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What are the different rules for claiming a draw?

If I remember correctly from when I was first learning chess, draws can result from: Agreement 50 move 3 fold Not enough material to mate
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What are the different rules for claiming a draw?

For comparison, here's the rule under USCF. It's broadly similar to FIDE's in that you write but not make the move and stop the clock, but the penalty for a rejected claim is 2 minutes instead of 3. ...
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What are the different rules for claiming a draw?

My brother claimed a draw in England some years ago and then the arbiter told him that he should not have written down his move before he claimed the draw (his GM opponent then deviated and avoided ...
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Richard Rapport to switch federations to Romania - what are the rules?

The rules are described in Transfer Regulations & Rules of Eligibility for Players (effective from December 01, 2020). Basically there are three components: First, the player must have a ...
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Countermove without notation

did the invention of the Fischer mode (meaning you must then notate even in time trouble) change anything? Most certainly. It meant the virtual demise of the infamous "10.2". This in turn ...
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How Universal Ratings can become much higher than FIDE ratings

The answer is clear if you understand how the universal rating is calculated and how different players can be better or worse at different time controls. Here is the relevant part from the FAQ you ...
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Why is it a draw after check from pawn promotion?

This has nothing to do with promotion or check. Just the fact that there's no possible configuration which results in a king and knight checkmating a king. So the position you posted is declared drawn ...
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Why is it a draw after check from pawn promotion?

I am asking if there is a specific rule in chess regarding stalemate after pawn promotion, other than "the opponent cannot make a move". No, there are no special rules for stalemate after ...
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How does the Israel Chess Federation (ICF) update ratings for players who no longer play in Israel?

The first thing to note is that the ICF is not unique in having the capability to take "foreign played" FIDE rated games into account in calculating national ratings. Before the recent ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

You dont have any obligation. If I was playing a friend I would give it to them but if I thought he was doing it to gain an advantage, which he is by forcing you to use your time, I wouldn't. He is ...
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Difference between national and international rating

I would expect national ratings (assuming, of course, that they use a system compatible with ELO, e.g. Germany) are constantly below FIDE ones, and the larger and more active the nation is, the ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

This is an incredibly legalistic argument over a simple matter of common decency. Rules have no place here. Use your common sense and be as nice to your opponents as they are to you.
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

This is too long for a comment, but Brian Towers answer as it currently stands is legally wrong. It is true that the score sheets are property of the organizers. But the document you wrote during the ...
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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

It seems likely that someone who doesn't record moves themselves wants a picture for personal gratification ['my first chess game in a real tournament!!!'], rather than deep study for which they ...
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