I played an online game at chess.com and here is the endgame:
[fen "8/8/1p2p2k/pP2P1p1/P1K3P1/8/8/8 b - - 0 1"]
After white's last move a4, I thought the game ends immediately as a draw by insufficient material as checkmate is theoretically impossible. However, the game lasted 50 more moves before it ended as a draw by 50 moves.
- Why does this game not end immediately as a draw by insufficient material?
- As the game continues, is it possible that one side can win by timeout when he/she cannot theoretically checkmate? If this were a game without time increment and each player has only a few seconds, it will just be a competition of who can click the mouse faster and has faster ping.