Originally posted by amolv06
I had a friend (who is probably somewhat better and more experienced than me) tell me that there is no such thing as threefold repetition in Blitz. He in turn, said he heard it from someone slightly better and more experienced. Here:
I found that for draws there is no mention of threefold repetition at all for blitz. Can anyone confirm or deny his claim?
In the FIDE rules, there is no mention of exceptions for blitz play under the third appearance rule at 9.2, and no mention of exceptions to the third appearance rule under blitz rules in appendix B (nor A). So yes, unless your local federation has made more specific rules, there is such a thing as a third appearance rule under blitz.
Nor, by the way, does it mention specifically that that player's scoresheet
must be used to prove that the position appears thrice. It merely says "if the claim is found to be correct". This could involve the opponent's scoresheet (as in 8.4), or an impartial observer (as in 8.5), or, these days, I suppose even a video record.