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Using the April 2021 FIDE data: Rating Range Female Mean/Standard Deviation Male Mean/Standard Deviation 1500+ F 1817/213, M 1870/230 1600+ F 1879/188, M 1919/207 1700+ F 1940/163, M 1972/184 1800+ F 2004/137, M 2030/162 1900+ F 2062/114, M 2091/141 2000+ F 2116/100, M 2156/122 Note that for females 1500+ basically corresponds to the top half of the normal ...


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Draw by dead position Once Black plays 2...Qxg8 the game is a draw. At once, and whatever the clock situation. White doesn't even have to play 3.Kxg8 - it is irrelevant, but actually s/he shouldn't do it because the game is already over. Indeed, article 5.2.2 of Fide Chess Rules says: The game is drawn when a position has arisen in which neither player can ...


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This brings into the discussion the philosophical question of whether clock management is a legitimate part of tournament chess. If you think it is, then no, it wouldn't be fair to make it a draw if the flag falls before the move is made, because the player failed to manage their time properly. In essence, the player sacrificed time to achieve the ...


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In the final position where white's only legal move is Kxg8 leaving bare kings the position is a draw if white's flag falls before playing the move. The FIDE Laws of Chess are quite explicit: 6.9 Except where one of Articles 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3 applies, if a player does not complete the prescribed number of moves in the allotted time, the game ...


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Clearly, the move must be taken back and the clocks adjusted, does this count as if an illegal move also? No. There was one illegal move. That move was punished as an illegal move. That move was retracted, i.e. unmade. A legal move was made. A total of one move was made and then the clock was pressed. The player must move the first touched piece, but ...


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It is perhaps worth starting by saying that Article 12.9 - 12.9 Options available to the arbiter concerning penalties: applies to "things which the arbiter wants to apply a penalty for" and so includes other things as well as rule violations. That said, according to Article 11.6: 11.6 Infraction of any part of Articles 11.1 – 11.5 shall lead to ...


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