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Vasyl Ivanchuk   

COMPETITION RULES

9: The drawn game

9.1.

(А) A player wishing to offer a draw shall do so after having made a move on the chessboard and before stopping his clock. An offer at any other time during play is still valid but Article 12.5 must be considered. No conditions can be attached to the offer. In both cases the offer cannot be withdrawn and remains valid until the opponent accepts it, rejects it orally, rejects it by touching a piece with the intention of moving or capturing it, or the game is concluded in some other way.

(B) The offer of a draw shall be noted by each player on his scoresheet with a symbol. (See Appendix E)

(С) A claim of a draw under Article 9.2, 9.3 or 10.2 shall be considered to be an offer of a draw.

9.2. The game is drawn upon a correct claim by the player having the move, when the same position, for at least the third time (not necessarily by a repetition of moves):

(А) is about to appear, if he first writes his move on his scoresheet and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move, or

(B) has just appeared, and the player claiming the draw has the move.

Positions as in (a) and (b) are considered the same, if the same player has the move, pieces of the same kind and colour occupy the same squares, and the possible moves of all the pieces of both players are the same. Positions are not the same if a pawn that could have been captured en passant can no longer be captured in this manner. Or its castling rights are lost at the moment or will be in future.

9.3. The game is drawn, upon a correct claim by the player having the move, if:

(A) he writes his move on his scoresheet and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move, which shall result in the last 50 moves having been made without the movement of any pawn and without any capture, or

(B) the last 50 moves have been made by each player without the movement of any pawn and without any capture.

9.4. If the player touches a piece without having claimed the draw he loses the right to claim, as in Article 9.2 or 9.3, on that move.

9.5. If a player claims a draw as in Article 9.2 or 9.3 he must stop both clocks. He is not allowed to withdraw his claim.

(А) If the claim is found to be correct, the game is immediately drawn;

(B) If the claim is found to be incorrect, the arbiter shall add three minutes to the opponent’s remaining thinking time and if a player who claims a draw has more than two minutes of remaining time, the arbiter should subtract half of his remaining time but no more than three minutes. If a player who claims has more than one minute but less than two, then the remaining time is considered to be - one minute. If the applicant has less than one minute, then the arbiter should’n change his time. After that the game should be continue and the next move should be made.

9.6. The game is drawn when a position is reached from which a checkmate cannot occur by any possible series of legal moves. This immediately ends the game, provided that the move producing this position was legal.

 

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