# FAQ / claim draw - important omission

BigDoggProblem
Site Ideas 03 Jan '17 20:22
1. BigDoggProblem
03 Jan '17 20:22
Quoted from the :

Third repetition of a position. If any identical position appears three times during a game, then the game can be claimed as a draw. Please note that each repetition must be identical with regards to en passant and castling availability. A draw can only be claimed along with a move that contributes to a repetition. Claiming after the repetition has occurred is not possible, unless the same position can be repeated again on a future move.

Missing from this definition is that the same side must have the move in all 3 of the occurrences. This is per FIDE rules.

Hopefully the draw claim is implemented correctly on RHP despite the omission in the FAQ.
2. shortcircuit
The Energizer
05 Jan '17 16:20
Out of curiosity, how would your contention NOT be included in the line from the FAQ

If any identical position appears three times during a game

If the position was identical and repetitive, wouldn't it automatically allow the same side the move?
3. BigDoggProblem
05 Jan '17 17:03
Originally posted by shortcircuit
Out of curiosity, how would your contention NOT be included in the line from the FAQ

[b]If any identical position appears three times during a game

If the position was identical and repetitive, wouldn't it automatically allow the same side the move?[/b]
If one side or the other loses a tempo, it is possible for the same position to repeat with a different player to move. Here's an example of how it can happen.

4. Ponderable
chemist
23 Feb '17 12:05
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
Quoted from the :

[quote]Third repetition of a position....
Hopefully the draw claim is implemented correctly on RHP despite the omission in the FAQ.
We could esasily test that by playing out the sequence you gave in the last post before this. 8As unrated game ðŸ˜‰