# Puzzle Battle Draws

How does chess.com determine who wins in a puzzle battle if both sides have completed the rush with the same amount of puzzles solved?

Does it have to do with who solved the last puzzle first? Does it have to do with who has less strikes? Does it have to do with if they did part of the next puzzle but didn't complete it? What if both sides did all the puzzles in the same amount of time with the same amount of strikes? I get a lot of wins and losses even though my opp and I solved the same amount of puzzles. Maybe there's instructions somewhere that say something, but I haven't seen it (if there is can someone pls link it thanks)

I think it’s the number of strikes

another strange thing, i just drew for the first time (what??)

so interesting, although i have lost and won with the same amount of strikes hmm..

or maybe its some sort of bug?

They start with number solved: If that is equal it is who solved the puzzle first.  I know I HAVE had some draws in puzzle battle when the number of solved is equal.

I think that if each side both has all of the puzzle solved correctly then it matters who did it the fastest

No, if each person solved the same amount of puzzles and has the same amount of strikes, the match is a draw. Timing doesn't matter.

Yes- you can have draws in puzzle battle, EVEN if you have more strikes than the other person.  All that matters is that you have solved the same amount of puzzles.

BUT, if I have three strikes and have solved 32 and my opponent has 2 strikes and has solved 32, he can claim a win because I have three strikes.  But if he keeps going and misses the puzzle (to get three strikes) we draw the match.

Prority: 1) Solved puzzles 2)Wrong answer 3)if both are equal it is a draw

Not necessarily: If I solved 32 with 2 strikes and my opponent solved 32 with 1 strike and the clock runs out, it is still a draw.

Not necessarily: If I solved 32 with 2 strikes and my opponent solved 32 with 1 strike and the clock runs out, it is still a draw.

No I have won and lost several games like that.

And btw, I asked it in a beta forum, they said strikes mattered

I just said what happens to me when I play - One time I solved 36 and my opponent solved 36 and he had the two strikes and I had 0 strikes, but the computer gave it as a draw.

And I am just saying what happens with me all the time, and I am confident about it, if your opponent makes three wrong, and you equalize his score, you can claim the win... how come if your theory is correct?

You can ask this in the club "help and support" they will tell you what I said

Yes - if you have 3 mistakes, the opponent can claim a win if he is equal.  But if you only have 2 or 1, you opponent must get ahead of you to win the match.

But if you have 3 mistakes and your opponent chooses to keep playing when he is equal and messes up so that he makes 3 mistakes as well, it becomes a draw even though you had the three mistakes first.