#### Help Forum

1.  Craigger
Student of the Game
18 Jun '05 01:38
chess game i.d. 1204599 is clearly a draw on blacks move ...look in move 25 and on but yet you RHP keeps letting the game proceed on why? It doesn't matter how many times I hit " Claim Draw " after my move..help.Game 1204599
2.  ark13
Enola Straight
18 Jun '05 02:04
Originally posted by craigger
chess game i.d. 1204599 is clearly a draw on blacks move ...look in move 25 and on but yet you RHP keeps letting the game proceed on why? It doesn't matter how many times I hit " Claim Draw " after my move..help.Game 1204599
I think you've misinterpreted the draw rules. It's only a draw if the same position occures on the board three times with the same person to move. It's not a draw just because you repeated the moves.
3.  Wildfire
Force of Nature
18 Jun '05 02:49
Originally posted by craigger
chess game i.d. 1204599 is clearly a draw on blacks move ...look in move 25 and on but yet you RHP keeps letting the game proceed on why? It doesn't matter how many times I hit " Claim Draw " after my move..help.Game 1204599
Both players have to make the same moves three times in a row for that type of draw to work. Good luck in your game!
4.  skeeter
515 + 30 days
18 Jun '05 10:01
Originally posted by craigger
chess game i.d. 1204599 is clearly a draw on blacks move ...look in move 25 and on but yet you RHP keeps letting the game proceed on why? It doesn't matter how many times I hit " Claim Draw " after my move..help.Game 1204599
Umm, you've lost that one craigger.

skeeter
5. 18 Jun '05 12:18
Originally posted by craigger
chess game i.d. 1204599 is clearly a draw on blacks move ...look in move 25 and on but yet you RHP keeps letting the game proceed on why? It doesn't matter how many times I hit " Claim Draw " after my move..help.Game 1204599
Draw? I don't reckon. Just keep moving ya king in it's funny little dance and see what happens.
6.  Ragnorak
18 Jun '05 12:22
Originally posted by Wildfire
Both players have to make the same moves three times in a row for that type of draw to work. Good luck in your game!
No they don't.

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7.  Wildfire
Force of Nature
18 Jun '05 17:26 / 1 edit
Originally posted by Ragnorak
No they don't.

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Yes, they do. In order for a draw by repitition to work, both players must make the same 3 move sequence.
8. 18 Jun '05 18:04
No, the same position must occur 3 times, the moves that make the position need not be the same.
9.  MIODude
me, not you
18 Jun '05 20:21 / 1 edit
nor do they have to be consecutive
10.  jfkjmh
nice one
18 Jun '05 23:05
It's called three-fold repition.
It's quite often misunderstood.
It means the repitition of position NOT moves.
(But if both players repeat the same moves consecutively this one of several possibilities that lead to a repitition.)