Originally posted by moon1969
The FAQ rule you linked does indicate "Claiming after the repetition has occurred [is] possible [if] the same position can be repeated again on a future move."
And indeed, here, the position can be repeated again on a future move.
That wording in the FAQ answer is indeed quite misleading. Article 9.2 of the FIDE rules states:
"The game is drawn upon a correct claim by the player having the move, when the same position, for at least the third time (not necessarily by a repetition of moves):
a. is about to appear, if he first writes his move on his scoresheet and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move, or
b. has just appeared, and the player claiming the draw has the move.
Positions as in (a) and (b) areconsidered the same, if the same player has the move, pieces of the same kind and colour occupy the same squares, and the possible moves of all the pieces of both players are the same.
Positions are not the same if a pawn that could have been captured en passant can no longer be captured in this manner. When a king or a rook is forced to move, it will lose its castling rights, if any, only after it is moved."
The "future move" clause seems to be motivated by case a, but as I understand it, one still has to make that move to claim the draw here.