Please give me your perspective and experience about USCF sudden death and non-sudden death time controls. My understanding is the following:
- In general, the arbiter should not intervene unless a player claims a draw.
- The player who wants to claim a draw needs to have a complete scoresheet, unless the time control is sudden death and the player who claims a draw has less than five minutes. If a player has less than 5 minutes, and it does not have a complete scoresheet, to claim a draw needs "the observation of a director, deputy, or impartial witness(es)" confirming that the threefold repetition rule has occurred.
3) The arbiter may intervene without a player claim and declare a draw if "The same position has appeared, as in 14C, for at least five consecutive alternate moves by each player."
- The arbiter does not have the obligation to write players moves if any tournament player is on time pressure.
- The player who is not claiming a draw cannot object the arbiter rule if he/she is not writing their moves.
- The player who claims a draw should stop the clocks when he/she calls a judge about this matter.
How FIDE handle this situation? Please cite the exact rule.
I found that USCF rules are available for free at 5/9/2022 in the following link: USCF Chess Rules
It seems that this is the relevant material:
I already posted a question about this topic, but I feel that I need more information, and also that this question is specific on the arbiter duties. In addition, in this question I include non-sudden death time controls. Here is the link of the previous question: If players are not writing their moves, can they claim a draw using the threefold repetition rule in an USCF or FIDE 30+0 chess tournament?