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  1. Standard member Daphnes
    Rusty Veteran
    15 May '07 19:46
    One of the requirements for a draw is going fifty turns without either side taking a piece. I've gone thirteen turns, but don't see how it's possible to go fifty.

    I suppose if both sides were trying different openings, and the other side kept making counter moves for said opening, then it might happen.

    I've been through, and am going through many games, and don't have any idea where the game is that has thirteen moves before first blood. I'll look if someone asks.

    So how about the rest of you? How close have you come to fifty moves without capturing?
  2. 15 May '07 19:47
    Originally posted by Daphnes
    One of the requirements for a draw is going fifty turns without either side taking a piece. I've gone thirteen turns, but don't see how it's possible to go fifty.

    I suppose if both sides were trying different openings, and the other side kept making counter moves for said opening, then it might happen.

    I've been through, and am going through many games ...[text shortened]...

    So how about the rest of you? How close have you come to fifty moves without capturing?
    I used to get those a lot on my old chessmaster game
  3. Standard member Daphnes
    Rusty Veteran
    15 May '07 19:52
    Really? Were you and your opponent really that defensive when you play? I've had quick and brutal games, and drag out games, but fifty just seems...way out there.
  4. 15 May '07 19:52
    Methinks the 50 move rule applies more often in endgames than openings...
  5. 15 May '07 19:53
    Originally posted by HeyDreza
    Methinks the 50 move rule applies more often in endgames than openings...
    yeah thats what i was going for....
  6. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    15 May '07 19:54
    Originally posted by HeyDreza
    Methinks the 50 move rule applies more often in endgames than openings...
    yes....i also get those chessmaster games...about a 10 or so today....
  7. Standard member Daphnes
    Rusty Veteran
    15 May '07 19:54
    What's an endgame, exactly?
  8. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 May '07 19:58
    Originally posted by Daphnes
    What's an endgame, exactly?
    The end of the game

    It's when most of the pieces are off the board and the game is just wrapping up.
  9. 15 May '07 19:58
    Originally posted by Daphnes
    One of the requirements for a draw is going fifty turns without either side taking a piece. I've gone thirteen turns, but don't see how it's possible to go fifty.

    I suppose if both sides were trying different openings, and the other side kept making counter moves for said opening, then it might happen.

    I've been through, and am going through many games ...[text shortened]...

    So how about the rest of you? How close have you come to fifty moves without capturing?
    The 50 move rule states, 50 moves being made without a pawn moved, or a piece taken. It can be enforced at any point.
  10. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 May '07 20:01
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    The 50 move rule states, 50 moves being made without a pawn moved, or a piece taken. It can be enforced at any point.
    Do you have to claim it on 50 moves exactly?.. or can you claim it anytime after the 50 moves have passed?
  11. 15 May '07 20:02
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Do you have to claim it on 50 moves exactly?.. or can you claim it anytime after the 50 moves have passed?
    I vote we ban ih8sens from the forums
  12. 15 May '07 20:05 / 1 edit
    I think you may have misinterpreted the definition of the 50-move rule. The rule applies to any phase of the game, and it's applicable even if many pieces have been captured. In fact, it's more likely to happen later in a game when not many pieces are left on the board.

    For example, this recent game between GMs Gata Kamsky and Mickey Adams went 94 moves before a draw was agreed, with only 7 pieces on the board. And if the game had gone on for about 4 more moves, it would have been declared a draw due to the 50-move rule. (The last pawn move was on move 47, and after that, they were basically just moving both knights and kings around on the board ad nauseum.)

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3857
  13. Standard member bannedplayer306509
    Best Loser
    15 May '07 20:05
    Originally posted by Patzergrl
    I vote we ban ih8sens from the forums
    eh??????

    A good looking , hard working, highly skilled tactician with plenty of stupid questions to be asked type of person.. and you want to ban me?

    What did I do???
  14. 15 May '07 20:06
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    Do you have to claim it on 50 moves exactly?.. or can you claim it anytime after the 50 moves have passed?
    You may claim it anytime at or after 50 moves have been made. Some rule books state 40 moves. I think 50 is pretty standard.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifty_move_rule
  15. 15 May '07 20:08
    Originally posted by ih8sens
    eh??????

    A good looking , hard working, highly skilled tactician with plenty of stupid questions to be asked type of person.. and you want to ban me?

    What did I do???
    We haven't played a third game yet!