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Just the Rules: Whose Clock Is It Anyway?

The round is about to start. After a quickly noting your board assignment you rush over to your spot in the playing room. Your opponent, the captain of the white pieces, arrives only a few seconds before you.

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Just the Rules: Instant Draws?!

The game was into the last seconds of the Sudden Death time control for both players. The two combatants were slapping down pieces while also banging away at their clocks.

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Just the Rules: Some Half-Point Claim Mysteries Solved

While the time on your clock approaches zero, you decide to make your move 39. That move will repeat a position for the third time. You record your move 39 and then pause your clock before claiming the draw. Your opponent points out that, since there was no perpetual check or a repeat of the position three times in a row that, the game must continue. It is time to get help from a TD.

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