Some of the people I play against will never accept a draw offer, even in positions that are a theoretical draw.
I know it's a draw. They know it's a draw. But they want to play until:
- Draw by stalemate
- Draw by insufficient material
- Draw by threefold repitition
- Draw by the 50 move rule
In a recent casual game (i.e. no arbiter, no clocks), my opponent forced a stupidly long draw (49 moves with no captures or pawn moves, then 1 pawn move to recent the count. Repeat until insane).
My question is, why do some players never accept a draw offer, even in dead drawn positions?