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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 is the origin of the chess pieces' movements?

If there are no convincing sources, we could set out ourselves, looking for an irrevocable- be it a mathematical or poetic- logic in the ensemble of a game's pieces. We could try to find it in chess, ...
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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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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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Historic time controls for World Championships

The 1890 match between Steinitz and Chigorin used: 30 moves/120minutes, then 15/60 (Source: Bachmann: Schachmeister Steinitz, v. 3, p. 231) However, Steinitz's claim that this was a WCh does not seem ...
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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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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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What do you do when an opponent asks for a score sheet after a game in which recording is not compulsory?

You did the right thing! I would definitely allow my opponent to take a picture of the scoresheet. There is no need to be sour, as it is very unlikely you had or will have any disadvantages from his ...
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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?

Should I let him take a photo or ask him to record his game himself if he wants to do post-mortem analysis? The FIDE Laws of Chess say this about the ownership of the scoresheet: 8.3 The ...
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