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Posted 03 March 2005 - 09:24 AM
QUOTE(SaRuMaN @ Mar 2 2005, 07:21 PM)
Well all I can say is that it has a very peculiar sense of what constitutes a draw.
Good game anyways
Oh I thought you'd claimed a draw after getting bored of chasing my king round the board for 5 days! That's wierd I read the site rules I didn't see anything about the site forcing a draw on you.
Anyway well played SaRuMaN, however it would have done my ego a lot more if I'd perhaps played my first game in over 10 years against someone further down the scale. I look forward to a rematch when I've remembered a little more...
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 04:56 AM
I just checked a book on chess out of the library and noticed that there's a rule in it that "when a game reaches the same position three times with the same player on move the game is a draw". Just thought I'd toss that out as another possibility as to why Barman and Saruman's match was called (though, of course, if Saru had Barman pinned but not in check, that's listed in my book as a stalemate).
BTW, is there any difference between a draw and a stalemate? And, if not, why do they have different names for them?
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 01:09 PM
Ok thanks for letting us know - you might want to make sure your current games are all finished before you go if you have time, as some of them will time out by default before you get back - the time limit is 10 days exactly on RHP.