half moves

Subscribersteen49
Help 01 Dec '19 02:34
  1. Subscribersteen49
    the wood turner
    Ladysmith B.C.
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    01 Dec '19 02:34
    I've been playing chess for years face to face, and I've been playing on RHP for quite a few years now. I have never before heard of a half move. Am I missing something?? What the heck is a half move??
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    01 Dec '19 07:13
    @steen49
    This is the number of moves without a piece being taken or a pawn being moved. ie. One half move would be a move by either yourself or your opponent, two half moves would be one move each.
    I suppose it is showing under ‘game details’ to help players know when they can claim a draw under the 50 move rule (ie. 100 half moves.)
  3. Subscribersteen49
    the wood turner
    Ladysmith B.C.
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    01 Dec '19 19:42
    I get it now. It was a nuance in the game I didn't know about.
    Thanks
    Steen