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# Why was this not a draw

Why was this game not a draw on move 70? and we decided to draw on move 100, computer didn't force draw.

Debarghya1 wrote:

Why was this game not a draw on move 70? and we decided to draw on move 100, computer didn't force draw.

There was no threefold repetition that occurred (notice how frequently both sides move their king and then shuffle rooks), and the 50-move rule wasn't reached (e.g. a pawn advanced on move 28 and then another on move 72 - each of which reset the move counter).

Perhaps you could explain why you think it should have been a draw. That would be more didactic.

he did make a pawn move in beetween, so it reset

Oh, so then how does the 50 move rule work then?

Debarghya1 wrote:

Oh, so then how does the 50 move rule work then?

"If both players make 50 consecutive moves without capturing any pieces or moving any pawns, any player can ask for a draw if it is their turn to play."

Hope this helps clarify things!

Yeah, I know, I just thought there was no chance of winning, so I just played random moves

Computers evaluate positions by assigning numerical values to advantages and disadvantages. In this position Chess.com's analysis computer gives black .66 advantage, probably based on a slight space advantage, even though there is no way to break through. I've used this analysis feature for my own otb games for a few years. Once in a position my opponent agreed was a stone-cold draw the computer gave me better than 2.00 advantage, but playing the recommended best moves for both sides for 15 moves just led back to the same position. Computers know nothing--they just tell you what the programmers thought.

So in this position humans will shake hands, say "good game" and report "draw agreed", but the computer will keep going until triple repetition or 50 moves occurs.

I know, but I didn’t want the draw, cause I wanted to see what would happen.

It is a draw

read the original post

Debarghya1 wrote:

Oh, so then how does the 50 move rule work then?

The 50-move rule happens when there are 50 CONSEQUTIVE moves that occur that is not a pawn move or a capture.

icyboyyy wrote:

if no pawn has been moved and no piece has been captured in the last 50 moves, then it's a draw. and btw, 52. Rc2?? was a big blunder, as black could have played Rxg3+!

Agree, it was a blunder. After Rxg3+, then Rxg3, and after Rxg3+, Kxg3, Black has this Kxc2 move, and as Black already intruded into White's camp while White has not intruded inside, Black would've won

Related question: The FIDE rule is that when 50 moves with the abovementioned characteristics have been made, a player can request the game to be a draw. However, it's not mandatory. If both players agree to continue, they can continue. Is this feature implemented at chess.com?

(I think there's also a relatively recent rule that if 75 moves are made without a pawn move or a capture, the referee can declare the game a draw regardless of what the players want. I assume this rule isn't implemented here...)

because there was a chance 1 player could have blundered, so it didn't force a draw

There is a 25 move rule.

You have to make a pawn move or capture pieces within 25 moves of the same.

The last pawn move was on move 75. So the game ended draw after the 100th move since there was no pawn move or capturing in between 75-100 moves.

it is 50 move rule boy, not 25

ZanyBigClub wrote:

it is 50 move rule boy, not 25

Oh really

Thanks for the info🙏