it's impossible to mate with a sole king, but I thought this wouldn't apply if someone rans out of time. 

    Thanks for the fast replies! 

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