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  1. Standard member Zu
    24 Oct '02 19:24

    Can anyone tell me if there are any rules regarding if an opponent
    plays for a draw by repeatedly making the same move because he is
    clearly in a weaker position on the board and he knows that by doing
    something else he will lose the game?

    Please check out game 114572 Zu vs gotti2000


  2. Donation Acolyte
    Now With Added BA
    24 Oct '02 22:13
    If you opponent is able to do this three times, and there is nothing you can do to stop them,
    then they have used a perfectly legitimate (albeit not very aesthetically pleasing) way of
    getting a draw. It's one of those features of chess, like zugzwang and stalemate, that don't
    sound entirely fair, but it is something you should take into account when you are in an
    (apparently) winning position.
  3. Donation Rhymester
    and RedHotTed
    25 Oct '02 08:22
    I don't think the software awards a draw after the repetitions though.


  4. Donation Luck
    25 Oct '02 14:40
    You are correct, the draw is not awarded at RHP after the repition of
    three moves.

    Harri / Luck
  5. 04 Nov '02 18:54
    Then we'd better hope our opponents are honorable enough to accept
    a draw offer in such a case! Often, 3 time repitition of position can be
    a weapon in the pursuit of that half-point!

  6. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    25 Oct '02 11:06
    I have the opposite problem, in that (without a major cock-up) my
    game is unwinnable. I have to either constantly keep my opponent in
    check or cover his pawn, or he will get a promotion. There is no way
    my opponent can stop me doing one or the other. Meanwhile my
    opponent must keep hastling my rook with his king or I will have time
    to promote my one remaining pawn.
    We are 18 half moves "since last pawn move or capture", but the
    game has been a draw for much longer than that. I've offered a draw
    twice but they get rejected. Please tell me that the 50 move rule DOES
    apply (is it moves or half moves) or this game will continue until one
    of us goes on holiday & times out.
  7. Donation belgianfreak
    stitching you up
    25 Oct '02 22:58
    I'd like to apologuse to my opponent... after weeks of going aroud in
    circles I realise that the game is very winable - by him...
  8. Standard member gotti2000
    The winemaker
    25 Oct '02 16:20
    I understand the frustration of Zu but the draw I'm intending to
    enforce is in accordance with the FIDE Rules pragraph #9.1c,
    referencing #9.2 (sequential repetition) and #9.3 (50 consecutive
    moves by each player without pawn move or piece capture). See FIDE
    Laws of Chess at

    Unfortunately RHP doesn't seem to know anything about the repetition
    rule but I think the 50 consecutive moves rule works. Probably Chris or
    Russ find time to implement that repetition rule.

    Anyway, Zu I'm happy to open a re-match after this one to get our
    scores sorted ;-)