Rook vs Rook and Time

searay2017

I just played someone and we got down to Rook vs. Rook.  I obviously offered draw as we went in circles a few moves.  He would not accept.  He was up about a minute in time and ran clock out on me instead of draw.  Is this professional?  And how would this be handled in a tournament?  Seems like this could happen often and require lots and lots and lots of moves to run the clock out and rather odd with just a rook each.  Sorry as this probably has been asked before but I couldn't find.

IMBacon

There is no hard and fast rule on this.  My years of OTB play has shown me that 99.9% of the time a draw is agreed to.  In those rare cases where someone has a lot more time, then they will keep playing for the win.

searay2017

Thanks, but i've had this happen several times now so the 99.9% certainly doesn't seem to apply to the players on here - who must win on time regardless if it take 100 moves.

Steven-ODonoghue

Yes, if you're playing online blitz games with no increment then don't be surprised if people decline the draw offer and keep playing for a win. OTB, especially in longer games with increment, it is very common for a draw to be agreed upon immediately as there is no chance for either player to win on time.

searay2017

ok thx.  If I am ahead on time and its rook on rook, I will draw.  Racing around for several hundred moves just to seek the 1 win on time seems a bit insane.