[Retros] A funny question about FIDE rules

pastmaker at aol.com pastmaker at aol.com
Fri Jun 22 15:47:54 EDT 2007

I don't know much about clock play, but it must be suicidal to offer a draw if one's own clock continues to run, the opponent's clock does not run, and the opponent has no compulsion to react....

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From: Joost de Heer <joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl>
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Sent: Fri, 22 Jun 2007 11:41 am
Subject: Re: [Retros] A funny question about FIDE rules

> 6) offer a draw + enemy's flag fall 

> > I think in 6 the flag fall wil be prioritary, because the move 

> of the enemy (accepting the draw offer) has not been completed. 

9.1a: A player wishing to offer a draw shall do so after having made a move on the chessboard and before stopping his clock and starting the opponent`s clock. An offer at any other time during play is still valid, but Article 12.6 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 In both cases the offer cannot be withdrawn and remains valid until the opponent accepts it, rejects it orally, rejects it by touching a piece with the intention of moving or capturing it, or the game is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. 
The last part indicates to me that a fallen flag overrules a draw offer. 
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