[Retros] Is it always right to loose because time?
andrej.jakobcic at guest.arnes.si
Wed Oct 10 05:02:55 EDT 2007
No, what Joost talk about is (probably) dead position, but this is not the
White loose game!
2007/10/10, Joost de Heer <joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl>:
> Franco wrote:
> > Hi friends,
> > let us suppose that after his flag's fall the player
> > shows to the arbiter that the only legal move
> > he had just was checkmate.
> > As example:
> > 1k6-ppp5-8-KP6-P7-8-Q2r4-4b3
> > W plays Qg8 and then B flag just fall before he can move.
> > The only move he could do is just: Rd8 mate!
> > The Question is: is it right that Black looses that game
> > because time?
> > I think no. I think Black is the winner.
> Except where Articles 5.1 or one of the Articles 5.2 (a), (b) and (c)
> apply, if a player does not complete the prescribed number of moves in
> the allotted time, the game is lost by the player. However, the game is
> drawn, if the position is such that the opponent cannot checkmate the
> player`s king by any possible series of legal moves, even with the most
> unskilled counterplay.
> This is the case, so the game is drawn.
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