Sometimes, while playing Chess, neither player wins or loses – and a Draw is called. A Draw will be called in Chess in multiple scenarios – Stalemate (explained separately), if there is a Mutual Agreement, Threefold Repetition, the Fifty-Move Rule or if there is Insufficient Material.
When both players agree to Draw – this type of Draw is called a Mutual Agreement. At any point while playing Chess one of the players can offer the other to Draw – and if they accept the game is declared a Draw.
While playing Chess, a Draw is declared when a player has made the same moves, or is about to make the same move, three times in a row – since the player cannot make any progress. For example, if a player’s King is threatened by another piece and moves to the same square three times in a row in order to escape – a Threefold Repetition Draw is called.
The Fifty-Move Rule of Draw is a strange one – it states that if both players haven’t made any progress in fifty moves – the game is declared a Draw. If both players haven’t captured any of the other player’s pieces or moved their pawns in fifty moves – a Fifty-Move Draw is declared.
An Insufficient Material Draw is called in Chess when neither player has enough pieces left on the board so that they can Check-Mate the other player. For example, if both players only have their Kings left on the board, neither one of them can Check-Mate the other, since the Kings can’t get close enough to each other to do so. In instances like this, an Insufficient Material Draw is called.
Below are downloadable PDF Worksheets so that you can start practicing your CheckMate.
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