41 ( +1 | -1 ) StalemateI thought I saw a rules section on this site but can't seem to find it. What are the rules for stalemate? I recall that when the only move possible is one which moves into check is a stalemate, making the same move a certain number of times is a stalemate and a certain number of moves after the king is the only piece on the board. Could someone help with the specifics?
23 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks.Could you elaborate on the draw by repetition? By same position, does this mean all pieces on the board are in the same position? Also, on this site, to claim a draw, does one go about it the same way as offering a draw?
46 ( +1 | -1 ) phaedoYes, as you said, everything in the same position.
On GameKnot, if a threefold repetition occurs, a message will appear asking you whether you want to claim a draw. I think the same is the case with a draw by insufficient material. I'm not sure whether Mike has implemented the 50-move rule: it may be that you would have to ask him for a draw. (This question was discussed some time ago on the forum, but I've forgotten the outcome).
As victord said, you can agree on a draw at any time.
21 ( +1 | -1 ) Someone knowsif you can claim the draw by repeticion only when is on the board? I mean: If you notice it after, you still can claim the draw? OTB not allways is easy to notice the third repeticion specially when time expires.
25 ( +1 | -1 ) NoYou can claim the draw only immediately after the repetition has been happened, or immediately before making a move that will produce the third repetition. It's not possible to claim the draw later. This is a rule of chess.