Alex Holowczak wrote: Mike Gunn wrote:
Alex Holowczak wrote:The proposal is that from 1st January 2018, two illegal moves lose in all three speed formats of chess, not one.
That would seem to be sensible, but it doesn't appear to be what is suggested in the document I have just downloaded from the FIDE website: "Appendix 2, FIDE Laws of Chess, Amendments proposed by RC". The last paragraph seems to suggest that you still lose after the 1st illegal move in a rapidplay game (If an arbiter is present and intervenes or the opponent claims a win).
Indeed, that is what that document says. But it's not the right document. This is what was presented to the meeting here in Antalya: http://rules.fide.com/images/stories/RC ... ndices.pdf
But it isn't as clear as I first presented it earlier, and it isn't clear that this is the final version that will be presented to the Executive Board.
It may be the wrong version of the document, because it seems to define that if the arbiter sees the illegal move, he will handle it as a Standard game today, small time addition to the opponent (1 or 2 minutes), only the second illegal move loses. But if the opponent sees the illegal move first, he can claim a win. I presume that is just a misunderstanding, so the desired outcome is that the opponent can now claim an illegal move, not a win, and the mechanics is the same as if the arbiter had noticed it first.