[Retros] More fun with rules

Kevin Begley kevinjbegley at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 06:59:13 EDT 2014

err, I suppose you can make this claim against yourself, can't you?
OK, you can draw anyone, providing they do not resign.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 3:56 AM, Kevin Begley <kevinjbegley at gmail.com>

> @Joost,
> Suppose your opponent does not claim that an illegal move was made?
> Suppose, for example, that your opponent is willing allow even checkmate,
> in order to disprove your "draw anyone" claim?   :-)
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 2:42 AM, Joost de Heer <joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> From the FIDE handbook (http://www.fide.com/fide/
>> handbook.html?id=171&view=article):
>> ----
>> 7.5
>>     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.
>> ----
>> 9.2
>> 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.
>> Joost
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