Originally posted by Brodaty
I have claimed a draw - my opponent has only the springer and it is impossible to set up the mate. But nothing happened. My opponent doesn't agree for draw because he want to win on time. What shall I do ?
I'm aware of the game you speak of...but as it's in progress all I can say that technically I believe the game HAS the material to play on, as a pawn is present...without referring to the fide handbook, there is the certainly the '50 move rule' to play on for, if no pawn has moved and no capture been made for those 50 moves, the game can be claimed a draw...you MUST claim the draw, at that time however ! Or of course there is the threefold repetition...other than this, all I can suggest is patience and play out those 50 moves, OR further make an offer with your opposition. BUT, he is playing for The Championship here, so perhaps it's unlikely.
Sorry I can't be more helpful, but I'm really not aware of any other option...
Edit: Yes, you're quite correct, but your opposition is actually within his rights to defer all offers of a draw as he knows the game will finish the moment your flags drops...sadly..