Originally posted by abighamIf at any point of the game you got 100 half-moves without a pawn move or capture then either player can claim a draw (until either a pawn move or capture is played). No checking the king does not change this. No it doesn't matter what material is on the board either.
Have a query - and seeing I'm at work - can't look too long to find the answer here.
I remember playing as a kid and we used to play if we haven't check mated in 21 moves (from only one person having king on board) then its a draw!
Does this have anything to do with the half moves since last capture/pawn move total that is displayed next to the board?
I'm ...[text shortened]... oes checking effect whether it could be a draw or not?
Just wondering on the rules.