Draw when there is no draw

  • #21

    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. 

  • #22

    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.

  • #23
    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.

  • #24

    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.

  • #25
    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."

  • #26

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

  • #27
    woton a écrit :
    r_k_ting wrote:

    Then your final sentence is a non-sequitur, and I am correct in saying chess.com would be applying the rules of chess incorrectly.

    You are correct in saying that Chess.com rules are different from FIDE rules.  But then, USCF rules are also different from FIDE rules (USCF's equivalent of 10.2.a is applicable to blitz with no supervision required).  There is no single set of chess rules.  

    However there is a usual agreement according to which "International" (FIDE) includes US[CF]. What is the point in having different rules, when players from all countries meet to play in one of them ? Just think about each country having its own rules, like US, that would be a nightmare !

  • #28
    aln67 wrote:

    that would be a nightmare !

    a nightmare like exhuming this 3 year old thread

  • #29

    Yet another automatic reaction. The content is more important than the date, if the point is still interesting today, what is that strange emphasis on the date which, in such a case, means nothing ?

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