View Full Version : damn the three fold repetition rule and its subtlty

12-27-2007, 02:48 AM
Hi folks,

I am playing a winning position against " slick" when I repeat the same moves once. Cm declared in three-fold repetition. Intially, i thought it was a bug, because I did not repeate the same moves three times.

So I looked the rule up, the *******, and it is if the same position occurs three times, even if it occurs by a distinct moves,it is still three fold repetition. I've been playing chess for ages and am only just getting this rule. Shyte. the game is below.

This ranks up there with a game of street chess I was playing in L.A. once. I did not know that one does not have to declare check in these games and can actually capture the king (normal chess makes any move other than getting out of check illegal.) The game was dead drawn. nothing interesting in it. Then I "hung" my king not knowing this was possible. The guy said loudly in front of the people watching, "What a Weak move" and arrogantly captured the piece. I am still in therapy about this.


[Event "Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition Rated Game"]
[Site ""]
[Date "2007.12.27"]
[Round ""]
[White "long time josep"]
[Black "Slick"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Eco ""]
[Annotator ""]
[Source ""]

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 c6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Ng4 5.b3 e5 6.cxd5 Bc5 7.O-O
Nxf2 8.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 9.Kxf2 e4 10.Ne1 Qf6+ 11.Kg1 Qd4+ 12.e3 Qxa1
13.Nc3 cxd5 14.Nc2 Bg4 15.Qe1 Qxc3 16.dxc3 Nd7 17.Na3 O-O 18.c4
Ne5 19.h3 Bxh3 20.Qc3 Nf3+ 21.Kf2 Bg4 22.Bb2 d4 23.exd4 f6 24.Nc2
Kh8 25.Bxf3 Bxf3 26.Ne1 Bg4 27.Ng2 e3+ 28.Nxe3 Bh3 29.d5 Rfe8
30.g4 Re4 31.Bc1 h5 32.gxh5 Rae8 33.Kg3 Bd7 34.h6 Kh7 35.hxg7
Kxg7 36.Kf3 Rh4 37.Kf2 Rf4+ 38.Kg3 Rfe4 39.Qb4 Bc8 40.Qc3 Bd7 1/2-1/2

12-27-2007, 08:40 AM
It's like playing Monopoly -- many people make up their own "house" rules. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

A while back, my best friend refused to play chess with me any more because I promoted my pawn to a queen. My friend said this wasn't legal because there were only 2 queens to a set!

Don't let what anyone says bother you. Keep in mind that chess is also a psychological game... if your opponent can rattle you, your chances of making a mistake are much higher -- I've learned this the hard way. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif