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Questions about the fifty-move rule

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Does checkmate over ride 50 move violation?

If a move creates the 50 move violation and at the same time creates checkmate, does the checkmate take priority over the draw ?
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With only a king left, how many moves remaining until a draw?

I am a beginner in chess. If I have only a king left, how many moves does my opponent have to mate me?
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Simltaneous checkmate and draw claim on the 50th move [duplicate]

This question is for aspiring rules lawyers. The FIDE's new laws of chess, effective Jan. 1, 2018, patch ambiguities and other subtle problems. I like the new laws. When it comes to game mechanics, I ...
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Of all the possible legal chess games, how many end in white win, draw and black win (assuming 50 move rule)?

If both sides make moves completely randomly but legally, how many different games are there? Since the 50 move rule applies, this number should be finite (but HUGE). For example, there are 20 ...
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Identify a problem where a potentially winning move draws because of the 50 move rule

I'm trying to recall a particular chess problem. It's related to retrograde analysis. All what I can remember is this: it's an endgame where there is only one way to reach the position, and during ...
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Are there endgames which could be forced wins if not for the 50-move rule?

Wikipedia's article on the fifty-move rule states: In the 20th century it was discovered that some positions of certain endgames can only be won in more than fifty moves (without a capture or a ...
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I'm confused about the 50-move rule

A player may claim a draw after 50 moves-does this mean 25 moves by each player, which results 50, or 50 moves by each player, which results 100?
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What is the source of the house-rule 18-moves?

In my area, most kids including me grew up with a very popular house-rule: After all the pieces of either of the players are removed besides the king, the opposing player has 18 moves to checkmate him....