Originally posted by Jack Gableit is a draw only if you or your opponent claim it after 50 moves. Otherwise you can keep trying to mate him.
Does the 50 move rule apply on this site?
I have a Knight+Bishop+King V King end game and I am a bit rusty on the technique. Is it a draw if I don't finish in 50?
Originally posted by DrumboI think they subsequently rescinded this.
Fide made an amendment to the 50 move rule in 1982, after computer analysis showed that king-bishop-bishop versus king -knight, and king-queen-pawn versus king-queen could indeed require more than 50 moves to mate.
King-bishop-knight against bare king should be able to be accomplished in 37 moves or less, I believe, but it requires perfect technique, and if you slip up more than once or twice, you may as well accept a draw.
Originally posted by videosyncrasyIncidentally, it IS a stalemate.
Can someone tell me what exactly the 50 move rule is?
I just got my friend in checkmate with my Rook and King the only remaining pieces... but the site is telling me that the game is a stalemate. There have been more than 50 moves in the game, but only 9 half-moves since I took my friend's last rook.
Half moves since last capture/pawn move : 9
...[text shortened]... I won. Any thoughts?
if there is a sysop reading this, it is game id # 1786610.
Originally posted by abejnoodOh. crap. if my last move had been different it would have been checkmate then. oh well... next time.
Incidentally, it IS a stalemate.
Stalemate: Position where it is one players turn to move, but he has no legal moves, yet he is not in check.
In order for it to be "checkmate", your opponnent must have no legal moves AND be in check.