live chess Bug?

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #1


    i was playing a 10 min blitz game, and my timer hit 0 at the exact moment i checkmated my opponent. in stead of awarding either of us the win, is said draw, due to insufficient material, which makes no sense at all. is this intentional or a programming glitch? could somebody explain this to me?


    you can see the game here:

    as you can see, the move record shows i didnt make the final move in time, but it still says that the game was a draw.

  • 4 years ago · Quote · #2


    Its because you ran out of time but your opponent didn't have sufficient material to put you into check. 

    FIDE Laws of Chess Article 9.6:
    "The game is drawn when a position is reached from which a checkmate cannot occur by any possible series of legal moves, even with the most unskilled play. This immediately ends the game."

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