19327 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
What is the etiquete on this ?
I'm playing a game where I am clearly losing but I can draw with a repetative check.
My opponent called me a coward and said I shouldn't resort to beginner tactics. My opponent could break the deadlock but it would lead to an endgame he doesn't think he could win.
No comments on the game itself please as it's still ongoing.
If you can draw, you are not clearly losing. Take the half point, if he has an issue he is the beginner.
If you are able to draw the game by repetitive check (which will eventually force a 3-time repetition of position), then you are certainly welcome to do so. You are not obligated to do something to make yourself lose, rather your opponent is obligated to force a win for himself, and if he is not able to do so (i.e. he can't escape the checks without costing himself the game), then that is his problem. The only time etiquette comes into play is that you should resign a clearly lost position (though this depends on the relevative strenghth of the players). Your opponent should not be bugging you about you checking him, rather, he should do something about it on the board if that is what he wants to do.
Could somebody tell me if a draw by repetition applys if the king has a triangular movement with the check being delivered on each turn ?
hope that makes sense :)
So long as the same position appears three times, then it's a draw by repetition. This always applies, so if you are able to keep checking, then you hold the draw.
As for it being a "beginner's tactic"...well, if your opponent has got himself into such a mess, than he will have to come up with something better than that to get himself out of it!
I have a bugbear about this one, as the site doesn't actually produce a draw by repetition at all. So I have just lost a game on time, I believe unfairly, as I was ahead on material (a queen and three pawns against a queen and one pawn) and all my opponent could do was keep placing me in check to avoid me promoting a pawn. I even put my queen in front of my king but he refused to exchange queens, as he knew it would lead to me winning. So the site calls this a win for him, but I would say at the very least he should have offered a draw.I even told him how unfair he was being, but he just ignored me and carried on.
This is the game, which lasted for 113 moves! (I am white): http://www.chess.com/livechess/game?id=428488214
I have a bugbear about this one, as the site doesn't actually produce a draw by repetition at all.
You have to claim it, just like in the real world. The "offer draw" button works as a "claim draw" button in this situation.
@Gav-1: The draw by three-fold repetition has to be claimed. When you've hit the 3rd move repetition, hit the draw button to claim your draw. Your opponent won't have to agree to the draw.
Ah I see now and will know for next time it happens. No wonder my opponent kept on playing. Thanks for clearing that up.
by Wonderwomen2004 a few minutes ago
by chessgenius756813 4 minutes ago
How to have posts that reveal personal information removed
by Martin_Stahl 4 minutes ago
best song to listen to while playing chess
by mshaune 7 minutes ago
Livre de parties annotées
by BurnAmos 8 minutes ago
Alcohol and chess!
by Puppet_master01 10 minutes ago
How to transpose to KID against 1. e4?
by Diakonia 12 minutes ago
by pfren 13 minutes ago
What's your "goldilocks" size chess set?
by ganz_unten 19 minutes ago
Help with a Position
by Inexorable88 24 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!