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  1. Standard member Santa Drummer
    I AM INNOCENT
    21 Nov '05 22:34
    How do you offer a draw OTB? I just say "want a draw" but i know some people that say "Would you like a draw?"... LOL What do you say
  2. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    21 Nov '05 22:36
    Originally posted by Santa Drummer
    How do you offer a draw OTB? I just say "want a draw" but i know some people that say "Would you like a draw?"... LOL What do you say
    Make your move, say "Draw?" or "I offer a draw", and then hit your clock.
  3. Standard member Amaurote
    No Name Maddox
    21 Nov '05 22:44
    Hmmm, OK Corral chess, excellent!
  4. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    21 Nov '05 22:46
    Originally posted by ark13
    Make your move, say "Draw?" or "I offer a draw", and then hit your clock.
    Right, I summon up my most intimidating, courageous voice, and just say "Draw." Almost not even in question form. Although I don't offer draws in many games.
  5. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    21 Nov '05 22:57
    Originally posted by ark13
    Make your move, say "Draw?" or "I offer a draw", and then hit your clock.
    The USCF rules state that you "press" your clock, not "hit".

    It is important that you move before offering a draw, then press your clock. Your opponent has her entire time allotment to consider your offer. An immediate reply is unnecessary.
  6. 22 Nov '05 02:28
    Originally posted by Santa Drummer
    How do you offer a draw OTB? I just say "want a draw" but i know some people that say "Would you like a draw?"... LOL What do you say
    you say draw
    hit ur clock if its the other guys clock you gently press the button
    if he doesnt respond to ur draw offer you take out your swaord and behead the infidel
  7. 22 Nov '05 02:42
    Originally posted by !~TONY~!
    Right, I summon up my most intimidating, courageous voice, and just say "Draw." Almost not even in question form. Although I don't offer draws in many games.
    Your " intimidating, courageous voice," seems like a good way to test the 50 move rule. I suggest you only try it on a player that is in a bit of time trouble.
  8. Donation !~TONY~!
    1...c5!
    22 Nov '05 03:52
    It was a joke. I am normally on the fighting side, wanting to play it out. I really only offer draws if for some reason it's not really necessary to finish the game. Like in the Ohio State Championships recently, I offered the guy a draw in the last round in a much better (maybe even winning position). I was set to win the section if I drew, and I was set to win the bigger under prize if I drew. I wanted to leave, so I offered a draw. Of course, he declined, and I beat him 2 hours later.
  9. 22 Nov '05 14:47
    Originally posted by ark13
    Make your move, say "Draw?" or "I offer a draw", and then hit your clock.
    Exactly. I actually got lucky last saturday. I aws playing an OTB tournament, I offerred a draw when both sides had 7 pawns, Q and Knight left. It should have been drawn, but he turned it down and blundered 10 moves later.
  10. 22 Nov '05 23:02
    Originally posted by Santa Drummer
    How do you offer a draw OTB? I just say "want a draw" but i know some people that say "Would you like a draw?"... LOL What do you say
    I offer you Draw!!!