[Retros] More fun with rules

Joost de Heer joost at sanguis.xs4all.nl
Mon Jun 16 07:15:42 EDT 2014

Oops, I missed 7.5b:

After the action taken under Article 7.5.a, for the first completed 
illegal move by a player the arbiter shall give two minutes extra time 
to his opponent; for the second completed illegal move by the same 
player the arbiter shall declare the game lost by this 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.


On 06/16/2014 11:42 AM, Joost de Heer 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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