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Hi, I had never heard of the insufficient material rule, but it came up in my last game. I looked it up, and I don't understand how it applies to the game I played.
It really seems to me like a slam-dunk black victory if I hadn't danced around long enough to waste his last few precious seconds. I expected a regular timeout draw.
You were white and your opponent was the one who ran out of time.
You had only a king. Kings can't mate other kings by themselves. Therefore, you have insufficient mating material.
So even though your opponent ran out of time, a draw is declared.
Don't know if this helps, but here's a previous discussion of the rule (there are many if you want to do a forum search).
No, I was playing white.
I looked at that thread just now, actually. But I'm wondering how the rule applies to my recent game, where my opponent had a Queen and a Rook on the board. That's... sufficient.
Yes, I noticed that and was fixing my comments when you replied.
Ok thanks, I understand.