Originally posted by c guy1As MrHand stated, this is a USCF rule. Rules 14H and 14I cover the ILC topic, and these two rules run about 5 pages (too long to type all the rules here verbatim.)
In Washington (state not DC) there is a rule called insufficient losing chances. Basically if you are low on time and do not have a delay clock, if it is CLEARLY impossible to lose the situation, then you may claim a draw. An example might be being up a Q,R vs B while your king is in the open (middle).
Is there a rule like that in FIDE or USCF?
Als ...[text shortened]... e the pawn endgame was a deadlock draw...sigh not even coaches bother to learn endgames anymore)
Originally posted by c guy1To claim ILC according to USCF rules, the time control must be sudden death, and you must have less than two minutes on your clock. Assuming you met those conditions, it wasn't unethical at all. That's the purpose of the rule. (A claim of ILC is first a draw offer.)
Also, was it unethical for me to try and call it in a position in which I could not win, however I could NOT lose?
Originally posted by c guy1Giving each of you 5 more minutes wasn't the correct thing for the TD to do. Obviously the TD wasn't up on the ILC rules.
(in the end, I verbally abused the judge into giving us each 5 more minutes for me to prove the pawn endgame was a deadlock draw...sigh not even coaches bother to learn endgames anymore)