Offering and accepting draws

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NickFaulks
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Re: Offering and accepting draws

Post by NickFaulks » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:42 am

John Upham wrote: Was this game played in the Mind Sports Olympiad many moons ago?
It was indeed.

Ian Thompson
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Re: Offering and accepting draws

Post by Ian Thompson » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Clive Blackburn wrote:ITo avoid possible confusion, I think that a handshake should always be accompanied by a few words conveying either that you agree to a draw or that you are resigning.
... or, as in my example, that the game is a draw.

I had a game many years ago where I offered my hand to my opponent because the game had ended in stalemate. He thought I'd resigned. The discrepancy only became apparent when we reported different results to the tournament controller. (It was sorted out amicably when my opponent thought about the final position for a minute and realised it had been stalemate.)

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