[Retros] 50-moves rule
elkies at math.harvard.edu
Thu Dec 28 21:57:16 EST 2006
"Kostas Prentos" <prentos at the.forthnet.gr> writes:
> Some years ago, there were certain endgames (in OTB chess)
> for which the FIDE rules allowed more than 50 moves for a draw.
> I think that now, the 50-moves rule is valid without any exceptions.
Last I saw, the tournament director was still allowed to declare
in advance an extension for certain endgames, at his or her discretion
(e.g. 80 moves for R+B/R, 90 for N+N/P...). Has this been abolished
by now? Did any director ever declare such an extension, and if so
did any game actually use the extended limit?
--Noam D. Elkies
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