[Retros] More fun with rules

Joost de Heer joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 16 05:42:54 EDT 2014


 From the FIDE handbook 


     If during a game it is found that an illegal move has been 
completed, the position immediately before the irregularity shall be 
reinstated. If the position immediately before the irregularity cannot 
be determined, the game shall continue from the last identifiable 
position prior to the irregularity. Articles 4.3 and 4.7 apply to the 
move replacing the illegal move. The game shall then continue from this 
reinstated position.
     If the player has moved a pawn to the furthest distant rank, 
pressed the clock, but not replaced the pawn with a new piece, the move 
is illegal. The pawn shall be replaced by a queen of the same colour as 
the pawn.

The game is drawn, upon a correct claim by a player having the move, 
when the same position for at least the third time (not necessarily by a 
repetition of moves)

With these rules I can draw against anyone: I play an illegal move, the 
position is reinstated, I play another illegal move, the position is 
reinstated again, and now I can claim a 3-fold repetition draw because 
this position occurred for the 3rd time in this game :)

Furthermore, the clausule 'in the same game' is missing from the 3R 
rule: The beginposition has occurred millions of times with the same 
player to move and castling rights equal.


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