Originally posted by joe420
someone told me that if my game goes over 50 moves i can claim a draw, i read the facs and i dont believe it is true... am i wrong? unless there are only kings left?
it is true. read the information on every game page. it actually counts the moves for you. remember, though, that there are special circumstances: it's 50 moves (100 half-moves, or 50 moves with white and 50 moves for black) without advancing a pawn or capturing a piece. this might have been the source of your doubt or confusion.