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ok I was playing an opponent in 2 minutes time control, we agreed that it is a touch move and any illegal move we make you lose the game, so here it is, my opponent picked up his queen and took my pawn on a white square and his queen was on a dark square, he moved the queen like a knight, after I told him that he made an illegal move and he made a comment that I am making my own chess rule, and also claimed that my flag has fallen but it's his clock running and it is still his move and he has pressed the clock. So, I told him he loses, because he made an illegal move on a touch move rule. Can anyone who understand the chess rules better than my opponent clarify this issue?
Ok, I did not have any time earlier to set up the position from OTB 2 minutes game, that is in discussions, so here it is and enjoy.
Thanks and good luck!
Blitz rules need careful study to understand their finer points.
Your flag had fallen?
You lost it doesn't matter what he did afterwards.
The blitz rules I know are state if you touch a piece with the intent to move (touch-move), you must perform a legal move with that piece. If you made an illegal move with that piece, you can correct your mistake as long as you haven't pressed the clock. You have to use the piece to make a legal move, unless there no legal moves involving that piece, in which case you can make any legal move, as normal.
Shadowknight, I can't vouch for USCF, but that would absolutely not fly under FIDE rules, mainly because your opponent's illegal move is only actually complete if the clock is pressed - and in general, you're supposed to wait until your opponent has pressed your clock to make your move.
As for the OP, first of all, if your flag has fallen, it's lights out for you the moment your opponent points it out; it doesn't matter if it's your move or his. Second, the illegal move rule for Blitz as I understand it from FIDE rules, as I stated above, means your opponent was right. In my own blitz tournament play when I see that a move my opponent made is illegal, I always stay completely quiet until the very moment the clock is pressed.
Good resposnses from all, but the point I am making is that he has not looked at the clock, only after I specifically said that he took pawn with a Queen like a knight while he is still holding the Queen and pawn on his playing hand, then announces my flag is down, and. argued he made a legal capture. You get checkmated and if your opponent does not claimed your flag is down you win by checkmate, cause checkmate superceed flag, but it is a draw if both players clocks are 000000000.
If he argued he made a legal capture he is dumb because the queen can't move like a knight. But unless he pressed the clock, he hasn't completed his illegal move, and pointing out your flag has fallen means he wins.
Did he press his clock after executing the illegal move, yes or no?
If the opponent hit his button after making the illegal move in a bullet game like that, only then can you claim it was. If you tried to claim this before he hit his button, then him pointing out your flag had dropped wins the game for him. If you had made the claim after he pressed the button, then your claim trumps his afterthought of your flag dropping.
Yup FirebrandX he did hit the clock , so it will start mine, he drop the Queen to the wrong square and still having the pawn on his hand, after pressing the clock, and that's where it all begun, it's a 2 minutes game could you imagine playing for 4 hours and you are in a time scramble, and only a few seconds left, and your opponents tells you, you lose after making illegal move, how many minutes does the TD removes from the culprit, a few seconds left, not a full minute, so who loses on time. Yes, my opponent press the clock, like what I said before, he wasn't even looking at the clock, only till after he pressed the clock and I claimed that he made an illegal move. Believe me, if you play a player like that it will amaze you,lol. He will look you into the eye and say he wins, and capturing pieces the wrong way, I have been observing it many times.
to Silfir, yup he did, or else he will not claim the flag, that's why my time ran out.
I assume you're talking about OTB...most blitz rules are touch clock and not touch move, though some TDs use touch move. What you should have done on the illegal move is immediately capture his king and then stop the clock indicating that the game is over.
I suggest not to follow this advice. What you should have done is look for a ref and claim a win under illegal move rule, not to make a move yourself. If one makes a move, one cannot claim it anymore, and since capturing a king is illegal move itself, ironically one's opponent may claim a win under the very same rule.
Yeah, I know that people do that here and there, not only in US. Still it is against the rules. In a local tourney where people know each other and follow more their habbits in situations like that than actual rules, it might be pretty fine. I used to do that myself in games against friends and fellow clubmates, but never in a tourney game.
Now I do understand that USCF rules state :
The penalty for an illegal move is loss of game. For example, after a player moves into check or misses a check and fails to move out of check, the opponent may capture the king to win. Other illegal moves (e.g., castling through check, moving a knight along a diagonal, moving a pawn two squares after it had advanced on a previous move, etc.) are also penalized with loss of game. To claim the win in this case, the opponent stops the clock and asks for a TD before touching a piece to move.
but even in US, a tourney might be played under FIDE rules, where such a move has been forbidden for years now, and capturing a king would lead to a loss.
Is it against your best friend? if yes, it's a draw hahahahahahaha
Yup FirebrandX he did hit the clock , so it will start mine, he drop the Queen to the wrong square and still having the pawn on his hand, after pressing the clock, and that's where it all begun...
Hmm, that is strange because your first post stated:
"but it's his clock running and it is still his move and he has not press the clock yet?"
It wasn't exactly worded correctly as a question, so I thought maybe you were implying that he in fact had not pressed his button yet.
ok I was playing an opponent in 2 minutes time control, we agreed that it is a touch move and any illegal move we make you lose the game, so here it is, my opponent picked up his queen and took my pawn on a white square and his queen was on a dark square, he moved the queen like a knight, after I told him that he made an illegal move and he made a comment that I am making my own chess rule, and also claimed that my flag has fallen but it's his clock running and it is still his move and he has not press the clock yet? So, I told him he loses, because he made an illegal move on a touch move rule. Can anyone who understand the chess rules better than my opponent clarify this issue?
Your time was gone, it's his move, he has't pressed the clock.
so you will let someone take your king with one move where your opponent 's Queen is on a1 and your King is on h7, then sees your flag has fallen and you can't claim that your opponent broke a touch move agreed upon and tell s you you lose because your flag has fallen, but when both flags fell then it a draw?
then you know who lol, he's clock is running to zero but he made that illegal pawn take witha queen, aren't you going to question that lol
sirrook you only go by rules if it will help you win as i think im the player your talking about.lets see 16 wins you 15 wins an a few draws jog a selective mind.
@ SirRook, the illegal move hadn't been completed -- he had not yet pressed his clock.
Taking the king is, in itself, an illegal move, but if your clock is zero and you don't have mate on the board, you're done.
If he had completed the illegal move by pressing the clock, then there's a case to call the arbitor to judge the situation.
let see because a new club member says flag an gets chewed out even if i do not claim flag a make a few moves to allow my flag fall tp make it a draw in attempt to spare new guy a embarsing tounge lashing as he received anyway because although i was willing to take a draw not a loss as you claim as club director a win as there was a club rules violation.You are a very very good player most days better than me an i do consider you a friend but because i am your friend i need to point out you need to work at sportsmenship.An i also think no club director should ever rule an have the final say in his on game.Keep imn mind you started this but when isee you post this i must defend myself.
thats it he is the club arbitor.however you should not be able to be the judge on your on games as in 20 years you never rule againt yourself.
borg queen your a sharp guy you cath sir rook in his on staement i had not pressed the clock an we were both in a time trouble an i have to take his word i made a illeagle move this comes from someone who would not give me a draw when i claimed 3fold same move order even if the two people wathing the game confirmed my claim he rules against me gives himself the win.Look believe or not i like but he has a hard time accepting a loss an beleive me hes very hard to beat at speed chess as i witnessed him zip out low 2200 to 2250 type masters a leave them mubbling to themselfs.It was the first time in almost two years i come out on top yes only by one game an he has a hard time dealing with the fact i was best that day.back in 1990 we play a 100 games he wins a100 now on a average day i score 25 to 33% an every now an then i come out on top.
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