I would argue that this is precisely the sort of example Alan Burke refers to where you are claiming a win "becuase the rules say so" and it is immoral, lacking etiquette to claim a win when you know on the board itself you have been beaten fair and square. Maybe if it was a serious blitz event, fair enough claim the win, since players could reasonably be exptected to know the rules, but if it was a lesser situation your reputation as a player gets tarnished. By the letter of the law, you may be right, but it's hardly in the spirit of things is it?Alex Holowczak wrote: I played a Blitz game tonight that was drawn, even though I was K+plenty v K down. He played pawn to a1, and pressed his clock without replacing it with a queen, which was an illegal move. I thus drew the game, because he'd completed an illegal move, but I had no means of winning the game by any series of legal moves.
Always worth being on the ball in blitz.
(I can picture a Norris Cole type character off Coronation Street getting beaten at Chess but suddenely gets his rule book out looking for any rule his opponent has violated)
EDIT: just realised you claimed a draw, but still my case stands.