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gerrym 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Claiming a draw Hello All:
How do you claim a draw for 50-move rule, etc. on Gameknot?

Do you just attach a message to your move? What if your opponent keeps playing on? Who resolves this.

Thanks in advance,

olean_don 13 ( +1 | -1 )
draw Not sure how it is claimed, but if you are refering to your 70 move on going match it is not eligible for a draw as material was taken and pawns moved
cascadejames 17 ( +1 | -1 )
No claim needed As I understand it, the software running on the GK server automatically declares a draw, just as it
declares a checkmate when that happens. Can't speak from experience though.
coyotefan 8 ( +1 | -1 )
Yes You are correct. Sounds like someone does not understand the rules of chess.
gerrym 20 ( +1 | -1 )
The original question is how to claim a draw in Gameknot or will Gameknot auto do it for you as cascadejames suggests.

I know I cannot claim a draw now in my game. I am hoping to survive and get to that point eventually.


andrewthemanyhued 60 ( +1 | -1 )
Not an answer but another question I haven't had the need to claim a draw(50-move, repetition) but isn't it done with the Offer Draw link?

According to the FIDE rules the only automatic draw is insufficient mating material on both sides. The 50-move rule and repetition require one player to claim a draw.

So, if you're in a position where the 50-move rule is in effect and you click on Offer Draw, Gameknot should then declare it a draw without offering the opponent the option of accepting or declining the draw. If neither player ever clicks on Offer Draw the game should continue. Is this not correct?
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misato 47 ( +1 | -1 )
As far as I know from other threads you get a message to claim a draw (and a button to hit) in case of the threefold-repetition-rule. It is quite close to OTB (but not exactly the same), the player who is to move next can claim it and the opponent has no choice at all. The only difference is that in GK the "tournament director" asks the player if he wants to continue or not.

This may be a strong hint that the 50-move-repetition-rule is handled similarly: "According to the chess rules you may now claim a draw, if you don't want it just make a move. Claim a draw (Y/N)?"
gerrym 3 ( +1 | -1 )
Thanks Thanks misato.

misato 45 ( +1 | -1 )
It looks like ... ... the 50-moves-rule is not implemented at GK. gerrym and me just finished an unrated test game (1. e3 e6 and then no capture and no pawn move). It took less than a day using conditional moves.

Neither in move #51 or #52 nor later anyone of us got the chance to claim the draw. So we finished in move #54 with a threefold-repetition.

In my eyes the only way to claim a draw according to this rule is to send a request to GK-administration (if the opponent doesn't agree before).