Draw when there is no draw


  • 3 years ago · Quote · #21

    Holm_inator

    As I said, the game was automatically drawn when I promoted to a queen - that is how it appeared to me. Same thing has happened lots of times before. I still have material and time to deliver a checkmate, so why I am not allowed to do that? If it´s an error of some sort, ok. If it´s meant to be that way, I don´t understand it. It doesn´t really matter who loses on time; it´s still a strange thing. I would not deserve a draw if my opponent has enough material to checkmate me. So why I am offered a draw? Again, this seems to me to be some sort of strange compromise. All these rules about drawn positions are unproblematic - this is not what I am talking about. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #22

    omnipaul

    It's possible there was an issue with lag and/or pre-moves which made it seem as if you had more time than you thought.  Did you ever see black's last move during the game?  It sounds like you didn't - you say that the game was automatically drawn when you promoted.  If you didn't see that king move that came after the promotion, then you were probably suffering from lag making it appear that the draw was declared as a result of your move instead of as a result of your running out of time.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #23

    woton

    Holm_inator wrote:

    As I said, the game was automatically drawn when I promoted to a queen - that is how it appeared to me. Same thing has happened lots of times before. I still have material and time to deliver a checkmate, so why I am not allowed to do that? If it´s an error of some sort, ok. If it´s meant to be that way, I don´t understand it. It doesn´t really matter who loses on time; it´s still a strange thing. I would not deserve a draw if my opponent has enough material to checkmate me. So why I am offered a draw? Again, this seems to me to be some sort of strange compromise. All these rules about drawn positions are unproblematic - this is not what I am talking about. 

    If you had time left on your clock, it should not have been a draw.  Submit a ticket and let the staff investigate.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #24

    Kaspaviglia

    Hello!

    I wonder if someone can explain why in this game:

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=85532764

    where white had no chance, it suddenly finished as draw just after a pawn promoted.

    Thank you.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #25

    hamstergang

    Kaspaviglia wrote:

    Hello!

    I wonder if someone can explain why in this game:

    http://www.chess.com/echess/game?id=85532764

    where white had no chance, it suddenly finished as draw just after a pawn promoted.

    Thank you.

    It says the answer right there, next to the board: "Game drawn by stalemate."

  • 2 years ago · Quote · #26

    Kaspaviglia

    Did not see it! It is true. Thank you all!


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