[Retros] 50 move rule
andrew at anselan.com
Wed Jan 31 10:21:25 EST 2007
I found a clarification for one issue which was floating around a couple of
weeks ago: the FIDE Laws approach to the 50 move rule.
This is by Guert Gijssen, the Chief FIDE Arbiter, in his monthly chesscafe
column, for May 2006.
>Q: I would like to express my opinion that the 50-move rule should also
>involve, besides a pawn move and piece removal, mate on the 50th move;
>otherwise the rule is reduced to a 49-move rule. Thank you very much for
>Sincerely, Jiri Bielavsky,
>A: Regarding your remark about the 50-move rule: only the player on move
>entitled to claim a draw, but he is not forced to claim it. So if the 50th
>move produces checkmate the checkmate stands.
Thank you Mr Bielavsky for posing this question. So how does this affect
the domain of composition? I remain (as always :-) confused.
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