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king and bishop against lone king

Postby knightowl » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:55 am

I just finished a game that ended in a draw because it was a king and bishop against a lone king. Since in this case checkmate is not possible, shouldn't the system automatically force a draw?

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Re: king and bishop against lone king

Postby gmiller » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:11 am

Technically, nothing should be called automatically, you have to ask the TD (me) to declare it a draw. I only implemented automatic judgement for the few things that happen fairly regularly, checkmate, time-outs, stalemate, three move repetition. So far I don't think anyone has had to ask me to force a draw in this type of situation, not on-line nor in a OTB tournament.
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