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Questions relating to the rules of chess

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An interesting detail of the 50 move rule: As only the player to move may claim a draw (either by declaring that the 50 move limit has been reached or by declaring his intention to make a move after w …
answered Oct 5 '13 by JiK
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Yes, there is a rule that a player must make a move during her turn. If the player in turn has no legal moves and her king is not in check, then the game is drawn. I realize that in a chess game, …
answered Nov 27 '14 by JiK
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According to the FIDE Laws of Chess: Article 8: The recording of the moves 8.4 If a player has less than five minutes left on his clock at some stage in a period and does not have additional …
answered Nov 22 '14 by JiK
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draw. However, I'm not sure if music from earphones would be considered as "source of information" or an "electronic means of communication". The competition rules may specify that any kind of …
answered Apr 2 '14 by JiK
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next move. so it appears to me that in terms of the Fide rules, the correct method of showing time is the Bronstein method, as opposed to the delay method. …
answered Sep 30 '13 by JiK
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The FIDE laws of chess contain two parts: Basic rules of play (Sections 1-5) and Competition rules (Sections 6-12). The first part is what defines how the pieces move, when the game ends, and so on … . These rules indeed allow players to resign at any point before the end of the game, so you can resign right before you would give a checkmate, but not after you have released the piece after the …
answered May 21 '15 by JiK
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The numbers refer to rules in the FIDE laws of chess. 6.2. A player must press his clock with the same hand with which he made his move. It is forbidden for a player to keep his finger on the …
answered Feb 17 '15 by JiK
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FIDE rules 6.12.b: A player may stop the clocks only in order to seek the arbiter’s assistance, for example when promotion has taken place and the piece required is not available. This should …
answered Jan 16 '14 by JiK
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Fide Laws of Chess 5.2 e. The game may be drawn if each player has made at least the last 50 moves without the movement of any pawn and without any capture (see Article 9.3). 9.3 The game is …
answered Oct 11 '15 by JiK
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It is important to realize that chess is a zero-sum game*. In other words, everything that gives advantage to one player gives an equal disadvantage to the other player. So if adding 2 minutes to your …
answered Jul 8 '14 by JiK
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From Wikipedia (is this what you read?) When a pawn advances two squares from its starting position and there is an opponent's pawn on an adjacent file next to its destination square, then the opp …
answered Aug 17 '15 by JiK