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I think the following will happen at chess.com: If KNN runs out of time, KR wins. If KR runs out of time, it is a draw. If chess.com abides by the FIDE Laws of Chess then this is false. If the side with K+R runs out of time then they lose. K+R vs K+N will also lose. This is the relevant article: 6.9 Except where one of Articles 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, ...


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You can easily win this game, you know. You can take both pawns (as white must make a move) with the queen, then get your king active and checkmate. If white refuses to give up its pawns, you can force the king away by checking constantly with the queen until he must give up the H7 pawn, and eventually the F7 pawn. It will take a while, but it is inevitable ...


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I actually did the experiment and will answer now. Three main factors go into the evaluation (as king safety doesn't play the slightest role): material, space, and movability. The effect of space is rather high at +1.4. [FEN "4k3/p1p1p1p1/P1P1P1P1/8/8/8/8/4K3 w - - 0 1"] Any useless doubled pawn is about +0.7, giving +4.2. [FEN "4k3/p1p1p1p1/...


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If you want a draw, you play for a win. If you want a loss, play for a draw. If a weaker player offers me a draw, I'll ignore it - even see it as a weakness of confidence. But if we get to a complicated position where I think it's too risky, I might offer them a draw. Which they should decline. Don't play for a draw unless the position is actually drawn, you ...


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I have no idea why you think the 'crazy bishop sac' is a single bit good at all! You lose material for no positional gain whatsoever! Stockfish 10+ agrees. If this kind of pointless sacrifice is what you are going to do after getting a 'closed' position, you are going to achieve a loss, not a draw. As others already said, the best way to achieve a draw ...


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Play normally. Forget about your opponent's rating. Both closing the position and trading off pieces will make it easier for a strong opponent, especially if you are doing it at a concession. They have better positional understanding and technique. It might make it seem like you were close to draw because the game lasted more moves or because it came down to ...


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The best strategy to try and draw against a stronger player is also the best strategy for all your games: Play the position not the opponent Try and aim for positions which you know and are comfortable with Always try and find the objectively best move Particularly important for weaker players - play prophylactically. When it is your turn always first ask ...


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