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I have 2 ways to respond to this post Way1: 3min + increment 2sec is not exactly equal to 4min20sec + increment 0sec, but 4min20sec is the benchmark to estimate how long a game will take to classify 3min + increment 2sec as blitz/bullet/rapid/hyperbullet/ultrabullet/classical/slow rapid/fast rapid based on that an average game is supposedly 40 moves. However,...


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Most probably White resigned. This is a common decision to be made in a desperate position such as this one, where there is no doubt Black will be able to win anyway and the 10 or 20 more moves technically needed before checkmate are merely a waste of time. My hypothesis can only be confirmed if you give us some informations about where the found this game ...


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converting my comment to answer: why not just put the piece aside or put the piece back in the original position? Giri did the latter against Anand but personally i do find it a little weird even if it is technically within the rules. i think i'd go with putting the piece on the side of the board to indicate to both players 'yeah i touched this piece but i ...


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The FIDE Laws of Chess do not specifically cover this situation. But as Brian Towers explained in a comment: FIDE Laws of Chess - "Article 11.5 It is forbidden to distract or annoy the opponent in any manner whatsoever." The comment continues with a harsh opinion: Your suggested action sounds as if it is specifically aimed at disobeying this law....


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A tangential point related to what I think is a misconception behind the question: This assumes that the player will never let go of the piece throughout the entire process until it's placed in its new position. It looks like the motivation for the question is the idea that once you grab a piece you can't let go of it until you make your move. What the ...


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There are a number of serious things wrong with what you describe: While they are thinking and holding the piece You may hold a captured piece while you think but you may not hold a piece that is part of the current position. Your opponent has a right to a full view of the current position on the board at all times except the second or two it takes you to ...


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From FIDE's arbiter manual: "11.5 It is forbidden to distract or annoy the opponent in any manner whatsoever." I think picking up a piece and keeping it out of the board for a long time is quite disturbing. As far as I know there's no problem on picking up a piece and placing it back on its original square as long as it's the piece you finally move....


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