Hi all, I believe I read somewhere that if a player reaches his time control, but has checkmate on the move, he does NOT lose on time. This actually happeened to me my last game. I had checkmate, but it said I lost on time. Can I have a ruling on this question? It just doesnt seem right to me.
Any thoughts? Advise as to how to protest a game?
You have to checkmate your opponent before your flag falls*. Occasionally, there are some heated arguments about which occurred first: checkmate or flag drop. That's when the TDs earn their "big bucks."
*In USCF parlance, you have moved the piece and removed your hand.
Thanks Wonton, I guess when there is no actual flag (online chess), you just have to accept the ruling of the computer...
O K I guess...