Originally posted by greenpawn34
Yup think turning a time out into a draw if the player winning on time
is down to a lone King is fair enough.
It would have to carefully written though, I can see a smashing potential bug
where players who are lost then try to lose all their men to get down to a lone
King and then time out to get awarded a draw.
How about this.
After a skull is crushed:
1) Check the claimant's material. If he has a Q or R or P or 2 minor pieces, give him a win.
2) If he has only one minor piece, check the opponent's material. If the opp has a minor piece (except a B of same color as claimant's lone B) or a pawn, give claimant a win.
3) Otherwise, claimant only gets a draw.
That should cover the most common cases. There are still exceptions. For those, the draw must be claimed before the time forfeit.