However, … if
May 21, 2015
However, ... if
By Geurt Gijssen
The following is a very important sentence in the Laws of Chess:
However, the game is drawn if the position is such that the opponent cannot checkmate the player’s king by any possible series of legal moves.
This sentence is written in Article 6.9 and Article 7.5b. Also important are the sentences written just before this one in the same Articles:
If a player does not complete the prescribed number of moves in the allotted time, the game is...
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