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  1. 11 Jun '05 02:47
    What is the three move draw rule? I have a game with Final Fantasy where he feels a draw is in order. It is game number 1046701. I have heard of the rule but I do not know the specific requirement. What like some second opinions/ Game 1046701
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    11 Jun '05 04:03
    Originally posted by Whocares
    What is the three move draw rule? I have a game with Final Fantasy where he feels a draw is in order. It is game number 1046701. I have heard of the rule but I do not know the specific requirement. What like some second opinions/ Game 1046701
    Can't comment on a game in progress but there is a rule that if a position is repeated 3 times (position also means castling and en passant status are the same in each) then either player may claim a draw upon the repetition. It can only be claimed directly after the repetition.
  3. Standard member jfkjmh
    nice one
    11 Jun '05 09:18
    It can only be claimed directly after the repetition.[/b]
    Yes, but in OTB it can only be claimed before the third repetition.
    Speaking from bad experience where friend tried to claim it after his move. In OTB: Write down the move that reaches the repetition-don't move-call the referee. Seems rather strange but makes sense: only claim (whatever) when it's your move.
  4. Subscriber ouroboros
    Digital Alchemist
    11 Jun '05 13:21
    Tell him to use the 'Claim Draw' option when it's his move if he thinks that it is a draw. (I haven't looked at the game.) The system should detect if it is a draw.

    Also, the position does not need to be in repetition consecutively for it to be a draw.
  5. 14 Jun '05 00:17
    Originally posted by ouroboros
    Tell him to use the 'Claim Draw' option when it's his move if he thinks that it is a draw. (I haven't looked at the game.) The system should detect if it is a draw.

    Also, the position does not need to be in repetition consecutively for it to be a draw.
    Thanks for the replies. I will offer the last suggestion to my opponent and see what happens.